Today I'm sharing a little birthday gift set I created to send Wendy Wyman owner of Repeat Impressions and host to The House That Stamps Built challenges. I'm so happy she ask me to be a part of her "Rock Stars" design team last year....it's been sooo much fun! Since she's very generous with all of her design team members and is wonderful person to work for, we all pooled our money and gave her a gift card to one of her favorite restaurants. I wanted to send a little something extra, so I created a custom notebook cover to match a tag I created earlier in the year. I included a few of my favorite chocolates and a decorated clothespin with a magnet on the back. I packaged it all up in a little glassine bag and sent it to Wendy in a handmade envelope.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY - HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
Visit my January 3rd post for all the details on how I created the tag. For an easy and simple way to create custom envelopes, visit ChouxChoux Paper Art.
Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Embellishments: Pearls, Black Polka-dot ribbon (Amuse)
Inks: Ken Oliver Colorburst (Ultramarine Blue, Merlot, Lime Green), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Evergreen Bough), Versamark Watermark, Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Misc: Sponge Daubers, Small Paintbrush, Watercolor Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: 9001-L, Butterfly (lg) (Repeat Impressions)
To create my custom notebook:
- I carefully unwound the wire from my notebook and removed the front cover
- Using the cover as a template, I trimmed a piece of kraft card stock to size
- Next, I laid the cover over the kraft card stock and punched tiny holes across the top with my crop-a-dile
- I rounded the bottom corners of my cover with a corner punch, and re-attached it to the note pad
- All ready to decorate!
To view the cards my team mates have created to celebrate Wendy visit here:
This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - On the border (border punches)
Double D Challenge - Just Wing It
Mod Squad Challenge - Ready For Spring
Time Out Challenge - Birthday Quote inspiration
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Stamplorations -Spring or Faith