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Friday, April 8, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Set

A cute little purse that can be filled with any special gift, and a matching card for Mother's Day is a pretty way to celebrate mom. 

To make the purse, I started with a 12 x 6 piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Box #2 Bigz xl Die.  With this die you will need the extended cutting pads and I also used the Extended Premium Crease Pad too, so I wouldn't get cuts where I wanted to fold the box.  To turn it into a purse I added a piece of Crumb Cake seam binding for the handle, and cut the large scallop on the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die for the flap.  Velcro was placed under the scallop so it could easily be opened and closed, and a Vintage Flower Adornment decorated the front. 

I wanted the card to coordinate so I used Pretty in Pink cardstock for the base followed by layers of Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstock, and a punched scallop circle using the same Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper that I used on the purse. Before adding the ribbon or embellishments, I ran these layers through the Big Shot and embossed them with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing older.  I love the added dimension the embossing folders give to your projects.  A few pearls, another vintage flower and Crumb Cake seam binding added the finishing touches, along with one Photo Corner in the top left. 

Now all you need to do is fill the purse with a special gift, and wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day!

To make the purse I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink 12 x 12 #119938,
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Soiree #117163
Ribbon:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding #122332 (Occasions Mini)
Embellishment:  Vintage Flower Adornment #121879 (Occasions Mini)
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Box #2 Bigz xl Die #114518, Extended Cutting Pads #113478, Extended Crease Pad #117630, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die #113439

For the card:
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink #100459, Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953
Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree #117163
Stamp Set:  Something to Celebrate Level 2 Hostess - #122390 wood or #122418 clear (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Soft Suede #115657
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Ribbon:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding #122332
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247, Vintage Flower Adornment #121879 (Occasions Mini)
Punches:  Photo Corner #119878, Corner Small #119871, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874

1 comment:

Patti said...

Lovely Mother's Day gift. Great choice of colors too.