26 July 2007

Something Old, New & Borrowed...


However... it's NOT blue! An old cliche... my title... I know! *wink* Last December my girlfriend's (and SU! demonstrator) hubby, Alan gave me a ringy-dingy about throwing my gal pal a "40th" surprise cake n' candle party and could we make it?! Who could say no... even if it was the weekend before Christmas!!! *wink* Let's just say... there wasn't much time for creative leeway!

After a time of rummaging through this and that... I'd decided to build our gift around Deja Views Fresh Print "Plum Stripes" 12 X 12 purchased from Stamping Memories. *wink* Wanting to incorporate chipboard within my design, a Hero Arts letter r was quickly stippled, stamped with co-ordinating dots, glittered and accented with a piece of SU! Cranberry Crisp stitched grosgrain. A piece of scallop punched Bazzill cardstock serves as the "ribbon jar" tags base. Little flowers were punched and arranged with SU! Alphabits set. White dot accents were added with a Sakura gelly roll pen.


Photographed to the right is the "topper" of the ribbon jar. The floral center is a Queen & Co. GIGA-normous green swirled brad. SU! Certainly Celery scalloped circle was stamped using SU! Paisley background in VersaMark. Flower petals held dimensionals for extra POP-UP! *wink*

Let's just say... it appeared to be the "talk of the party" where gifts were concerned?!" I will edit and add the giftbag with tag and card. While photographing... it began to rain! *insert eye-roll here*

The cliche you ask... Well it's last year's project, new to my Bloggyland visitors and borrowed back to photograph for your viewing pleasure.

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

5 comments:

bensarmom said...

Anne, What a cute idea! I love all the details in this. You are a clever one. Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm saving it so I can use it sometime too.

mimihas5 said...

Oh this is so pretty. I love the colors that you used. That is a perfect gift to give someone who has a birthday near to Christmas. I love the large chipboard R and how you added glitter to it. The whole thisng is very, very pretty and quite creative on your part. :)

Mary

lorrietori said...

I love this! Love that chipboard and the colors you used, it's so rich!
BTW... TAG, you're it! Check it out on my blog.
Now, I'm off to find some of those glass containers so I can copy you!
~Lorrie

Elizabeth Royalty said...

Oh, how very pretty, pretty, pretty and sparkly! No wonder it was talk of the party. So glad you were able to snag it for a picture for us.

SpAzzGiRL said...

Anne- This is fabulous! Love the details and all that sparkle, just wonderful.