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Little things make me smile. Today I smiled because I got to create a project that involves two passions:  jewelry and paper crafting.  I was commissioned to create a jewelry tool for a client. Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to get it over to her that I forgot to snap a photo of it prior to "locking" in this little package.  So, we'll just concentrate on the package.

It was really simple.  3 x 3.75 inches.  I scored every 7/8" on the longer side and created a little pentagon package that is fixed on each end with a 5 petal flower punch.  In the center, I punched a little hole where I strung twine that I purchased from another chick, on her ETSY site.

Then, of course, the sentiment, which is, of course, from Unity.  I love these new sentiment sets, because I'm ALWAYS looking for a good sentiment to use and these sets put them together for me. This one is from the { thoughts are with you} set and is perfect for what I wanted.

OK.  WELL, my other passion is photography and THIS is the time of year to take pictures.  So, on an adventure with my little garden gnomes (Oliver and Layla), we made sure the camera went along to capture these little hints of the earth renewed..that unfortunately wither all too quickly.

AND FINALLY, my little garden gnome.  He was such a good little gnome, posing so nicely.  Layla even watched him and wanted in on the action!


What a sweet little container! Love your Daffies and fur baby!
Shilo said…
I'm always so impressed with people who make there own wrapping and gift packages...great job....your friend was probably thrilled!
Shilo said…
I'm always so impressed with people who make there own wrapping and gift packages...great job....your friend was probably thrilled!
NoraAnne said…
Very cute gift packaging! I love the twine on top. Your photos are beautiful!
JPScraps said…
Love this container. SO creative!
Crystal said…
What a cute little container for a special little gift!
Ruby said…
This is such a cute project.
Sarah said…
Great container and wonderful pictures!
Jen M said…
That is such a cute container!!
Gwen said…
Adorable gift box but the photo of your pup with the flowers stole the show!!
Dr. Ivy said…
Love the little container, so cute. Love the pictures of the flowers and puppy, so cute.
I just love that sweet little box! Your garden is gorgeous! TFS! :)
Linda said…
This is super pretty I love the flowers.
Jay Gee said…
What a gorgeous little box! Wonderful photos too... love your gnome!
Barb King said…
That container is so cute, great job. Lovely photos, I take lots too, and have posted some on my blog. Thanks for stopping by earlier. barb
Eva said…
Super cute little box.
Emily Keaton said…
First, daffodils are my favorite flowers. Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy there! And I love your sweet little paper packaging--that's brilliant!
Kary said…
Your project is just awesome! So beautifully decorated. And thanks for posting the lovely photos too. What a delight to view them.
Anonymous said…
love your package idea
Glenda J said…
This is absolutely adorable. Lovely little package.

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