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DIY Birthday Gift

I loved Nichole Heady's project last month (here) where she made a DIY card set for a gift.  I often make sets of cards to give as gifts, and I will vary the sentiments within the set so my friends can have cards on hand for many occasions.  It had never occurred to me to leave the space blank and provide labels with already-stamped sentiments.  Duh.  What a great idea.  Here's my take on that project, using a different card holder template (super easy--only requires one sheet of carstock and some ribbon): 
Here's the holder, all wrapped up.  I messed up the stamping on the outside a little bit--didn't mean to have so many white flowers, but I was committed, so oh well.
Here is the gift set, open.  Those sentiments are stamped on regular-sized address labels, so they can be peeled off and placed on the blue rectangle.  The ribbon holds the cards/envelopes in place, and those flaps at the bottom can be secured with scor-tape or something like that, but I decided not to.

Here is a finished card.  Flower is heat embossed in white on Berry Sorbet, filled in the center with Chocolate Chip marker and Stardust clear pen, then cut out.  Yes, I love my friend that much, to cut out 10 flowers.  She's totally worth it, as you can see here (be sure to check out her comment.  She cracks me up! :).  I'm not sure why, but I spent way too much time deciding on the layout.  I think it finally works, though.  Thoughts?
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, SU Kraft
Ink: Versamark, SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til the End, SU Warmest Regards
Other: PTI Sweet Blush satin and Fresh Snow twill ribbons, SU gold eyelets, SU scallop punch, Avery address labels, Sakura Stardust Clear pen

Comments

  1. Fun take on the card set. I also take waaayyyy too long to decide a layout for most of my cards. I think that yours turned out great. I'm sure your friend will love the set you made for her. :)

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  2. omg this is amazing!!! fabulous work!

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  3. What a great project! I love the idea of stamping the sentiments on labels!

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  4. Fantastic set of cards! I love the flowers on the front, very nice!

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  5. Cheryl, this looks Great!!! I Love your take on this. You are making it Very hard to hold off on that fabulous flower! :>

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  6. A great card set! I'm sure your friend will love it! I'm really liking the sticker sentiment idea!

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  7. Great idea!! 100% sure that your friend will love it! :)

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  8. Awwww, she's gonna love it! Can I be your second bestest friend? ;-)

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  9. Very nice card set. I particularly like your color palette, and the idea to put the sentiments on labels, neat idea!

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  10. Really a cute set!! I tried to order Mega Mixed Messages last night for this very purpose but they were sold out, can you imagine??

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  11. I LOVE this.. your friend is gonna LOVE this.. and I loved that idea too when I saw it.. just never made one.. seeing yours makes me think I should!!! :) GREAT job!
    and I LOVE the name of your blog! HA HA!! So perfect!!!

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  12. Wow! I can't believe you cut out 10 of those. Can I be your friend, too? lol And what an awesome idea with the labels. Now you can feel all cool because I have not seen this before. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow, super cute card set! I love the idea to make it own. I too love to give card set as a gift.

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  14. Cool gift ideas! Glad I saw this post. I've got an idea. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting.

    toni

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  15. I always think choosing the layout of the cards...love how you choose it as a gift set...it would look more beautiful if you use Gift Card envelopes for it.

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