Saturday, November 13, 2010

Amber Ink {Olive You}

I headed off the beaten path to make some gift-giving accessories using beautiful Amber Ink iPapers! I thought it would be fun to make something other than a card and surprise you all. LOL Ever since I made this bag I've wanted to try another template, but I'm not ready to make anything too complicated so I used this simple tutorial to make a paper bow.

Since my papers were printed on one side only, I adhered two olive patterns back-to-back after cutting the strips. It would've been a lot easier had I glued the papers together before cutting the strips so I'll remember that for next time. I photographed the bow and tag with a martini glass to show how fun it would be to present a holiday party hostess with a set of glasses (or vodka or other martini mix) with this pretty bow and twine the tag around a bottle of gourmet olives! Mmm... yes, I'm ready for that martini now. ;)

Sources: Amber Ink iPapers - Olive You & Olive You: Tiny; SU Real Real cardstock; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino; SU 1-3/8" circle & scallop circle punches; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; SU silver brads; Glue Dots pop up relief; Mikasa Crystal Nicole martini glass

12 comments:

Pam said...

Oh are you kidding me? I was just cruisin' and I SLAMMED on the brakes! I know a certain person named Amber who is gonna flip her gourd when she sees this! Gosh...you never stop suprising us!

Lindsey said...

OMG, that is the best bow ever! I need to make one, or ten. :P It won't be tonight, but I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing your non-card brilliance!

mustavcoffee said...

Oh Yes pretty cute, love the green paper and smashing tag:0) xx

~amy~ said...

SUE-PAH cute..

Sunghee said...

Get out!!! Looks like traditional paper to me! You amazes me everytime! I don't know how the curled papers don't look warped at all when you attached the two papers together. You rock!!!! And how clever is this! Olive tag in the martini glass. Unbelievable!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

This is fun! What a nice way to decorate the glass like this!! I love it and that sentiment is so much fun! Very nice!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin said...

Emily, this is WAY cute! Fantastic and creative use of that adorable paper...Love this fab idea :)

Kathy H said...

Cool...sweet!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE that paper bow! so fun and really like the photo set up too. wonderful project!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great idea! Might have to try one of those fabulous bows.

Yvonne Russell said...

This is fabulous. Love the papers, bow and gift card. What a lot of love you put into those. The lucky recipients will be over the moon with them.

Lynne Phelps said...

WOW, what a FAB project and the Amber INK iPapers are so ultra-cool for this!! Hmm. I don't have any booze, but I am going to go munch some olives!!!!