Monday, December 22, 2008

Another Gift Set

My kids had their Christmas with their father's side of the family yesterday. They had no idea what to get for my former in-laws so asked if I would make a card set for them. No problemo. There were supposed to be 8 cards like the one on the left, but after I got going I realized I only had enough of that DP for 6, so snagged a different DP and made 4 of each, so have paisley and floral. Used my wondermous JustRite Monogram Stamper on manila folder, then cut each out with smallest Labels 2 die. I centered that cutout still in the die on the solid CS and ran both through the Cuttlebug on top of the embossing mat to create an embossed frame and also embossed the cutout at the same time; hard to see in the picture, but IRL looks nice. I then inked the edges of the cutout. Dropped the ink pad right in the middle of one (oops!), so I ended up pouncing the inkpad over each cutout. Looked good. : ) Attached all layers to SU! Kraft CS, inked all around the edges of the card. Used the Kraft CS for the box and the second floral piece of DP for the cover. Did the same monogram as on the cards, with the next two die sizes as well. Inked the edges differently for each layer, adding antique gold to the last layer. Put the ribbon in place and attached the matted layers on top of it, wrapped the ribbon around the bottom, and lookie, lookie...I actually tied a decent bow! Not very good at those, so I was pretty happy about it. :) The cards look pretty bleh in the picture, like something missing, but they look so pretty IRL with that embossed frame. The kids said their grandparents really liked them, so that's what matters.


Stamps: JustRite Monogram Stamper.
Paper: Manila Folder, SU! Kraft CS, My Mind's Eye DP.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders, ribbon.

8 comments:

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

These are so pretty. I can see the embossing when I click on the picture and it's very pretty. I have that die, so I'm going to try it. You inspired me and so my daughter and I each made our own set yesterday, and they turned out so nice. She did hers like this one of yours, just putting one piece of CS on the front. I two-toned mine, but she charges me with being more of a detail person anyway. We did not tie the ribbon so did them the way you did your first set. You did tie a lovely bow on this set, so kudos to you. She ended up enjoying the project and thought it would be a great gift idea. She's not into putting a lot of time and thought into a project...she likes to do things in a quick-type fashion, although she does a lovely job. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs,

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous set, Nancy. Very elegant gift. I love it.

I am taking a break from blogging for the holidays...so I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New year!

Take care
Karen x

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful gift set Nancy. How nice that you have a relationship with your ex's family. I have the same, and it is nice to have that open relationship. I know they will love this...
LOL, I finally mailed off your blog candy winnings today...I MADE it to the post office.

Barb said...

These are so pretty! So you "pounced" the ink pad on each? LOL! That sounds like something I would do. And the bow is very nice, too; such an elegant touch.

Mina said...

beautiful gift set...what a nice thing to make for your ex in laws xxx

mycardz said...

Wow, very pretty set! What a great gift idea...I really NEED to get some of these sets! You really did a great job and how nice of you to do this for your "former" in-laws...such a nice person! :)

BTW, you had left a comment on my blog about the HM New Year's card, the stamp is an old one from Santa Rosa (before Stampabilities, called Popping Mouse (appropriate!) :) I actually got my on EBAy. I would be happy to stamp some out for you if you would like. Let me know. Thank you so much for your very kind comment too!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous set and I agree, these make the BEST little gifs -- everyone always appreciates them!!!

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