Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 5 with Sharon Harnist -

A Huge THANK YOU to Sharon for sharing all her great project ideas with us this week. It was truly inspirational!! Remember you can visit Sharon daily on her blog Paperfections. Today Sharon has a fun project and a sneak peak of one of our stamps from our November Collection.

I’m wrapping up this week of guest blogging with a gift idea that’s good for just about any occasion, holiday or celebration … a wine gift set!10-5-WineSetSH

My wine bottle tag is quick and easy to create and dresses up the bottle, for a nice presentation. You can customize the tag with a sentiment or image specific to the occasion or even the monogram of the recipient. Here, I went with a sentiment that could be used for the Thanksgiving holiday … what a nice hostess gift this would be for either the host of your holiday celebration or even to the guests that share the holiday in your home!

This bottle is a little taller than the others in my collection, standing at about 13” (750ml bottle), so you may need to adjust the length of your tag by just trimming the bottom a little if it’s too long.

Start with a piece of cardstock cut to 2.75” x 10.25” (again, you may need to adjust the width of your tag if your bottle is a little wider and you want the tag to cover the wine label. Score 2.75” from the top end – this will create the neck of the tag that will bend over the neck of the bottle. Punch a hole in the center of the scored end – a 1.25” punch worked fine for my bottle. Now just decorate however you wish!

For my tag, I used this beautiful sentiment center and scroll border from JustRite’s large oval set, Autumn Blessings, stamped in simple and elegant basic black on cream cardstock. I die cut the entire image with Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities (2nd to the largest die in the large set), which matches this oval stamp set shape perfectly! Next, I adhered the oval sentiment to the tag, and then embossed the Classic Scalloped Oval over it (again using the 2nd largest die in the large set).


I finished the tag with some strips of punched note card left over from making the matching greeting card, a strip of clear Zva crystals and Heidi Swapp flower crystal on the sentiment oval.


The matching greeting card was made from a coordinating box of blank note cards – I cut and combined some of the cards. Where the patterns meet on the lower part of the card, I added a strip of black velvet ribbon and Zva clear crystals on top of that!

This card also has the sneak peek I spoke about yesterday of a brand new JustRite product … yes, a SQUARE monogram/decorative frames borders!! Did you hear me squeal? I’ve been anticipating this product for quite some time!! More details about this set and and all the November release products right back here on the JustRite blog on Monday!


The gorgeous monogram frame was stamped with black ink on cream cardstock and then die cut with Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities. It is popped up on foam tape on another piece of black cardstock die cut with Spellbinders Labels Three. Zva crystals adorn the corners and silver leafing pen outlines the square. What fabulous fun you’ll be able to have with this great new shape! Remember to check back here on Monday for all the details!

It’s been a pleasure sharing with you this week!


Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings & Deluxe Square Monogram Kit (with Special Occasions font)
Paper: Neenah Classic Cream, Papertrey Ink True Black, The Paper Studio Simple Elegance box of textured cards (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Square (middle die in large set), Classic Oval-Lg & Scalloped Classic Oval-Lg Nestabilities dies, Spellbinders Labels Three set (3rd largest), Martha Stewart Simple Scallop edge punch, EK Success 1.25” circle punch, corner rounder punch, May Arts black velvet ribbon, Zva & Heidi Swapp crystals

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Rosie said...

Love the colors/patterns you put together, especially blk/cream. Also, like the square nesties too. You are inspiring me to get busy and start Christmas cards, thanks. :o)

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Gorgeous Sharon! Truly beautiful. Oh how I love that square frame for the monogram - wow!

Stephanie said...

Sharon, all of your Just Rite examples these past few days have been truly inspirational. I'm just getting to "know" my Just Rite stamps, so I appreciate your beautiful work with these great stamp sets!!

stephanie said...

Great projects this week.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Sharon!!! Absolutely STUNNING and fabulous use of the square set!!! AWESOME!!!! :)

Donna VW said...

What a lovely idea for Thanksgiving or any time you need a hostess gift.