I've been working on a couple of gifts for L's teacher and teaching assistants. I wanted to give them something personal and a bit different to the chocolates, smellies and wine that school staff get inundated with at Christmas (not that this is a bad thing though!) I had a few of the bare boxes from Papermania and some cheap notebooks from the supermarket to cover and then I decided to make a nail file cover to match too (this can be a bookmark as well). I used some of the wonderful K & Co Abrianna papers that I won in a giveaway over at S J Papercrafts and the matching dimensional stickers. I'm not 100% happy with the way they have come out as there are untidy areas but I hope they will like them and appreciate the handmade-ness (and that IS a word, cos I said so ;-))
I did emboss the white card for the nail file in the set above but I found that the bumpy surface reduced the stickability (that's another word that definitely IS a word, or if not, it so should be).
They are all slightly different but the basic design is the same. I used both sides of the papers together and used a co-ordinating ribbon around the lid of the box as well as on the other bits. In the photo below you can just see the pattern I used around the box which was a doily punch with the waste part reversed and used around the top edge. I truly love this punch and the pretty bit of waste it gives and I like using them together, partly because I like to stretch my supplies and it gives 2 matching pretty designs for the price of one.
They took a lot longer than I anticipated so I hope they appreciate that they are made with love even if they are not perfect!
Bye for now.