Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Another one of my good friends got married recently and I wanted to make sure I kept the standard for gift baskets high :). I first made the card and chose pink & brown to go with her colors.

Before I wrote on the insert for the card, I lightly traced the pocket onto it with pencil so I knew where not to write. This way, once inserted, you don't see the writing. I blocked all the writing, it's personal people! :) I'm really, really happy for my friend but sad cuz she's moving to Boston because of her husband's job - but hopefully they'll be back in a few years!! YAY!

So then I wanted to wrap the gifts creatively... I usually try and make it a theme but SOMEONE, who will remain nameless, bought up all the baking supplies on the registry. Making it hard for me to make a baking themed basket. And there wasn't anything thing else "theme-y" so I ended up buying up all her pop-up tupperware things and another boxed set of storage items. In addition I had to buy something extra for the honeymoon!! :)

I went to Michael's to see what baskets were available and found this flat one with brown lining - perfect! Then I carefully folded the unmentionables into 2 of the containers so they showed through and a jewlery box in another. For the 2 empty cannisters I just used pretty paper to line them. I tied pink ribbon on the ones that had something inside and dark chocolate ribbon on the empty ones. so the bride would know which ones to open. Then I stuffed extra wrapping paper around them so there wouldn't be too much shifting. The big box is just the boxed set wrapped up.

Here you can see more detail of how one of the unmentionables shows through :). I also shrink wrapped the basket for a professional finish then tied it together to the gift wrapped box with pink tulle and taped the card to the front. I love tulle.

Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Boxes, Bags, & Tags, Shapes by Design ("Celebrate")
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, White; SU! Purely Pomegranate & DP
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon, random button, Scor-Pal, Corner Rounder punch, SU! File Folder Tab punch

Thanks for Looking!!

1 comment:

One Creative Life said...

Wow Debbie what a wonderful gift set. Everything is amazing. I bet it was the star of the gift table!