Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sabrina Gift Set

You know how they say "one thing leads to another"?  Well, I just loved Sharon Johnson's Valentine found here.  Actually, I love EVERYTHING she does.  That is one talented lady.  Her style is so elegant and she makes everything look so easy.  I will never be able to do either but dreaming is fun, right?!  I actually started with the notebook, then the card, then I thought a mailbox for giving each other small gifts, sweet notes and candy might be nice....then I figured they might not write the notes so I made the post-it note holder and pen set and finally the bag.

Except for a few scraps,   I've used up my very favorite papers from the Making Memories Sabrina pack and I must say, it was very satisfying.  :-)  I'll try to give you some details about each item.  The card base is Papertrey's ivory cardstock.  I punched the edge with a Martha Stewart edge and emboss punch then adhered and stitched the center piece.  The hearts are Spellbinders...and yes, those black smudges come on the paper.  :-)  I found the tiny black jewels (actually plastic) in the jewelry dept. at Michael's.  $2.99 for over a hundred multi-sizes.  The pin is a combination of SU's Pretties Kit and some black beads from Michael's.  Sheer ribbon is Michael's as well.  The sentiment is Flourishes.  
 I just LOVE how the mailbox turned out!  Basically the same idea as the card with a sentiment from Papertrey.
  And finally, the post-it note holder.   (This blogger program is driving me nuts!!...won't let me add the pictures where I want them...grrrr)  I think it may be the user, too!! 
You can find the tutorial to make this on SCS.  The base is chipboard.  I found the Laura Ashley notes at Michael's a few seasons ago and put them in my stash.  Basically I measured the depth of the notes, then made a spine using my trusty Scor-Pal. I covered the outside wrapping a 1/2" seam to the inside, then covered that seam on the inside with more DP.  I used Scor-Tape to make sure everything held on tight.
Thanks so much for visiting.  I'd love to know what you think.  If you'd like any info on how to do anything here, just leave a comment here.  I check in daily.

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

Charlene
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8 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Charlene, this is an awesomely beautiful set - so lovely and sweet. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

PATTY said...

This has to be the prettiest set so far!!! Really
love the pink and black combo...just lovely!

Nancy said...

Woohooo! This is all so beautiful! You have done such a wonderful job with each and every piece. Hope this means your back is doing somewhat better and you're able to sit a bit longer and play with paper. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, this is such an elegant set...Stunning work Charlene!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

LaurieF said...

This gift set is absolutely amazing. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

www.alifeandartinprogress.blogspot.com said...

Wowzers!!! This is an amazingly beautiful gift set...love the colors and creativity with all of this!!!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am in LOVE with this paper! I'm looking for this paper everywhere! Got to go look! Thanks for the inspiration!