Thursday, November 13, 2008

Favorite Songs for my Favorite Friend - Gina K New Release!

Wow - I had sooooooo muchhhhhhhh funnnnnnn with this set! I was totally excited when Gina K asked me to make some samples up with Alicia's new set "Best Friends". Both me and my girls loved her last Anna Mae set, so as soon as this one arrived we were ready to start!
As most of you know I have 2 teenaged girls and usually end up with a birthday party every 2 weeks or so for one of their friends. They are both HUGE music fans, so burning cd's as gifts is a nice and thoughful present since each playlist is made with the birthday girl in mind. I used Scenic Route paper as my inpiration for this project... I love rainbows and the the bright colors just scream TEEN to me!! This set consists of a card, a cd holder (with a cd in it someday...) and a box filled with fruit shaped gum balls.



The card was the first piece made. I colored the girls with copic markers in vibrant colors... some of the colors I probably don't use very often!! I added a bit of the rainbow paper to the bottom, then hung the sentiments on jump rings to give them a little swing. I love the choices that this set has to offer for sentiments. Fun things like "You can never have too many..." and "Nothing is better than...." Plus lots of fun words to fill inthe blanks!




The cd holder is made with one of the white cardstock blanks sold on Paperaddiction.com.
These come in packages of 4 that are all ready for you to decorate. I used more of the rainbow paper to decorate the holder and trimmed down the main images and matted it on black cardstock.

The bright plastic and foam flowers are from Creative Impressions. They are held together with brads that were decorated with the rainbow rhinestones. I also used my brand-spankin' new lime green metallic letters from Thickers. I love these things!!




The inside of this is actually a little bit different from the blank cd covers we have in the store because it has an extra flap on the left side. I made a little book for the inside cover by sewing together sheets of black cardstock. I left them black because we will print out the song lists and some lyrics once we burn the cd. It's also a great place for journaling and pictures! I love doodling with white gel pen on black cardstock for a cool chalkboard effect!


The matching box was made with black cardstock and I used leftover scraps to cover the sides. The top was cut in a circle with a Fiskars shape cutter and clear acetate was glued to the inside of the lid. You should have seen me picking through the penny candy looking for something that would look pretty with rainbow dp! The box measures 3.5" x 3" x 1.5".
I decorated with the top with the plastic flowers, white gel pen accents and more of the rainbow rhinestones.


Thanks so much for following this all the way to the end! If you love this set as much as I do then take a stroll over to Gina K's store to snag "Best Friends" for yourself! There are more fantastic samples of this set on Gina's Blog, as well as Cammie's, Courtney's, Donna's, Emily's, Erika's, Jessica's, and Melanie's as well.


Take a second and let me know what you think!

22 comments:

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors, new stamps!!! and embellishments!

Desiree de Monye said...

This is awesome - so vibrant!!!

Courtney said...

Wow, how bright and cheerful! Perfect for any teen! TFS!

catdidit said...

OH wow! This is such a beautiful set/gift idea! LOVE the bright colors and how you did the little tags on the card, neat idea! LOVE all the flowers on the cd holder too...gorgeous coloring as always!

Donna said...

wow! bright gifts - I bet the birthday girls will adore them! I love the tags on the card & the big flowers!

angie worthington said...

LOVE what you did with this stamp set...i have a 13 yr old daughter and i know exactly what you mean about the parties!...lol....this set if perfect for them!...

Cindy Lawrence said...

Michelle!! Congrats on the guest DT spot, girl! These projects are outstanding as always! Love all the details and the fun, bright colors!

Jingle said...

I love the anime look of these stamps! These are great! I hope there are more like them to come!

Melanie said...

that rainbow paper is sooawesome what a greta color palette for these chicks!! love the stitching on the hat all your detaisl, it's bombalicious!!!

rachel said...

This is brilliant! I only have sons, but I'm thinking this would be a fun gift for the (ever so patient) babysitters!

Carolyn King said...

akkk....super cute. I love the papers you used with this set--a perfect fit!

Jessica said...

Wow, those colors really pop, especially with the bling. Great job!

Anita C said...

So Cool!! I love it! The colors, the embellies, AmAZinG work!!

Jessica said...

SHUT UP!!! Michelle, you are such a rock star and I am head over heels for your projects!! Your coloring and bright colors are just so perfect... I can't say enough how much I LOVE what you've done...

And as for your checked boxes, Oh.my.word. Perfect! how did you do that?? Thanks for the giggle this afternoon!

Sharri said...

You are so right this is perfect for teens! What an awesome gift!
I love it!

Elaine said...

Great gift set! Love the paper; great fun bright colors!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh, how AWESOME!!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

OH WOW!! I love the bright colors that you used...The girls are just wonderful...great stamp set...You always do great work and I love coming on your blog to see what you have done...you are a wonderful stamper...

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Love the vibrant colors Michelle! This is so cute, and I was so excited to hear about Gina's daughter creating theses sets! Awesome job! Perfect for the teens and tweens!

Belas Creating Place said...

These are adorable..they look like Sailor Moon, a cartoon in the late 90's. Great colours too.

Carin said...

I really like the way you put this together, and the rainbows are perfect. Would love to see more on how to make the box if there's a place you can direct me...is it two separate pieces, or is the lid attached? Great work!

retiredheather said...

Oh I wish I was one of your daughter`s girlfriends! This is just stunning. I know teens will love it. So cheerful and useful. LOVE it.
Heather

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