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?
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.
A fun paper bow sends the sleeve over the top.
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.
Two yarn bows on the top added even more softness to the tiny box.
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.