Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Gift

This is a project / gift that I made for a very special young lady for her 18th Birthday. She likes to cook so I thought no better time then now to get it all organized ....... she also has recipes from her Grandmother and I thought she might like to write them down and not take the risk of damaging the original...... that is what I do with recipes that Curt's mom wrote for me. She is also makes jewelry so the journal is for her to make sketches or whatever she likes.

The Egg Box is covered with a handmade paper that I just love!!! I sealed the box so if it is in the kitchen and the counter gets wet then it will survive!!! The box lid is a very tight fit so I covered only up to the seam and then stippled the top of the box w/ multiple layers of different colors so it would have the same feel as the paper, you cannot see this in the photo ........ oops forgot that photo. The burlap on the top was hand stitched with floss to dark chocolate card stock.

I stamped about 60 recipe cards and then gave her some recipes also to to put in the box. The flower on the front was cut out of a dictionary using words that describe her ....... amazing beautiful talented smart funny.

The inside dividers I used different colors and stamps so it was reflective of who she is and then on 2 of them I used the full dictionary definition. I life how the dividers came out........ not your typical recipe box.

Inside of journal

This is the outside of the journal in the same paper but you can really see it better here and for the journal it is not sealed so this is true look of the paper. Very simple but again reflective of the person I was making it for and for me I did not want to cover up the paper ...... LOVE IT~~

And here is the total gift ...... the card is simple but I do love how it turned out. The sentiment was computer generated on my mac and it printed perfectly on the card stock and the color matched the enchanted evening ribbon perfectly.

I love doing big projects ........ Thanks for looking!!!


Liz said...

This is an amazing project! Wow!!!

Ted said...

Sue Ann, this is absolutely incredible. Such dedication. She will most certainly treasure these items for many years to come. Nice job! :)

Karin said...

Great project and thoughtful too!

megspaulding said...

Such a sweet, sweet gift. I love what you did with the receipe cards. She will love it.

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful and thoughtful gift, I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it!!

Danielle said...

What a wonderful gift- I'm sure she's going to love it!!

Dana said...

I agree to the above posters, a lovely gift and so thoughtful put together that she will treasure it forever. Love the CAS nature of your hybrid card!

Nadine said...

Wow such a wonderful, thoughtful gift. It looks like so much time and effort went into your project. Im sure the person receiving this will be very touched!

I love how you made that flower from dictionary paper describing her qualities. Genius!

Lori said...

this is just stunning and what a great gift this is for her!!! YOu did a fantastic job.

Sherry said...

What an amazing gift! This is gorgeous!

Dana said...

What an absolutely amazing gift. I'm in awe. I can see how much work really went into this Sue Ann. What a labour of love.

Jennifer K said...

What a neat project, Sue Ann! Wow! I'm sure the recipient will cherish it always.

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