Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kit Cat Sunday!!!

Good morning!  It's Kit Cat Sunday once again, and I have a fun little project to share with you today.  Our sweet Kelly sent out the most amazing kit this month, and along with the wonderful supplies and pretties she sent, was a suggestion to step outside our card making comfort zone, and create a handmade gift for someone special.   Included in the kit was a gift tin, and a wooden star ornament to decorate.  Well, I have to admit I had to think on this one a while, but creativity finally found me, and away I went!!  

 First up, we have the actual star ornament, which I covered around the edges, and inside with some of the beautiful DP from DCWV (I think), and I embellished with the gorgeous sparkly red glitter paint, rhinestones, and the pretty poinsettia, with a sparkly green brad center.  I used a good dose of Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo to distress, and stain the edges of the wood ornament. 
 This is the outside of the tin, and I kept it very simple, using this beautiful crinkle ribbon for a bow, and finishing off those pretty rhinestones on the ornament.  Once again, I finished everything off with the distress ink, and lots of sponging.  I love the look and contrast of these elegant papers and the distressing.  It gives it such a beautiful vintage feel, which I LOVE!!
This is the inside of the gift tin, which I covered with some more of that gorgeous paper.  I have to shout out a special "THANK YOU" to Kelly for sending such a wonderful kit, and giving me the chance to step outside of my comfort zone to create something that hopefully will give the receiver enjoyment for many years to come.  I love ya, Kels!!!!

Now, you've got to go check out what the rest of the Kit Cat gals have created with their kits, because

Will have some amazing things to share with you, too!!!  Have a blessed day, and I hope you get to enjoy some happy crafting this holiday season!  

Love ya,

18 comments:

Angelica said...

This is so gorgeous, Lorie! I love the idea of packaging the ornament in a decorated tin, it is such a nice touch and makes even the gift wrap special. ;) Everything is just beautiful! Love & hugs, Angelica

Glora said...

WOW, this turned out beautiful Lorie! Way to go and step outside you comfort zone and make something amazing!

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful ornament!!

Susan said...

Oh Lorie, these are gorgeous! I'm drooling of the distressing - it makes these look like they are a vintage family treasure! Your ribbon bow is so luscious, and I love the glitter blue border on the inside of your ornament! The rhinestones give the perfect amount of sparkle to each piece! I just know the recipient will treasure these lovely creations! {hug}

Imke said...

Lorie, your projects are totally lovely. The ornament and the box are so sweet decorated. LOVE it !!

Janice W. said...

I agree that giving the ornament in the decorated tin makes it even more special and I love the vintage feel to it with the distressing! Both the ornament and tin are beautiful!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, Lorie, this is just everything I envisioned it would be when these flew to your house! It's STUNNING on so many levels! From your creative approach to the colors, little touches - just splendid! I love your staging and how your ornament is snuggled into your little gift tin - fabulous! Thank you for taking this challenge and creating such a treasure! It's a blessing to be creating with you and seeing your inspirations each and every time! Love ya muchly! xoxo

djones said...

So pretty. I love your dp and the brightness of the colors you used. Fabulous bow on the tin.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beautiful creation... perfect! The distressing/inking adds so much to the overall look. I love that! WOW! Your ornament is stunning. I love the flower and the way you used hte rhinestones, too. Your bow on your tin is amazing! I love that ribbon.

WOW! This is a perfect set!!!

Hugs!!!

Michelle said...

Oh so stunning! I love your bow - silly thing to say but I just keep looking at it. I think I have bow envy - LOL.... Your set is beautiful and I know anyone would be thrilled to receive this amazing gift.

Hugs!

BlueInks said...

I love the vintage look you created. Great project!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your tin is an ornament in it's own right! And the star is a fab gift to find inside! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Barb said...

Wonderful gift idea and your project is just gorgeous! Every detail is perfect!

Hugs,
Barb

DoBea A. said...

Love the whole thing, but especially the tin. It's gorgeous!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous!! What a perfect little gift or stocking stuffer.

Deedee Anderson said...

Creativity definitely found you, Lorie! What a treasure you have created, both the precious tin and that very special ornament!

Carol W said...

Oh my, what a beautiful project this is...your talent is so awesome. I love what you did with the kit and I love visiting your blog (even though I am so slow...) Great Job Lorie!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great idea! Very pretty!!!! -Sam :-)

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