Friday, December 5, 2008

Card Gift Set for Gram

Here it is in all it's glory...Gram's Birthday Gift Card Set. It's my Gram's Birthday today and I have been working on this for the last few days :) I promised up some photos for your viewing pleasure so here they are *wink* Would you believe that the main images are stickers? I know! I didn't believe it at first that a sticker could look this good on a card until I was shopping at Crafty Capers. One of the card class instructors was putting together some cards for a display board and I wanted one of the stamps that she was showcasing. She laughed and told me that they were Penny Black Stickers coated with a sticky strip and then covered in Glitter Ritz Warm Translucent Glitter! I nearly fell over! I was so excited that I immediately bought some to create this lovely gift set.

Let me start off by showing you the cool box that holds this gift set. I purchased one of Lauren Meader's (My Time) All Boxed Up Downloadable Templates from Papertrey Ink. and printed it off right onto my cardstock. Lauren and Nichole are pure genius marketing these templates!! I have purchased all of them so far and I just love the possibilities of them :) I included an altered RSVP Pen in the set so that Gram could sign her cards.

Here is the grouping of 4 coordinating cards that belong inside the fun gift packaging. Pardon my really crummy photo editing! I was in a hurry to get these edited before my husband left for work. For this entire set I only used 3 colours plus the sheet of stickers. I pulled these colours out of the images and paired them up with some K&Co. DP that I already had on hand. Some of the elements that I tried to keep the same on every card were: Kaiser Pearls, Organdy Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch and the colours.

It is very hard to tell in these photos, but the images are completely covered in glitter and really shine! Each card has a different layout and I left them blank so that they could be used for any occasion. My Gram is always asking me about my cards and she used to buy them from a local gift shop without telling me so that she could send them out to family and friends. I no longer sell them locally so I wanted to make a set of cards just for her.

All of these cards have been machine stitched, sponged and some what dimensional. I popped up some of the layers so that they didn't look so flat. I cuttlebugged all of the very vanilla card stock and each card has a piece of designer paper on it. I love how the blues look warm next to the vanilla.

Here is a picture of my Gram cutting a rug at my brother's wedding reception last month. At almost 80 years old, she still has more energy than I do! Happy Birthday Gram and I hope that you enjoy your gift set :) Love you!

Gift Set Recipe:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs for the inside of the card
Paper: Papertrey White, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, K&Co DP
Ink: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Penny Black Stickers, Sticky Strip, Glitter, Dimensionals, MyTime Template, Grosgrain Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Pretties Kit, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, RSVP Pen, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Sponges

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Kay's Creative Corner said...

Awww, Kim your Grandma look so lovely, Happy birthday to her!! Your creations are stunning as alway, I am sure she will love it all.

Wendalyn said...

They are absolutely gorgeous Kim I am sure your Grandma is going to love them. I've seen the PB stickers before they are gorgeous. How do you get the glitter on top? Do you use sticky sheets or heat and stick? Thanks Wendy

Summerthyme Studio said...

Her set is beautiful Kim. You are so blessed to have your Gram in your life. Every Christmas I used to make cards for my Grandma. She's been gone for the last two years and I miss her SO much......... Your Gram is adorable and will appreciate your time and talent

LLB said...

Hi Kim!
Love that stationery set! All the blue designer paper and vannila stamped images are beautiful! I'm sure your gran will love it, especially since it was made with so much love! And, I love her photo dancing! What a cute gran!


Darlene said...

Oh Kim I LOVE this!! Not only the cards which are amazing, but also the story of your Gram. I call my Gram Gram too. I am always so inspired by the things you do. THANK YOU for sharing your creations with us all.

Shirley said...

First, your Gram is one lovely lady!..and I would say your gift is just so elegant and beautiful she will not want to part with any of it. How wonderful and so fortunate your Gram has you and vice versa. Thank you for sharing.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a wonderful gift for your Gram - she is sure to cherish the love you put into this. Stickers, eh?? :)
hugs, Jami

Irina Blount said...

Wow, the cards look so great and I would never guessed that those are stickers!! Your grandmother is lovely, Happy Birthday to her!!
:) Irina

Rebecca said...

Wow, that effect on the stickers is to die for! What is a sticky strip though? TFS ~Rebecca