Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pretty Gifts

I was quite pleased with how these cute little gifts turned out. Very pretty! I once again used the retired Walk in the Park paper- for both sets. I cannot stress how wonderful the SU Designer Series papers are! I love that the color combos are there for me to pull from. It makes it so easy! And look how different each set appears- even though I used papers from the same pack!
The journals, binder clips, & sticky note pads were purchased at Michaels, in the dollar bin. Great value! This was a super quick gift, so the pads happened to coordinate and needed no stamping. The journals were covered w/Walk in the Park paper. I first used my SU spiral punch to make the holes. I love this punch! I also covered the binder clips w/matching paper and added the ribbons. The sentiments on the journals are from the Refuge and Strength stamp set and punched w/my SU Wide Oval. I stamped and cut out the bird from the Always set and popped him up w/dimensionals.
I think my favorite part of the gift sets is the little glass jars. I got these on clearance at Michaels for $1.50! They're perfect for the bath salts I added! A simple strip of matching paper was wrapped around each. A butterfly from my SU Beautiful Butterflies die + a pearl from the Pretties kit completed the project. I added lip gloss and lotion. Each set was divided into 2 bags- bath stuff in one and paper things in the other.

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