28 April, 2016

Mothers Day Inspired Gift Set

Hello all and welcome to my post for Meg's Garden.  Today's project has been inspired by Mother's Day, which is just around the corner.  I have created a unique and softly feminine gift giving collection.  The beautiful colours and soft tones in the Rose Quartz Papers lends itself perfectly for that special gift for Mum.

 My first two creations are a card and matching paperbag envelope that I have altered to

 To create the paperbag envelope, I have folded the base of the paper bag up and glued down both sides to create a pocket for one of the Cut and Create  tags

and I have slipped my card into the bag opening.

 My card is quite simple, just a piece of folded baby pink cardstock.  I have used a border punch down one side and also accented with a white cardstock border.  I have used more of the Cut and Create sheet, large Gardenia, dusty pink ribbon, twine, baby paper roses and a fancy frame. I have inked all my edges with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress ink.

 I have also added the punch borders to the inside of the card.

My next creation from this gift set is an altered white glass jar.  I am sorry readers, but I have no before pics, but I do have a bit of a tutorial on how I added the Cut and Create label.

I fussy cut one of the labels from the Cut and create sheet.  However I found that the paper was a little thick and wanted to crinkle around the edges.  So I decided to gently rub back some of the layers.  I gently spritzed the back of the label

 and then ever so lightly, I rubbed the back of the label till it started to "ball up".

 I repeated this a couple of times, being very careful not to rip or remove too much.
 Once I had removed enough layers  that the label now sat flush, with hardly any wrinkling or crinkling, I glued it into place with some mod podge.

and then sealed it with some Jo Sonja's decoupage varnish.


 And last, but not least is my gift bag.  I have a few of these little craft paper bags in my stash and this was the perfect size for my altered jar.

I have used ....... Rose Quartz to decorate the front and the back. To embellish I have used the large metal filligree rose and layered a cream gardenia to it.  I have also used the cream trim and lace from our kit.  I fussy cut   the "Love You" tag from the Cut and Create to tuck in behind the flower as an added sentiment.

Items I have used to create my projects are:-

Thank you for joining me today.  
....till next time
remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Beautiful Mothers Day Projects, thank you for sharing. There is going to be a happy Mum with those lovely gifts

  2. Wow Kimi,awesome work,so very beautiful ,love it all!

  3. Oh My! such an inspiring gift collection! Your work is beautiful~ I like your work with the paper bag envelope and the gorgeous paper collection and embellishments.
    The jar is amazing! So soft and fem. And thank you for the tip about carefully removing some of the back paper; that was so smart! : ) Karen O

  4. I have just started making paper bag cards...love the idea to include a small gift. Beautiful colors on this paper collection. Your ink distressing color choice is perfect. Beautiful projects!

  5. Stunning work and I love the beautiful papers.

  6. These are all soooooo beautiful ... you are a VERY talented lady :)

  7. These are all soooooo beautiful ... you are a VERY talented lady :)

  8. Oh my .. these are simply stunning Kimi! The card, envelope and gift bag are just beautiful with perfect embellishments but I have to say the jar is my fave. A brilliant idea to pretty it up with one of the gorgeous labels from the collection and thank you for sharing the process. Beautiful work! x