Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another Surprise Package to Send

I was busy today finishing up another package to be sent out for a SPECIAL FRIEND - she's 8!!! When she opens up the box, this is the first thing she will see: a ginormous card. It's 4" x 9-1/4" - no, there's no envelope. I love the Big Shot Natural Serif Alphabet dies for this card. I even adhered the Card stock to faux chipboard (that means cereal boxes) and then cut the letters out. I love the results. Inside the box are lots of "fun" surprises!

Here's the card:

One of the special gifts in the carton was a banner made from colored foam. These were left over from a recent party so it was perfect to use. The butter fly shape is also foam. Card stock was matched up to each flower before the letters were cut through the Big Shot.

Here are the letters H-A-P-P-Y:

Multi colored scalloped circles added color to the foam flowers.

Here's one finished side of the butterfly: love this little girl - she's made using the circle scissor plus (2-5/8" diameter) with two 1-1/4" Punched Black CS Circles. I decide to ramp up the background by stamping the swirls in Black on the foam butterfly and foam flowers. Flower blings were added to the hair buns along with 1/8" pink bows. Like the blings on the scallop circle, too? The crop-o-dile was used to punch the extra large brads, connecting the foam flowers.

I will not attempt to take a photo of this banner all stretch out - the photo never turns out. Here are all the foam flowers connected using grosgrain ribbon: H-A-N-A is spelled out on one side. Each floam flower is 5-3/4" x 5-3/4". Total length of this banner is 34" long.

On the flip side: H-A-P-P-Y is spelled out - she is always happy! On the foam butterfly, I was actually able to use the Extra Large Flower punch through extra yellow and orange foam. Not difficult at all.

  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs
  • CS: DSP (non SU), scraps of Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange, Whisper White, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Black.
  • Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink (for cheeks)
  • Accys: Big Shot Natural Serif Alphabet, Big Shot Scallop Circle #2 Die, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Extra Large Flower Punch, Scallop Boarder Punch, Extra Large Brads, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" and 1/8" pink ribbon (non SU), Black and Real Red Stampin Write Pens, Daubers, Mini Glue Dots, Crop-o-dile, adhesive rhinestones and flowers (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by today..............remember my New Year goal? use what you have.........I am trying to do this and by doing so am creating some fun gifts, too!


Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

What a lucky little girl to have you for a friend! This is a fantastic gift! You put so much work and thought into this gift - along with lots of love! This must be a very special friend indeed!

I love the little girl - very clever! I will have to put this in my favorites to remember how to make her! :<)

Wishing a good day today to a good friend!

Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I'm sure your little friend is going to LOVE this.

scrappychica said...

oh wow! this is going to put a huge smile on little Hana's face! what a lucky little girl indeed. I love the banner.