Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Posy

Happy Hump Day, my friends! Here is a non-card for you! =)

I pulled Posy out from the colored stack (patting self on back...) and made this quick gift holder. This week's challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog is Anything But a Card and I thought it would be fun to make a little holder for my crochet flowers. (Sorry that I couldn't get the lights right in a couple of my photos, the real colors are closer to the photo below.)

This is really easy to make and anyone can make this in less than 10 minutes. Here is how: Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 4" x 10". Score the piece (I use this scoring tool and love it!) along the long side at 4", 5" and 9". Fold on the scored lines and there you have it! A match book style little treat/gift holder! You can easily adjust the measurements to fit the sizes of your treats.

You can decorate it however you want. I chose to die cut a circle on the back side and used that side as my front. LOL! Is this confusing? Here is a photo showing you what I was talking about.

The reason I did that is that I am too lazy to tie and untie the ribbon every time I want to get to the treats. LOL! The ribbon bow is really just for the look. I figured I could just slide the little bag of crochet flowers in and out from the side opening easily, so there was no need for a real "opening" on top.

The patterned paper that I used for the gift holder is from American Crafts' yummy Dear Lizzy collection. This week's challenge over at Quixotic Challenges is Let Your Garden Grow. I used my handmade crochet flowers on my project, so I think it qualifies me for the challenge!

That's all for today. Hope you have a lovely day! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Posy), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
markers: Copic
patterned paper: American Crafts
ribbon: Making Memories
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
embroidery floss for making the flowers: DMC

37 comments:

vera rhuhay said...

Wow..Alice..love your coloring! Kimmie looks so gorgeous!
and wow....beautiful handmade crochet flowers!

donna mikasa said...

Such a neat holder for your awesome crocheted flowers! I love Posy--she's so cute! Can't wait to see you use more images from your stack....

NinaB said...

What a cute little package for your beautifully made flowers. Ahem, do you need my address? :-)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

SO adorable, Alice!!! Love this little package and you coloured Posy beautifully! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

cashemere said...

Soooo cute!!! I love that crochet flowers. Like I said before, you´re the best!!!!!

Kisses from Brasil

D├ębora

Jane said...

You ROCK!!!

Tasha said...

OMG Alice this couldnt get any cuter! love the little pouch - the paper is gorgeous. And the stamp you used is so sweet
love tasha xx

Dana said...

Forget the cute Little bag...look at those amazing crochet flowers! WOW! seriously cool Alice.

Sarah said...

Fabulous! So yummy and creative!

~amy~ said...

sooooooooo CUTE!!!! Love that you can just pick a colored image out of your colored stack.....soooooo fun!!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

LOL so hard on the patting yourself on the back comment :)

Rach said...

love this what a fab little gift holder, fabulous colouring of your image.x Hugz Rach xxx

Lin said...

What a wonderful idea, Alice! Who wouldn't love to have this little cutie sitting on her desk showcasing her goodies! Love your project!

Ellie A. said...

Love this project and its would make a really sweet little gift to surprise anyone with!. I love that little gals expression :) Happy Wednesday to ya.

Carly said...

How super sweet and what a great idea!

Agata said...

I'd say, lazy rocks!!! And raise my glass to it! :D Great idea and such a beautiful gift! So you have enough time to crochet flowers?! You're amazing girl!

daph-a-dills said...

That card is just the cutest thing ever!!!

Tyggereye said...

That is so cute! You could even do something similar for a teacher gift! What a great idea!

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely, what a cute gift idea and sooooooooooo beautifully made Alice, Jo x

1LuvnMama said...

Card or not, your projects are amazing Alice! Luv Posy among her crocheted flowers! :) Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Shirley N said...

Oh Alice, your gift holder is wonderful! Your image is adorable and your coloring is beautiful. Love your crochet flowers, too!!! A PERFECT gift!

~kelly marie~ said...

Super cute!!

Maylee said...

So cute! Love the little gift bag and especially what's in it! I need to make some more of these crocheted flowers.

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute project! You make those crochet flowers? LOVE them! Do you sell them? :)

Tiffany said...

Well, all I can say is that the person who receives this will surely squeal in delight!!! Awesome looking project, she is darling!

Julie said...

Alice, this is positively adorable! The coloring is perfect! Love your project! :)

Karen B. said...

What an absolutely perfect idea!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is adorable!! Love it!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Just adorable!

(-: Heidi

Sanne said...

Beautiful giftbag Alice - your coloring is stunning as usual!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh i love your project and crochet flowers Alice!
TFS!!

Pam S. said...

cool flowers Alice - I haven't tried making these...I'm stuck w/paper flowers ♥ lol
Your Posy girl is colored up so beautifully and goes just perfect for gift giving! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Patricia said...

So cute Alice I love it =P

Amy said...

Oh this is awesome, Alice! Love the gift holder and Posy looks fabulous, but even more fabulous are your crochet flowers! The colors are so pretty, they look amazing!

Monika Reeck said...

very creative Alice...yummy inside the card....love this too

Suzanne C said...

What a sweat holder for your beautiful flowers! Love your coloring always and your designs!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is one of my favorite Kraftin Kimmie images, and she looks adorable as a gift package for your crocheted flowers! What a great idea! You're making me want to crochet again...

So much to do, so little time. (sigh)

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