Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Girlfriend # 2

Hi there Bloglanders

I hope you are well. It's a beautiful day in Sunny SA and I would like to walk in the park, sit outside and drink good wine. But, first a quickie to share how I wrapped girlfriend # 2's birthday gift.

Here it is:

Remember I showed you the one for girlfriend # 1 a week ago?  The one with the cats? Well, here it is if you forgot and the link if you missed out.

Sorry about the quality of my pics. I forgot to take the photos and had to use my iPhone before the gifts were opened.

Now about the flowery gift. I got inspired by this recycled gift bag:

I scanned it and opened my image up in Silhouette Studio.  Then one of my fave functions - "trace and lift" and it was done.  I did add a little white boarder with my offset button but that was all - really!! While I had to use an A5 page of photo paper (I use the office printer and it can't go smaller than that, I made some more embellishments for my stash:

Once again I used "trace and lift" to duplicate the insides of my flowers. A bit of resizing and I'm set for dimensional embellishments.

I hate rushing around to get hold of stuff. When you add to your stash while everything is out, you save time AND money. Nothing like original packaging!

Wondering what's inside?? Well, I always give money or gift cards and no exception this year. I just decided to make them think it was something different - I'm rather tired of  wrapping gift cards. Do not get me wrong, I use it all the time (especially when mailing it off) BUT while I saw both the girlfriend's on their birthdays, I decided to opt for a bit of a surprise.

That's it - a long story!! And it's not finished yet.  Head over to the Silhouette blog to see what the rest of Blogland did to celebrate spring.  OK, it's fall down under in Sunny SA but I'm ALWAYS up for a challenge.

Have fun and thanks for visiting my blog.


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