Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Gifts

Here is a sampling of some holiday gifts that I made for my client's to give to their clients. Easy to do, just several steps and I work in a scattered way so I work a bit, go to something else, come back, get a muffin, give one to a moose, come back... you get the picture.
The first photo is one of the completed bottles. You can see I used m&m's. The plain fit perfectly in the large bottles, however took three ( 3!) pounds of candy. Whooa. Let's see, 3 lbs. x 1,680 per lb. = 5,040 calories per bottle! Of which, I could consume in a day if left to my own devices.

I made the tags via photoshop, found a saying that I liked, layered many layers and painted textures, all unnecessary if you create small tags. Yes, I learn ALWAYS the hard way. Remember, less is more. Another lesson I seem to forget.

Some of the bottles were from the grocery store through out the years. I would buy the gourmet lemonade for the kids and would save the bottles. I also found wider ones at Ikea. The short jars, also from Ikea, held one pound each. I used m&m's and Cadbury milk chocolates. I liked that they were a nice size and reusable. Q-tips anyone?

Attached a label, painted on gloss finish, tied on ribbon with a bow, put on a tag with jute and done!

This card is being used for a 16th birthday party that I am shooting tonight. It's for two kids that are celebrating their birthday together. Winter Wonderland is the theme, white on white, silver, light blue and more white are the colors. My job is to take photos of the kids in a wonderland setting, take the photo card to a quick2print store and glue the photo into the card so they can be handed out as the kids leave the party. 
What I love about this card is that it is my sister's illustration.
The next photo is of the original artwork.

I really wanted to use the dog and cat, but figured the sixteen year old's would bark at that.
I used the sky & snow and added the verbiage & the 16s. I printed them on a heavy textured linen 12x12 piece of paper and cut down to a 6x5 card. I backed it with a plain blue and tied jute through to hold together. 

 I made one card that was a slip in pocket type, folded and glued on each side.
Cute, but too time consuming.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for chillin'!

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