Friday, August 21, 2009

Express Yourself Birthday Gift Set

Woo Hoo! I received my Verve sets that I won in August and am SO anxious to try them all. I started with Express Yourself to make a birthday card for my son's girlfriend. I cased a couple of the Verve Divas to do this one - Jen del Muro's card used polkadot paper with this set which I LOVED. Then Amy Sheffer's card provided the inspiration for the main image. So, using PTI True Black, Raspberry Fizz and B&W designer paper here's the card I made. I stamped one shoe, masked it then stamped the second to create a "pair" of shoes. Masked the 2nd shoe then stamped the purse so it was behind the shoes, added one of the sentiments from the set. Colored the shoes and purse with Copics, used Labels One nestie for the shape. I sponged some True Black on the pink nestie layer to create an illusion of another layer. A black brad for the snap on the purse, some Raspberry twill ribbon, prima flower and bling and I was done. Made a coordinating inside and envie as well.

For the gift, I had a set of lotion and shower gel as a little something to give so I turned to My Timeless Templates for packaging. These bath products were a bit too tall for some of the templates so I turned to Pack a Picnic (with no lid) to hold her gifts. I used the polka dot stamp from my new Verve Bountiful Backgrounds to create a polka dot DP (black on raspberry) (have to practice this more) to coordinate with the card - here's the finished gift set -->

Ever wonder what to do with those GIANT black buttons from PTI?? Well here was the perfect place to use one as a real statement on the front of the basket.

Finally, I added a small gift tag, tied to the top of one of the bottles and nestled it in the top of the basket. All in all, I think she'll like it!

I've been on a real My Timeless Template kick lately - they are SO great for packaging up gifts. Be sure to stop by tomorrow (Sat) for another My Time to Create Template Challenge!! (hmmmm Maybe that's why I've been on such a template high lately?!?)
Thanks for looking -have a great weekend.

9 comments:

Patti said...

OMGosh Pam!This is amazing! It's so chic!

Selma said...

Oh my. I was going to say what Patti said. I love how you stamped the shoes -- so clever. Everything about this is fantastic.

Cat said...

Love the color scheme! Such a classy set!

Wanda said...

This is such an adorable gift and anyone can see how meaningful it is to get a gift with all the time and love to complete so many wonderful details!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is a fantastic project, Pam! It IS chic!!! Love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome project, Pam! Such a great presentation for your gift items! Love this!!

Betty Wright said...

You lucky, girl!!! Great design and porject, Pam!!! Love the colors and the gift giving idea!!! Lovely work!!!

Wendy said...

Look at you winning Verve stuff, and the best set so far! Love the project....shoes are my life....other than cards!

Allison Cope said...

This awesome Pam! I just got my Verve prize today! I can't wait to play now!

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