Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Handmade & Homemade Just For You

So many of us card makers have either gotten our starts through or still delve into other crafts and creative outlets. I am one of them. The last craft I was into was jewelry making, but it never stuck like stamping and card making has. Stamping is my true crafting passion!

So, how fun it is that Nichole Heady has asked the Papertrey Ink Design Team to combine our passion for stamping with our other crafting loves. Over at Nichole's blog, she is showcasing Lisa Johnson's new set called Just For You, which is perfect for such projects. This new set (which is available on the 15th) is perfect for creating one-of-a kind packaging that's sure to wow the recipient, for your handmade or homemade projects.

My project today is a gift box full of jewelry and flower accessories... I've package everything up nice and tidy in a large clear top hinged tin and topped it with a handmade label using images from Just For You.
To create the handmade label, I simply stamped the circular "Just For You" sentiment in gray, "handmade" in Melon Berry & the tiny vine in Aqua Mist. Then punched it all out using a 1 3/4" punch and attached it to a Melon Berry mat cut using the soon to be released Mat Stack #2 Die (which has been designed by Lisa and also coordinates with the Just For You set). Embellished it with a couple ribbon bows and a pearl. For the bows I used a 1/8" hole punch to punch two holes on either side of the circle center, strung the ribbon through and tied.
The label was then attached to an Aqua Mist cardstock strip, which was wrapped around the tin top and sides, then attached using double sided adhesive onto the inside (as show above). This allows the box to be opened while leaving the wrap and label in place.

This is what's inside...
Four beautiful fabric blossoms, created using the Beautiful Blooms II #2 Die Collection, and a handmade pearl necklace. You can find an amazing tutorial (by Nichole Heady) on how to create the divider inserts here and here. There is quite the selection here for the recipient to choose from, depending on the style they are going for in any given day.

Like elegant...
Or Vintage/Shabby...
More of a fun and funky style...
Or possible even modern...Either way, the options are there! Now here is what really makes this project super versatile...
With a pin attach to the back of each blossom (and yes that is the smallest of the Beautiful Blooms II #2 Dies cut from felt and used to hold it all together!), they work perfectly alone as a pinned embellishment or combined with the handmade pearl necklace like so...
Just pin the blossom onto the chain and your good to go. Once again, change out the blossoms to fit the style of the day. So many options!

For some incredible creations be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with...

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed!

Maile


Jewelry Gift Box:

46 comments:

  1. I just love, love, love every bit of this Maile....such a sweet gift...so completely trendy and well put together.
    Melis

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  2. OMG!!! This is simply stunning..love the entire set. What a fabulous gift!!

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  3. What a pretty package you created. Your flowers are so lovely.

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  4. Beautiful project Maile. Any thoughts about selling this or making a duplicate to sell to someone so smitten as I am?

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  5. Oh my gosh, Maile!!! This is beyond beautiful!! I love everything you've done. Those flowers are FAB!!! Would you please share the tutorial for creating these flowers? esp. the blue one? I've only seen them done with a button in the middle to keep everything in tact. But I really like the look of yours that don't have anything in the middle. Thanks in advance!

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  6. *Gasp*
    Holy Cow Maile! These are priceless! Thanks for making something so elegant with this set! You amaze me!

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  7. Lucky person receiving this gift! Absolutely beautiful. Any chance of getting some instructions on how you made the flowers? You are one very gifted crafter.

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  8. What a gorgeous gift - I have a perfect recipient in mind - my youngest sister would adore this lovely set.

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  9. Maile this is too cute! I saw when you had made the one flower but I didnt have a clue that it would amount to this! :) So awesome!

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  10. this is such an elegant gift set, Maile! those hand made flowers/pins are gorgeous. i LOVE this!

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  11. Would you like my address? :) Love everything you did here!! The entire package is awesome, so versatile, a lovely presentation!

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  12. what an adorable gift Maile! my favorite one is the canvas with peachy flower. so cute!

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  13. What a WONDERFUL gift!! I love the flowers you've made Maile!

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  14. so fabulous and I would LOVE to know how you made it all :)

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  15. oh, just beautiful!
    Love the soft colors. I make jewelry and I just love your 'switch out' flower pins. Just brilliant. I bought these tins just for packaging my jewelry. Love them!!!! I can't wait to see the whole set!!

    Love the elegant/modern pearl necklace too! You go girl!

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  16. what a great project with great packaging!!

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  17. I have been a fan of PTI since the beginning. And I love what you have done! Your creativity has made me a follower! Love your work.

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  18. Fabulous! Love your gift idea. All the flower pins and your necklace are beautiful.

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  19. omgosh.. u are so talented.. love this set.. this new set is going on my wish list, for sure!!!!!

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  20. Wow. Love your necklace and flowers. Great idea. Love the stamp set also.

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  21. This is so gorgeous! What a wonderful idea for a gift set - I am in love with this! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What a sweet and thoughtful and beautiful gift! Love it! :)

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  23. STUNNING work! I adore all the intricate details in your creations!

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  24. What a great gift idea! The card and the label are lovely but you let the real star of the show be your fantastic flower pins. And it was such a clever idea to make different styles and be able to attach them to the necklace! Fabulous ideas, Maile

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  25. Wow! You just knocked my sox off! I need to make this for myself. Love the necklace and the interchangeable flowers!

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  26. this is stunning!!! I love it, the pearl necklace(which I've got to learn how to do), all the flower pins, and the beautiful packaging.

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  27. Love your project! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

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  28. This is just toooooooo beautiful!! TFS.

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  29. Breathtakingly beautiful!!

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  30. WOW I just love this - can I buy one of those necklaces any where?????

    Just lovely!

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  31. So, so beautiful! I love the necklace with the flower pin attached!

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  32. Oh my Word. This is so amazing! I loved every bit of it - the card, the box embellishment, the necklace and blossoms - but when I saw how the flowers fit onto the necklace, WOW! Too much :) Great job!

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  33. Wowza, gorgeous! I love every detail!

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  34. Wow, that is FABULOUS! I love the flowers you made, ALL of them! And the idea for the pin and necklace is awesome! How fun would THAT be??!! If you are giving that as a gift, you are going to have one happy friend!!! :D

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  35. These are great! Would you be willing to share how you made the flower pins? That peach and canvas one is my favorite!

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  36. Any chance that I/we could have a tutorial for the pearl necklace? Pretty please?

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  37. Beautiful label and box. The jewlery is really fun, especially the flower clipped off to the side.

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  38. Absolutely amazing! Is there anything you can't do!!?? LMAO

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  39. Totally beautiful, such a delight to view.

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  40. Gorgeous project!!
    I've never seen anything as beautiful as this, really!

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  41. i would LOVE to know how you made the pearl necklace. i hope you do a tutorial + supply list for it. crossing fingers :)

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  42. Wowza! I love the necklace and all the little flowers you made for it! Great packaging and gift!

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