28 November 2010

Zip Flower Corsage


Here's my first handmade Christmas gift.  All you need to make it is a 30" zip, a needle and thread and a brooch back.  I got my zip from Ebay for about £5.00. It looks rather large in the photo, it measures about 4" across.  Here's the gift box for it too .


And here are my oh so simple Christmas cards.  I took a Real Red (Stampin Up) ink pad a pack of 50 cream card blanks and all the Christmas stamps I own.  Half an hour later 50 cards - done!  Stress over, now I can concentrate on a few special cards left to make.
Back in the day when I used to 'buy' cards these are the sort of cards I would go for.  I really am Mrs Minimal, you should see my house - not an ornament in sight!

13 comments:

  1. Wow love the stunning zip flower Vicky, what a great gift, love the box you have made as well..

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  2. Love that zip flower! Your cards are fabulous - I was thinking of going super simple myself this year! Jo x

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  3. fabulous gift, how very clever and effective. Great simple cards too, love them

    Victoria
    x

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  4. Love the zip!
    And what a great idea to make such simple cards and keeping the special ones for family & close friends :)

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  5. They are `fabulous` Dolly..think Ill do the rest of mine like that!!!!!
    Love your flower zip!!!(The Moxie Fab World has a zip thing going on over there)
    Maybe you should enter that if its still on!!!(Link at the side of my blog if you want????
    Hope the weathers no affecting you to bad there:) xxx

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  6. Wow Vicky, what a fabulous gift!! Love your simple Christmas cards, that are exactly the sort of thing I would go for too!! Ornaments...what are they, I don't own many at all they just gather dust lol.

    Our challenge this week is Anything Goes if you are interested in adding your fabbie creations.

    take care,
    Mandy
    x

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  7. Wow that zip flower is absolutey stunning hunni and love the fabbie box for it to go in :o)
    Also youe quick xmas cards are brilliant, clean and simple :o)
    hugs and xxxx

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  8. Hi Vicky
    yep - Crumb Cake is the new name for kraft in Stampin' Up! world!!
    Love
    Victoria
    x

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  9. Vicky, the brooch is just fab and the box looks wonderful. Great set of cards too,
    Always a treat to be found here!

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  10. Awesome zip flower corsage!!! Wow!
    LOVE your simple and perfect cards!

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  11. Vicky these cards are a great idea and very effective. Wow 50 cards made think I need to take a leaf out of your book and make some like these.

    Your brooch is fantastic and who would have thought a zip could look so great.

    Thanks for the knitting pattern number too. x

    :)

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  12. Wow! Vicky I love the brooch....so clever and so effective The simple clean cards look so elegant too :)

    Carol xx

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  13. Wow, love the corsage, what a fab idea and a beautiful gift :)
    Have a great Xmas.
    Hugs, Katie x

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