Stationery gift basketPosted: November 2, 2008
This basket was the reason things were a little quiet on the blog earlier this week. A friend asked me if I would make a gift basket for a bridal shower and this is what I came up with. I had two evenings to get it done and really needed to work with what I had on hand. Other than the candles it is filled with stationery. It contains five greeting cards (mainly thankyous, as brides usually have many people to thank), a notebook, bookmark, place cards, two candles and a calendar. It was the first time I had done a calendar, so it was a little bit of trial and error working out how and what I would decorate. I ended up decorating the inside cover, so that when it is hung up the decorated page is showing. I perforated the top edge of all the months so they can be torn off leaving the decorated page showing all year.
The candles are done with tissue paper and wax paper as explained in my tutorial here. All the paper items are made using Brocade Background designer paper, River Rock, Confetti Cream or Vanilla cardstock. I had some lace in my lace basket which co-ordinated perfectly so that is featured on a couple of cards as well as the notebook.
Thanks for dropping in.
Stamps:With Gratitude, Baroque motifs, Paint Prints
Inks: River Rock, versmark, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Confetti Cream, Brocade Backgrounds designer paper
Also: Cuttlebug formal squares embossing folder, Lace, Olive Organza ribbon, Embroidery thread, notebook from Staples, basket from Bulk Barn, candles from Ikea, Cherished Memories and Chateau Bella rub-ons