November 18, 2012

Avon Gift Set

I found a few things in the Avon catalogue that I knew my girlfriend would like and were also on sale (yeah!) so when they arrived, I knew they needed some pretty packaging!

Avon gift set

This also works for a couple of challenges, Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge, Joan’s Garden’s Challenge #41 – Recycle, Friday Mashup #85 Project Saying Thank You and Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything But A Card. (Click on sketches to visit blog posts)

SSD sk154

fri mashup 85

The box uses a clear box I got stamps in from PTI. I added a cardstock bottom; makes for such a nice presentation I think. Quite professional I think. My button is also recycled, it still has the thread in it and even a scrap from the original garment on the back. I made the flower. It actually uses the Spellbinders rolled flower die. Doesn’t look like it does it? I’m going to be coming up with a tutorial on how I do that soon, stay tuned!

Avon gift set2

The sentiment says, “A friend is someone who sings your heart’s sing back to you when you have forgotten the words.” –David Coppola. You can click the photo to enlarge it and get a clearer version too. If you ever want to make a nice gift basket or gift box, consider varying the heights of items or raising them to make them more visible with glue dots. In baskets, professionals even glue things to skewers (with points removed) to raise small things up above the edges of the basket or container. I used them to hold the nail polish up.

Enjoy, Rebecca

SSD Heartsong
Ink: pink pirouette-SU!, chocolate-PTI
Paper: DP-American Crafts, pink cs-SU!, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: leaf-Prima, lace-vintage, ribbon-May Arts, Nesties dies, MS punch, clear box-recycled from PTI packaging, button-vintage also recycled,


Glenda J said...

What a fabulous idea! Great project. Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones this week!

Katie Gehring said...

What a clever take on the sketch and such a gorgeous package for your girlfriend! Thank you for sharing your talents with Skipping Stones Design!

Heidi Baks said...

I love how you adapted the sketch to your box. Your friend will love it! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lili said...

Great gift for your girlfriend! I love it!Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Lisa said...

What a lovely project for your friend. Love the sentiment and how you incorporated it.

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Amy White said...

Beautiful way to personalise your gift! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

Rita W said...

Great gift and now it's extra special with it's beautiful packaging! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Selma said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Judy Rozema said...

Such a fabulous gift set! Thank you for joining the Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything But A Card Challenge!

mommyof5kidz said...

Magnificent gift set!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Really Reasonable Ribbon!