Thursday, September 30, 2010

Box O' Cards Birthday Gift

Okay, this is it for the monogrammed birthday cards for my MIL.  I LOVE how it all turned out; I hope she does too!

This was the final set I created yesterday, using all scraps (except for the card bases).  It makes me super-happy to use up scraps; I feel clever and creative and thrifty all at once!

The card looked too bare with just a circle monogram and its Sahara Sand mat, so I used my Fancy Tags Spellbinders dies underneath that.  Love how that looks!

And this is  the entire monogrammed series I made this week:

This project was so much fun for me, and certainly a labor of love.  I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law, and she deserves every extra effort.  She is a kind, classy, Christian lady who loves my children and my husband beyond belief.  And she's a gourmet cook, to boot!  It's always a pleasure to be in her company.

Thanks for joining me, and may you have a blessed day!


Stamps:  JustRite Monogram set and Damask Borders
Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, retired SU dp, Sahara Sand, So Saffron
Ink:  Certainly Celery
Punches:  1 3/4" circle, Lattice Edge border by Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot, Fancy Tags by Spellbinders, dimensionals


Emily Keaton said...

Well, you certainly ARE clever and creative and thrifty all at once, Colleen!! I love your last installment of monogrammed cards. This is one absolutely gorgeous collection!! And I still think that beautiful box to present them in was the find of the month. I'll bet you are really looking forward to seeing your MIL reaction when you give her this lovely gift :)

Benzi said...

Colleen, you are the Queen of notecards and they are all just gorgeous. You are the sweetest DIL! That is a gorgeous box to hold those beautiful cards, too.

Carol Hurlock said...

Colleen these are gorgeous. So elegant and graceful. What an awesome gift this would make. Beautiful work my friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Marisa said...

So nice to know someone else has the joy of a great mother-in-law. Love mine to bits too. I'm sure she will be thrilled to get this lovely gift! Love the cards you made today as well as the others. Hope you get to see her reaction when she gets them :)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen! And a beautiful blog, too!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful gift! I love all the cards you did for this!

Bev J. said...

What a beautiful tribute to your MIL. Wonderful gift set.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! What an amazing set...amazing accomplishment too....that's a lot of cards in a week!

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