Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Friendship Swap Gift

Over at the Papertrey Ink forum Cathy hosted a Valentine Friendship Swap. I love the holiday activities organized by forum members and signed up for this swap. We were supposed to send a small treat in some type of decorative packaging. I had the pleasure to send a gift to Noora. Fortunately my package arrived just in time for Valentine's Day.

I made her this card based on a sketch that was posted on the My Scrapbook Nook forum. I made the background by using three different stamp sets.



Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Papertrey Ink (In Bloom) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style II, Little Lady, Fancy Flourishes, 2010 Love Tags) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy) | Felt: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz) | Button: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Love Lives Here, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Collection, Double-Ended Banner, XL Rickrack Border), sewing machine | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative

My Dutch blog visitors will probably recognize these yummy petit fours from Hema. They have chocolate ones too, but the heart-shapes ones were perfect for the theme of this swap. I decorated the box by adding a stamped strip of paper and some die-cut labels.



Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style II, Little Lady, Fancy Flourishes, 2010 Love Tags, Love Lives Here, Mat Stack 1 Collection) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy), Versafine (Onyx Black), Versamark | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Collection), sewing machine | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative | Other: clear embossing powder

The next gift is a bag of tea called Droom van IJsselstein named after the village where I live. I like the kraft bag the tea comes in, but I couldn't resist decorating the bag too.



Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style II, Little Lady, Fancy Flourishes, Love Lives Here, Tea for Two Additions) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst) | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 4, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Collection, Teacup)| Adhesive dots: Zva Creative

And last but not least is a little notepad I made for Noora.



Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (In Bloom, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Little Lady, Take Note) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz), Versafine (Onyx Black) | Felt: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz) | Ribbon: May Arts | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Small Scalloped Border, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Collection), We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Scor-Pal | Notepad: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)

I should make handmade gifts more often, because I really enjoyed making these gifts for Noora.

My swap partner was my sweet friend Angy. She sent me some yummy dark chocolate sticks wrapped in a beautiful handmade box that you can find here. We already ate all chocolates, but the box is at display in my scrap room. Angy also made my girls a gorgeous favor bag filled with yummy chocolates and candies. Isn’t that sweet?

Have a wonderful day!

15 comments:

  1. Geweldig!! Die petit fours zien er super lekker uit! :D Het ziet er allemaal lekker fris en voorjaarsachtig uit! Vooral het eerste kaartje met dat schattige vlindertje!

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  2. Wat is er weer veel moois op je blog te bewonderen Ingrid! Ohhh en die Petit Fours.... ik heb het hele doosje alleen opgegeten (niet in een keer hoor) en ze waren oh zoooo lekker!!!

    Liefs, Karin

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  3. Swooooooon! You are one talented lady my friend. :)
    Hugs
    Laura

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  4. Wat een schitterende kadootjes heb je weer gemaakt.
    De ontvangster zal er wel heel blij mee zijn.

    Gr. Anita

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  5. Ingrid, the gift you made was so great!! I can't believe you even stamped the tea bag. That was a lot of stamping! The card was especially beautiful. I always admire your cards for their creativity and use of PTI products. I am so glad you had fun with this swap.

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  6. Oh wauw, wat zal Noora blij zijn geweest met zoveel mooie (en lekkere) cadeautjes. Je hebt weer een aantal prachtige dingen gemaakt!

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  7. Wat ziet dat er super leuk uit Ingrid. Leuk om te krijgen en leuk om te geven!

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  8. Wauw, wat een prachtige dingen heb je gemaakt Ingrid !!!!

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  9. Oh Ingrid, how beautiful! Stunning work - love all the layers and details especially on the first card. I just set up my sewing machine so that I can start using it on my cards more often. Wow, you are such an artist...

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  10. Stunning!! I am SO honored to recive ALL of this fro you, you have put lots of thought behind this (quite amonut of money as well, coz I saw how much shipping you paid) let me say this for the hundreds time, I appreciate this gift a LOT, you have a heart of gold...:)

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  11. Wat een prachtige kado's heb je gemaakt (het kaartje is al een kadootje op zich!). Het geeft inderdaad wel veel voldoening om zelf kadootjes te maken he en je hoeft nooit bang te zijn dat de ontvanger het dubbel krijgt... X Floortje

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  12. These are some pretty adorable gifts. And yes, you should make more, because you're very good at it. xox

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  13. Wow - stunning. I just love all the stamping, especially on the tea bag! Just personalises the gift so much. Lucky Noora!!
    Kate

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  14. Prachtige kadoos heb je gemaakt hoor.

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  15. Anna (doctorfoodie)February 18, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    Oooh, I've been waiting to see the rest of the card after seeing the little peak! And wow, it's beautiful. So much great layering of stamps, I love it. You've really inspired me to try to do something like that - maybe this weekend. :)

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