It's time for another blog hop at Papertrey. I loved the colors in the inspiration photo (as a random side note, these are also the colors in my kitchen), and the mixing of patterns, so I focused on those elements for my projects.
|PTI's May Blog Hop Inspiration Photo|
I guess I'll start with the boxes. I actually made these last, but this is what the recipient will see first, and I think they really pulled the whole gift together. I made everything that was going to go inside the boxes first, so I could customize the boxes to fit the contents perfectly.
The boxes are made of mostly PTI papers (Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White, True Black). The tag on Box #1 (green lid) was punched out with Stampin' Up's Curly Label Punch and stamped with stamps from PTI's Friendship Jar Fillers. Box #2 (the white lid box with the patterned front) was made with several stamps including Trendy Trees from Stampin' Up, Turning a New Leaf from PTI, and a butterfly stamp (that I love!) from Michael's $1 bin. I had orginally intended this to be part of a card front, but never got around to finishing the card, so I just put it on top of the box. It's actually a pretty fun pattern (I stamped it based off of a pattern from some some fabric that I saw), but I forgot to get a good shot of it.
This isn't the best picture, but one of my favorite parts of Box #1 is the inserts inside it that I made to separate the bracelet and accessories into tiny compartments. The process was a bit of trial and error, but in the end I finally got it right, and I was thankful again for having a Scor-Pal.
Now for the insides of Box #2. Okay, so I know I've made a bunch of hair accessories over the last few months, but I couldn't help myself.
The little clips at the bottom are made mostly out of the scalloped circle from PTI's 1 3/4" Limitless Layers Circle Collection. I die cut two scalloped circles - one in black and one in white. Then I cut out every 5th scallop on the white one to make it look more like a flower. The large chevron flower on the headband is made out of PTI's Large Scallop Border Die. I used the same technique I used in these (just without the notches). I used the same technique for the black flower that I used on the yellow flower in this post. For the white flowr I put two of the flower-looking circles from PTI's 1 3/4" Limitless Layers Circle Collection on top. I cut out every 4th notch on the top one to give it dimension.
Dies: Large Scallop Border, 1 3/4" Limitless Layers Circle Collection, Simple Circles (PTI); Bigz Beautiful Butterflies (SU); Flower Layers #3 (Sizzix)
Buttons: Sweet Leaf (CTMH), Black (from my stash)
Other: Black Floss (MM), fabric patches (MM), Fabri-tac, Velcro, felt (Hobby Lobby)
Stamps: Friendship Jar Fillers (PTI), Background Basics: Text Style (PTI), Trendy Trees (SU), Turning a New Leaf (PTI), butterfly stamp (from Michaels $1 bin)
Ink: Basic Grey (SU), Kiwi Kiss (SU), True Black (PTI)
Paper: Simply Chartreuse (PTI), True Black (PTI), Stamper's Select White (PTI), Basic Black (MM)
Other: Curly Label Punch (SU), Ribbon, Scor-Tape