Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Christmas Gift Idea

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Hello, thank you for swinging by today. Today i show you something that i have prepared for a friend to give for Christmas. Well.. i had hoped that i could figure out how to blurr the name on the shield that cute lil Flicka is holding but i just could not figure it out :-( so i have added my watermark over it in the hope it is not too visible.
I store my own Shimmerz paints in this clear box that i used from my favorite Chocolates Ferrero Rocher hmmmm yummy :-) because the box is narrow and the paint jars fit nicely in. For my present i had to buy an other box, eat all the chocolate (what a pain) :-) and than i have lined the box at the bottom with some patterned paper and decorated the top.
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The label i created with Photoshop Elements (which took me probably the longest lol), just cut out with Nestabilitie oval shape and for shimmer i had to use Shimmerz paint in Gold  :-). Unfortunately i have forgotten to take a picture of the inside of the lid. I have made a little chart so my friend can add some color samples inside the chart and see how the color looks on paper so she can make an easy decision what matches her project. Inside this box is also a set of brushes to use with the paints.
Oh, and since the labels of the paint jars were all different shapes i have added with my Dymo label maker my own. The tags are not glued permanently on – so if my friend does not like the look, she can take them easily off.
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This is an easy and fairly fast gift idea – the box did not really cost anything and the paints can be purchased for a good price and a nice variety at 7kids College Fund.

50 comments:

Beth R said...

Wow! what a lucky friend you have to receive such a beautiful gift. Claudia you always have the best ideas. JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

Diana Louwerens said...

What a great gift, she is gonna be so happy with this, love the decorated box

Lisa Lou said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Annita said...

awesome Claudia sooo cuute. fabulous amazing...

hugs

Cheryl said...

What a nice gift and the box is wonderful!

Jodie from Oz said...

Claudia, this is beautiful and a wonderful gift to receive.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Yvon (jioya) said...

What a great idea, i think that i now know what to make for a friend/collegea of mine!

Thanks so much for the inspiration,

Hugs Yvon.

Debby said...

what a lovely gift!!!

Moni said...

waw fab project! Love the papers and fab image! Hugs, moni

Jacilynn said...

How cute Claudia! Love this idea!
x

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Claudia your such an inspiration and I just love this box and I am sure your friend will be delighted with this. What a fab idea and I know what I am going to be making to keep my shimmers in, thank you for this idea.
Hugs Linda

dolcreations said...

What a lucky friend to receive this package! You have done such a gorgeous job putting it all together and your colouring, outstanding!
Christine

Anke said...

WOW Claudia wie genial und so wunderbar gestaltet.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Liza said...

A gorgeous gift and a fabulous idea.

Liza x

Lil Sis said...

Lucky lucky friend - a fabulous present to recieve and packaged soo beautifully

Hugs Beccy xx

Lil Sis said...

Lucky lucky friend - a fabulous present to recieve and packaged soo beautifully

Hugs Beccy xx

HazelQ said...

What a great idea for a xmas gift :) I love your coloring, that is a beautiful stamp.
Hugs
Hazel

Lynda said...

Hi Claudia, this is an absolutely fabulous present and so beautifully decorated too. Your friend is soooooo lucky.

Love Lynda xxx

Nancy said...

What a awesome idea and a fabulous present! Your friend will love this gift! I never think to reuse boxes and containers that things come in so thank you so much for sharing this idea! You have decorated it beautifully!
Hugs,
Nancy

Christina C. said...

Super toll, Claudia!!!! Du hast immer so wunderschoene Ideen.
XXX Crissy

stephanne said...

This is going to make someones day to recieve this!! What gorgeous image and well done with the Photoshop Elements sentiment. I love how layered this looks and what's inside is wow wow wow!! You sure do know how to put smiles on faces ;)
Stephanne

CreaRenata said...

Wow, what a fantastic project!

Joy said...

WOW! What an awesome gift! Your projects always amaze me! :)

pinky said...

This is one gorgeous gift you have created, far better than anything you would get in an expensive shop!
Pinky

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a great label, super! Wonderful colours and a lovely image!
Hugs Jacqueline

Merry said...

What a terrific idea and how terrible you had to eat that chocolate. lol

Penni said...

Super project Claudia. Now I have a good reason to eat Ferreo Rocher Chocolates!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Debbie said...

Wow, you friend is one lucky lady to get this gorgeous package. and if you ever need help eating the chocolate so you can empty the box, I'll be right over...lol happens to be one of my favorites

Tab said...

Oh Claudia this is gorgeous, I love how you have altered the little jars and the box is exquiste! Your friend will love it for sure!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cheryl said...

OMG this is gorgeous,such a beautiful Christmas gift!!!
Hugs xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Simply fabulous Claudia...what a stunning, and very special present...thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.
Hugs
Carole xxx

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, how very special! What a gorgeous box of beautiful paints and all the labels. Your hAnglar image is adorable and I wish the tag said "Barb" on it. BUT, if you ever need help eating all that chocolate just let me know, I'd be more than happy to help you out. You have the niftiest ideas ever!!! Warm hugs, Barb

Candy said...

Hi Claudia,
Boy what a great gift your friend is going to receive. She will love it.
You have an awesome idea here to put the shimmers in and have decorated it beautifully!!
Hugs, Candy

Norma said...

Claudia, lucky lucky friend. What a fabulous idea for a gift set. Your friend will simply love it. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs.
Norma

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Claudia!!..What a Beautiful gift!!..Hugs, Ila

Karen said...

What a wonderful gift: I would be so thrilled with the box as well as the contents! You have done a fab job on this.

megastamper said...

wow ich bin echt platt, das teil ist ja superschön, kaum zu glauben, dass es eine rocher box ist. toll und was für eine geniale idee und grosszügiges geschenk!! alles passt sooo schön zusammen, auch das motiv ist wunderschön.
super gemacht claudi.
bussi, bea

Bribrie said...

C'est une trés bonne et trés belle idée ! Merciiii

Christine said...

Wow, Claudia, this gift is amazing. What a lucky friend. I love how you have colored Flicka and the gorgeous papers you used. I love my Shimmerz paints and might need to make a box just like this to hold mine. Thanks for the inspiration.
xoxo, Christine

Kim said...

Absolutely AMAZING Claudia! What a fantastic little holder you have there! I am in love with this idea and what a fantastic gift! Your friend is going to LOVE it!
Big Hugs~ Kim

craft_princess said...

What a great idea!!

Jeanette said...

Okay.....all I can say is "WOW" that is an amazing present! You have the best ideas Claudia and I applaud the sacrifice that you made when you ate all those chocolates just to have an empty box. That must have been sooooooo hard! LOL! ;)
Hugs Jeanette

Stempelientje said...

Oooh Claudia, I feel so sorry for that you had to eat all that chocolate!!! LOL

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
I think this is such a wonderful idea!! sorry you had to eat the chocolates to get the empty container, hehe
the colors are great, love the whole idea and what a wonderful gift! I love it!and love the added bling
XmicheleX

Loz (Aus) said...

What a very lucky friend you have! This is gorgeous and I bet she loves it!

Loz (Aus) said...

What a very lucky friend you have! This is gorgeous and I bet she loves it!

Carolen said...

What a wonderful idea! Beautifully
done!

scrappinpeg said...

CUTE IDEA! I love that cute little box

ineskreationen said...

ohhhh so ein geschenk würde ich total gerne erhalten!!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This gift is gorgeous! Your friend will be delighted! Warmest wishes, Lesley