Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bags, boxes & bows (CSS group project)

Hi there!  It's group post time over at CSS, and we're featuring fun sets of packaged goodies.

Bags, boxes & bows

I created a trio of packages that all are different, but work together because of a unified color scheme.  I'm thinking of keeping these around for my mom's birthday: a little gift card, maybe some cute jewelry, and a few chocolate treats would fit.  And really, wouldn't it be more fun to open 3 presents on your birthday than just one?  Especially if the packages are all this cute?

Bags, boxes & bows

The gift-card fits into the mini tri fold 1 die, and I stamped it with a pink chevron and gave it a grass-skirt-of-a-sleeve.  Ha.  I didn't realize it looked so hula until I saw the pictures.  Either way, my love for those Martha Stewart scissors is still going strong.

Bags, boxes & bows

A fun paper bow sends the sleeve over the top.

Bags, boxes & bows

The little cube die-cut was stamped with a soon-to-be-revealed stamp set (wait until March 24th!) and  I tried to channel my inner Laura Bassen.  My double-stamping isn't nearly as perfect (Laura revealed that she often stamps an image twice, for extra concentration of color), but it gave a hazy water-color look to the stripes, which I've decided that I love.

Bags, boxes & bows

Two yarn bows on the top added even more softness to the tiny box.

Bags, boxes & bows

My favorite piece is definitely this one:  I used the party favor 3 die to create my bag, and stamped it with a subtle tone-on-tone pattern.  My large flower is made from heart dies!  I used most of the sizes and a few of each size, to form this large flower.  A bit of rolled-up fringe worked well for a flower middle.

What do you think of the flower?  Do you love it as much as I do?  If you do, let me know in the comments, and I will put together a photo-tutorial.

Bags, boxes & bows

More packaged inspiration for you at these stops:  Audrey Kim Lori Laura CSS blog

15 comments:

  1. Nice bags, boxes and bows. I like this design very much.

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  2. I do love that flower, and everything else! You always put together such nice coordinating packaging.

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  3. I love that flower! I would love to know how you put it together.

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  4. Fabulous ideas for gift packaging! That flower is gorgeous!

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  5. OMGoodness!! These are just perfect and so beautiful!

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  6. These are the epitome of pretty, elegant packaging Elena!! I *love* the mix and match of different sizes and embellishments on them all - they all work so well together, and that's hard to do when they're all so different!!

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  7. So beautiful! That flower made from hearts=divine! I need this bow die like yesterday!

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  8. All are beautiful. Your Mom will love them. The flower is really cute-made from hearts huh? Would love to see how you did that.

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  9. Packed with prettiness Elena!!

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  10. Oh, these are so pretty, Elena! I love the idea of three gifts instead of one-- especially when they're packaged so beautifully!

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  11. so beautiful...love the fringe!!

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  12. These are wonderful! That flower is GORGEOUS! Very Bassenesque! I think my favorite might be that itty bitty box though, it's just so CUTE!

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  13. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is just sooooo pretty! I'm in love with that little cube! Plus, your pictures are just breathtaking. The light you have is amazing!

    Honks to the gang! XOXO

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  14. As always, your projects are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
    I would LOVE a tutorial on how you create this flower...I've been swooning over them in your last several posts, and can't figure out what you did :-)

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  15. Yes, Elena. I would love a tutorial on how to make the flower. It's very beautiful.

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