Thursday, March 13, 2014

Whisker Graphics: happy


Hello!

Exciting day for me since this is my first official Whisker Graphics project!

A little background on me & Whisker Graphics.  I've always gravitated to their bitty bags.  I'm super lucky since our local Impress shops stock them!  They don't just carry paper packaging though, they also carry Divine Twine.  Some of my favorites are the solids and what introduced me to Divine Twine, Air Mail.


Okay, let's get started, shall we?

My Darling Daughter will be turning 19 in a couple of weeks so I've been having fun doing a 19 day countdown to her 19th Birthday.  I've been sending her cards, texts with old pictures and fun facts about the year 1995.

Today I'll be sharing a small giftie for her:


For those that might recognize this, it is a Fabriano box.  Truth be told, I think I've only given away one other Fabriano box.  It's like gold to me but I'm learning to let go.  My girl has no idea....as a paper crafter, perhaps you do.

I wrapped the box in black kraft paper and set it aside.

I then went into my crafty lab and did some experimenting:


I've always been a fan of tags and don't you adore Whisker Graphic's large pink tag?  It's really a melon sorbet color and I discovered I could 'paint' a canvas bloom to match it!  I just watered down some reinker and went for it.

My girl is really into polkas....she has several sweaters, tops and dresses with them.  When I spied that black polka bitty bag, I knew I wanted to team it up with the pink tag:


I started off by wrapping the package with Coral Divine Twine


I then layered the Bitty Bag and embellies.  That black polka is actually a punched cork piece that I sharpied in black.

The happy die cut was in my stash (Chickaniddy Foil Paper CN14SP002).


I'm certain that my girl will appreciate the polkas {probably not the fabriano box but no worries, I'm writing on the tag for her to keep it for me, she probably already knows that!}.

What's that?

You want to know what's inside the box?

It's the little things, right?  A college student living on campus and all....


Life is Good.


32 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Aren't you a sweet mama ... adorable wrapping.

sandi said...

This is sooooooooo sweet! Wonderful present! Your daughter is going to LOVE this!

jessica said...

What a super FUN gift that your daughter will LOVE!!!!
AWESOME colors and love the polka dots!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! Soooooooooooo sweet!!!! I am IN LOVE with all that PINK!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Fabulous gift and wrapping, Amy! I'm always a sucker for a pink/black color combo especially when it includes polka dots AND my favorite Whisker Graphics bitty bags! :)

Laurel said...

Love your gift wrapping (and the gift!)!

Sherry Eckblad said...

What a great way to celebrate your girls 19th birthday! I am sure she appreciates anything her Momma sends her.

Annette Allen said...

aww sounds like your daughter is going to have some great memories of her birthday.. mom is making it super sweet.. this packaging is just perfect..

Happy Birthday to your daughter..

lauren bergold said...

such a cool idea! birthday countdown-- 19-days till 19! (tho it starts gettin' unweildly at my age, lol!) OF COURSE she will love it... and yeah... i'm sure she'll automatically KNOW that the box is only a loaner, lol! looooooooove the decor, that super-skinny metallic paper diecut is BEYOND awesome, but the whole assemblage rocks! happy (almost) birthday to the young miss!!! <3

Audrey Pettit said...

Ok, first of all...you are absolutely the BEST momma evah, my friend! I LOVE your idea to shower you DD with birthday love leading up to her big day! Genius! And your wrapped box is absolutely gorgeous! Love the black, white, and pink combo, and I, too, love all the polka dotties! Fun twine wrap and flower, too! And OMWord, do I ever want some of those bitty bags!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is a precious giftie!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

hehe, so fun!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh, Amy, that package is just FABULOUS!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

donna mikasa said...

Such a happy present, inside and out! Love that polka dot bag and you "sharpied" a piece of cork?? Genius!!

Kelly Griglione said...

I just need to keep a phrase on my clipboard that I can cut and paste on your blog posts!

"Amy, I don't know how you do it all, and work for 20 different companies!!"

You must be one organized lady! LOVE your first project here. I hadn't heard of Fabriano so I checked them out. They sell bad parking post-its! Hahaha. It shows a car sandwiched between two others and says "nice park job". How fun would that be to use. Anyway, your black wrapping looks so classy. Love the pink and polka dot elements!

Miriam Prantner said...

Perfect color match. And you're a great mama to be sending goodies like that!

Charlene said...

How very pretty!! A great match in color and your dd will love it!!

Maureen said...

Fabulous wrapping! And yes, my heart skipped a beat seeing that Fabriano box - love mine!!

Lysa said...

SUPER cute! I love the polka dots and twine together!

(PS. Can I just add that there's NOOO way you have a 19yr daughter ;) )

Shannon J said...

Oh this is SUCH a cool way to celebrate your daughter's 19th...I just can't believe YOU have a 19 year old daughter!! The packaging is AMAZING! I NEED BITTY BAGS!!! Love those polkas!

Rose said...

well i am the lucky duck that has the one box you gave away :) lol
LOVE the polka dots!!!!!!

wendipooh13 said...

how fun and yummy!!!!! great wrapping!!! and love that pink!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute Amy!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Boy do I understand. When I went to Florence, I bought some paper at Il Papiro, I haven't touched it...wow, and it has been about 10 years. I look at it... Hugz

Ashley Horton said...

She will love this Amy!! So adorable!

Laura Davis said...

Oh this is soooo cute, I'm sure your daughter will love it! I tried sending my daughter cute stuff to her in college and she was unimpressed...she is the complete opposite of me. :)
hugs
Laura

Lynn Mangan said...

The pink, black and white is fabulous Amy. I love those bold polka dots!

Jill said...

I am a bitty bags fan, too! :) Great project! I'm loving those colors.

Jen said...

delightful!! LOVE it....

Deepti said...

This is so delightful :) lovely wrapping

cm said...

You are such an amazing mom! I wish I could see the mega-watt smile that will play across your daughter's face when she receives this! Wow! Fabriano box...swoon. The bitty bag...awesome!! I *need* bitty bags! And the candy...perfect! First project with Whisker Graphics is a HIT!! Way to go!
c

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous!!! Love that painted bloom. Thank you for sharing Amy!