Friday 9 December 2016

don't forget the gifts...

  • mdf blank
  • ranger studio paint
  • ranger glue n' seal - matt
  • tim holtz tissue wrap
  • golden gel medium - matt finish
  • adhesive backed felt pads

As the memo blocks from last year were a success and appreciated by those who received them as a gift, I decided to make another this year. I painted the inside of the mdf blank with grey. For the outside, I selected pieces of tissue wrap to add a butterfly to each side of the box. I shaped, glued, then sanded the tissue pieces to cover the outside. I then gave the box a coat of paint to soften the print. I used purple to add a wash of the recipients favourite colour. I sponged a small amount of black on the edges. I added a protective seal using the golden gel medium and felt pads on the base to protect work surfaces from scratches. The right size of white memo pad was purchased on ebay to sit inside, along with a couple of small pencils wrapped in the coordinating tissue to finish it off. 
As before, I packaged the memo block in kraft cardstock and acetate, with a hand stamped wrap ready for gifting.

I would like to enter the following challenge:


  1. This is such a wonderful gift idea! I love jotting things on notes and so this is both practical and beautiful! I really liked the color palette you chose and the way that you packaged it is incredible! Love the bit of tissue holding your pencils together! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. thanks for the wonderful comments!! I just love making the packaging for gifts I have made... Mx