Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Project From Scratch

I'm on the Crate Paper Blog today with a project from scratch.

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.


  1. So pretty Wida and what a lovely gift for your lucky crafty friend!

  2. Your crafty friend is one lucky gal! Such a sweet gift with matching card.

  3. Love these! You can tell you put your heart and soul into this project! xo

  4. so beautiful! luv the flower embellishments you made! super super cute! It's been a while since I made some from scratch myself :)

  5. Very cool! I'll bet your friend loves her goodies! I can see it's time for me to get back to scratch. Very, very cool! Bev

  6. Wida, this is absolutely, fabulously STUNNING! Such a beautiful, thoughtful, heart-warming gift, and the 'lovely' factor is off the scale! Your friend will be dazzled and delighted when she receives this, just as I am in seeing it! Off to scope out those tutorials, after I spend a few minutes more gazing and admiring what you've created...You. are. awesome!! Hugs~c

  7. Lucky friend--super cute projects!! Love the presentation, too!

  8. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it...so gorgeous!

  9. such a gorgeous ensemble! beautiful color combo and photography!

  10. Just stunning, Wida! I LOVE all of the elements. You make me want to make the embellishments. :) I'm swooning over the card--off to pin it!

  11. I saw this on the Crate blog and loved it, Wida! I pinned the card -- it's fabulous!

  12. Gorgeous! I love the presentation box too. Fabulous!


  14. Your little embellishments are divine! What a great gift set this is!!

  15. I think I would fall over if I got this ... it's out of this world awesome!! So smart to use the flower on your card too, just in case they had any doubts about what was going on. Just perfect, Wida!


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