Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wine/Bubbly Beverage Charms Gift

{This is a scheduled post while I am enjoying time away from the computer with my family – parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. I will be back with Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesdays in a couple of weeks.}
Ok so you just got invited to a big summer party… and you think maybe you should bring a hostess gift, but what do you bring?  A treat? A bubbly beverage? Flowers? A plant? A card? Hrmmm..  How about a treat, a “card” and some BLING?
I have always liked the idea of wine charms… they’re such lovely bling.. and how can you go wrong adding sparkle to something already sparkly?  Brent and I don’t drink alcohol, but we do enjoy a nice sparkly glass of something bubbly like Martinelli’s Sparkling cider so for today’s purposes, this little giftie will be modeled on a non-alcoholic sparkly beverage.  Feel free to attach yours to your favorite sparkly beverage.
For this giftie I used the Skipping Stones Design stamp set Margarita Birthday.  Again, being a non drinker I wanted to find a fun way to use this delightful stamp set.  {I do love celebrating good times with good friends AND a good virgin strawberry daquiri or margarita!}
Here’s a full view of the gift set: 
You can choose to give glasses or not.. I’m just showing for demo purposes.  The charms fit neatly in the hanging “box” on the bottle which is made as you would make a door hanger or similar “hanging box”.
These wine charms are made by attaching various 2 mm glass seed beads and 8 mm fiber optic beads from Rings N Things {I picked these out at the warehouse with my sweet friend Stacey Flores when I visited her in WA last February… so much fun!!} to some hoop earring bases that I picked up at Michael’s. I folded the ends of the ear wires over to make  a “hook” to close on itself.
                   WineGlassCharmBlueWeb      WineGlassCharmsOtherWeb
For the packaging I cut out and layered up circles of cardstock with my Nesties and Cuttlebug, added a scalloped edge to the box with a FIskars border punch and popped up some sentiments.  The daquiri glass is colored in with a mix of colored pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and a grey Copic marker.  I added a touch of bling to the glass with a Sakura clear glitter pen and sugared up the glass edge with some glass beads attached with Liquid Glass.  I love all the sparkle on this project!
The white circle and glass are one piece of cardstock.  I traced the Nestie circle around the stamped image, cut a rough circle around the nestie circle , cut out the glass up to the circle line and then placed the Nestie circle die on the image, popped the cut pieces of the image out of the die’s cutting area and ran it through the cuttlebug.  *Whew*  Did that make sense to you?  LOL! Perhaps I will to do a tutorial. Hrmm.
Anyway… Hope you enjoyed this little giftie project!
~Inky Smiles!!


Jeanne said...

Lovely set, Erin!

Hope you are having fun with your family. *Ü*

Barb Turpin said...

Yes, do a tutorial, this turned out great! Love the little 'sugar crystals' on the glass.

Kathi Carlson said...

This is an awesome gift set, Erin, and a great idea! LOVE the beaded rim you added to the glass - so clever!

karenastieler said...

So it is very impressive that you can get a 3 yr old to make a necklace. Love the Red earrings. When we finally get to Utah, we will have to make some jewelry. Cute Sid

Stacey said...

LOVE it!!!