Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Get Well Gift with Scriptures that Encourage

I was trying out another of the Cricut Artiste "purses" when I realized it was large enough for a small mini-album like a tissue tube album. That's when I also decided that adding some encouraging scripture would make a great gift for someone recuperating or fighting a long illness.

I cut out two of the purse shapes and used adhered them together, letting the pattern show on the outside and the solid color inside. I used matte Mod Podge to attach matching cardstock to the tissue tubes (after I flattened them really well with my ribbon iron).

I typed up some of my favorites, printed them on 4" x 6" cardstock and attached them to the covered tubes or the inserts. I have those in a Word Document. If anyone would like a copy, let me know how to email it to you. I also used verses from Our Daily Bread Designs that were the right size. I kept embellishments flat and simple - a few butterflies cut from Graphic 45 Botanicabella paper and some of the hearts from the same cardstock that I used for the purse and mini-album.

After punching a hole in the upper left corner with my Crop-a-dile, I tried a metal ring, but it stuck out of the purse at an odd angle. So I used Creme Brulee ribbon I've kept on hand for a long time. The dotted satin is wrapped around the purse and is the one I used to tie the pages together. I didn't tie it tightly, but kept it in the shape of a ring with a knot at the end. I used another stitched grosgrain from that same set to use as "pulls" for the inserts. The front cover of the album has a third ribbon, chocolate organdy that I got in 2006. It's subtle and goes well with the colors of the patterned paper.

I'm sharing this gift with tissue tube mini-album with the following challenges:
 All Sorts Weel #169 - A Gift
IDIC Robyn's Fetish Challenge #122 - Anything but a card
Make It Monday #104 - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Alter It
Use It Tuesday Challenge 38 - Use That Ribbon (hoarded supplies)

Materials used:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Florentine," Colonial White and Twilight cardstock; Graphic 45 "Botanicabella";  toilet tissue tubes
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs "Get Well"
Inks - CTMH Black, Chocolate
Accents - CTMH Creme Brulee Ribbon Collection and CHocolate Organdy (all retired), Prima flower
Tools - Cricut Artiste p. 33, "3" key, 3-D Object 4" - cut two and adhere for sturdier purse
Spellbinders Nestabilities - ovals, scalloped ovals; ribbon iron



Mrs A. said...

Just popped by to say hello. Saw your lovely gift on MIM. Hugs Mrs A. #155

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I saw your project on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

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brenda said...

What a delightful idea Vickie and what a wonderful gift to receive.

Thank you so much for joining in my 'It's a Gift'theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Craftnut said...

Hi. This is very pretty and i love the sentiments you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at allsorts. Blessings. Tracy x

Desire Fourie said...

Vickie this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Wednesday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
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Lisa S. said...

Oh Wow Vickie, this is beautiful and I'm certain this would lift anyone's spirits. This project makes me happy & I'm so glad you shared it here on MIM. Hugs

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great project. You did an awesome job!!! It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

Marjolaine said...

What a beautiful project, sure to make anyone feel better! Thanks for joining us at UIT!
ps. I would love a copy of your word document,

Jenny said...

Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful project. Great use of the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday challenge this week.
Tammy DT

Sandy said...

Wonderful uplifting pressie. Love your little purse and the lovely little mini album too. Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous idea makes a terrific gift thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

happyscrapper said...

Vicky this is so wonderful. This would make the perfect gift for someone who has lost a love one or other hard times. Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish and hope to see you back.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
I would love to have you visit my blog!