Yesterday I showed off the pile of Gift Pouches that I had for sale at our Family and Community Education (FCE) annual fair in Hilo, Hawaii. Today I’ll show a close up of the gift pouch and go over all the elements that make this such a cute gift idea.
The bases for all Stampin’ Up! projects are the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers or their Card Stock in dozens of luscious colors. For this project, I used Riding Hood Red Patterns paper. If you look at yesterday’s post, you’ll see that there I used several different designs from the pack.
All of the flowers are Sizzix Flowers. The Daisies attached to the pouch itself are the two smaller flowers from the "Flower Daisies #2" die. The larger of the flowers is Almost Amethyst card stock, and the smaller is Riding Hood Red card stock. The button is from the Button Bouquet set of Designer Buttons. Now here is where I have a bit of a beef with Stampin’ Up! (love the company, but there are some things that bug me). The stated color of the button is Baja Breeze. But this button exactly matches the Almost Amethyst paper NOT the Baja Breeze paper. The other colors in the Designer Button set are spot on. But this one isn’t. I wish I had realized this earlier in the year as I would have loved using these buttons to accent some Almost Amethyst projects. The problem that I have with Stampin’ Up! is that, if a manufacturer produces a product that doesn’t match the color it’s supposed to, then Stampin’ Up! shouldn’t go ahead and give it that color name anyway. OK. Statement made. I’ll try my best to steer you to embellishments that really do match as the new catalog and the new colors for 2009-2010 are announced. So stay tuned for that.
Now–about the Embosslits. These little one-flower dies not only cut the flowers out but they emboss them as well. The Riding Hood Red flower is the Stampin’ Up! Flower Burst emblosslit. While some embosslits seem to have a "right" side and a "wrong" side, this one seems to me to have two "right" sides. In this project, I used the side with the concave impressions. In a project I’ll feature next week, I’ll show you the flower with the convex side up.
The Almost Amethyst embosslit in the back is the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossom. Both of these emblosslits are Stampin’ Up! exclusives for now, so you can only purchase them with a Stampin’ Up! order. Next week’s project will show off another Stampin’ Up! exclusive embosslit, the Stampin’ Up! Simple Flower.
The two embosslit flowers and the lollipop are attached to a separate piece of Riding Hood Red card stock cut 3" x 3", and then I inserted that into the pouch. In this way, the pouch can be reused after that lollipop disappears the way that most lollipops disappear. The Ribbon is Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and the tag, cut with the Small Oval Punch, is stamped with a stamp from the All Hollidays set.
What a quick and easy gift this was to make, and it was especially easy with a production line going. This would be a perfect favor for a graduation party or a shower! And you can purchase everything you need to make it is any of four dozen plus colors featured in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog. If you’d like a catalog, or would like to order any of these products, you can call (808.854-6145) or e-mail me. Or, as always, you can order 24/7 from my website!