Sunday, December 14, 2008

Monogram Gift Card Set

I have a good friend who always makes such a fuss over every card I send her, so I decided to make a monogram gift set for her for Christmas. I mean, it's fun to give handmade gifts to the people who seem to appreciate them the most, isn't it?

I used the JustRite Special Occasions Monogram Stamper kit for all of them. But since I don't enjoy mass production I changed something on each to make it a little more fun for me.

The thing they all have in common is that I used the same Anna Griffin paper, and Ranger Fired Brick distress ink. I used Peeled Pain for a border on the second one.

All cardstock is from Prism Papers. The red cardstock is Blush Red Prismatics dark, and the green is Herbal Green Prismatics medium.

The self adhesive pearls are by Kaiser Craft , and the lace is from JoAnn's Fabrics.

Of course I used Spellbinders dies on each of them. I don't know how I ever managed to make cards without them!

On the second card, the punch used on the green cardstock behind the lace is a Fiskars border punch. The rest of the border punches I used are from Martha Stewart.

Since this is a Christmas gift, I wanted to finish the inside of each of the cards, so I photographed those as well. I think you can figure out which goes with which card. Actually, I think they are in the order that I posted the card fronts.

Since most of this is self explanatory I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details. But if you have questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

I'm off to start wrapping gifts. Yes...I said start! It's my least favorite job, and I tend to procrastinate about it.

I DO, however, think I've finished my shopping except for one gift! Woo hoo!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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catdidit said...

These are soo elegant Michelle! What an awesome gifts, and the inside is just as pretty! I dont like mass production either, lol. And will do the same thing, change some little something at least!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just gorgeous, Michelle! I'm sure she'll make a fuss over these too! Who wouldn't? What a great gift!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

She'll love these. They're GORGEOUS!

Tosh said...

Each one of these is absolutely gorgeous!! What a treasure!! Love how you finished off the insides too!! Wow!! Your friend will certainly ooooh and ahhhh over this set!!

Kimberly said...

beautiful! LOVE those pps!!!!

Carol said...

I love the vintage feel of these lovely cards!! If I received them, I'd most likely consider them too pretty to use! LOL Seriously, you've made such a thoughtful and beautiful gift set and your friend will surely feel quite special when she opens them!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are gorgeous!!! That is probably my MOST favorite Anna Griffin paper of all time!!!! Love these!!!

retiredheather said...

These are so lovely. Would you like to adopt me? I would be so pleased with this gift. I am sure your receiver will feel so special.
Happy Holidays

dpkennedy said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!