Friday, March 18, 2011

“Fabulous and Forty” Gift

I first saw this beautiful Petal Cone vase and Fun Flower card on Stampin’ Connect.  The most awesome website for ideas, tips and tricks, and for demonstrators only!

The vase and card were created by Jackie Topa and I just had to re-create it.  I made a few minor changes to the flowers and ribbon color.  I decided this would be the perfect gift to give to my Fabulous friend, Amy, for her 40th birthday.  I can say it was her 40th because her husband has already posted it on Facebook.  teehee!  The fun part was finding out the theme of her party was black and pink with polka dots.  I couldn’t have done better if I tried!


So, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a sucker for galvanized tins, especially ones found in the $1 Spot…  Problem is, I keep buying them, but never having a class with them or using them myself!

Well, I finally used one!  Thought it would be perfect to fill with accessories for her stamping addiction, I mean hobby.

I started out by making my own raffia.  You just run some Old Olive Card stock through the paper crimper and then cut it into very thin pieces, crumple it up, and stuff it in the bottom of the tin.


I also have a weakness for containers from Ikea.  Ok, so I have a weakness for any container.  I took three of these containers and filled them with brads, buttons, punch pieces, hardware, and anything else I thought she’d like.  I especially tried to put all the orange colored items I could find.  She loves orange.

I punched out a circle with paper to match her card and vase for one side of the jar.  P1150009_edited-1

I also mimicked the flowers and ribbon on the card for the lid of the jar.  The Fun Flowers die worked perfectly.  I love that die, too bad I don’t own it (yet).  Thanks to Mandy for letting me borrow it.  I guess I’d better give it back sometime soon!  I then ran them through the Big Shot again using the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions folder and, of course, added a little bling.P1150011_edited-1

On the other side of the jar I punched out a circle of the Chalkboard vinyl.  Now she can change the label to whatever she has in the jar at the time.


I made a little notebook to go with it. You know, to write down all those items she just has to have from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Although, I suppose she could just jot down notes and things… nah!


Add a little ribbon and it’s ready to go!


It all came out so pretty!  I hope she liked it!


CD Holder


Amy has been bugging me (for 2 years) to make her a playlist of the music we played at club, and I finally did it.  At the last minute I decided to make a holder for the cd’s my wonderful, fabulous, terrific husband burned for me, to add to her present. (I have my husband edit my blog, and every now and then he takes some poetic license… teehee)


I used 4 5x5 envelopes.  I folded the flap back on each one then adhered it to the envelope behind it, making a sort of accordion file.  Then I covered it with Very Vanilla card stock and, you guessed it, decorated it to match every thing else.  It was very last minute, but I think it came out great!

Matching Fob


I almost forgot about the purse fob!  I love making these.  All you have to do is pick your paper and glue 2 designer label hardware pieces together, with the paper in the middle.  :0)  Then spread crystal effects all over it (just the paper) Let dry for 24 hours, flip it over and do the other side. Ta da!  Add a little bling and you have a great accessory for your purse or a gift for a friend.

Thanks for looking.

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  1. Hey Lisa, I'm turning 40 next month. Hint, hint. LOL.

    These are over the top! Each item is great by itself but putting them all together makes them so super!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. WOW! I love this...every bit of it; but I especially love the flowers "growing" out of the ribbon (don't we wish that's how it really worked...although,we'd be picking more ribbon than flowers).

  3. That is SO adorable!! Such a cute and neat gift idea. Love it!