Friday, March 6, 2009

Dollar Find Friday (Silke- Card Gift Box)

It's Friday! I don't know why but these last two weeks have just flown by for me, and the weekends go by even quicker lol!

Today's DFF project is brought to you by Silke and she has done a beautiful job!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!
Today is my turn to host the *There She Goes* Dollar Find!!! Jessica started this fun little idea a while back. She started transforming items that she had bought fairly cheap into awesome little projects and cards!!! HERE is the link to all the items that Jessica and the TSG DT has transformed so far!!!

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about this project...I hope you all like what I have cooked up in my little craft room?!?
I went to Target a couple weeks ago and found these Valentine Treat Bags in a Clear Container. The original price was $1.99. I bought them for 75% off - that comes basically down to $0.50. I emptied out the treat bags and stored them for next year.
I really liked the *Clear Container* and I figured it would make a really nice *Gift Card* Box. So I ran with that idea!!!

Here is how I started - first I trimmed off the longer end that was sticking out.
Next I decorated the outside of the box by adding the Tangerine Tango CS. The color choice was inspired by the *Stamper's Dream* Challenge I saw the other day - you can view it right here. The theme was to create a *monochromatic* card, once you go down a bit you will see the matching cards I have created and where my inspiration really kicked in - LOL!!! On this outside sheet I randomly inked the flowers from the *Flowers of Happiness* with Versamark and embossed them with White EP.
Then I created a scalloped band and a centerpiece for the top.

This is the complete transformed box.
Here are the matching cards I designed for the *Gift Card* Box. Once I had my color idea going I had to choose a fairly easy design, so I went back in my gallery and found this layout. I continued with the *Flowers of Happiness* Set, but chose a different flower on each CS.
I randomly inked the flowers with Versamark onto Tangerine Tango CS, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss CS. I embossed the flowers with White EP. At the end I added the Pearls, the different matching Ribbons and the sentiments which are also from different Set's - Nature of Friendship, Holidays Galore and the Branches Mini Set.

Here are the matching cards close up.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe weekend, happy stamping!


Candy said...

Hi Jessica,
It is great to see you stamping again!
What a wonderful box you thought to make!!! I love your design for the box and the beautiful cards you have made. What a lovely stamp set!! Some one is receiving a very special gift......

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

This project is awesome. I am a package person myself so this really peeked my interest. My mind set is if we can reuse a product instead of throwing it away every one wins. Hope you all have a great weekend and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Jamie Martin said...

Love these cards!! The pearls are such an elegant touch.

Joanne said...

OMG.....OMG....... I am sooo impressed with the gift card box and set..... what a fabulous gift.....what a creative spirit ....tfs

Kelli said...

Totally friggin cool!!!! Who'da thunk to use the BOX :)

HM is a brat anyway! LOL

Great giftie idea and hmmm, might have to steal this come next week...we will see! ;)

stephanyzerbe said...

wow these are wonderful!

Susan said...

This project is terrific. This would be a great teacher gift ensemble especially if you have to make a bunch. Thanks for the great tutorial.