Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gifts for Friends, Teachers, Pastors...

My wonderful family sat around yesterday running the Cuttlebug (my teenager actually got a Cuttlebug injury!!) and rounding corners (it will be interesting to see if my husband can use his thumb after punching 720 corners!!) while I stamped.  The goal was to complete gift packages for all of those special people in our lives - teachers, pastors, friends, etc.

Of course, we had to keep it clean and simple to finish it all, so here is a set of 4 birthday cards that we will be giving to all of those important people.





The cards took so long, that I didn't have much time to come up with fancy packaging, so I got clear boxes from a paper supply store, used my computer for the sentiment and a variety of dies to create a little tag.


  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Happy Birthdays (all in one handy set!), Stampin' Up Posy Punch and Triple Treat Flower
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
  • Ink: ditto
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up flower punch and Sweet Buttons Sizzlit, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marvy Uchida button punch, Papertrey Ink tag and holly dies, misc gingham ribbon, black gems and crochet thread

7 comments:

Aileen said...

These make a lovely gift. Super set of cards. Well done on your family helping out. x

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Kim, what a sweet idea to do this with your family and to give this as a gift to all the ones you care about. They look great. I love the design.
Thanks for sharing these creations.

Inky hugs, Pauline

H2 :) said...

What a fabulous family project Kim! Lovely gift idea - TFS. :)

Jen W. said...

Wow, your family rocks! I'm going to have to train Luis on the corner puncher and Cuttlebug one of these days! Maybe I can put Jem and Atti to work too (although I can't think of any projects that need slobber - maybe I could get them to tone it down and use it as mist!)

Anyway this is one fantastic card set and such a great gift idea. And I love that Summer Sun paper!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a lovely family activity! Wish I could convince mine to help me!!! These are a really special gift idea, Kim! Hugs xx

Arlene said...

Such a lovely gift set! Great family projects...I love to get the family involved. :)

Bonnie said...

Isn't it nice that you had help to do all these beautiful cards!? I hope the injuries aren't serious.