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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monogramed Notecards

I hope everyone has had a great Saturday. It is beautiful here and I have been able to have a very relaxing day. Samantha has been here all day because Jenna had a swim meet and she hangs out here with us on meet days because she gets bored being at the pool all day. That way she can do something fun and their mom can watch the swimmers and do her bit volunteering without worrying about Samantha. We have spent the majority of the day in the craft room. Her best friend for the past two years at school is moving away after school is out next week. She wanted to make Sarah something so I suggested making her some notecards. Notecards quickly evolved into a stationary set! Samantha has watched me give gifts this way so she wanted to do the whole gift set. She picked out all the colors and patterns of everything herself. The monograms were made using the Just Rite stamper, pink Ala-Mode embossing powder and ribbon from J0-Ann's. 

I thought it would be a good idea too to make a little address book so that Sarah will be able to have all her friends addresses before she moves. The address book was made with the same materials above but I added the plaid paper from DCWV and the book was bound with my Bind-It-All. 
Here is the finished gift, we also stamped some plain white paper for letter writing using the same monogram. Samantha painted the wooden box using the same pinks and green that we used on the notecards. We added bows and clear acrylic beads for decoration and our stationary kit was done. 
Samantha also made this card as a thank you for her new Riley stamps. Riley is colored with Copic markers and the skis, water and his trunks are painted with shimmering water color paints. Yes, you read that right, I let a six year old color with my Copic markers. She is very aware that they are different from her school markers and she knows if she doesn't take care of them that she will not be allowed to use my supplies again. They have been crafting with me for several years now and they do take care of everything so they can use most anything as long as they ask first. Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

What a great gift set! Love the customizing and the address book. What did we do before we bought the BIA? Honestly, how did we exist from moment to moment without that cute little tool?

Becky said...

What a great gift..I love the colors you used for this.

Stephanie said...

What a fun idea! That embossing powder is awesome - perfect for girls!! Samantha did a great job on her Riley card - a very priveledge child with those Copics :)

Vicki said...

What a cute set! Love your color choices. Sarah is a very lucky recipient of such a nice gift.

mamia said...

All these are very neat projects. I NEED a bind it all!!! The idea about getting addresses before she moves is great. I enjoyed several pages on your blog, lots of good ideas,

Lauren said...

Lovely gift set. Great colours

susanwilliamsrn said...

thats a wonderful stationary set...i love the colors and the stamp...personalized gifts are always my favorite

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

What a wonderful gift! This set is so cute and the colors are fantastic!

The Mama Monkey said...

You are a saint! I don't even let other adults borrow my Copics! LOL I love the stationary set! Great idea!!

I love the riley card, too Samantha! Great job! The blue reminds me of the water!

scramptastic said...

great gift set! And the Riley cards is adorable, it's so nice that they craft with you.

Silli said...

hello Gina, this is a beautiful set! Hugs from Silke

Cheryl Walker said...

Love your gift set!!! I love the colors on this, and what a wonderful set!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Cindy said...

What a great set you created!! I'm sure Sarah loved it. The Riley card is adorable!!

Sara said...

Oh Gina, this is so cute, and I'm sure Samantha absolutely loves doing these things with you. She'll remember this always! She does great work!

Angie Williams said...

The gift set turned out amazing and the riley is adorable!!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi gina! great gifts! I LOVE the colors!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a great gift set!! That Riley card is adorable! He's just water skiing away isn't he!

One Creative Life said...

What a wonderful gift for Samantha's friend. Im sure the move is stressful on her and this will be a wonderful and useful keepsake!

One Creative Life said...

What a wonderful gift for Samantha's friend. Im sure the move is stressful on her and this will be a wonderful and useful keepsake!

Colleen said...

I think that your monogrammed notecard gift is terrific. Pretty summer colors and simple but elegant design. Very well done!

Paula said...

What a wonderful set! Love the story behind it. That is really sweet of you!