Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Packaged to Go!


Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style...this week we're featuring quick and easy gift packaging!

My notecard gift set, shown above, is all packed up and ready to go in a fabulous "Crystal Clear box"...no need to gift wrap...the gift inside adds all of the decor.  A "Bow Easy" was used to tie the May Art's Silk Ribbon bow, and JustRite's "Winter Words" make up the gift tag.

Here are some pictures of the notecards that make up the gift. More gift cards would have fit into the box along with the envelopes, but I just made up three...

All of the supplies (minus the Copic Sketch Markers) are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and all of the designs are made up of Kaisercraft "After Five Collection" decorator paper. You can see the entire collection of "After Five" HERE.




This card uses two different JustRite sets: "Butterfly Botanicals" for the bee, and "Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty." The die used is Spellbinders "Labels Twenty." May Art's Black 5/8" lace, threaded through with May Art's 1/8" Ivory Silk makes for a border.





I used JustRite's "Botanical Butterflies" for this design. I paper pieced the butterfly, then added touches of Spica Glitter pen. It was die cut with Spellbinder Circle dies (check with Sharon for availability), and finished off with May Art's 5/8" Ivory Lace, threaded through with Silver Cord, and Kaisercraft silver Rhinestones. These are pretty simple designs--the flocking, foiling, and pretty prints make it all work.



This lovely image is JustRite's "Musical Notes Labels Twenty." The Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" die adds that extra special touch, along with Copic and Spica coloring, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones. May Art's Ringlet Trim adds a creamy touch to match the ribbon in the image.





This is a Mystery Blog Candy (pictured above), meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, December 6 and will be posted here on my blog on Wednesday.You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!




Here are the participating designers in today's hop:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Holly McMillen
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Barb Schram

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you gained some ideas for your gifts!











 



50 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this set is FABULOUS -- SO CLASSY! I always love these classic prints in netural tones and you've worked them up beautifully with these images -- gorgeous set!!! So pretty in its Clear Box.

Sherry Phipps said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cards!

Carol L said...

Each of your cards is so elegant and stunning! I especially love the foiled/glittered card with all the sparkle! What a wonderful gift to give, and you've made the packaging a breeze with a touch of class! TFS!

Stacey said...

These are gorgeous---what a wonderful gift to receive!

Jean S said...

Beautiful! I love the elegance of the black and white and put together perfectly.

Elizabeth said...

Very sophisticated! Love the silver cards! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Kathie said...

Stunning cards - this homemade gift would definitely have the wow factor!!

BJ Searcy said...

Those are cards with class. Love the elegance of each. You make bows as I wish I could.

MaryBeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the foil with these prints. Great job!

Kelly Sas said...

Oh so classic! I love the foiled look.

Luanne said...

This is just breathtaking! I Loooovvvveee that Labels 20 and Justrite stamps, definately on my wish list. And the black and white combo is stunning. TFS!

Michelle said...

oooo these are so classy! I especially love the foiled card.
Such a gorgeous gift.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, those really are gorgeous cards! Those papers are fabulous!

Bev J. said...

Nice, especially like the music paper card. tfs

Sabrina said...

A wonderful set of notecards! Beautiful details. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us and for the opportunity to win the fabulous blog candy!

lynn said...

love all those cards... the colors are gorgeous.. i always love your presentations..
have a wonderful holiday season.
lynn

Carol E said...

What beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them.

Carla S. said...

What a gorgeous and elegant gift set, Deb! Wonderful designs!

Anonymous said...

Black and white - so classic. Anyone would love to receive this as a gift.
Thank you for generously sharing your time and your talents with us.

Anonymous said...

Black and white - so classic. Anyone would love to receive this as a gift.
Thank you for generously sharing your time and your talents with us.

Deborah B.

irishgalkelly said...

What a pretty set of cards! I have to say my favorite is the butterfly. Gorgeous! The clear box makes the cards really center stage too. Great ideas, thanks so much for sharing!

Corrine Ann said...

Such pretty cards! The paper is stunning and the cards look so elegant! Corrine Ann

Playing with Paper said...

Very elegant!!! I just love the foil card. Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very elegant set!

Laraine R said...

These are fabulous!!

Nan G said...

Simply elegant ! So easy to make too.

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Marthamh2 said...

These cards are beautiful and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing.

creativearts said...

Very elegant cards! Love those clear boxes to pack the cards in!

Anonymous said...

These are simply gorgeous...

Bernice P

Caryn S said...

I love these beautiful papers. Gorgeous cards!

Anonymous said...

I love butterflies but I did not think I could use them for Christmas, boy was I wrong. Love your card
Maria V.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! Now I have to have that paper! LOL -Mary R.

tina said...

Very elegant work. Beautiful.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

kathy s said...

these cards are beautiful- love this paper and stamp set-wish I had the stamps:) so elegant- thanks for the inspiration

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

These cards are stunning - absolutely gorgeous!! What wonderful creations.

KimDBH said...

The choice of color and design is OUTSTANDING!!!!

Dee N said...

Deb, the gift & packaging is fantastic. (Wish I was the one receiving those gorgeous cards.)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So pretty and elegant!!! WOW!

Yvonne said...

Just beautiful!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your cards are gorgeously elegant. I often use clear boxes too. They look so professional!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Gorgeous set of cards love this After Five Collection. Thanks for sharing

Charlotte said...

A gorgeous set of cards! LOVE them!

Becki B said...

These cards are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

The clear boxes make the gift look so elegant .Love the paper combos.

Irma in California said...

Beautiful and simply elegant all in all. Who wouldn't want these???

Irma in California

Faye said...

Like the idea of card inside the clear box being the decoration itself! Beautiful!!

M. Kim Rosati said...

Love the classic look of Black and White - you did a wonderful job!

Juanita B said...

What a fabulous gift! The cards are wonderful and I LOVE the black, white, and silver together it adds so much class and savvy. TFS.

Kathy W said...

I love all these cards and especially like the shine that the glitter pen added to the one card. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.