Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fab Gift Idea

So, I was on SCS the other day, ran across this tutorial. Just what I was looking for! I wanted to make monogrammed cards for my kid's teachers, dance teachers, and misc. ladies. I was getting ready to order from a website to get clear boxes for holding cards, but didn't want to pay for shipping. Than came the searching on SCS. They got all kinds of stuff on there to make. But this was perfect for what I was doing!

The tutorial is easy to follow, gotta love Beate. For my first attempt, I went with some double sided papers I had on hand. I went with double sided, because I wanted the inside of the box to look like it was decorated as well. Than I made some cards with the same pattern paper line to match the box. And what did I end up with? A perfect little gift for my mother in law.
I used a Martha Stewart stamp set found at Walmart for ten bucks. They're clear, comes in a pretty font, and has three circles, (double line, dots, and scallop) around the letter. The letters are even shaped on the clear lining, so they fit in the circle correctly. I used blue bayou, kiwi kiss, and close to cocoa card stocks. The paper line I found at Michael's called Bohemia by My Mind's Eye. Misc CB folders were used, as well as SU scallop punches, and a 1.5 inch circle punch. Added a little bit of star dust stickles, ribbon and another punched out letter to the top of the box.

Liking what I made the other day, I set out to make another one. I found myself in need of more double sided card stock. Lucky for me, Michael's was running some good sales this weekend. After searching on line, I remembered Michael's had a line of papers there that comes in a pad with coordinating colors. K&Company has several pads you can pick from. I picked up three yesterday. They were running a 40% off, plus a coupon for another 25% off if you purchased before 1.

Dudes! That's like a flipping steal! So, I helped myself to a few of those pads of paper! Lots of people are getting these as little gifts this year! LOL! Instead of repeating cards like in the set above, I made 8 different cards for this box set.

Then I looked over my printed copies of the sketch challenges to come up with some different layouts for the cards. I think they all turned out wonderful. This set is going to one of Gabi's dance teachers.

This set used so saffron, wild wasabi, baja breeze, sage shadow, more mustard and close to cocoa card stock. I used SU scallop punches. Close to cocoa is my ink color. Misc. CB folders. Ribbon I had on hand from different places and scrappers floss for one card. Star dust stickles were used on different parts of cards, and the top of the box.
One small tip if you should try to make these. Please pay attention to where you're putting the heavy double sided tape to the ends of the box. Both boxes I messed up, and put it on the wrong side of the flap! Outside of that, this is a very fun and easy project to do, and the end results are so nice, it's a fab gift!


Rachel Hope said...

Awesome gift!!! You did an amazing job!

Kim said...

Oh wow these are great gifts. Love the papers your used too!

Tammi said...

Oh wow, beautifully done Anna!! Such a gorgeous set, the papers are so pretty, love the designs!

Barb said...

Love this boxed card set!! Great giftie idea... just beautiful.

Kris said...

How did every lostie but me know you had a blog? Awesome gift ideas. I can't wait to case them ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your gifts are fabulous! Glad that we found you.


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So cool!!!!


Anonymous said...

Anna these are beautiful!!! I miss 'ya on the island!
LOSTie Debbie