I spent the whole weekend crafting last week, what a lucky girl am I! and what could be nicer than working with some pretty fabulous kits too!
Firstly, Checkout Kim’s collab with Elises Pieces.
It really is a stunner and so easy to work with, I was still crafting away at 3 in the morning (Sunday) as I could not leave my project alone! mind you I paid for it the next day with lack of sleep.
I covered a blank suitcase from Knorr and Prandell, I cannot remember what shop I actually bought it from , it’s been sitting on my shelf for the last 6 months waiting for the perfect kit to decorate it with. This is for a friends 50th birthday and I am hoping she is going to behave herself and not visit my blog for the next 4 weeks! The suitcase is 10inh wide and 8 inch tall and so printing onto A4 paper was just about okay, My biggest fear was sticking the papers to the case without getting any creases, but I managed. working around the handle was a little tricky as the screws were covered and I was unable to remove them, but I managed to cover up any minor flaws with micro beads. I enjoyed decided what to decorate the front with and chose a mixture of elements from the kit along with some K & Co Journaling goodies, Some Tim Holtz ideaology goodies and some old stamps from my neighbour who has a stamp business (avionstamps.com) these I inked up to tone the colours down a bit. I then added three tags, 2 of which are also made from Kim’s papers and used some interesting textile string to tie to the case. I am extremely pleased how my case turned out and now I will have to make myself one!
and had a lot of fun creating with these also..
I used Gaye’s (G S Creations) Mix a Kit ‘Sleepy Time’ to create a gift card suitable for a baby, it’s got a cute pair of babies mitts inside.
you can find Gaye’s gorgeous kit here in her store at Scrap Matters
and of course with my new CU templates, I also got carried away with my kit..
These make perfect gifts for any special occasion, especially the gift card. They hold pretty pieces of jewellery perfectly! The possibilities are endless with these templates, imagine the dressing up you could do for personalised gifts at craft fayres, not forgetting unusual packaging at Christmas time, and how about ‘trick or treat’ boxes at Halloween…