Sunday, December 21, 2008

Super Quick Gift Set

By coincidence a memory lapse on my part (or something to do with the reindeer from my last post) fits perfectly with Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge this create something so simple that we could assume someone casing it could do it in 30 minutes. From start to finish this whole set took less than 30 minutes for me to throw (literally) together. Chuck and I had the Roaddoggs Christmas party to go to Friday night. Chuck started a cycling group with some friends and a couple of their wives, and they call themselves the Roaddoggs. There are two other wives and myself who do not ride, so we have been dubbed the Road Kittens. haha. :) We have a Christmas party every year and draw names for a little gift exchange. I got Mary, one of the other Road Kittens. Chuck and I had gone to Fredricksburg last Wednesday to visit the winery we went to when we were there for a Valentine's weekend getaway at a B&B. Our hill country wineries are producing some wonderful wines, and in fact has been dubbed "Little Napa". We bought several bottles of this delicious wine we discovered, to give as gifts, one being for Mary. I also wanted to make her a set of note cards, but it completley slipped my mind - until I was putting on my make-up for the party. EEEEEEK! (not my make-up, the forgetting part). So I finished getting ready and had about 45 minutes before I needed to leave. This is the set I made. The DP is from My Mind's Eye, attached to black CS card base with my handy dandy Glue Glider I got from Joan - love it! I grabbed this JustRite Damask border and the Special Occasions font, inked it with Versamark, and did four each with black and white embossing powder. Did an extra white one for the box. Cut out and embossed with Nesties circle and scalloped circle, then simply attached to the card. The box went together so fast, thanks to Sharon's dimensions here. Used the same DP and attached the monogram over this gorgeous white fabric ribbon. I didn't do a bow here, or it would have taken me another 30 minutes (I'm not good with bows ~grin~). Eight cards/envelopes with the box in less than 30 minutes. Whew!

Stamps: JustRite Monogram Special Occasions font, Damask border.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories: Circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities, black and white EP, ribbon.


"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, I am impressed!! This set is beautiful. I love my Just-rite products but I loaned out my monogram stamper and I NEED to get it back. Note to self...don't loan out! When I get it, I need to try this as it looks like it makes a gorgeous and super quick gift. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure she loved it.

Jenny Gropp said...

These are lovely!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are fabulous Nancy! What stunning cards these are and so elegant in black & white. Love your paper and all done so quickly...BONUS!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

6 wacky women said...

WOW...Nancy. What a beautiful set for such a short amount of time. You are amazing. I love it.

Karen x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh - you are TRULY a wonder woman!!! I could NEVER do 8 cards PLUS a box in 30 minutes -- oh my word -- they are FABULOUS and it looks like it took so much longer -- just a stunning gift!!! I bet she just loved it!!!