Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 36 -- Mother's Day


Happy Sunday stampers! Time for a new challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! This week's hostess is junior breadstick :) Randi, who selected the verse from Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days my be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you." And her challenge is the make a Mother's Day card for your mom or someone special you would like to honor this Mother's Day.

I saw a cute project that Betsy Veldman had on her blog to make a gift certificate holder for a graduate. I liked that idea, its always fun to find a pretty, new way to hold a gift card for someone special, so I modified it just a bit for this project.

If you don't have time to check Betsy's blog, the basic instructions are to take the desktop template from Papertrey Ink and reduce it to 65% of its normal size. Then you cut a 9 1/4" x 3 1/2" strip of cardstock to use as the cover, scored 4 1/4" in from each end. Decorate it as you see fit and glue the desktop template box inside your holder.

Betsy made a little pocket for the open left front cover to hold the giftcard, I made a mini-card to hold the gift card that fits inside the box and saved the open left hand side to write upon.


For my closure, instead of using cardstock I used some of the vitage cream ribbon, and I wanted to create a knot/rose type closure. I double tied a very tight knot in the end of my ribbon and snipped off the end. I'm using glue dots to help hold it closed until the recipient opens it. If you use a cardstock closure or larger ribbon you could hold it closed using velcro or some other method.

I didn't have the mat stack die so I sort of traced around the scalloped stamp onto a piece of cardstock to I had something to trace around for the green part. Hope you have someone special in your life to honor this Mother's Day, it isn't too early to be thinking about it. And if you get a chance to play along this week, be sure to link your card or project to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog. This week's sponsor is Sofpencil Digital Stamps, which is donating a $15 gift certificate to its store found here. One lucky winner will have a great time shopping there. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink 2009 Anniversary set, Women of Life (sentiment), Turning a New Leaf
Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, PTI Vintage Cream, vellum
Ink: white craft, vanilla craft, HIbiscus Burst, versamark
Other: Vintage cream satin ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, 1/8" scor tape, SU dazzling diamonds glitter, Fiskars corner punch/embosser, vintage tintype impression plate (PTI)

(Here is a side view, so you can see a bit of the box insert and the way I attached the ribbon)

26 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Peggy Sue!! I just love your colors and design!! What a creative gift card holder. I will have to give this a go sometime. Love all your butterflies and the soft elegance. Awesome take on Randi's challenge this week! Have a blessed Sunday!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

What a beautiful presentation for a gift card!!! I love it Peggysue! Love the frame stamp!! The soft pretty colors would make any mom happy! Great take on the challenge!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a lovely gift box and card holder. I see you have the anniversary set and I love those butterflies!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it so much!! I need to BORROW this idea too!!!
Hope your having a GREAT weekend!

Randi said...

WOWZERS Peggysue!!!!! This is stunning. I love the way you created the tag. The outside box is beautiful as well as the inside cards...love the strip of glitter. Have a great week, GF!

megspaulding said...

Very pretty Peggy Sue! Love the colors are great, and I love the white butterfly! Nice job!

Traci M said...

This is so lovely, Peggysue, and I can see the PTI influence here...with your very chic layout and the glitter strip...but of course with your signature style on it!! Thanks for bringing us these challenges week to week, it is a highlight of my stamping!!

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is such a beautiful gift! I love the colors and the knotted ribbon for the closure. I am glad you got your anniversary set.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is such a beautiful gift! I love the colors and the knotted ribbon for the closure. I am glad you got your anniversary set.

Kristine said...

Beautiful box Peggysue!! Love your soft pretty colors and the use of vellum *Ü* Pretty Pretty!! Have a great week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous project....especially like the way you used those small vertical panels for you 'mom' sentiment....very clever....and artsy...

Heather P. said...

Such a gorgeous set! Loooooove it to pieces!!

Janelle said...

So wonderful, Peggy Sue. Love it!

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous little box! I'm loving the anniversary set, too! Just made a sympathy card yesterday at a crop...need to post it :) Love the strip of glitter!

Karen Lynn said...

Pretty box, PS. I hope your Mom enjoys it.

Candace said...

Oh, wow, this is so lovely!! Love the butterflies! I hope you have a great week! :)

Jennifer Carter said...

Love this!! Very pretty!

Terri said...

This came out great! I especially like the colors and the butterflies. You did a great job cutting out the die shape on your own too!

Noora said...

Box looks so perfect, the colors are so lovely!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so PRETTY! I love the unique way you did the letters for MOM on the front!

Sherry said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

Helen said...

Beautiful! I love those butterflies!
Blessings!
~H

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

SWEET! And I didn't realize it was a box until now. Isn't that PTI Customer Appreciation set fun???? Okay, pretty much everything they do is fun and in the "must-have" category. (sigh)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi PeggySue - I am a long toime getting here but it is well worth it - I love your style with your cards PeggySue and this one is lovely! Great colours and what a gorgeous gift card holder - this will be a much loved card! Those butterflies are so pretty - beautiful inside and out!! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

BethH said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors and the layout...it's just beautiful!!!