Above is a quick snapshot of the items that were in a gift exchange that I participated in at
SU! Convention. We were asked to make a 3-D item (or a decorated gift box), a card with an envelope, a gift card holder all put into a decorated gift bag. After making the gift card holder, I loved using the Summer Smooches designer series paper and decided to make everything using this paper.
This gift bag base is one I found at a local discount store, and they came in packages of 3. Hmmm, will have to make a couple more. I added a fabric strip cut using the Tasteful Trim die cut, added circles of fabric and a designer series paper strip. To give a finishing touch, I added fabric strips to the handles.
Here is the 3-D item I came up with. If you've been to my blog before, you've seen the smaller desktop calendar I made that had interchangeable seasons and a year calendar that was attached with small paper clips.
This one uses an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock to make. Super simple. The stamp set is actually a stamp brush set from My Digital Studio, sized to be the same as the rubber stamp set. The images are punched out using the 2-1/2" Circle punch, and the scallop backing is from the Perfect Pennants Bigz die. The calendar pages are also made using My Digital Studio, printed out and trimmed to all be the same size.
Here's the card I made using more Summer Smooches DSP and the stamp set Summer Sillhouettes.
The gift card holder uses the same Summer Sillhouettes stamp set and also a strip of Summer Smooches fabric.
The gift card goes into the 3"x3" envelope that is on the inside.
I was very pleased with it all and hope that it inspired you to go design something too.