Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stationary Set

We used to have a family rule that all our Christmas gifts for adults were homemade. This year, we went to drawing names. I made a gift for my giftee. I LOVE homemade gifts!

I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to create this stationary set. This is the outside. The patterned paper is Basic Grey.

This is the inside. I changed the address book into a note pad. The empty pocket is for postage stamps. There are full size cards, 3"x3" cards, and tags.

The person I'm giving the gift to has a little girl, so I thought kids birthday cards would be a good idea for the full size cards. These are girl's birthday cards using Audrey's presents from The Stamping Boutique. I colored the images with Copics and added a sentiment that I printed. The papers are leftovers from making the stationary set.

I also made boy's birthday cards using a digistamp from Pollycraft. I added glitter to the balloons and the star on Cuthbert's belly.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
1. Craft Your Passion #35 - anything goes
2. Party Time Tuesday #24 - balloon fun
3. Charisma Cardz #49 - A Christmas gift
4. Simon Says - Christmas but no red or green - I don't know if this counts, but it is a Christmas gift...
5. Polka Doodles #49 - project to hold a Christmas gift - I'm hoping the box for the set qualifies.
6. CES Challenges #16 - anything but a Christmas card
7. Digis with Attitude #10 - anything goes with a digi - both images are digis
8. Stamp Something - December digi day

Happy Crafting!

Jennifer

30 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow! Fabulous stationary set. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super gift idea! Love how cute it turned out!

Ellie said...

What a great gift idea! Love those cards you made, your niece is going to love them!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at stamp something!

Gin Oak said...

Great work. Love the cards and the idea of giving cards to someone that they can then give away :-)

Viv said...

What a gorgeous gift! Love the cute image.Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
Viv :)

Julia Moss said...

Beautiful gift idea. Thanks for joining us at Charisma

melissac said...

Jen - WONDERFUL!!! I just lvoe this idea!! I might try and get one done for each of my girls yet this year!!! Hugs!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Aww wow I really wish I was the little girl recieving this ....its fab!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & CES Challenges this week, good luck! Hugs shell xx

Saskia said...

Wow! Gorgeous stationary set!!!!!

Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

Kristie said...

Cute cards!! Love the glittery balloons :) Thanks for playing along with PTT!

Debs said...

what a gorgeous set, and such a fabulous gift idea. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog, I loved using your papers they are just fantastic and so vibrant. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and New Year
Debs
xxx

Audrey said...

What a lovely stationary box. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Nancy said...

Your gift is awesome!! I love the idea of homemade gifts for Christmas!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

o my word! how fabulous!!!! absolutely fabulous!

hugs )

~jan said...

Love how you added glitter to the balloons! What a cute image! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

paperfun said...

What a thoughtful gift. Great cards.

Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Mari

Emma said...

So fabulous and a great idea.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

A Cards Delight said...

Wow great set! Very cute and original! Thank you for playing at Party Time Tuesday! Hugz

Colette said...

Fantastic gift, the recipient will love it, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Gemma said...

a gorgeous stationery set! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

Tammylee said...

This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!
http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-now.html

Tammylee

My Inkie Fingers said...

Awesome Projects! So creative =)

Thanks for playing along with us at DWAC's this week.

Cindy-Lynn (((Hugs)))

lis-m said...

This is lovely . thanks for joining us at the Polkadoodles challenge !
hugs xx

Tip Top said...

Beautiful and such a lovely idea! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Fantastic box and well made too. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Fliss said...

Gorgeous stationery set. The box and all the goodies inside look fabulous.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Gift Holder challenge and look forward to seeing more of your creations.
x

Jenny said...

wow! this really is awesome & such a lovely gift! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Polka Doodles this week.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week! What a lovely set! Cheers Claire x

BondGirl said...

Gorgeous gift and such a great idea. I love homemade gifts too. Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodle challenge