Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pink and Black!

A customer contacted me regarding this post and I worked with her to create a stunning gift pack for a 13 year old's Bat Mitzvah. The theme colors are pink and black. My customer decided on a pack of monogrammed formal cards, a picture frame, a mini-journal, and a ribbon bookmark! I created a pen to match the journal as well!

I started with the cards as once the design for those was done I planned to use that as a jumping off point for the rest of the items.

I used Regal Rose as the main pink - not too light, not too dark and not too bright. It's one of my regular 'go-to' pinks.

I found this GORGEOUS black paper with silver, sparkly swirls at ACM.

For the cards:

I paired the RR (SU!) and Black (The Paper Place brand) swirls with Whisper White (SU!). I matted them all grading down 1/4" in size. I used SU! 5/8" grosgrain ribbon tide in a simple knot (left over right, right over left). For her monogram I used my - what else? Cricut! and cut out the "r" in lower case bubbly letter style (Plantin Cartridge). I then used the Doodlecharms Cartridge to cut out the scalloped heart that I attached her monogram to. I used my clear Sakura pen to doodle sparkly dots on the monogram. I attached the heart charms to the RR ribbon with the SU! silver, elastic cord that was from the holiday mini. These cards are blank inside.

I think the frame is my favorite!! It's a 4x6 frame that I covered in the matching black, sparkly paper. I also used my Cricut (Accent Essentials cartridge) to mat a secondary frame on top of the black sparkly paper. I then used Mod Podge on the entire frame to set it and make it extra sturdy. The other thing the MP does to this black paper is really give it some shine!! It almost looks like I covered the frame in black patent leather...which is my FAVORITE!! I punched out some of the sparkly circles and adhered them onto the frame once the MP dried (which only took about 15 minutes). I then cut out several mis-matched yet matching scalloped hearts to layer them together to put the monogram on as well. I also doodled with my Sakura pen to give the monogram some extra sparkle. I used black and pink ribbons on the right hand side for some added dimension! I can't wait to make one of these for my daughter!! ;)

The journal is just so fun!! It's small enough to throw in the receipients purse or school bag to jot down anything from homework assignments, notes, email addresses..etc. The possibilities are endless! Using the same color scheme I layered the notebook in similar papers as the cards and frame and then layered again with the black, sparkly paper. I used my Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge to cut out stars to layer on the front with the monogram.

The ribbon bookmark is one of my signature pieces. Super fun to make and so fun to use!!! On the inside of the pen is a small piece of the sparkly, black paper with a few pieces of matching ribbon on the cap.

I hope this gift is enjoyed as much as I enjoyed making it!!


nita said...

as of yesterday this was a neat looking pile of papers. wowza. fast and gorgeous. you remind me of my younger days....

seriously though? let's get you on martha stewart!!!

Kristyn said...

Can u say...TOO CUTE!! Thanks to JO "stinkin cute" is in my vocabulary!! This deserves a "Stinkin Cute Award"!!!

I feel like Abby Cadabby...with my vocabulary...ok I watch WAY TOO many SS shows before Hannah does!!