Friday, June 20, 2008

{a quick gift}

I am always looking for a quick gift for a friend....not because I'm so spontaneous and giving, but because I'm always LATE! On Saturday, when I was having serious "mojo" problems, I was browsing around SCS and saw these easy cards---I decided they would be the perfect gift for a couple of my friends who have birthdays this month. I just made two of each and have an easy gift to present on their special day. Both of them are stampers, so it's not like I will wow them with my talent, but even the best stampers need a last minute card occasionally. I used the PTI colors because they don't have them and I thought it would be fun for them to have something made with them. I don't have the aqua mist, so I used tempting turquoise ---is anyone else having trouble getting that? I guess that's what happens when you wait a couple months to order it! Bummer---I also just tried to order the guide lines stamp set---yep, it's gone! Here's the lesson: Order on the 15th of the month!!

I used the outgoing SU! hostess set For a Friend. I found these great cards--and the idea HERE on SCS. I just loved the simplicity of these cards. I decided to just use each of the stamps once except for Birthday wishes--I used that one twice---they each have 3 children, so there's always a birthday party around the corner.

The cards I CASEd used a dauber to make the little spotlight of color---I loved that size "dot", but I don't have those daubers and I didn't want to wait around to get some. I found a circle stamp that I use on something for school, so I just used that--it's a little bit big, but I think it worked anyway. I resisted the urge to add layers and more embellishments and kept them simple. I just used some tulle to tie them up and added a tag. I hope they enjoy them. I've put all the information below, but I didn't show it by indivdual card---I just lumped them all together.

Here's a picture of each individual card:

Thanks for looking~
Stamps: For a Friend (SU!)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, (PTI) Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, (PTI) Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories: 5/8" grosgrain in Berry Sorbet, Double Stitched ribbon in Lavender Moon & Lemon Tart, 3/8" twill in Summer Sunrise, Bella Baubles & mini glue dots


LeAnne said...

I LOVE these! I was so bummed when they retired Little Shapes....I used to demo that all the time, esp. with a line design like this! What an easy set of cards to make, that's my fav hostess set too!
You go girl!

Deb M in BC :) said...

What a neat idea! I love simple cards.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OH MY! I absolutely love these. I will be casing you for sure!!!! Love love love!!!