It was my mother-in-law's 86th Birthday recently. What do you get someone who has everything? MIL quite often asks me to do cards for her to give to her friends, so I figured a lovely altered tin full of cards for all occassions was the best way to go. I managed to lay my hands on a tin that was just the perfect size for what I needed. So I had a rummage through my stash and came up with this:
I used the Blossom branch from the Easter Blossoms stampset for the main image. I coloured it using a blender pen and ink pads. I have added a bit of bling to some of the flowers using Basic Pearls. This photo really doesn't do the tin justice! I cut out "CARDS" using Bigshot and Timeless Type Alphabet and then put Crystal Efftects over the top to make them shine.
I wanted to make it all the more special by having a coordinated Birthday card and envelope to go with it.
I now have three more tins in my craft stash waiting for the same treatment! I can't think of a more perfect gift to give someone than handmade with love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULINE!
I'm afraid Paula that your photos just don't do this justice, it is Way More stunning in real life xReplyDelete
Love it Paula!! Where did you manage to find the tins?ReplyDelete
Oh Paula! This is beautiful! I'm sure your mother-in-law loves it. You know what this means now...you'll have to keep her "stash" well stocked :) Nice job!ReplyDelete
Kelly, I got these tins fron New World and I believe Pak N Save have them too. They are a Dilmar Tea promotion and very reasonably priced too. Go get some!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous Paula! :)ReplyDelete
I may have to be visiting New World tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, I bet your MIL loves her gift!ReplyDelete
Stunning Paula and such a thoughtful gift.ReplyDelete
Paula - this is gorgeous. I think I'll visit Pak N Save on the way home! Great idea with Mother's Day just around the corner.ReplyDelete
Wow Paula, what a beautiful gift, so elegant!ReplyDelete
Fantastic & beautifully designed gift set Paula. The tin is a brilliant idea & no doubt will always be full of your beautiful creations. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Paula - I'll stalk new world before work in the morning!ReplyDelete