Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teenager Gift Set using CTMH Best Friends Forever, CTMH Grown with Love, CTMH Alphabet Solos M

This is a gift set my daughter and I put together for her to give to her BFF using a Level 1 Best Friends Forever kit (retired). We had a blast putting this together but I think what my daughter likes best is the knowledge that as she grows up she may never have to shop the malls and pay full retail for gifts! I do have her buy the materials that she uses to create the presents - either cash or labor payment so she gets off pretty darn cheap. Yep, I do like the fact that my kids understand that homemade means that you care enough to take the time AND you can save some money in the process! This set is just SO DARN CUTE that I know her buddy will love it!
This is a pencil cup we created by putting together five 4' coasters. I'll do a tutorial for these later on (probably January 'cause December is FLYING by if you know what I mean!). The initial is an Alphabet Solos M embossed in Cocoa.

2. An altered composition book - the tree is embossed in Cocoa, stamped leaves and then the flowers are stickease from the kit. The tree is from Grown with Love and the little bird in the branch is from our upcoming Felicity kit - you are gonna LOVE that one!

3. Mini pizza box (4" square) using the Hollyhock cardstock from the kit along with some Fancy Cut Botanicals I had laying around. There are 3 sheets of different colored flowers, stems, leaves, etc in the package so we mixed and matched and added some brads until we got the effect we were going for. I'll be doing a tutorial for these boxes later on too!

4. Inside the pizza box is a set of altered binder clips. Some have a stickease initial added to the front.

I've used lots of different products on these so just leave a comment if you have a question about one of the items. When I create for myself I tend to keep pulling out things and don't keep track of what I'm using - its like when I cook - a little bit of this, a little bit of that...

3 comments:

Carla said...

What a fantastic gift set!
I'm sure she'll love it!
You've given me lots of different ideas to work with here! Especially love the pencil holder cup!

Paige Dolecki said...

Carla - Thanks! With the pencil cup after making it we decided that you really only need to tie the sides once at the top and once to the bottom coaster. It seemed a bit overkill to tie the sides together at the bottom too - BUT that might be because we chose such a heavy duty thick ric-rac to tie with - maybe with a thinner ribbon you'd be better off with double tying. Let me know what you think if you try one!

Paige

April D said...

Wow, what a great gift set...one that is sure to be adored! Those kind of gifts are the best.

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