Tuesday, September 4, 2012

owl gift set.

Some friends of ours have welcomed the sweetest baby girl into their family, and I wanted to gift them with something handmade... and from the heart.


I used the CSS owl die to create a set of shaped thank you cards, as well as an appliqué for the front of a (sewn by me) drawstring bag.  (I love that with the same die, I could re-make this whole set with kitty shaped cards, and a kitty slapped to the front of that bag... I'm thinking halloween black cat, here, people!)


When she finishes oohing and aaahing over the bag (which is so great, all by itself - she could just stuff baby essentials in there, and pop it into her purse... she'll never be fumbling for the soother, or that 1 diaper... and my kids use theirs when we're going to doctors offices or wherever - they know whatever toys fit into their bags is what they're allowed to bring for entertainment...) - she'll find these:


A set of kraft envelopes, stamped with the matching tiny owl from the taglines: critters set.  The different sizes of critter images make this ensemble look a little more pulled together - don't you think?




The owl cards themselves were kept pretty simple... cream and brown, with a touch of pink - to match the fabric owl on the bag-front.  

 On the inside of each card, I stamped the branch image and hilariously corny sentiment from the taglines set.

I hope you've enjoyed peeking at my owl gift set!  If you'd like to whip up your own drawstring bag, click *here*  - I love Dana's site for beginner sewing projects.  I scaled down the bag dimensions, but followed her steps exactly...

Until next time...

18 comments:

  1. This turned out so sweet, Elena! She is just going to love it :) I just got that owl die, I just love how you used the embossing on its belly, I'm definitely going to use that idea, thanks!

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  2. Wow! Fantastic set, Elena! Love the bag and cards and the envelopes...all of them:)

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  3. Elena, this is such an adorable set! I had to Pin it. I love the embossed bellys and the soft colors. So dreamy!

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  4. Fantastic little set! I really need to get me this die!

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  5. Adorable! Love the kraft + cream + pink.

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  6. so sweet and amazing!! love the cards of course, they're absolutely perfect! but the matching bag just puts it over the top! just wow! :)

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  7. I love this, it is one of my favs!

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  8. It's all so cute and sweet! What a great gift!

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  9. What a perfect gift... So lovely, and I love how perfectly it all coordinates together. I am sure your friends will ove it!!

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  10. Love the owly cuteness. Especially those note cards.

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  11. Your gift is absolutely precious! I love those cards with their texture and colors, and the matching bag is a treasure!

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  12. Absolutely stunning! What a fantastic gift idea and those cards are sooo sweet!

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  13. How wonderful! This is so sweet!

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  14. This is fabulous, Elena! So adorable and wonderful!

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  15. This is so sweet, and I love the embossing! It looks great

    (ps. sorry I am commenting LONG after you posted this! I am so behind on my google reader!)

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