Friday, May 2, 2014

Just Add Ink # 213 - Just Add Inspiration

Hi lovely blog friends ~

It's Friday thank goodness!  The weather here in Canberra took a nasty cold turn yesterday, brrrrr bring back Summer I say!  I'm already missing wearing shorts and jandals.  It's going to be a looong cold Winter this year I think.

At Just Add Ink we have a totally gorgeous inspiration pic provided by Nikki this week.

So much to choose from - chevrons, flowers, spots, gold, pink, white, blue, cake ... just scrumptious.  As soon as I saw this one I knew I wanted to use the beautiful packaging that Stampin' Up! has to offer - the Tag a Bag Gift Box.

This little package has been sitting on my desk for weeks waiting to be photographed.  It is awkward and the weather has been ho hum so I procrastinated for ages.  Still not sure I did a very good job :(

I managed to incorporate a lot of the elements that I wanted to.  Using Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky card stocks, and the new Spiral Flower die I made a lovely little cluster of flowers and topped them with Large Pearls.  I used my glue gun to adhere the flowers to my paper doily and chevron ribbon 'belly band'.  Can't wait to fill this little box and pass it on.  I love giving 'hand made'.

Pop over to JAI and have a look at all the other beautiful creations the design team has made this week for your inspiration.  I do hope you play along with us, and look forward to seeing lots of loveliness linked on the blog.

Busy Saturday for us this week as Gorgeous Kid has a birthday party and then we're off to Flip Out with friends, before dinner at our house with said friends.  Have a really enjoyable weekend!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me some comment love - I do enjoy reading them.


  1. This is beautiful Patrice, the flowers are so pretty, that die is on my wishlist lol, have a wonderful weekend and try and stay warm, its turned cold here in Adelaide too, and rainy- I agree bring back the summer xx

  2. Lovely box! Grand Job! Thank you for sharing! It is cold here in the North Eastern area of the USA. Rain and drizzle and fog. Someone made Mother Nature mad! I want Spring!

  3. Totally gorgeous P! Your beautiful rose cluster is amazing, so classy and elegant. Melbourne's no better, remember to pack those woolies...:0) Have a fab weekend! xxx

  4. Naawww how pretty are all those flowers!! I'm sure who ever receives this gift will love it.
    Have a fab weekend xox

  5. This is such a special gift box, P; I just love the gorgeous cluster of roses you've created. Your photography's fabulous - stop beating yourself up!

  6. Just love that gorgeous cluster of shimmery flowers P!! So pretty grouped up like that and the big pearls look fab. I loved the lace reflection in the photo too! xxx

  7. Patrice those flowers are stunning and I love the large pearl centres. The doily addition is very pretty and with the reflection it looks as if the pattern continues on the sides. A lovely gift box.

  8. I'm so loving this little gift box with those stunning roses!

  9. Patrice, your box is just stunning! The flowers are gorgeous, made all the prettier because of the soft colour pallet.


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