Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Cherry Gift Set

Hi! It has been to long since I posted something crafty. I have been working on teacher gifts and the like. My last day of work is Friday and then its summertime! This gift set I made for my principal. Even though she can make me crazy sometimes, she is actually a wonderful person. Very caring, hard working, and dedicated. So I always try to make her a little something at the end of the year.
This is a set of 4 cards with matching lined envelopes. It probably took me the better part of two hours to put it all together. I already had the cupcakes made and pieced. I had been making them for a card candy swap I joined.There are two designs of cards, this is the first one. The base is made of raspberry fizz cardstock (PTI). The cherry pp is from Doodlebug. I got it in the spring, so you may be able to still find it. The dot paper is from PTI (bitty dots). The rickrack is cut with my PTI ric rack die from stampers white. I used nesties label one to cut out the red and pp labels. The sentiment is from fillable frames 4 and stamped in fresh snow.
Here is the second design. Pretty much the same product and layout. The cherries are from Everyday button bits and the sentiment from Inside and Out:thank you (PTI)
A close up of the pieced cupcake. I used PTI's baby button bits for the cupcake... its like my favorite stamp ever! LOL. I stamped it on kraft and then again on green for the leaves. On cherry pp for the frosting and on raspberry fizz for the scallops. I added a pure poppy button on top and added a little shading with my copic markers.
This is the front of the envie. Its stamped with Fillable Frame #4 and the cherries from Everyday button bits. The circles are from Polka Dot Basics one.
Here is a shot showing the envie liners. Aren't they divine? So easy with PTI's new envie liner die! OMG I LOVE IT!
All four cards in my crafting mess! LOL
Finally the packaging. I was tired so I went simple. Thats a recycled PTI stamp box. I tore off the belly band and added my own bitty dot band. I scalloped punched some pp and then added a cute little sentiment from PTI's handmade set. I bought that set on a whim last month and I LOVE it. Anyway, thanks for coming by! Hopefully with summer arriving the posting will be more regular. I do appreciate your comments! Thanks so much!

14 comments:

Jill said...

Wonderful (and sweet, lol!) Michele! Your principal will love her gift set!

Noora said...

Such a great gift, I can see you love that cupcake, and those envie liners cant get any more beautiful than this!!

Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love this. Those envies are stunning. That envie liner does finish everything off so beautifully.

Stamper for fun said...

Michele, what a lovely set. Thanks so much for sharing your idea about the packaging -- using the PTI case and making your own belly band. Sometimes I need someone to plant those ideas in my head since I don't seem to come up with them on my own. Why didn't I think of that considering I see those packages from PTI every month???

Enjoy your time off this summer.

**June**

Rhonda said...

Michele, your principal should love this!! Bright and cheery or should I say Cherry! The pink and red together are very nice.

Belinda said...

So sweet! Love your re-use of the stamp box and love the fun cards!

Emm said...

What a great gift. I am sure the principal will love it! That cupcake is too cute!

Shasta said...

That is a great idea! I have saved all my PTI boxes for something, now I have inspiration ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

These are awesome! I love the matching, lined envies!!

Anika said...

What a wonderful gift! Love all that pink!

Jennifer K said...

Very cute, Michele. I just know she'll love the gift.

Cheeky said...

Super cute! I can't wait to get back in my crafty room......

Ted said...

Michele, love these cards! You're making me REALLY want that envelope liner die. Ugh... you enabler you! :)

Heidi said...

Wow that is a great gift Michele!! I'm sure she will love it! The cards are adorable!