Incy Wincy #125 Dec 26th Winter Wonderland

Prize 4 Digi's at Meljens Designs Store

This week the design team got to play with some really cute digi's from Meljens Designs.   Mine is called "Mouse Skiing".  I been sick of making Christmas cards for ahile now, so I decided to make something else, a gift bag.  I've had a Paper Boxes kit from K & Co. for a few years.  I've used a couple of them, but not too many.  I decided this was a good gift to make for one of my neighbors.  She's kind of old and a little bit disabled, so I thought it would be a good way to cheer her up. 
I printed out the digi really small, cut it out in one of the small circle dies and colored it with my Copics and distressed the edges in distress ink in "Tea Dye" by Tim Holtz.  I added the digi to one of the flowers, cut out a tag from other parts of different boxes, added a bow from Martha Stewart and little beige pearls inside the loops of the tag and to the edges of the box.  I also wrapped some antique lace around the box.

Here's what the top of the box looks like.  The blue flower is from Prima, which I added another pearl to.  I glued it to other flowers that I got from my stash.
After all that work, I had to make a card to go with it!!  Oh well...I used the same digi, just a little bigger, coloring it and cutting it out the exact same way so it would be matchy matchy.  I used the same lace, "waterfall" stickles and the same bow as I did on the box, adding a button on each edge of the lace.  The paper (brown) is also from K & Co., but it's from the McKenna line.  The tag is from the box kit, which I stamped with an ANM stamp and Rubber Stampede ink and the blue paper is scrap, also from the box kit.  The large snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch with "waterfall" stickles layered with a little snowflake punch (I think it's from Cutting Edge) with "diamond" stickles on it.  I really hope she likes it...I plan on filling the box with little candies.
Here's an update.....I gave this to my friend and she ABSOLUTLY loved it!!  She just went on and on about how pretty it is and how she couldn't wait to show it off to people....made my day!!  And I was having an absolutly crappy one!!!

Challenges entered: #57 Blue + One color (brown) (2 wks) #95 Anything but a card  (2 wks) #7 Use a Sentiment (2 wks) Anything but a Xmas card #104 Holiday card & gift set


Julie said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at SSD
Happy New Year

Kathy said...

Very nice gift set Renee. I bet your neighbor will love it. Really like how matchy matchy you made it, it looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSD this week.

happyscrapper said...

What a cute idea. Your neighbor will love it. The little skiing mouse is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSD this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
Christine DT at SSd

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the DP!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful creation, so many wonderful details! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

deesdesigns said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the color scheme and your homemade flower embellish is stunning. I want to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments and our Anything Goes challenge. I hope you'll join us for our next challenge too - Good Luck!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Gemma said...

what a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes challenge this time at AUD Sentiments! :) Gemma

Hazel said...

I'm so gls she loved it. Its evident how much work you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenges for our use a sentiment challenge,
H xx

Steph said...

What a sweet card. Love the colour combination! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Tip Top said...

Great idea! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers