by Amanda Saffery
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Happy Birthday G!....
One of the things that I love about Stampin' Up! is that it is sooooooo easy to create a fantastic looking gift and matching card. Why? Because everything co-ordinates so beautifully. Last night I visited some friends where the husband is having a birthday soon (waving at you M and G!), and I wanted to package his present nicely. I whipped out some 12 x 12 Real Red card stock and the Celebrations DSP and this is what I came up with.
I made a simple box base out of the hard card backing from the DSP packet, and then wrapped the Real Red card around it. I had to add a second panel, as the 12 x 12 wasn't quite wide enough to go around the base of the box. Then I covered each side of the box with DSP, punched a couple of holes for eyelets on the sides, added a ribbon handle and ta dah - a wine bottle gift bag. Make sure that you use Sticky Strip though!
And here is the matching card, using the matching stamp set, Party this Way.
Stamp Set: Party This Way
Card Stock: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Other: Antique Brass Eyelets, Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch