Well here I am again – posting two days in a row!!

I wanted to share a set I made for a Secret Santa gift I sent as part of the ESAD-SU Yahoogroup Secret Santa Swap last December (seems so long ago!)

It comprised of a large gift bag so I could fit in the Eyelet Border punch, an acetate box full of yummy caramels and a memory tin.

All the items were completed using the Tea Party DSP – I just love this paper and the colours in it!

The gift bag was made from just one sheet of 12×12 DSP and based on a bag that Alisa Tilsner created. I will remake the bag and prepare a tutorial over the next day or so.

The acetate box is the same as the one that I created for the Teacher’s gifts I made in December. I will do a tutorial for these as well as I edited the measurements for the tutorial at SplitCoast Stampers.

The tin is just altered using the Tea Party papers and I made a ‘belly band’ to go around the tin which I stamped the ‘Remember’ sentiment from Life Definitions stamp set.

Now, if you want to get the Life Definitions stamp set then NOW is the time as its on sale as party of the Inventory Sale and is just $68.21 which is a saving of $22.74! It comes with 28 great sayings and so good for any occassion or scrapbook layout. To see what else is on sale in the Inventory Clearance Sale click here

Inside the tin …

I’ve covered the inside with matching Tea Party Designer Series paper and then popped in an acetate pocket which contains a 2010 calendar with each month on a separate sheet so you can mark dates for special occasions.

In the base of the tin I’ve attached a long post it note pad so you can jot down reminders, thoughts or ideas which you can then leave in the tin or stick it to the fridge or your mirror or anywhere you wish really! I’ve also included a matching pen to jot those notes down with!

I do hope you like this little set and I’ll be running this gift set as a class in February so stay tuned for more details on that class.


  1. Hi Leonie
    This is just gorgeous what a lovely gift set. Your Secret Sister was very spoilt and I am sure this would have been received with lots of joy and pleasure! TFS


  2. Simply stunning,cute and ingenius Leonie. I LURVE the Tea Party DSP too….great for any age of lady. The tin is devine and I wait patiently for the tutorial on the gift bag. Pace urself on the posting…u have a whole year ahead of you!!

  3. This set is gorgeous Leonie! Looking forward to checking out your tutorials and making it myself! How cute would these be for mother’s day pressies?? Thanks for sharing, and great to see you back!


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