Monday, June 30, 2008

Patriotic Gift Ensemble

It's hard to believe that it's almost July 4th. Where does the time go when you are stamping up some fun. Michelle is starting out the week with a great personlized gift ensemble. We love how this idea can be created and personalized to match any theme! Enjoy and don't forget about our blog candy contest this week. Details are at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

My mom’s birthday is July 1st and she LOVES patriotic decorations. For her gift this year, I found a cute ceramic dish decorated like a flag and filled it with some wonderful hand scrub and lotions. My mom loves my cards and decorations so I knew that I wanted to wrap her gift extra cute! I can guarantee that dish will have these curly ribbons and decorations on them for years to come. She never unwraps anything that I give her. She just takes out the goodies, rewraps stuff and sits it on her table! LOL!!

After I added a bunch of red, white and blue curling ribbon to the dish, I wanted to add a cute tag. So I reached for the JustRite Stampers Large Numbers Set and my teeny tiny letters from the Small Letter Set. I assembled the stamps onto a wooden mount to read *Happy 4th of July* and added some little * * * (stars) to fill in some white space. By using the wood mount, I was able to use a blue and red marker to get two colors on my stamped image. I finished the red, white and blue circle tag off with a red star eyelet and attached it to the dish with a piece of silver cord. A big red satin bow holds it all together. I then filled the dish with the hand spa goodies and added a bunch of shiny filler.

While I had my monogram all assembled, I stamped some additional monograms to make some cards. I used the same red satin ribbon and some cute patriotic patterned paper to make some super simple cards. I tucked these into the back of the dish as well.

I know my mom will love her gift this year. It’s so fun to create gift items that are tailor made for that special someone. And sometimes the packaging is what makes that gift even more special.

Thanks for visiting!
Michelle Wooderson
JustRite Guest Blogger

Supply List:
JustRite Stampers: Med and Lg Numbers Set, Wood Mount, Small Letter Set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Brilliant Blue markers
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select, patriotic patterned paper
Ribbon: Michael’s
Dies: Spellbinder’s

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Jen W said...

Great cards! I love that red ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE the Patriotic colors! Winning the candy would surely make my day! Thanks for the chance.


Shirley said...

Would love to win some of your blog candy

Melisa said...

You sure go All Out Michelle! Very festive!

Jane R said...

Such a cute idea. Your mom will love it!

Jane R