Thursday, August 23, 2007

Birthday Gift

I have had to make a birthday gift for my grandma since June! I just couldn't get my act together and sit down and put something together. I finally finished it, though, and she LOVED it! I saw this particular box on Natasha's blog, Palm Trees and Pogo Sticks. It was perfectly what I needed! I visit Natasha's blog every day, and she ALWAYS has wonderful creations posted. This gift set box was no exception! Thanks for the GREAT idea, Natasha! I saw another ADORABLE box like this on Laurie Schmidlin's blog, Just Give Me Stamps, but it was for the 3x3 cards. I still want (and HAVE TO) make that one, but I needed something in a size my grandma could mail. I did use Laurie's idea of tying the cards up with raffia, though! Thanks, Laurie! (I just LOVE Laurie's blog too!) I kept the cards very simple. I learned from giving my grandma card sets before. She doesn't like anything too complicated, and if the cardstock is anything but white or cream, she won't use them because she "can't see what she's writing!" Too funny! I thought these MissyB Designs bugs would be great for my grandma. Once I decided on the stamp set and the design, the box went VERY quickly. There are 2 of each design for a total of 8 cards. I think this is going to be my new favorite gift for a while. . .until my family gets sick of seeing them, that is! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- MissyB Designs, You're Bugging Me, sentiment by Papertrey Ink, Little Lady; Paper- DCWV red, yellow, purple, black, blue, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Lovely Lilac, Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue; Accessories- polka dot ribbon from Doodliedoo, slit punch, hole punch, Aquapainter, Stardust gel pen, raffia.



16 comments:

Natasha said...

You put a big smile on my face this morning! I'm glad I could inspire you. What a precious gift you made for your grandmother!

beate said...

Charmaine, these are adorable. That was quite some punching you had to do!!!!
You are on fire, all those cards and early challenge cards....man, you are a stamping machine!!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Well that's cute as can be!!! I am sure she just LOVED it!!! Or will love it lol. LOVE the cards too! Darling!!

Kendra Giles said...

Beautiful box and beautiful cards too! What a great set! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful as always, I have so fallen in love with the Missy B stamps, have these on order.

NC said...

Beautiful cards and a GREAT gift - thanks for the ideas!
Nicole
http://stampinlibrarygirl.blogspot.com/

Alexandra said...

Wow! What a great gift, so pretty! Darling cards and the box is wonderful! TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

It's perfect Charmaine!

Jill said...

What a lovely gift for your Grandma! Who wouldn't love to receive a set of your cards?!

joslyn said...

how cute is that! love the box with the cards just adorable!!

chelemom said...

These are the cutest! Love these to pieces!

Dottie K said...

This is stunning! Love all the bright colors and the box is amazing. Your right this makes an excellent gift. TFS :)

Julie Masse said...

Who would ever get sick of these? They are fabulous!! Just a great job you did with some great ideas!!

Angie Z. said...

Such a colorful and fun gift set! The cards are simply SWEET and the box is AWESOME!
~Angie

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Charmaine, this is a great idea, thanks for sharing this! I want to make some too! And that ladybug is so cute... =)

Laurie said...

Charmaine, this box is SOOO cute!! I love the ladybugs and punched scallops! And those cards...you make simple look exquisite! I love this!

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