I altered a box from Federal Express that all the gifts fit perfectly inside. I covered the white box with the pattern paper I used on the card, My Mind's Eye as well as the inside by spraying with spray adhesive (works great!). Closed it with some pretty white ribbon & topped it with 2 big flowers & silver dew drops in the middle.
Here are the contents of the gift inside the box. It;s going to be real easy to mail & will keep the contents protected.
Here is a picture of the frame I made, placing the cut out butterfly inside. What is so neat about htis frame is that there is space in between the glass & the actual picture that the butterfly's wings are actually off the page because I wanted it to coordinate with the card. However, I added some flowers on the background of the lovely lilac with Tropical Flowers. I love the 2 sentiments in this set - and both of the butterflies, I prefer to have realistic ones to whimsical ones so this set appeals to me so much! Since I love to color, I had so much fun coloring the butterfly with my Peerless Watercolors, aquapainter & highlighted with Copic atyou Spica pens (sorry I didn't get a photo of the sparkle)
Finally, a picture of the butterfly necklace, cell phone charm & bookmark I made using clear polyshrink. As I was making the card, Deana called and I asked her if she liked butterflies. She said, 'yea, remember I have a butterfly tattoo on my chest" I said oh yea (she has like 9, I forget what they all are) and when I asked her the colors, she said blue & purple. Stamping Serendipity - I colored the butterfly for the card 2 nights before (with the help of John who suggested blue & orange when I had already started with the purple). I bet she's going to love this gift!! I just realized I haven't made her any jewelry and I've been making it almost 2 years!
You have to see what sneak peeks of Take Flight the rest of the design team have to share today! See ya tonight at the release party on SCS!! 7:00 - 10:00 CST for fun, challenges (I'll be issuing one), contests & chatting!
Carolina Buchting – In the Spotlight Designer