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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….Nikki
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