Thursday, 25 February 2010

Gift Set for a Friend

I almost forgot to post this set that I made a while ago since I was waiting until it reached its destination. A while ago a friend invested some significant time and effort in me and I wanted to show her my appreciation. This friend happens to be one of the most amazing stampers/papercrafters that I know, so I felt like it would be kind of silly to send her something she could create so much better than I could.

I did however create a tag and card to accompany my gift to her. Here's my card - it uses fabric for the trees - the same fabric that's used in the frame. Isn't that grass fantastic?? It's a Martha Stewart punch that I managed to nab a while ago.

The tag used up some leftovers that I had. These are called yo-yo's and I thought they would make cute tree toppers. The sentiment is from the Gifty Girl Pure Innocence set.
And here's a close up of the frame I made. Like I said, these round things are called yo-yo's and are kind of popular and trendy in the sewing world right now (so I'm told). They're actually very simple to make - in fact I cut the circles out of the fabric with my Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug and that saved a lot of time. I used this tutorial by Heather Bailey to make mine.

This was super easy to make! I am dying to make some more, both for myself and for more gifts. The frame came from Ikea and was super reasonably priced. My husband's ongoing joke is a twist on a line from one of their commercials. His version: Ikea - Swedish for out of stock! Luckily they had plenty of these frames when I was there!
Well I'm off to catch a bit more of the Olympics - Go Canada Go!!! Later taters!


Jaymerz said...

Kerry it is BEAUTIFUL!! Who ever got it is very lucky!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW Kerry! This is one fabulous and inspiring gift set. You are going to make one friend super happy! Love all the details and colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lauren said...

Kerry!!!! This is just so gorgeous and incredibly stunning. I love the fabrics and the overall beauty of this set. I'm going to have to put this in my inspiration folder!!!! You have inspired me to give this a go.

Jody Morrow said...

Kerry, this gift set is JAW DROPPING. I love staring at it... and TOUCHING IT! LOL It is MINE... ALL MINE! Loooooooooove it. The fabric is just SO amazing on all the pieces and I am so impressed by how well-put-together it all is. THANK YOU, friend. You are a total sweetheart!

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! This is SPECTACULAR! I love the framed piece...actually ALL of it!! Just gorgeous!


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