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Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Birthday Present For Marci

My really good friend, Marci, had a birthday yesterday, so I knew that I had to make her a plate stand! I couldn't wait to get started on it, but unfortunately I ran out of E6000, so I had to borrower Amber's. So I made the lollie on Wednesday and then glued the plate stand together on Thursday night and then put it all together.

When I saw this gorgeous yellow plate - at my current favorite store, Tai Pan Trading!!! - I knew I would have to make it mine. But then I decided that it would actually be a good color for Marci's house. I debated back and forth about adding soft blue or olive green papers and accessories to decorate it. But I decided to stay with the brown, cream and really cool mustard color instead.

So here you have it:

Again, these are super, super, super inexpensive to make!!!! This plate was $2.97 and the glass was $1.01! Everything else I had on hand. I think that is why I like this project so much. It's super inexpensive to make and I don't have to buy a lot of new and expensive crafty supplies to make one!

The Details:

Patterned Paper & Dandelion Tag - My Minds Eye
Cardstock - Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Book Page - {bird wing} Danielle Steele's Sisters {I found a better use for this book :-)}
Clear Buttons - Bazzil Basics
Brown & Cream Flower Buttons - Stampin' Up!
Clear Mounted Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Inks - Early Espresso & More Mustard Stampin' Up!
Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up!
Jewel Rhinestones - Stampin' Up!
Bird Punch - Stampin' Up!
Real Estate Sign Punch - EK Success {the Friends tag is punched from this}

Plate - Tai Pan Trading
Glass - Tai Pan Trading
Ribbon - Large Brown Grosgrain is my stash, Yellow is American Crafts, Cream Organza is Stampin' Up!

Ribbon - Large Brown Grosgrain is my stash, Blue & Brown Polka-Dot Organza is All My Memories
Cellophane - Tai Pan Trading
Card - a really old one that I made and apparently I didn't even notice the flower that was attached came off :). Sorry Marci!

Once I got to work yesterday, I added some chocolate onto the plate that I had stashed away. These are totally my current favorite gift to give right now! I am making my sister one, and my sister-in-law, who had a birthday last week. {She, she doesn't know what she is getting!} Happy Birthday Lindsi!!! And of course I need to make myself one!

Hope you all have a great weekend!



Gorgeous!! Love your style.

Young and Crafty said...

How cute is that!? What a great gift idea and the paper is adorable!

Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

Hannah @

Sandy Ang said...

What fantastic gifting. Love your tags and wrapping idea.