Secret Sister R3 Month 3

January 4, 2011 | 3 comments

You may have gathered by now that each months items I’d focused on one of the colours she’d listed in her questionnaire so that means this month I got to play with Marina Mist.

Artistic Etchings

However for her 1st card I went with using another of the Stamp sets she had listed, Artistic Etchings, and decide the Love Letters DSP better suited it than Marina Mist would have. I was yet to use this set and it’s been some time since I’ve tried my hand at anything ‘Vintage’ looking. I really like the ruffled ribbon on this card.

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings
Card: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letters DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

The main gift I sent was all done using a colour combination of Marina Mist and Very Vanilla along with the Medallion Stamp set again. I’ve also used more 5/8” Satin Ribbon (I’d have to say this is my favourite ribbon of them all followed closely by the 1 1/4” striped grosgrain),  lots of Pearls and Rhinestones.

Medallion Set

Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of the 2 boxes open to show what’s in them so I’ll just have to let you know.

Small Medallion Box

This smaller box on the right is a Dove Chocolate Box which I’d seen previously on Linda Craven’s blog (which she kindly shared her instructions with me) but was originated from Kerri Donsky. This box as 9 little sections which you can fit 2 Dove Chocolates in each. I placed a mixture of Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mint Dove Chocolates in there. I hope she liked them.

Large Medallion Box

This larger box contained a 6” x 6” DSP sample of Designer Series Papers (all bar the 2 speciality packs in the IB&C) along with a 6” x 6” DSP sample of each of the Pattern Stacks. That’s 124 6” x 6” sheets of DSP. Also inside was a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I’m pretty sure it was the Finial Press one which I hope wasn’t one she already had.

Medallion Card

The card is very simple but I’m happier with this one than the first one I did for Month 1.

And the last item I made for her was a Desktop Calendar. I also included 2 more of the Containers + 2011 Calendars for her so she could make some of her own.

Medallion Calendar


Stamp sets: Medallion, Apple Blossom (Hostess Level 2), A Word for You, Word Play
Card: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist – Subtles Patterns DSP Stack.
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Jewels – Pearls, Jewels – Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Small Oval Punch.

I hope my sister enjoyed everything I made for you and can put it all to use.

Till next time….


  1. Sandra

    WOW!!! It all looks great! The box with the ribbon was the first thing that really caught my eye and then to find out it had all that DSP in it too …. I’m speechless LOL I’m sure that she MUST have loved it all. She’s a VERY lucky girl!

  2. Bron Heslop

    Oooh, Nikki! Marina Mist is one of my favourite colours…. I LOVE the set you made! A very generous gift – I’m sure it would have blown the recipient’s socks off! (I might have to CASE your medallion card – hope that’s OK!)

  3. Liz

    Love these ideas! Where did you get the calendar pages and holder from?? Will have to keep adding to my wishlist now….

    Cheers Liz (S_U_I_O)


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