Thursday, July 7, 2011

For my Sis

For my sister's birthday I made her a book box card and filled it with monogrammed notecards. I was extremely happy with how it turned out, but was in such a hurry to send it off in time that I didn't take a picture of it. But I did take pics of some of the notecards, and the one above is one of my favorites, particularly because I got to use some of my very favorite papers. I was also very happy with the rosette because I finally figured out how to make one. I know how stupid that sounds, but I'm one of those people who can easily figure out a very difficult project, while the simple ones elude me. 

To make the monogram, I printed out the "T" on C'ordinations white pearl paper and then immediately covered it with Stampendous transparent embossing powder. These papers have such a smooth surface the printer ink doesn't dry immediately, and thus, embossing powders stick to it beautifully. My choices of what I can emboss on these papers is only limited to what images I can find, or can draw, on my computer. In other words, limited is really unlimited.


My Mind's Eye Adore paper
My Mind's Eye Asparagus paper
Basic Grey Olivia papers
C'ordinations white pearls paper
Recollections sticky pearls
ribbon from stash


Creative Belli Blog--make your own embellishments
Party Time Tuesdays--square card
Craft Your Passion--anything goes
Digi Design House--make your own flower(s)


  1. what beautiful papers and a gorgeous rosette
    Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  2. This is gorgeous-I cant get my head around the rosette either but would love to make one! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine GDT for July xxx p.s I have candy, feel free to enter!

  3. What a lovely gift idea. I am sure the box was beautiful going by the notecard. Great work. Visiting from Make it Monday.

  4. Really lovely.Love you paper/colour choice.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  5. So cute!!! Your sister will love it! Thanks for playing with Digi Design House this week!