I am not here right now because I am at a Swarm in Norman Oklahoma*okie just loves the post options on blogger*. This post is set to go live at the exact time the Swarm starts. I didn't want to post this last night in case there are people who are attending the Swarm check my blog before going. But, I wanted to share the Secret Sister gift set I made for my Secret Sis. Although it isn't much of a secret since I got the hostess! LOL Our limit was $10 and I did go over a little, but I also was able to take some things from my stash.
The printed paper is double sided from Got Moxxie and is Crop til you drop. I thought it was perfect for the occasion. I just hope my Secret Sister, who isn't really a secret hopes so also! I only used two sheets for all the projects you see. I used scraps I had for the deep red, white and black.
The box is a cigar box that my friend Linda gave me. I put some scrappy items in the box, hence the name on the tag on the front of the box. I just used some paper filler to make it look more festive.
You can click on the picture if you want to see more detail. I added some Prima bling swirls for a little texture. The tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. The wording is from Printing Press. I really love that cart and I think it is often overlooked.
I added a ribbon loop to the lid so it would be easy to open. As you know sometimes cigar box lids have a tendency to fall "in" the box *okie wonders if people do know that or if she was just assuming people know....and then remembers what assuming does and giggles at herself*. I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch for the eyelet look at the end of the tag.
I used Graphically Speaking for the "FRIEND" on the card. I like the jumbled words on that cartridge and don't use them often enough! The brads are from Basic Grey Wassail collection. The ribbon is just some I got at a sewing store here in town, which has since closed down.
I used a Stampin Up marker for the faux stitching on the card and also the dots on the word friend. The inking is done with a Cat Eye Fluid Ink Chalk Pad - Charcoal. It is just a simple card and probably not one of my best works, but I still think it fits the occasion.
The bag is covered completely with paper I had left over from the box and card. I did use a versamark pad and stamp to add a little something to the deep red paper. It just looked to plain otherwise. I can't remember who made the stamp, but I know I ordered it from Joann's quite awhile ago.
The scallop circle is a 2 inch punch by EK Success.
I was way too lazy to dig into my gift wrapping cabinet and get some tissue paper so I used a large paper bag and tore the edges. The bow is made with raffia.
Well hope you enjoyed peeking at the gift set! I am hoping she likes it! I will be sure to take pictures and post on here later. I do have my Flip with me also so I might do a little video so you guys can see everyone *okie wonders if she needs to have everyone sign a disclosure of some type* if they are willing to be on camera! LOL