Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A journal and card set

This is a gift I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I realized that I haven't shared it with you yet, so I thought today would be a good day to do that. (Truth is, I haven't had time to make anything, so I have nothing else to share.) The journal is one that I bought at Borders for just a few dollars on the clearance table. I just added a strip of satin ribbon and used my Label One nesties to cut and mat her name that I stamped with my JustRite stamps and rectangular stamper. I then stamped the swirly stamp from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon for a little decoration. I made a little bow with the ribbon and glued it above the name tag. You would never know this journal only cost just a few bucks. I used Lauren's Timeless Templates All Boxed Up to make the stationary set. I made the same tag as the one for the journal just minus one layer.
I used paper from DCWV All Dressed Up as my inspiration. The template is made using Papertrey Vintage Cream cardstock. I used Martha Stewart's doily border punch to punch the border in Bazzill black cardstock. The ribbon is ribbon from Offray.
I made 8 cards, 4 with black ribbon and 4 with cream ribbon. The cards are exactly the same, just different ribbon. I really made it really quick and easy this way and still gave some variety to the cards. I stamped her name using the JustRite Monogram Stamper Kit in the 1 5/8" size. The monogram is cut with circle nestibilities and matted with petite circle nestibilities. I added a little stick on pearl to the letter.
I don't have a picture of it, but on the flap of the envelopes I stamped the same monogram in the JustRite 1 3/16 size. It was the perfect touch.

The pen (top picture) is an RSVP pen that I covered in the same paper and covered with microbeads. I made a little charm for the pen by stamping the large monogram on white Shrink film and using a jump ring to attach it to the ribbon on the cap.

Thanks for looking and have a really great day!

5 comments:

Sara said...

Beautiful!!! I'm sure she loved it

Gina said...

What a great gift set, I love the little pearl accent.

Cathy... said...

What an absolutely gorgeous gift!! So elegant, I just love it!

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

WOW! You are so very creative!

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! What an awesome gift!!! I love it!!