Sunday, 21 March 2010

What - no card?!

Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight is anything but a card and the design team were asked to make two items for the challenge. It was hard to choose what to make and I thought about plumping for the fairly obvious Easter gift basket or bag but I wanted to do something a little bit different. So firstly I recycled an old, round chocolate box by covering it with K&Co Classic K papers, Brenda Walton Ribbon, Prima flowers and half pearls. I then made the centerpiece flower for the top by cutting 6 scallop circles with my smallest Nestability die, snipping between each scallop with a pair of scissors (about 1 cm), spritzing the circles with water and scrunching them up. I then straightened them out enough to layer them up and poked a hole in the middle adding a brad to hold the whole thing together. I was then able to tease the scallops into shape and stick the flower on top of a few stamens to finish off my box.

My second creation is a paperbag album, only the second time I've tried making one of these and I really enjoyed doing this one. I've used Basic Grey Marrakech papers and very little else - a few odds and ends of buttons and ribbon, Basic Grey brads and a fabulous grommet (I think that's what it's called) on the front which my husband gave me along with the Big Bite he bought me last Christmas. I have left the insides of the album fairly blandk because I'm not sure yet whether to keep it, give it as a gift or even to sell it. The first one I made sold on Ebay and I was quite pleased with what I got for it - maybe I could buy some more BG papers with the money...??


Mandy said...

Jenni these are both gorgeous, you chocolate box is so sweet and your book is amazing
hugs Mandy xx

Queenie said...

Hi Jenni,
love love your box and fab book,gorgeous papers!!!

Linby said...

Jenni that box is adorable. Love the book too -must try that to use some of my scraps!

helen ... said...

waw i couldnt leave your blog with leave a comment, =), I love the box, the papers you used are gergouus and the details are so beatiful, and I love your book too, I hope to give a try soon,
enjoy your day

Basement gal said...

Wow Jenni it's all beautiful. There's so much work there. I love the book.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Jenni, you have been busy! Your box is stunning and your tag book is so funky, great colours! hugs Heidi xx