Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gift Baskets

5 Ways to celebrate a friend's birthday from Heartland Paper:

THE PEDICURE BASKET: Plastic basket. Includes a base of cotton balls, comfy flip flops, foot scrub and lotion, foot massager, files, toe separators, and scrub brush.

Place all items in plastic basket with cotton balls in the bottom to lift things up. Tie ribbons around handles of basket. Tie tag on with same ribbons.


THE PEDICURE BASKET TAG:Green cardstock tag, foot die cut, pink marker, diamond glaze, white paper printed with "Wishing you and your toes a Happy Birthday!", small strip of patterned paper, distressing ink, pink flower, button.

Instructions: Paint toes of foot die cut with pink marker. Put diamond glaze on each toe to make shiny. Ink all pieces with distress ink and glue together. Place flower and button beneath writing.Tie onto basket.


THE SCRAPPY BASKET: Scrapping storage piece filled with scrapping supplies. We used clear stamps, inks, and tools that all coordinate together.


THE SCRAPPY BASKET TAG:Green Cardstock, Blue Cardstock printed with "Hope you have a Happy, Scrappy Birthday", ribbon for tying, circle punch and scalloped circle punch.

Instructions: cut one scalloped circle from green cardstock, cut straight circle from blue cardstock- flip punch over to center circle around words. Adhere circles together. Tie onto basket with coordinating ribbon.


THE TWILIGHT (or other book) BASKET: Box covered in coordinating pattern paper, soft throw blanket, Twilight paper back book, apple, bookmark


THE TWILIGHT (or other book) TAG:Red Cardstock, Three pieces of Gray Cardstock printed with "Have a Dazzling Birthday", "The forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest...But not as sweet as Birthday Cake", and "If anyone asks how old you are, just say you've been 17 for... awhile!", wire, glue dots, distressing ink, circle punch and scalloped circle punch.

Instructions: cut six scalloped circles from redcardstock, cut straight circles from gray cardstock- flip punch over to center circle around words. Adhere circles together. Wrap wire around pen to curl. Sandwich two red circles around wire with glue dot. Place in basket in various areas so that sayings show.


THE CHICK FLICK BASKET: Plastic basket with ribbon tied on handle. Chick Flick movie, comfy slippers, pop, candy, popcorn.


THE CHICK FLICK BASKET TAG:Black cardstock, white cardstock printed with "Hope you have a birthday filled with Romance, Comedy, Adventure, and Drama...with a Happily Ever After Ending!", strip of striped paper, ribbon for tying, circle punch, distress ink.

Instructions: Cut black cardstock to 3X5 inches. Cut white cardstock (around words) to 2 3/4 X 4 3/4 inches. Using circle punch, punch out corners of both pieces to create a ticket effect. Ink all edges. Adhere white to black and then strip across bottom. Tie ribbon around strip and then tie to basket with lots of ribbons.


THE CHOCOLATE BASKET: Plastic basket with ribbon tied on handles and vinyl lettering around that says "eat chocolate". Inside: Chocolate of all kinds!


THE CHOCOLATE BASKET TAG:Brown Cardstock Tag, Patterned paper Cut to fit tag, "Wishing You a Super Sweet Birthday" printed on white cardstock,Hershey kiss diecut with Happy Birthday flag, red heart, distress ink, curled wire, ribbon for tying.

Instructions: Ink all pieces. Layer together with adhesive. Tie onto curled wire that is attached to basket so that it hangs from handle above chocolate. Tie with fun ribbons.


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