Monday, December 19, 2011
A Gift for a Friend--Wild Orchid Challenge
A very happy Monday to everyone! My hopes are that you are all ready for the holiday season and are kicked back and enjoying each moment.
Today at Wild Orchid Challenge we were asked to make something for a friend using a Christmas theme. This is our last challenge for 2011, and our first challenge in the New Year will be on January 9, 2012. This has been such a fun year at the challenge and we have seen so many absolutely gorgeous cards and projects every fortnight. We are certainly looking forward to an even more marvelous New Year at Wild Orchid Challenge with loads of fun and, as always, gorgeous prizes for YOU!!
I decided to make an oval gift box for a rose lover and I hope you all like it! I found the box in my stash and thought it would work well with all of the lovelies from Wild Orchid Crafts---and every single item I have used is from WOC, my favorite shop in all of Cyberland!!!! I first encircled the box top with Red Guipure Lace and trimmed the bottom with 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon. I used Holly Leaves and 1" Red Wild Roses on top of the lace. For the box top I used 1 1/4" Red Silk Ribbon for the horizontal and for the double flat bow. The flower arrangement on the top of the box is made with a 1 3/4" Curly Wild Rose, more 1" Red Wild Roses, Holly Leaves, and Red Holly Berries.
On the inside of the box I used a sweet sentiment from Stempelglede along with a rosette made from the same flowers as the front!
Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope you will want to visit me often! I also hope you will drop by the Wild Orchid Challenge to see the lovely cards and projects and will decide to join in with us for our last challenge of the year! Have a wonderful week and until the next time, I send big hugs!!