Shabby Princess Gift Idea!
December 5, 2007
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Well, if you haven’t already guessed it, I’m on a new creative team… for one of my all time favorites…..SHABBY PRINCESS!!! YAY!! I can’t tell you how beyond thrilled I am to be working for this incredibly talented (not to mention suuuuuuuper sweet) gal!!!!!! I have been having a blast playing with her GORGEOUS new designs - all released TODAY !!!!!!! She is having a great sale at the Shoppe too, so run on over to check it out (she doesn’t have sales often, so you don’t want to miss this)!!!
Here are some of the things I made with the her latest designs:
Credits: Twas the Night kit, by Shabby Princess. Evergreen branches are by Pat Christensen. Font: Jane Austen.
Credits: Winter Wonderland kit, by Shabby Princess. The title was made using a new font by fontologie called Empty Wrapper, also new at the Shabby Shoppe!
Here’s a GREAT Stocking-Stuffer Idea!!!
I just LOVE this idea… I mini accordion album you can make that fits perfectly inside an empty Altoids tin! Shabby Princess has some of these pre-made album templates (created by Nicole, using SP designs) available in the shoppe. They are so easy to put together too - the digital part is practically done for you, all you need to do is add your photos (and a little text if you want). Then you print it out and follow the step-by-step instructions (included with the album) to make this sweet little project! I made this one for Chris to keep at work – he’s a proud daddy !! And here’s another neat thing that makes this a great gift idea, the Altoids tin is the PERFECT size box to put a gift card in, so you could slip one in there under your little album, how cool is that?
Tips and Tricks
- I recommend printing out your album pages the night before you assemble the album. That way they will have time to dry before you start handling them.
- I was too impatient to paint the top and bottom parts of the tin separately, so I painted the whole thing at one time and placed it open, and upside down, on top of my Mod Podge bottle to dry (the wide lid fit perfectly inside the tin to keep it from falling off).
- There are lots of other ways to store/display this cute little album, even if you don’t have an Altoids tin on hand. Keep an eye out for some creative ideas soon to be appearing in the Shabby Artist Gallery – I especially love the magnet album idea!
Wondering what Altoids are? See the comments section of this post !