Saturday, December 6, 2008

break from christmas for a day...

Good Saturday morning everyone! How wonderful to be into the weekend, huh? Ahhh...that is all I can say.

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a 70th birthday luncheon for a good friend of mine. I love this woman and it was great to spend time with her and some of her other friends. For some reason I hadn't thought ahead to the fact that I actually needed a birthday gift for her...duh, for me! I was at the store this morning and bought her a little 3"x3" calendar for 2009 that has wonderful quotes for women for each day.

I got home with my fun calendar and realized I had nothing to put it in...so, SCS to the rescue! While I was at SCS I found Jenn Balcer's tutorial for an origami box (right HERE). I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket paper and whipped up a little box to put the calendar in and then also a little 3"x3" card that I put in its envelope and slipped under the ribbon on the bottom. The brown ribbon is the stitched felt from the Alpine Originals ribbon in SU!'s holiday mini (and it is wonderful!). I added some Prima flowers to the top and there you have it...a pretty little box for gift giving. The picture really does not do the box justice but I do think that my friend will enjoy it.

I started a blog just for my Tastefully Simple business and I thought I'd share it with you. I will still share specials and such with you here but for more information, recipes, and fun please feel free to take a look at (and bookmark or add to your reader) my blog called Tastefully Simple with Lorie (oh, so original, huh?). Feel free to become a follower of that blog as I think I may have to give away some Tastefully Simple samples very soon! Yummy!Yum

Alright...go...have a super Saturday and I'll see you tomorrow for Page Plans day!

12 comments that make my day!:

Stacey said...

Lorie, your box is TOTALLY adorable!!! And that tutorial by Jen SO SUPER easy huh?? I made one myself some time ago only to realize I don't have an envelope template for that size card. UGH. I'll be headed to Wenatchee (where our CLOSEST Craft Warehouse or JoAnns is) on Monday for the week, so I'll look for one there. Although I'm sure I can get one from CTMH or something?! But....I WANT IT yesterday! LOL
I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.
I didn't realize you were a consultant for Tastefully Simple!! I'll have to check out that blog now too!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!
-S

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

Wonderful project! mmmmm...I love TS products!

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! Your friend is very lucky to receive such a prettily wrapped gift! I love that paper - I'll have to get some to play with. :)

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl!! You are so creative! Oh and my package came today. Thank you SOOO much sweetie!!

Jenn Balcer said...

what an adorable box - and what a thoughtful gift! I love going to birthday parties for the more experienced ladies. . .they are so full of life and have such stories to tell, don't they?

Dani said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure it was a hit! I love that paper, so pretty!

Emily said...

Awesome box! I bet she loved it! Love the card too! CUTE!!

Kristen said...

That box is amazing! I love the paper and the felt ribbon wrapped around it. What a perfect gift! I'd be happy with the just the box-LOL! I hope your friend loved it!

Diane said...

Gorgeous box and card Lorie! I'm sure she loved it!

Chrissy D said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love how you used this for gift wrapping. What a beautiful gift!

Kim said...

What a great gift!
hugs~ Kim

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Beautiful! I love it!