Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Retro co-ordinated gift set

Regular visitors to my blog will know that I also enjoy paper crafts and am particularly partial to a co-ordinated gift set.  I've had the idea for this in my head for a while now and had the perfect opportunity to make it reality this week as it's my lovely sisters birthday.

The inspiration for this piece was the wonderful Orla Kiely. I managed to catch a flavour of what she is all about. I love the way she uses simple shapes and colour choices.
Here is the card......

.......and here's the box. It contains store vouchers and I think it's a really nice way of presenting them.

........ and together.

I love to personalise cards and gifts in this way, it almost makes them part of the gift itself and is always so well received. I know when I exchange gifts with my girlfriends, there are always just as many oooohh's and ahhhhh's about the actual packaging as there are about the gifts themselves.

Now my sewing machine is calling, he's been sadly neglected for a couple of days and is in need of urgent attention.

Have a good day.


  1. Absolutely inspirational! I recognise that the leaf stamp from that fabulous Sale-a-bration set and I can see you've been busy with your stamp-a-majig. The thing that makes it superb is your eye for colour. Your sister will be delighted Caroline. Vx

  2. I really love the colours but didn't realise until I read the above comment that it was done with a stamp, I thought you had covered the box with handmade paper, so it's even more impressive! I put some of my simple stamps and gift tags on my last post but they are very plain compared to your beautifully coloured leaves!I am off to look at your link to Orla Kiely now. x

  3. Beautiful, love Orla Kiely.

  4. Uhooi,,
    It works great and beautiful,

  5. Lovely box and card set Caroline! The colours and design are beautiful!
    Lucky sister!
    Gill xx

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