Monday, October 4, 2010

Bring Back Beautiful Gift Packaging!

Hello Everyone and welcome to another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!  As we get closer to the season of giving, let’s take the wraps off your creativity to come up with beautiful ways to gift give. Do you have a fun template for a beautiful box? Or, do you have a beautiful presentation for gift cards? Show us what you’ve got! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge project HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB03. You have until October 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
Today I've decided to use a template that I got from My Time Made Easy called a Trendy Tool Tote!  I had this idea to make the front into a garden using the pansies from A Year in Flowers 1 and a 'fence'.  I followed the instructions to create the tote out of yellow bazzill and then made the decorative panels out of light green bazzill, embossing three of them with Argyle EF.  The fourth I left plain so it would become my garden background.  
 I stamped the pansies from A Year in Flowers 1 three times in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YG13, YG17, YG67, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y15) and then VERY carefully cut them out.  I used my BFF's (Edna15) MS Lattice Border Punch to create my white fence and then popped up the pansies over the top.  I then added some white satin ribbon to the handle, added a bow, button and tag.  The tag was stamped with 'Best Wishes' from the Fanciful Flourishes set and then I stamped the two step butterfly from the same set in purple and overlaid the flourish part in black.  I cut the butterfly out and popped it up on foam tape.


Soooooo.....what sort of gift could you put in here??  Well it's big enough to put an assortment of things, but I thought it was perfect for COPICS!!!  :)  LOL!!!!


Stamps - A Year in Flowers 1, Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Yellow and Green Bazzill
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Heliotrope Versacolor
Accessories - Copics, Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, May Arts White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, SU Flower Brads, Button, Gold Cord, Foam Tape.

Don't forget to see what gorgeous creations the other Beauty Girls have in store for you!!!!

Before I go, I just want to wish my Mum a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!  We celebrated with her last week-end, but today is the actual day!  LOVE YOU MUM and hope you have a wonderful day today!!!!  :)
That's all from me today, enjoy the projects the rest of the Beauty Team have for you and can't wait to see what YOU create!!!  :) 

34 comments:

Yvonne Russell said...

Such a beautiful project and so much gorgeous detail.

I'm seeing more and more of these type of templates about... time to go exploring a little more and give template projects a try.

Janie Printz said...

WOW that is a gorgeous little tote ... I wanna be your friend if you're putting Copics in there for a gift !!! Awww Kathy it's adorable & anyone would love getting anything in that sweet little gift box all colored up so beautifully ...
Hugs, Janie

Yvonne Hagane said...

Kathy, you really ROCKED this challenge!! This little tote is a masterpiece! Love everything about it...perfectly colored images and great design!!

Beate said...

Kathy, your tote looks amazing. What a great idea to use that punch for a lattice fence. Beautiful coloring (of course!). Love your pansies, your butterfly, the bow...everything!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

velta said...

Oh my Kathy ~ This is just beautiful! First off, I love the colors you chose...and your coloring is perfecto! My first thought was putting little pots of pansies in there...I can think of tons of ways to use this tote! TFS!

Kerrie said...

Hey Kathy, great project.... who the luck one to score that with the copics (LOL)

Becky said...

So pretty, love the flowers.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely stunning Kathy! The flowers are so beautifully colored, and I love the tote!

Julie Koerber said...

What a fantastic tote for any kind of a gift! Your coloring is off the charts and the way you added the garden fence in the background -- just is such a great finishing touch! Happy Birthday to your Mum! :-)

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Kathy...this is amazing!!!! Your coloring on those sweet little pansies is gorgeous and I love how you added the butterfly to the tag....you do such beautiful work!!!

Becca Feeken said...

Oh Kathy, your project is precious, it simply makes me smile!! What couldn't you put in this? The embellies are great and I love the lattice you used. Totally beautiful!!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow wow! This is a really cool project.

Renkata said...

wow Amazing project Kathy. Love the idea.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awww Kathy!! This is just super charming!! I adore pansies, and yours are so beautifully colored!! And that tote with the sweet butterfly embellished tag is fabulous!! What a wonderful project!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your little garden tool box Kathy! the coloring on the pansies is wonderful!

Marisa said...

Love that lattice border you used and the pansies are stunning! Just planted my winter ones and I love them :)

Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog too :) Trust all is going well (((hugs)))

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute tote Kathy! Love the gorgeous lavender flowers & the lattice trim!

Charissa said...

This is so intricate! I'm not a stamper, but I love wrapping gifts. It's amazing to see how you can incorporate your love of stamping into gift-giving.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, this is certainly beautiful with the butterfly fluttering over a garden of pansies! What a lovely box!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous gift packaging, Kathy! I would say you definitely brought beautiful back! Love the tool tote design, and the garden scene you made is so pretty. Love the "fence" and the row of flowers. Your coloring job is just amazing.

Danni said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! Totally in {love} with this!

Silke Ledlow said...

Shut up....this is over the top fabulous Kathy!!! You know I love this template and I really love how you added the beautiful Flourishes images!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning project Kathy!! I so love your design and the added flowers!! Stunning coloring!
hugs,
Chris

Sharon said...

WOW WOW WOW Kathy! Your creation is gorgeous!! The colouring on the pansies is gorgeous. What a clever idea too :)

Sharon x

Linda Carson said...

You don't have to bring back beauty! You never lost it! This basket is proof! Love it and your creativity!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Kathyk, this is just stunning and your cut work detailing, coloring, and design are AMAZING! Beautiful creation!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey sweet love! I LOVE this, everything is so delicate and perfect. Hugs to you!

Peachy Wessels said...

Very pretty little tote! I love the pansies!

Liz Weber said...

Wowzers Kathy, and you say you don't "do" OTP, this is amazing. So pretty and colourful and I just love what you did with all the gorgeous flowers.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Kathy.. I LOVE your coloring. The yellow and purple are beautiful together. Great project.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my word is that ever GORGEOUS!! Awesome colors, coloring, perfect bow....totally cool!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Glad your box turned out the way you wanted it too, the flowers look fab all lined up along the fence, and I like the butter on the tag too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is beautiful. what a fabulous tote box and beautiful coloring.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...this is gorgeous Kathy!!! You know I love this fab template and you surely dressed it up fabulously!!! Hugs ~S~

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