My sister's gift this Christmas is a rather large box picture frame which the store kindly wrapped in brown paper.
Before I unwrapped it to re-wrap I thought "Why not just decorate that paper?"
So out came my Kaisercraft stamps and some black ink.
I simply stamped all over the brown paper parcel.
I chose the holly & berries and the bauble stamps but others would work just as well.
Here's the finished gift.
The ribbon is wired so it stands up from the parcel.
I'm sure my sister will appreciate that I designed her wrapping myself.
This post is for Counterfeit Kit Challenge so why not hop over there and check out the daily Christmas ideas.
Shopping our stash's weekly challenge runs for a fortnight this time.
Their current challenge is monochromatic.
Now it just so happens that I made a card using up some hessian (see November 1st post for Counterfeit kit.)
The card is all in browns/cream so it will qualify for this.
I glued the hessian on to the card & made it as straight as I could, but being hessian it isn't perfect.
There is nothing more annoying than rub-ons that just won't co-operate!
My card started quite well with a seasons greetings Christmas bauble and the tiny Christmas flowers on the red strip.
I found 3 rubons in a row that said Merry Christmas so thought I'd put them straight on the card.
Bad idea. The red Merry went haywire, sticking to itself etc.
The next one down reads mcrry, but I'm still entering it because it took much work before that happened. Lucky that red star brad was on hand!
I've made these today for my sister's grandkids.
Very simple idea and very cheap. The 3 bags were $1 for all 3 at a local Bargain store.
I drew one antlers and traced around it x3 for these.
Used brads I already had.
The alpha tags were $1 each at a local craft store. Total cost, less than $5.
When I was a little girl one of the main attractions at the carnivals and shows was a silhouette artist.
Our parents had these silhouettes done. Ever since I started scrapbooking,I've been meaning to do a layout using them.
Finally I've done it.
Erica, my daughter found them when she was about 8 and wrote Mummy on the front of one so that is another piece of history I'm preserving here.
I've had this Memory Maze frame for a while and it has been staring at me asking to be used!
I started by painting it white then misted with turquoise & red.
This left coffee colour,pale greyish blue and maroon.
I've used a maroon frame & Chevron circle background from a previous months Counterfeit Kit.
To embellish, I've used a doiley half from Charms creations and a flair button and bottle cap from D-Lish scraps.
I misted over a canvas flower shape and found a couple of pictures mentioning coffee from a Sara book kit.
Can you spot a Prima flower packaging top?
My interpretation of this sketch is based on a song, in fact for my ex husband and I it was ''our song."
I recently uncovered these 2 old photos of him and as they are old "Instamatics" the size was perfect.
I've used the song name and music sheet to link it back.
Of course with the alphas there were no E left so I've written it.
Here is the Unscripted sketches design #235
I've gone pink and blingy with this card.
It is a small 12cm x9.5cm so somewhere between a gift card and card.
The bird cage was actually on some patterned paper .
So, I very carefully engineered to cut around it.
The Bella bling was a final touch to make it look special.