Dec 16 2007
Well, Christmas is literally just around the corner — my cards aren’t out — they’re not even all made — I have very little shopping done — and I have card gift sets I’d like to make for people — and a few more gift card holders — and, and, and —
So, needless to say, my gift sets will be super simple!!! And here’s one I did in 90 minutes — start to finish — I kid you NOT!!! It consists of 6 cards, Cuttlebug embossed and then Scor-Pal embossed, with an embossed envelope to match, all neatly packaged in a beautiful new, perfectly clear box that fits them just to a tee!!! I’m a happy camper!
The card bases are Soft Sky. The Whipser White is cut 4 x 5.25″. A small embossing folder was used with the Cuttlebug to get the border pattern. I first embossed right in the center. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug 2 more times, once on each side of the first embossed image. Then to get the straight line on the right side, I took it to my Scor-Pal and quicky ran a score line on thereverse side,so the front would be the embossed side. I also did another embossed panel for the main image, which I narrowly matted in Soft Sky. I wrapped ribbon on the left edge of the embossed panel, attached it to the card base, adhered my main image embossed panel, and done!!! Truly, once you do the 1st card and know where you’re going, these whip up in minutes a piece. There are no words or sentiments on these cards. Being gifts, I wanted them to be sort of all-purpose cards that can be used for any occasion. I think they would work for a wedding, funeral, birthday, get-well — pretty much anything, just not masculine!
My matching embossed envelope isn’t showing up too well in the photo, but I think you can kind of see it. Having matching envelopes just finishes off the set, I think! And I put them in one of my new boxes — LOVE these boxes. I first spotted them on a Blog post of Valerie Stangle’s. Though the box was not the focus of her post, my eyes were drawn to it — I immediately knew that I needed those boxes — LOL!!! I just tried to find her project to show you, but I can’t navigate in her site right now, so I’ll just provide youwith a link to her blog — check out her gorgeous Christmas tree!!! Anyway, I love to make little sets of cards for gifts, and though I do love to make boxes to match the cards, that isn’t always possible, so these clear boxes are the answer!!! This box is 1″deep and easily holds my6 cards with multi layers and 6 envelopes. I also got some boxes in 1/2″ and 5/8″ for sets that have less cards or perhaps thinner cards. I’m anxious to try those out, too. Val was generous in supplying me with the info on where to get these boxes, and I’m happy to share it with you — just click here.They are Clear Bags.com. Any bag or box you can imagine is available. I’m so happy with my purchases from them!!!
Anyway, I think these cards will be a gift for my Mom with a roll of stamps. I get her stamps every year as one of her little gifts. It is so hard to buy gifts for people in their retirement years who don’t want more *stuff*. What do you all buy as gifts for older people? I’d sure love to hear some ideas!!!
Well, I guess that’s it for tonight. I do have many more little gift sets to make, all with different themes that I’ll post when completed. And, believe me, at this point they ALL will be quick and simple projects!!! Hope you are all enjoying your Christmas preparations!!! Thanks for stopping in!!!
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