Nov 06 2007

Gifts Galore!


This is a gift set I made using the Holiday Harmony DP and some of my favorite stamp sets in my very favorite style!!! Most of the photos are too greenish — sorry about that!!! Photographer error, and she doesn’t know what to do about it — LOL!!!


This is my very favorite piece!!! It’s a box that requires a full 12 x 12 sheet to make the base. I used the textured River Rock. This box was inspired by several boxes done in this style in a book I picked up at Michael’s — well, can you imagine my surpise when I realized that the boxes I was so enamored with were done by Kelly Lunceford, who we all know as atomicbutterfly at SCS!!! The book is Great Gift Ideas Using Scrapbook Materials, A Tweety Jill Publication by Jill Haglund. Here are the directions:

  1. Using a full 12 x 12 sheet, score at 2 3/4″ intervals, which leaves a 1″ tab for securing together. The Scor-Pal works great for this box!
  2. Turn the paper and score 2 3/4″ across the bottom, to form bottom. Cut out small corner piece and slice up the lines to the score line.
  3. Make the cover out of DP in the same manner, only score every 2 7/8″ so it is a bit larger than the box — this cover slides on and off very easily!

Once it was made, I added the strip of Pomegranate paper to the box as it just needed a bit of color! I made 2 decorative add-ons with Sweet Sampler, added brads, tied my ribbon, and done!!! This really is a super quick project and Ithink it makes a big statement for how quick and easy it is!!! Love this box!!! Thanks Kelly!!!


This is another quick little gift — a bookmark with a pretty case — presentation is everything, right? Just simple stamping on my bookmark, matted in Pomegranate. For the topI used a piece ofHodgepodge Hardware, firstadhering a 3/4″ circle punched piece, and then running the ribbon through my hardware. Rather than knot this heavy ribbon, I tied it off with the Gold Elastic Cord — worked great!!! And I just realized you can’t see that in this photo, but it does show in the groupphoto above. I really wanted to add DD or brads to the bookmark, but as I did want it to be functional as a bookmark, I restrained myself!!! The case was made quicky with DP, on the Scor-Pal, and circle punching out the top. I merely added a sentiment on the bottom, some ribbon and the star, which was first stamped in Pomegranate on Very Vanilla, then using the SAMJ, I stamped again in Versa Mark and then embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. I then cut the star out and againlayered it onto a sheet of Pomegranate, and then cut that out, leaving a little border. It made my star stronger and defined it. I wrapped it with the Gold Elastic Cord and adhered with a Pop Dot!

  • Bookmark: 2 1/4 x 6 1/4
  • Case: Cut paper 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 (length). Score at 2 1/2 and 5 and you will be left with a 1/2″ strip to secure it together. Turn paper in Scor-Pal and Score 1/2″ – this is the bottom. Cut off the small corner square and the opposite outer rectangle, so you are just left with one tab on the bottom.


This is a money or check holder that was inspired by Lynda Benden. She played my Friday Stamp Simply Challenge and made 2 adorable bill holders. You can see hers here. She gives measurements, but I changed them just a bit, making the holder a little wider. These are so quick and easy — I just covered the front of the holder with DP, made my main image panel, trimmed it up with a little ribbon tab and brads, and added brads to the sides, primarily for decorative purposes, but they do hold the pocket together on the edges as well. Added my photos turns, Velcro under the panel to hold the holder securely closed and wrapped with a ribbon, and YES, the recipient will have to open the ribbon to get inside, but that’s OK — it’s just a boring check — might as well have some fun opening it!!! Remember, presentation is everything — LOL!!! Here’s the measurements I used:

Cut paper 7 1/2 (width) x 7. Score at 1 1/2 and 4 3/4. This makes your flaps 1 1/2 and 2 1/4″. The smaller flap is the bottom flap.


This is a gift card holder I made, which is very similar in style to the sample I made for my Friday Stamp Simply Challenge. Complete instructions can be seen on that post here. The corner is stamped with Baroque Motifs and outlined with a glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds.


And, last but not least, I made a card — a 5 1/2″ square, my favorite size!!! Again, the Baroque Motifs image is outlined with a glue pen and DD, as are the little flower centers. I think this makes such a pretty Christmas card!!! Used my silly wallpaper technique on this — my chair rail is really low today!!!

  • Stamps: Sweet Sampler, Baroque Motifs, Many Merry Messages, Star Studded Season
  • Paper: River Rock and Purely Pomegranate textured and plain, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper
  • Ink: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Black Stazon, Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Gold Elastic Cord, Vintage Brads, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Velcro Dots, Red Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Mounting Tape, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Coluzzle, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for looking!!! I really should do one more little set using the new Dashing DP I just got — I’ll try to do that tomorrow! Have a great day!!!

40 responses so far

40 Responses to “Gifts Galore!”

  1. Angela R. says:

    What a totally gorgeous set, Sharon!! Wonderful colors and such a cool variety of items! TFS!

  2. laura says:

    I love the colors! So wonderful! thanks for sharing!! truly..

  3. Kay says:

    OMG – Sharon – This is truely outstanding! I am glad I am seeing this via the computer because if I saw something like this IRL, I would positively faint! It’s just amazing! You soooooo ROCK!! and thanks for being sooooo generous with sharing all of your fantastic and wonderful ideas!!

  4. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon this entire ensemble is just stunning! You are so crafy and very quick! Thank you for all the directions. I love the layout for the 5 1/2″ card, I think I’m going to play today and try to come up with something for Peaceful Wishes for the layout. Have a great day! Jerri

  5. Dawn E. says:

    Oh my goodness! What a GORGEOUS set you made! Thank you so much for sharing how you did it all! That box is fantastic!!! Love how you added Dazzling Diamonds to the swirls! So pretty!

  6. flossie says:

    WOW, these are all STUNNING, love them.

  7. Michelle R says:

    OH MY GOSH! This is just jaw-dropping gorgeous…every single thing, and every single detail. You totally amaze me!

  8. Amy says:

    Oh my, this set is gorgeous. So elegant and striking. I absolutely love your style. You have a great eye for design. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. joann(sarahzoe) says:

    What an awesome display! Every piece is just gorgeous. Love those colors and the dps. Your gift sets are always so beautiful, I would hate to give them away.

  10. all of these projects were stunning! my favorite is the bookmark with gorgeous holder! what a genius idea – I’m going to CASE that with some different stamps – thanks for the ideas!

  11. Lisa Beem says:

    Fantastic as always, I really enjoy your blog.

  12. Nancy Morgan says:

    Gorgeous times a million! Wow, these are all just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing the dimensions on the box…I’ll have to give that a try = )

  13. Carol Hager says:

    I love your ensemble and the use of Baroque Motifs. That stamp set has been a real hit for us!!! Thank you for sharing your ideas here. I am going to get the book you mentioned later today….sounds like fun!!!

  14. Lynda says:

    This set is just BEAUTIFUL Sharon! You are so talented! I’m glad you liked my little holder but yours is just stunning! I still have some of this paper left and will have to CASE some of your ideas! TFS!


  15. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Now these are definitely classic “notimetostamp” style. Just gorgeous – elegant, classy all those adjectives that so often describe your work. Thanks for sharing them with us – love the cheque holder, gonna have to CASE one.

    As for the green photographs, no worries, green is my favorite colour and I love them all the more in that colour :) Thank for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

  16. Oh, my goodness this is gorgeous! What a wonderful grouping! I love the card with all the Baroque swirls on it, but, you know me–swirls and curls will get me every time! I don’t think the photo looks too green, either. It looks perfect!

  17. Deanna says:

    Beautiful set. Nice colour combo.

  18. nancy littrell says:

    OMG…What a fabulous gift set and I mean………Fabulous! I can’t keep my eyes off every single detail. Sharon, you always do gift sets so very, very well. TFS

  19. This is gorgeous! I love all the little details–brads, ribbon, etc. Great job.

  20. This ensemble is absolutely stunning!

  21. Pinky Roth says:

    WOW, these are gorgeous!


  22. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    OMG!! Sharon, what an amazing gift set!! It is absolutely incredible! It truly has your name and style stamped all over it!!! I just love what you have done with Baroque Motifs. I just NEVER tire of that wonderful, versatile set. It really is my favourite set and you have done it proud!! Beautiful work as always and thank you so much for being so generous and sharing all your details with us. I really appreciate it!!

  23. Sharon, Sharon, Sharon ….. these projects are utterly amazing! So elegant and sophisticated !!!! WOW! I’m drooling all over my computer screen right now!

  24. I have been a fan of your gift sets for quite a while!! This one is simply amazing! Each item is more beautiful than the last!! :)

  25. Donna says:

    Ooh, Sharon, this is unbelievable! I just love it! The colors are so rich, the detail is perfect. I want one!!!

  26. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Gorgeous gifts Sharon.

  27. Kelly says:

    Wow, oh Wow, oh Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous! Just beautiful!

  28. Tiffiny says:

    I think this is my new favorite color combination! Great job. Love the stamps you used.

  29. Bev says:

    All the projects are just so gorgeous and elegant looking. Great work!! tfs

  30. Monika/buzsy says:

    Fantastic set… Love the colors and the images. Very elegant. TFS!

  31. KellyS says:

    Wow this is so beautiful! What a great collection of gifts! I just placed my order for the promo and didn’t include this paper. At least it’s early in the month, right?

  32. Mercy says:

    these are just jaw-dropping gorgeous! absolutely phenomenal! awesome job, sharon!

  33. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh…this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’ve already made a couple of the things, but you are so making me wish I would have got that star set!!!! Thanks for sharing your stunning work!!!

  34. […] Sharon put together a stunning ensemble using River Rock and Purely Pomegranate which you can see HERE. She really is THE queen of ensembles and sets.   As for Angie’s card, you can only see the […]

  35. nancy littrell says:

    This time I posted a money holder for your awesome SSnotime07 gift card holder challenge. I used your design and just kept adding “Layers”! Had to make it strong for our 12 yo grandson. I really like the results. Enjoy and thanks again Sharon for “All” of your challenges !

  36. Rose Ann says:

    Your set is gorgeous, Sharon! I love the papers, colors and the elegance (which you always do so well). Beautiful!!

  37. Theresa says:


    Ditto, ditto, and ditto to everything above!! This gift set truly rocks!!!!!! TFS.

  38. nancy littrell says:

    Here is my 2nd money holder for our #2 twelve year grandson. Very similar, but I think enough subtle differences. Enjoy, Nancy

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