You know, I have never made a project from scratch. Just me and my crafty supplies with no instant help from any ready made items. It was quite fun actually. Let me show you what I made.
I wanted to make something special for a fellow crafty friend and hand made embellishments seemed like the perfect idea. I took out some of my favorite Crate Paper goodies and got to work keeping in mind the color scheme this month of Emerald, Gold, and Pink.
My supplies included:
- Kraft with gold polka dot paper from Style Board
- Pink patterned paper from Oh Darling
- Flower dies
- Card stock
- Gold twine
- Crate Paper Style Board flair
- Wood veneers
I started by making the embellishment (TUTORIAL HERE).
I made a matching box to put them in using my Silhouette-Design #41611. I did make sure I used extra firm tape to secure the box. Regular tape would not be strong enough. I chose this particular shape box to be able to see the handmade items better.
I love the idea of the little pretties all nestled together on display! To create the crinkle paper, I watched THIS tutorial. So far, my project was pretty easy to do...phew! To adorn the top of the box, I simply cut some scraps of paper and glued them on the gold twine like a banner. For a few, I did use the bow die from Style Board because it had the perfect banner shape.
I made a matching card using one of the embellishments so they all coordinated and the recipient could see how I used the gift too! I watercolored white paper a shade of Emerald/Blue and adhered a die cut on top. If you don't have a plate, the silhouette has some options also, like THIS one.
Seeing them all together makes me happy. They coordinate, are such a beautiful color combination and have the feminine touch I was going for.