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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Stripy Gift Set.

I've been a busy little bee today. I've been into town to get some bits and pieces this morning. I got some little hand creams from M&S for mums  gift bag and made her a necklace to but in her little box. I've just got to wrap her main pressies to take to her tomorrow. It's Speedy's birthday on sunday so I've made him a little gift bag and matching card while i'm on my day off.
There's more info about this bag on an earlier post HERE,  and instructions at Splitcoast Stampers HERE. After making a few of these bags i found that making the first 2 folds half an inch instead of an inch made them a little bit taller and made all the difference when finding things to put inside as they have to be fairly flat
You can just about see the side view of the bag here but my 2 links will show you better.  The little boat is a Meljens digi image.

Here's the matching card which is 6"x6". The paper is from DCWV stack six  12 x 12 papers. The " AHOY" is also by Meljen's.
And here's the set together. As you can see by the pic, the bag is about 5" square.  Things I've got for the bag so far are, a Thorntons  4"x4" bar of chocolate with ginger, a Cadbury's kids size bar of dairy milk ( the flat one) , a Caramac, some wrigleys chewing gum and a small 2" square Thorntons trial size white chocolate. I'm going to get a Scratch card and a lottery ticket as well.  Big kid he is, lol.

Challenges,  Meljens  Stripes ( how could i not )
                   Totally Papercrafts. Stripes and spots.
                   Sisterhood of Crafters. For men.


  1. They are brilliant Di...! love the image and the matching bag is perfect hun..!

    thanks also for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

  2. Such a fab set, you're so clever! Love the set on your previous post too, just fabulous :o) Lisa x

  3. Nice set Diane. Smashing stripy papers & another cute Meljens digi. You just can't go wrong with Melissa's digi's for fun stuff. Your Speedy will love it.
    Sally x

  4. beautiful set really love your creations x

  5. fantastic gift bag and card di.i love the fab image and the stripey paper is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  6. OH WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE those stripes with this adorable Meljen's Designs boat!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week! Can't wait to see what you make next!

  7. This is gorgeous Di, I love it, you spoil him lol.

  8. That is gorgeous..... great idea. Bet he loved it. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our masculine birthday/anniversary challenge.


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