Monday, January 19, 2009

Sweet Cherry Surprise

For today's project, I put together this fun cherry-inspired care package for my best friend. We've been best buds for 18 years, and even though we don't get to see each other often, we are still close. I thought she'd appreciate a cheerful surprise in her mailbox to ward off those winter blahs.

I used Kazan's sketch this week for my card.



I altered a mini-notebook (love to toss these in my purse to record everything from grocery lists to color combos), tied a ribbon around some Mary Englebreit post-its (from the $1 bins at Michael's), filled a baggie with cherry treats, and threw in a cherry pencil and cherry Chapstick (I never go anywhere without it).

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Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU), Tiny Talk (SU), Clear Cupcakes (Hero Arts)

Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, PTI white, Summer Picnic dp (SU)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: clear glaze pen (Sakura), circle punches, scalloped circle punch, spiral punch, chipboard (K & Co.), ribbon (Michael's & Hobby Lobby), brad (Making Memories), sanding block

58 comments:

Marjan Oosting said...

Love your card! It's so sweet....

Angie Tieman said...

What a fabulous gift set! Love all those sweet cherries, so pretty!

AUsome mom said...

LOVE your card! What a sweet friend you are to send it. Love me some cherries. I need to check out your give away for sure!

sewcrazy said...

Aww so cute! Tart & Tangy is so cute, one of my favorite sets. I used this DSP a LOT also.

Hanne said...

Beautiful card! I really like the other things you made with the same backgroundpaper too!

Loretta Rodger said...

What a fun gift set, I love the inclusion of the chap stick, especially this time of year!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG I so love those products you used here. Lovely job well done with the sketch! :)

Awesome gift set as well.

Elizabeth said...

So cute! I know she will just love this! IT all matchs so well togeather! Looking at it makes me want something cherry :)
You need to join the Cherry / Cupcake swap I am in-

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=392261&goto=newpost

~Christina~ said...

I love the cherry set. You did awesome on it :)

Gabby said...

OH THAT IS CUTE!!! I'm LOVIN' all those cherries! Sweet!

Kazan Clark said...

wow Ann this was certainly a neat surprise! How cool that you used the sketch and made up a whole care package for your friend - it is beautiful.
Hugs
Kazan

xiumaiyuki said...

Your friend will love that card, Ann! Very cute and sweet! I love your use of the DP!

Mandy said...

This is wonderful! I am so sorry to see the DSP retired though. It is one of my favs.

Check out my blog at this link. I left you a little something.
http://messagesfrommandy.blogspot.com/2009/01/look-another-blog-award.html

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
- Mandy

cadnileb said...

Oh so fun! What a lovely gift set!

Kentucky Paper Kreations said...

Great projects and gift idea!

Robin

Susan said...

What an adorable cherry themed gift. I'm sure receiving this will make your friend's day.

Lisa Graves said...

So cute!!! What a great surprise for your friend.

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable gift set, I love it! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

JessicaLynn said...

Adorable. Thank you for sharing!!

Jessica Lynn

acreativeneed said...

Anne this is a fabulous set!! Love the papers. So cute. I've left you something on my blog!
smiles,Deena

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

This looks spectacular!

~amy~ said...

adorable gift set...right down to the cherry chapstick :)

Savitri said...

What a sweet card! Looks so pretty and bright!

trisha too said...

Very cute! She's gonna love it!

(I love my Sakura clear glaze pen!)

:)

spikescreativeside said...

I'm sure your friend will just love this!! I know I would! Love it!

Heidi Van Laar said...

What a totally fun and adorable set! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive such a wonderful surprise!

Hanneke said...

This is beautiful!!

xoxo

rae said...

ok, I ♥love♥ your care package, your friend is going to love it too!!
I adore the cherries on your card, what a fabulous take on Kazan's sketch this week!!

Elena said...

This project is so sweet! I love the gift set you created Ann!

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card and gift set, love it all.

Sara said...

I really love the set- very creative, but very easy to alter for other themes. :)

Joke said...

Love all the cherry stuff. Great job!

toners said...

This is beautiful!! Thank you for your kind words on my blog :) Your work is great! I'm bookmarking your blog so that I can come back and visit :)

Latharia said...

Oh, that is incredibly sweet! What a lucky friend! :D

Lea L. said...

Loving all the adorable cherries! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Sonia Kertznus said...

What a great card... great take on the challenge... and all the other things are yummy!... HUGS...SK :)

Beth Norman said...

What a cute collection. It sure is cheerful.

**Nancy** said...

Great card!!! I love that set you altered, too!!! Too cute!!! Love the cherry theme!!

JoLynn said...

That is so cute. You're a good friend.

Softangelkisses said...

What a cute idea! That would be such a great Valentine gift!

Tonya said...

This is soooo totally cute! I love the cherries! Thanks for sharing!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just the cutest! I {{LOVE}} the goodies and the card ROCKS... :) I have a little something to share with you on my blog... Enjoy!!!

Michelle :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, what a wonderful way to chase away the winter blahs. Awesome gift for your friend!

Lyn S said...

What a great gift for your friend..you are so "sweet" Ann!

Cheryl Walker said...

This is super cute!!!! Love the stamp you used!!!!
That is very sweet of you to put this together for your friend, I bet you enjoyed doing that, I know I do when I make things for friends and family :)

Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Ann said...

Wow, this is too cute.

Peet said...

Wow, Love this, Ann!!! so very beautiful!!!

Jingle said...

I love this!!! So stinking adorable!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a really cute set!! This is just so so adorable!! :) TFS!!!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

This is so cute! Love the set!

cheryln said...

such a wonderful set! love it!

Deanna said...

So cute! Love the cherries!

Shirley said...

Your gift is wonderful!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness...this is the cutest gift set!! Your BFF will love it :)

Hugs,
Katie

Kerry said...

What an adorable gift set! Love all the cherries!

Kathi said...

What a great set!

virginia said...

That is sooo Cute!

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