Sunday, July 19, 2009

Note cards for Mom

My mom will be retiring in August so I made her a gift set of six monogrammed note cards using my new JustRite Damask set from Stamper's Dream. I also decorated up a clear box for her to keep them in. Here's a picture of the clear box. The green circle is Herbal Garden Medium. I added some green mini flower rhinestones above and below the letter L.



There are a total of six cards, two of each design. The layout of all six cards is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch. On each card, the white monogram circle and the mat circle behind it are up on separate layers of foam tape. The larger Prism White circles were all embossed with my Butterfly Impressabilities template and then sponged with Pretty in Pink ink. The white scallop border behind the Porcelain DP on all six cards was done with a Victorian Piercabilities die. Bows were tied with my Bow Easy.

Here are pictures of each card. The green mat behind the monogram on this one is Herbal Garden Medium. Green mini flower rhinestones were added above and below the letter L.



On the next one I used clear mini flower rhinestones on the monogrammed circle, and the mat behind it is Baby Pink Light (same as the card bases).



The green mat on the last one is Spring Willow Medium and I used the green mini flower rhinestones again.



SUPPLY LIST
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Stamps: JustRite 1-3/16" Damask Centers & Bonus Font
Paper: Prism Baby Pink Light, Prism Spring Willow Medium, Prism Herbal Garden Medium, Prism White, Basic Grey Porcelain DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Butterfly Impressabilities, Victorian Pierceabilities, PTI Sweet Blush Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Sponge, Bow Easy, Mini Flower Rhinestones, Diamond Glaze (to glue down rhinestones), Clear Box

Oh, and thanks to those of you who helped me get my *butt in gear* yesterday! It took me until mid afternoon to go to the gym, but I *did* finally make it there! :)

29 comments:

chercroppin said...

What a great retirement gift! Congrats to your mom!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW these are just gorgeous! That DP is just so elegant and pretty! You did a wonderful job on these!

Danni said...

Those are just gorgeous! Wow!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

BEAUTIFUL! What an awesome gift for your mom! I'm sure she's gonna love them! I love them all!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are awesome - she'll love them!! Good for you for gettin' to the gym!! :)

Lori said...

I knew you would get there!! Good for you bud!!!
Gorgeous set of cards, mom is going to LOVE them!!

Janetwmarks said...

Love the colors and details. YOur Mom will LOVE these!

Becky said...

These are so soft and elegant, love the embossed backgrounds and the design paper is just lovely. What a lucky mom..

Silke said...

Denise - this Set is gorgeous!!! Your mom is gonna love it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

My, oh my, Denise! These are pure loveliness....so beautiful and elegant!

Joanne (jojot) said...

she is going to love it

Rose Ann said...

Congrats to my mom on her retirement, Denise!! This card set you've made her is so beautiful!! I love your papers you've used, and the monogram is perfect!!

Dawn Easton said...

So soft and pretty, Denise! Your mom is going to adore this set!!!
I'd almost forgotten about my clear boxes! Yikes...best use them soon!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a gorgeous set for your mom...you are too sweet!!

Ann Kranitz said...

these are gorgeous!!! Your mom should really love these!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooh Denise, these are just beautiful!!! Your Mum is going to love these!!! I love that paper you've used and fabulous job of the sketch!!! Gorgeous!

Whimsey said...

WOW; so very beautiful; what a fabulous gift!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your mom is going to love this ever so soft and incredibly elegant card set. Congrats to her on her retirement.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Denise these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love gift sets you know and this is wonderful. Your mom will love them!

Riet said...

Wowww Denise,what beautiful,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Ann said...

So pretty! I'm sure she'll love them!

Piritta said...

These are so pretty!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

These are just gorgeous, Denise. You mom will love them. I mean, really, what's not to love? :-)

Our Little Inspirations said...

ohhhh, so lovely! Your mom is going to feel so special to receive these! Gorgeous colors on all of them, love that dsp!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful gift set! Your mother will love it! I love the soft, romantic colors and papers!

Connie said...

Another wonderful set, Denise!! So elegant and pretty! I just LOVE this basic grey DP!!

Kristine said...

Beautiful set for mom!! Great job :)

Karen Giron said...

Your mom will absolutely love this little set, Denise! I love the soft colors and all the ribbon - yum!

Ange Kelly said...

What a fabulous set of card! I love the DP that you have used.