Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homespun Holiday Gift

Happy Saturday! I hope your week was a good one. It is unseasonably warm here today. The forecast said is was going to be 86 but I think they were wrong. It is only 73 right now but I am happy with that.
Today I want to share a holiday project with you that I have been working on all week. I know it is only October but December will be here before we know it so I am getting a head start now. I am a big fan of Melissa Phillips work and her stamp sets for Papertrey Ink. When I saw Erin Lincoln's brilliant idea to use the images in Melissa's Love Lives Here Holiday Set with Tag Sale Die #4 I was immediately inspired. This is what I came up with.

I started by using thin cardboard and Erin's technique for the base of the ornament and angel. After that I added a piece of cardstock from this paper pack that I machine stitched to the top of the ornament. Next I added a stamped angel then I added a tiny sign that I made by stamping the Merry Christmas Sentiment from Mixed messages and the tiny bough from LLHH then I added a thin piece of wire so it looks like she is holding the sign, I finished it off with tiny star and music note wings that I distressed. Enchanted Saddle stitched Ribbon was added to the top. After finishing the ornament I created a 4.25 inch card with plaid paper from this shop then I added a strip of music note patterned paper on top but instead of stitching the whole thing down I left a little open in the middle so the ornament can be detached. I did this by adding a tiny piece of folded cardstock on the back of the ornament. I also stamped the year.

Since our Christmas tree is in storage I took a photo of the ornament hanging on a bush in my front yard.

Because the card is so bulky it won't fit in a regular envelope so I decided to created a matching box for it. This is what I came up with

I made the box using this SVG file and Enchanted Evening Cardstock. I added another layer of cardstock to the top that was embossed with tiny dots. After that I added a belly band made from Vintage Cream Cardstock and more of the matching cardstock that I used on the card. Next I die cut fillable frames #4 and stamped the matching image. Finally I added the sentiment from LLHH to finish it off.
Now you have the perfect gift! A card,box and ornament all in one. I am really happy with how this came out. I hope you like it too.
I am also entering this in Wee Memories Challege #72
That's all for now I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one and I will be back soon with more to share.

17 comments:

Barb said...

this is so pretty Terri! i love the color scheme and layout...amazing tag and box too!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful ornament. I am sure the recipient is going to treasure it for years to come. Your choice of PP is perfect.
Great job on the box. So pretty.

Sharron said...

Terri, this is wonderful! i definitely need to try this technique--looks like a great way to make ornaments. I haven't even touched my set yet. Too much going on with the wedding and trip. Love your version--complete with its own box too!

Leila said...

Cute ornament!

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Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super sweet project! Love the pretty angel!

Kim O'Connell said...

Wow! What a great idea! Your ornament is fantastic!

Leigh said...

So pretty, Terri!

Suzie said...

What a beautiful gift, Terri! Love what you did with LLH:Holiday! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mad for Paper said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you did the wings.
TFS
Ang

Mara... said...

This is so pretty Terri!! I love the colors and that pretty blue ribbon. And the coordinating box? It's awesome too.

Gayatri said...

Now I want to get the Love Lives Here Holiday stamp set and dies. Love your tag, Terri! Beautiful.

Peggysuez said...

I adore it with the plaid, great look for that set! Nice job on the box as well.

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out FANTASTIC! I LOVE it..and the matching box is DARLING! (I so NEED to find my SCAL!)
Hope your day is GREAT! Will talk to you soon!

merryf said...

Terri, it's gorgeous. And I love that it comes with its very own box. So beautiful!

Laurel said...

What a fantastic holiday creation!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!

Joan B said...

love how these came out