Monday, February 11, 2008

Teen Valentines Day Set

I made this as a present for one of my daughters for Valentines Day. When Gina K's daughter Alicica K released this set last month I knew I had to buy it for my girls. They love Anime!!


I started out making the box first. It was made with 4 coasters - 2 of them cut in half to measure 2x4 and 2 of them left in their original size 4x4. I covered them with designer paper, sanded and distressed the edges, then punched holes in all 4 corners of each one. To tie the box together I ran organdy ribbon though the holes along the top, going inside on the corners and outside on the flat sides. I repeated for the bottom and tightly tied the ends in bows. The bottom of the box is 2 x 3 7/8 and sits on top of the ribbon inside of the box - there is no need to glue it in becuase the ribbon holds it in place.


The pendant was made by coloring Anna Mae's image and sandwiching it and some dp for the back between 2 microscope slides. I held this all together with 2 clothespins while I carefully taped the edges with tin tape. Both the slides and tape were purchased at my lss - but they are also available online at Oriental Trading Company.


Once the pendant was complete, I wire wrapped it in 18 gauge wire to create the pendant bail. I then used a mixture of pink beads and silver chain to finish off the necklace. It look pretty neat on..... perfect for a teenage girl!


I also made a little box for the inside of the chipboard "bag". I actually stumbled on the perfect size by using some scraps that I had from the rest of the project! The top was made with a 9" square sheet of dp, the bottom used a 8.75" square. I can post the instructions for the box tomorrow if anyone is interested just let me know.


Thanks for looking... let me know what you think!

19 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

these are perfect for a teenage girl, fantastic, love the necklace.

Elizebeth said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a lovely Valentines gift!

Nise said...

When I first looked at this stamp, I thought it was a stamp of you! You or not, it's really cool, especially for a teenager. And I like the new Lizzie Ann Far East stuff, too. You always get me thinking - thanks and looking forward to your next 200+ posts!

retchicw said...

I love this idea, and the papers you picked were great. I have a question though. Does the box goes inside the coaster bag? Can't wait to go to Outback and snag some coasters, hehehe.

Phyllis said...

Oh, no I am in trouble again. I MUST stay away from your blog! I have a teen friend who LOVES anime - I take her to anime CONS - so I must find these stamps! She loves to stamp so would LOVE these.

Linsey said...

Michelle, this is absolutely darling! What lucky girls you have!

Anonymous said...

Those are so awesome!!!!What great gifts for your daughters Love them!!!! Kim

Heather Grow said...

Love it! Great gift ideas.

Rose Ann said...

What a fabulous set of goodies!!! Awesome!!

Velta said...

Man, I love this set!!! Yest I would like a tutorial. This is just perfect for giving to your girls, or their friends :)

Aunt T said...

Wow - all I can say is Wow! This is a graet project. You are awesome. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Teresa

Bethany Paull said...

Absolutely gorgeous coaster box. I love how you wrapped the ribbon horizontally.

Kim H. said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I love the pendant and box you made! That is one of my favorite sets of Gina K.

dpkennedy said...

Fabulous! She is gonna love these!!

Melanie said...

wow, that necklace rocks, great job!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I only have one question where can you find coasters? I tired of haveing to eat out at chilies just to grab a few of these coasters. Cheryl

Michelle said...

I love your blog and look forward to reading your next 200 posts. Check out my blog for a special something just for you! Thanks
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Janine said...

Hey Michelle

Just wanted you to know that I nominated your wonderful site for the Excellence Award.

Belas Creating Place said...

OMG these are gorgeous.
Bela

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