18 Apr 2008

Stationary for Mom.....!

Boy, was there a bunch of great projects this week in blogland!! and this is a loooonggg post, so pull up a chair and relax!!

Michelle Wooderson has a fabulous stationary set that she made up for her daughter, and I know my mom would love it for Mother's Day too!!

I actually thought I would buy the K & Company paper that Michelle used so that it would be exactly as pretty as her's .....but......(and I am sooo proud of myself!) I used some paper I already HAD!!

It was in a pack of paper that I received with a handy dandy Generations scrapbook tote - I take all my supplies in it when I got to Marcie's house to play!!

The base of the card is Berry Sorbet Perfect Match cardstock by Papertrey Ink. I cut 5 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11 in half, some lengthwise and some cross wise, scored them at the halfway point and folded them.

I cut a 12 x 12 sheet of DP into 9 pieces , each 4" x 4", and adhered them to the top of the card base and set them aside.

My Technique Tuesday Williamsburg small alphabet is not as teeny as the Simple Alphabet, that Michelle used, so I only spelled out "from my desk".

I stamped that on 4" x 1" strips of white cardstock and glued it to the bottom of the Berry Sorbet cardstock.

I stamped my Big Ol' Backgrounds Polka Dot stamp from C.C. Designs, with Pineapple Ink by Paper Salon on the yellow paper, also from the Generations tote, and cut it into 4 1/2" x 1" strips and adhered it on top of the card, in between the dp and the sentiment-- KWIM?

I used my nestabilities to cut and emboss white circles and Berry Sorbet scalloped circles and stamped my mom's initial on the front -"J" for Jessie -with the Ambassador Monogram Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink.

Then I stamped the dotted circle with the Borders and Corners Circles Stamp set and popped it up on the card and it was done!

I was able to make 9 cards - an odd number for sure - but I packaged up 4 cards for my mom and then 5 thank you cards for my friend who is having a ROTTEN time right now.

The "thank you" sentiment is from "Simple Little Things" - the FREE Anniversary set from Papertrey Ink --such a freaking COOL set!! with several sentiments and images for your use!!

I also used Boxes, Bags and Tags for the tag and Limitless Labels to stamp on the "for you" sentiment!

I packaged them up in a clear stationary box that I got from Papertrey Ink awhile ago. I can't find them now but I think they still have them. If I find them I will provide the link.

I tied it up with some Berry Sorbet swiss dot satin ribbon and attached the tag

Way back when- a loooonngggg time ago, I used to make jewelry and I have a ton of beads and charms and tools left over, so I scrounged through and found the "Faith" charm and attached it to my friends ribbon, just for a little bit of comfort.

I used 7 different stamp sets on this set-but it didn't seem like I was switching sets all the time! It was all fun to see it come together!!


  1. Wow, Bonnie!! Such a fabulous set! You chose well on the paper! It's beautiful! Your design is just gorgeous. always!!


  2. I just LOVE this. What a fabulous gift! -Samantha

  3. How pretty. It is so fresh! :0) Mel

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors. I'm sure your mom will be thriled with the gift.

  5. These turned out really nice, Bonnie! I saw this on Michelle's site and fell in love with them too!
    I really like the color combo you used! They are beautiful! I bet your mom loved them!

  6. Gorgeous! I just bought a set of monogram frames to make stationary with!


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