Monday, May 23, 2011


Happy Monday!!

Is it too late to post my Mother's Day gifts???  Probably so, but the good news is you can use this gift for any time of the year -- just change the Designer Series Paper.  Yes, my DSP was current when I made these -- just forgot to post.  This idea was totally CASEd from Ronda Wade and I fell in love with it immediately and had to share.  My customers also got to make the DVD gift box this weekend at my card event, as my gift to them for being such loyal customers.  They ended up loving my cards so much they wanted to pay more for their regular class so they could make them also.  So they ended up with their regular 8 cards, plus the gift box and four monogrammed cards and envelopes to store inside.

We had one of the best classes ever (for me anyway, and I think them also).  It was such a beautiful day outside that we sat out on my patio and chatted for a half-hour before I said they needed to get started.  The rest of the morning continued on the same vein:  lots of laughter, sharing secrets, and learning new stamping techniques (I even learned a couple of new things).  So I guess you want to see something, but you will have to wait until my next post to see their cards.  I wanted to just showcase the gift box and cards today.  I couldn't make up my mind what picture to show, so you are going to get a bunch.  Thank you Ronda for such an awesome idea!!

Product Used:  Clear-Mount Stamp Cases; Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini - Discontinued); Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon; Lovely Letters Alphabet, Four Frames; and Share What You Do (Limited Edition 2010 Stampin' Up Convention Theme Stamp) Stamp Sets; Trinket Keys; Night of Navy Card Stock; and Scalloped Circles #2 Bigz Big Shot Die.
Close-up of one of the gift card boxes.

Another close up -- different color designer series paper and stamp.

Monogrammed cards inside of gift box (4 cards and 4 envelopes)
I made 5 of these for Mother's Day gifts in honor of my mother who passed away over 5 years ago.  I give them away as gifts because I know my mother would have truly, truly loved to have gotten one of these from me as she loved to send cards with notes.  It makes me happy just writing this because I know she is right here with me shaking her head "yes." 

Until next time,
"When we love each other God lives in us and his love within us grows ever stronger." -- 1 John 4:12
"Lord help me to accept that my ways may not be others' ways." -- Patricia Lorenz


  1. I agree that these cases are one of the best ideas ever. I've made a ton of them and used them at one of my classes. And I think that a lot of demo's must be doing them because the cases were on back order for a while. Very cute. Lynn

  2. Very nice cases you created, Sandi! What is even better is that your customers loved them too. I have not tried these yet. I just may have to sometime though. Thanks for sharing them with us.