Saturday, January 12, 2013

Say It with ROSES

Monique has been busily coming up with projects that are perfect for little gifties and this time we have TWO projects for your to consider.

Both of these projects are basically upscaling ready made items for a more personal and artistic look and appeal and both feature roses in the design.

The first project is this lovely box of soaps which look like red roses-a perfect Valentine gift-Monique has use the VALENTINE BONNET digi to make a tag-The die cut is from a Dutch company that no longer offers this design but Monique suggest that nestibilities must have something similar to substitute.

This item could also be combined with other projects from Monique's series by using the same digi as design elements to tie them together-for instance this hat digi could be used in place of the cupid in the snow globe etc.

Our next project is a bottle of wine actually available for sale on the internet-but I have seen similar bottles that used bubble bath for their contents-in this case Monique used Sexy EVE which features lots of roses but again you could mix or match your digis to create a gift basket.

Monique says:
the bottle was pink allready and had the sexy label on it, i just put on some extra bling and made a label from black cardstock using a die, added gold glitter glue and the Eve digi, also added a gold cardstock label saying Love potion and added some black glitter glue on that along they edges.

A little thought and some careful planning can make you a gift basket pro-we all collect crafty stuff-start watching for cellophane bags often available on EBAY at a very reasonable amount.

Cellphone is so much nicer for gifty things you can use it for candy, small gifts etc tied with really nice ribbons or trims-I buy crinkled seam binding which a crafter dyes by hand from a vendor on EBAY which is use frequently because I love the antique shabby chic effect it adds to my projects.

Martha Stewarts craft division does some wonderful tags and lables again with a vintage feel-touches like that can really add to the quality and prfesentation of your finished projects.

Here are the links Monique provided for these projects:
to the pink wine bottel (it's a champagne like wine but it's from Portugal)
to the die on the soap roses it's a Marianne Design Creatable LR0235

Valentine Hat Digi

EVE digi

Watch for a new project from Monique coming soon.


  1. Wow what beautiful colouring on your images totally stunning creations x

  2. Sooo much fun! Love the idea of personalizing a gift this way to make it all the more special. Fabulous, Monique! Love the images you chose. xxD

  3. Oh these are brilliant, What great creations, Love Hxx


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