Saturday, March 15, 2008

Abby's Gift Set

Here's the completed gift set for my niece for her first birthday. The card is the Limited Supplies card from yesterday's post. I made a coordinating frame and bag topper for the hair bows. My friend Traci has her own hairbow business -- these little hairbows are just the cutest! All supplies (except the frame and ribbon) are from Stampin' Up!.

To make the frame, I covered the front and the chipboard "1" in Spring Fling Paper (*love* it!). I left the back natural. I sanded all the edges. I stamped the flourish from Priceless twice in White Craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added a flower from the Pretties Kit and a Soft Subtles brad to the chipboard and adhered it to the corner with dimensionals. I tied ribbon between the two patterns of paper, making a bow on one side.

Here's a helpful hint: when tying ribbon around frames of this kind, be sure to tuck ribbon into the grooves so the photo will lie correctly in the frame. I used glue dots to hold the ribbon in place in the grooves.


To make the bag topper, I folded a piece of the paper in half, then cut around the front circles to make the scallops. I used staples to hold it together on the bag, then I applied a strip of the dotted paper across the front to cover the staples. I used markers to ink up the stamp from So Many Scallops (Sale-A-Bration), and I punched it out with a Scalloped Circle Punch. I attached it to the center of the dotted strip, and that was it!

Well, I'm off to a volleyball tournament with Megan -- it's a two-day tournament, so it's looking like there won't be much time for stamping this weekend! I hope it's a great one for you -- thanks so much for visiting! :)


15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Such a wonderful set Christina! So pretty! I'm sure your neice will LOVE those hairbows!

Good luck to your daughter this weekend! Hope they win!

Jennie Skaggs said...

WOW...this is a gorgeous set...an amazing present. I bet she will love this. Jennie

texasjodylynn said...

WOW this is AWESOME!

Melissa said...

So cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Amazing... I LOVE IT!

Alexandra said...

What a gorgeous gift - truly amazing! Love the colors, very girly and just as cute as can be! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful as always. I love the papers, such pretty colors also.
Karen W

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this gift set, it is perfect! What a lucky little girl - or should I say Mommy???

Kathyc on SCS said...

What a pretty set and great gift! I especially love the frame; just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It is so unusual to see another Traci spell her name RIGHT-LOL. Great b'day gift. Love the papers. Traci

shel9999 said...

What a totally adorable set!!! I love the frame!!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

What a great ensamble! Love all the matchy stuff. Nicely done!

Kendra Giles said...

an absolutely adorable set Christina!

Carolyn King said...

akk.....adorable Christina. What a beautiful set!

Sarah's Stampin said...

this is an amazing set. Great job!