Tuesday, October 13, 2009

gina was right--it IS a giftbag!

the princess digi-page i made for niece lindsay last week, that is. after debating for a day or so i finally realized that it did just need to be *slightly* smaller, so that it'd fit on the front of the glossy purple generic giftbag i bought at michaels; then i could add gems to the frame and cut duplicates of some of the more prominent icons... (the princess, slipper, clouds, frog, etc) ...so they could be popped up on foam tape for more dimension and interest. and of course stickles are always a good idea on these occasions, aren't they?! when the embellishing was complete, i mounted the entire panel to the bag using blu-tack so that it could be removed and hung on the birthday princess' bedroom wall if desired; then i decorated the bag with sparkly ribbon, pretty flowers, and some wired pom poms until it was worthy of being filled with princessy presents. mission accomplished.

(dingbat font: db once upon a time from scrap-n-fonts; formatted in broderbund printshop, colored in adobe photoshop; giftbag, ribbon, pom pom trim, silk flowers & tissue paper: michaels; cardstock: staples; other: tiny black beads, stickles, foam tape, blu-tack, hot glue)

with the giftbag sorted, that meant i was free to use the castle dingbat i had already supersized and paper-pieced as the centerpiece of a card. so i did:

(dingbat font: db once upon a time from scrap-n-fonts; formatted & printed in broderbund printshop then used as a template; patterned paper: sei, bo bunny, crate, gcd, prima, scrapbook wizard, provocraft; purple pearls: recollections; decorative pins: making memories; pen: zig; inks: colorbox; adhesives: xyron, tombow mono runner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

by now you'll have concluded that the choice of purple tones for the princess and her accoutrements was not an accident. miss lindsay informed me several months ago that her favorite color is now purple, rather than pink. she still likes pink...but it's not her favorite. this was a bit of a challenge, i must admit, as purple isn't *my* favorite color. nor, seemingly, is it the favorite color of the world's patterned paper designers. but i muddled through somehow, and i am fairly pleased with the results. i just hope the birthday girl approves!!! :)


  1. super-d-duper CUTE!!!!! Good grief that castle rocks!!!

  2. Pr. C-W also professes purple to be her best and favourite after many years of pink. TG she let us know before the purchase of her rather exciting birthday present.

  3. CUUUUUUTE! Genius use 'o the dingbats! Love the gifty bag and the castle is just plain awesome!

    Purple is not my thing either, but you have succeeded in making me love it!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Absolutely the cutest bag gift set EVER!!! She's going to love it. Everyone is so going to be in awe... Very cool!! :)

  5. Very cute - I love the castle, its amazing. What is it about girls and purple. I have 3 girls and lots of purple stuff!

  6. Super, super cute, as ALWAYS! So Lauren-y! The recipient is one luck lady!

  7. I DO like purple, but I probably don't have much either; you did quite well, as ever :)


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