Friday, November 2, 2007

NANCY MORGAN'S PAPER SMILES GRAND OPENING CHALLENGE PSG111

This altered gift set was inspired by Nancy Morgan's Time To Celebrate Grand Opening Challenge (PSG111 on SCS). Nancy's challenge was to make something other than a card with Stampin' Up! Designer Paper as the major component, and give it away as a Random Act of Kindness (RAK). One more twist to the challenge: you couldn't post the item(s) until you gave them away! I just returned from giving this set to my friend and neighbor, Tammy. She's having an ugly few weeks at her job, and needed a pick-me-up!

This gift set includes an altered clear paint can ( I won this paint can in a blog candy give-away on Gena Contor's blog, My Stampin' Garden), an altered votive holder and candle, an altered jumbo paper clip, and altered Hershey's Nuggets. (I had included some other non-altered items in the paint can for Tammy, but they cluttered up the photograph!) All items were altered using Stampin' Up!'s Fall Flowers DP. Which reminds me .... don't forget Stampin' Up!'s November Paper Party Promotion! Purchase three packs of any DP, get one FREE!
RECIPE
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts (Paint Can Medallion), Fundamental Phrases (Votive Candle)
Paper: Fall Flowers DP, Soft Sky, Really Rust, Old Olive, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Really Rust
Embellishments: Soft Sky Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Silver Elastic Cord, Silver Eyelets, Old Olive Button, Really Rust Embroidery Floss, Old Olive Brad
Tools: Slit Punch (for scallop border on paint can), Scallop Punch, Various Circle Punches and Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template for Paint Can Medallion, non-SU Circle Cutter for Paint Can Lid, Oval Punches and Crop-A-Dile for Votive Holder, Cuttlebug and Dies for Altered Jumbo Clip.
Supplies: Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, E6000 Glue for Altered Jumbo Clip

22 comments:

pescbrico said...

Love this set ! you did great! :)

nancy morgan said...

Oh my, Nancy, this is sooo beautiful! Wonderful job & I bet your neighbor is blessed by your kindness and by the spectactular little gift set. This, and you, totally ROCK = ) !!!! Thanks for playing

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, this is super cute! Great job! I did this but didn't use all SU! paper *blushing* So I'll just do another project and give that one away too! LOL...you know I love to give!

Dottie K said...

Wow this is stunning. Love the paper clip and paint can. Yummy candy. What a wonderful thing to do for your friend - it's a perfect pick me up. TFS :)

Megs :) said...

Nancy~ What a darling gift!!! I'm Nancy Morgan's daughter by the way ;) My mom has told me about the sweet and talented friend she met through her blog and I just had to check out what you've been creating! Your projects are all gorgeous and so classy! Your work is absolutely beautiful :) I'll definitely be keeping up with your blog! Have a wonderful day!!!

Maggie White said...

I love your blog too (i am inkyourheartout.blogspot.com) I didn't know how to respond from the comment you sent me. I am flattered that you want to add me to your list and would love to add you to mine too. (Sorry I am still getting the hang of this bloggin thing). This project is great and i love how you list your description as a recipe!!

corinnesomerville said...

WOWZA !!! Everything is absolutely adorable and gorgeous !!! Don't you just love the Fall Flowers paper !! You rock, my friend !

Love ya
Corinne

Joanne B. said...

super cute. What a GREAT job you did. Twist my arm, I'll have to make one too.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What an adorable set! I LOVE it, it's gorgeous, Nancy!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...I bet Tammy LOVED this set!! It's so awesome, Nancy! I love the papers you used...so pretty!

fran said...

This is beautiful! I love the color combination - and the can is wonderful! How nice of you to support your friend!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Wow, how pretty Nancy. You do such a fabulous job at altering!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a wonderful altered project/gift item!!! I'll bet your neighbor was just thrilled to pieces -- I certainly would be!!! I love this paper and that wide Olive ribbon -- you did a fabulous job on these items!!!

Amy said...

Wonderful RAK! All the items look fabulous...lucky friend! I'm sure that will make her day! ;)

Martha said...

What a beautiful fall gift! That is just lovely. You do such nice work, everything you make is gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

This is a wonderful idea! So cute and I'll bet it really made your friend happy!

Anderson Arts Online said...

Nancy, you are so sweet. I am having a bad day now, will you send me the set, too? Ha Ha! Your set is beautiful, I bet you made her day!

Heather P. said...

What a gorgeous gift!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, fabulous gift set! I'm sure it cheered her right up! What a great idea for a challenge too!

kathleenh said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Nancy!

Morning Glory68 said...

I love the way you altered the paint can, Nancy! What a wonderful gift set. I just love the Fall Flowers paper.

Linda McClain said...

How beautiful. I love that fall flower paper, and what you did with it. The paint can is incredible.