29 March 2014

Gift set for a special friend.

Hi there!

Today I have a little more to share than a card...

There are so many ideas on Pinterest for creative home made gifts! I decided to make some bath salts for a special friend who celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago.

Off course there will be a matching card!



I discovered this butterfly stencil in a drawer, never used before! I inked it up with blue and green distress inks, added a computer generated sentiment (happy birthday in Afrikaans) and stamped 2 swirls just for some added interest.



The recipe includes coarse salt, Epsom salt & baking soda. I added a small amount of blue and green food coloring and a few drops of essential oil for fragrance. I packed the excess salt in a cellophane bag as a refill :)

I am linking my project to the Seize the birthday challenge


                                                     



That's it!

Thanks so much for looking!







16 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Hannelie this is an awesome gift idea and your card just amazing with the butterfly. Also love the tag on the bottle carrying the theme through.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sue said...

Such a lovely gift for your friend. I love the way you have coloured the butterfly and the matching tag is such a nice touch.
Sue xx

Dot said...

Such a wonderful gift set, beautiful colours. The butterfly is gorgeous.
hugs Dorte

Bridget said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this idea! The soft blue-green is so pretty - a soothing, serene colour which evokes thoughts of a spa, or sea water! A beautiful butterfly card to go with a beautiful gift!

Sharon said...

You clever woman. What a delightful gift. Love those bath salts. The card is awesome. Stunning stencil and I like the swirls you stamped as well. The black border just makes this pop. Beautiful! hugs Sharon x

Lynn Mangan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card...that stencil is amazing. And I love the gift set. I would put that to good use! :)

Barb Ghig said...

What a lovely gift idea, Hannelie! Your stenciled butterfly was a really great find, and is such a beautiful image for your card and tag! I love the color combo and beautiful font on your sentiment, too! Your friend is very lucky indeed!

Thanks for the recipe for Bath Salts!

Marjan Küppers said...

Heel erg mooi is die sierlijke kaart! En samen met het badzout een prachtig cadeau!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a lovely gift and card! Love the stenciled butterfly. The colors are gorgeous and love the swirls too! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, your friend's going to love all of this, Hannelie ... the delightful and perfectly stencilled card, the wonderful gift and the wonderful matching tag ... so awesome, my friend! Anita :)

otomys said...

'n Mooi geskenk Hannelie en alles pas pragtig bymekaar. Hou van die "waterverf" voorkoms van die skoenlapper.
Groete,
Amelia

Edwina said...

This butterfly card is just wonderful! the colors on the butterfly are so pretty. I love this card so much. Edwina Brown

Macarena said...

Very pretty and perfectly done!
Thank you for joining us at STB.
Hugs, Marzena DT

Jodene said...

I love that you have coordinated the colours in your gift with the butterfly. It's very effective! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

Jodene said...

I love that you have coordinated the colours in your gift with the butterfly. It's very effective! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

Petra Swart said...

Oooo, ek's mal hieroor, vrou!! Die skoenlapper is pragtig en dis perfek geplaas. Die font van die sentiment is stunning en wat ek die meeste van hou is die 2 swirls - dit maak vir my die hele kaartjie!! Die swart randjie is perfek hier - ek vind party keer is 'n swart randjie net die ding wat jy kort om als af te rond, maar skaanks genoeg werk dit ander kere glad nie. Ek is ook mal daaroor om geskenke of boksies en kaartjies te maak wat bymekaar pas. Jou geskenkstel is regtig pragtig!!
Groete