Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Maggie's Gift

Hooray for Hump Day!

A quick post for you today.

You may remember back in March I made a gorgeous little Ballerina tin (HERE) filled with some crafty stash bits and pieces for a swap with the darling Ms Ali who I work with on The Crafty Pad team. Today I have another swap gift and this one is for the Marvelous Ms Maggie who I also work with over at TCP

Maggie can get her hands on some twine(y) ribbony stuff  that I just can't seem to find over here in OZ and she would love some of my punch butterfly borders and the little butterfly off cuts.  So a swap was the perfect idea. 

This is Ms Maggie's gift - I was not happy with just popping them in a simple envelope so I made a packet for both the borders and the butterflies and had great fun embellishing them.  The envelope for the borders was a bit of a 'head think' as the borders are 12 inch long so I had to work out an ellegant way to extend it.  

I added magnets to seal the envelopes as it is unlikely that the contents would all be used in one crafting session and I added the clear window on the front so the goods can be seen if there was an assortment of colors.  I also think packaging is extra nice when you can partly see whats inside.  (I used brazil white cardstock as it can be colored with promarkers ect to match each creation they are used on). 

Again I think this is a really simple and cheap little gift that will be getting used for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers for all my crafty friends! 

And just as reminder The Crafty Pad challenge this week is 
Lace AND Bows.
There is still plenty of time to enter so come along and take up the challenge!

Thank you for dropping in on me!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
* Flourishes - #119 Decorate a bag / box (1/-)
* Digi Design House / DDH - Anything But a card (1/-)
* Happileigh Scrappin / HLSC -  A little out of the box - more thank 1 fold or box type (1/-)
* Oh La La / OLLCB - More than 1 fold  (1/-)
* Fairy Fun Fridays - More Than 1 fold (1/-)
* Polka Doodles - Anything but a card (1/- & C10)
* Totally PaperCrafts - Don't be square  (1/-)
* Paper Romance - Anything but a card (1/-)
* Stamp Insanity - Fancy Folds (1/-)
Pattie's Creations - No Cards (1/2)
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14 Treasured comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful as always Leesa, Maggie will be thrilled!
Dawn xxx

Cindy Haffner said...


aqualeiga said...

Oh Leesa, what a gorgeous gift box you made for the swap! It looks amazing, you should try selling some of these, I'm sure they'd sell like hot cakes!
Now I feel even MORE guilty about the rubbish plastic zip-loc bags I sent your swap in!!! (MEGA red face!) I promise to do better next time!

Hugs, Ali x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such wonderful ways to send your gifts! I love the idea of the magnet closure! Beautiful presentation for your goodies! thank you for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!

Benzi said...

Oh, you're so clever AND talented. What a great idea for sending those goodies and the recipient will be delighted to receive them in such beautiful packaging.

Deb said...

Great gift idea and such lovely colors and paper, thanks so much for joining our "more than one fold" challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays

Sue said...

Hi ya
a beautiful gift, lovely design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Doreen said...

What a fabulous gift.Thanks for sharing with us at

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! Such a wonderful idea to put those paper goodies! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Audrey said...

What a lovely project! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL and hope to see you next time when we will be having a DT call. Hugs x

Saskia said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Leesa, your gift set is beautiful! Love the long envelope and the box! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC...hugs ~S~

BrossArtAddiction said...

Very cool and such a unique creation! Wonderful job!

Thanks for joining us at PFD for the "More Than One Fold" challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

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