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Monday, October 12, 2009

Laura's Birthday Desk Set!

I can finally post this gift set since my sister now has her birthday present!! I made her a desk set with all kinds of goodies! She loves strawberry themes so of course I used my Flourishes Strawberry set! Here is a photo of some of the items, after I took this I made more goodies (see them below!)

I bought this cardboard L from Hobby Lobby and covered with the black and white paper (by theresa collins) Added a little strawberry to the corner and colored with copics, I used my nestabilities dies, and memento ink for the stamp and around edges.

I also made a pen cup out of a short soup can, used all the same materials. I bought some round barrel ink pens and covered them with the matching paper and glue on some jewels to the tops for decoration! I also lined the inside of the cup b/c you could see inside so easily.

This was her actual birthday card, of course to match the theme! For all of the red paper throughout the set, I used the bazzil glitter paper from Paper Garden Projects! I used an EK success edger punch for the wavy edge on the red paper. I also stitched the top and bottom and added little blue seed beeds.

The tray I also bought from Hobby Lobby in the unfinished wood section. I covered it in the pretty paper, I stuck some jewels on the ends and I also added jewels on the bottom to make little "feet" for the tray. That really added a delicate touch to the tray b/c now when you set the tray down it sounds like a little "clink" instead of a wooden "clunk".... =) Little touches!!

Then I made a card set with a neat little card holder template I found at Papertray Ink in their templates section! I made 1 card to match the strawberry theme and the other cards I made to all coordinate with each other! 6 cards in all! The parts that shimmer are from Shimmerz!!

I also made a sweet 3"x3" box to match the set! I used my Just rite stamp to do the monogram piece. I put red stickles around the edges of that and stuck tiny red jewels around the red scalloped circle. I also cut out paper ribbons and embossed them with a cuttlebug embossing folder and folded them and stuck them on with a diamond brad on all 4 sides. On the inside of the box I lined with fuzzy blue thread and stamped a sweet little mouse sleeping on a cottonball. I outlined that piece with red stickles too! I decided to add little jeweled feet to this box which gave it the perfect height to allow the pretty red scalloped border on the lid. I put one in the middle for extra support!

Then finally I made a pretty little notebook! I saw one similar on a blog somewhere and can't remember where (if you know, tell me!) Anyway, it was a mini composition notebook. I covered with paper, punched holes for the ribbon, added a pen to the side that can slide out! I added an envelope like pocket on the inside cover. I added little tabs for the fun of it! This was really easy and fun!

Sorry for such a long post, but I wanted to share all the details! If you want even more details, don't be shy! Just ask!


Juanita said...

Wow, what an amazing gift. I love it. Great coloring, and the Black and white DP is beautiful!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Oh my gosh! This post is a veritable feast of creative ideas. LOVE the black & white with the strawberries & I can't believe the gem feet. Pure Genius! All your cards are SO supah sweet too. This is a gift that will leave the lucky duck who gets it speechless with joy. Gorgeous!

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