Thursday, August 6, 2009

house warming gifts

We are going to a house warming party out of town this week-end and since I have not seen the house it really got my mind working as to what could I give my friend Shirlee?

I made a cd case mini album so that she could just add pictures from her party. I used the paper line Max's Backyard.........the embellishments were so pretty and the paper is foiled and glittered. Here's the front and the back of the case. Some were rub on's and the other stickers. It actually is a pretty easy project to do & we all have cd cases laying around after we end up putting the cd's in a player or case etc. All you need to do is take out the inserts and then make an accordion style insert for pictures and journaling.
Here's a couple pictures of the inside. It actually will hold a dozen pictures. I'm not sure if you can see how pretty the paper is but it looks awesome without even pictures in there.

I also made this altered clipboard. Not sure if the color scheme will fit in but it is pretty and most of us women like to keep lists.........whether it be for shopping or things to I added the friendship theme to it by using some rub ons. I attached a pretty pen with a ribbon and then added more ribbons to the top of the clip. I made some pretty paper with my border punch and then just put some plain white ruled paper behind it. It turned out so nice that I need to make myself one soon!

The best part is both of these gifts are handmade and I know she will treasure them just because they are from me and made with love.


Scrappy Rat said...

Love the altered clipboard. I like how the entire board--metal and all--is painted one color. If they're anything like me, they'll love it! :)

marla said...

very special for sure Louise.!! Some great gifts to treasure.

Tona said...

Both are very nice gifts. I'm sure she'll love them.

Jessica said...

Hey Louise, lovely gifts. I hope you've enjoyed your weekend away!