Sep 04 2008

JustRite $ Bin Gift Set

This evening I went down to my stamp room to create a card for the Sketch Challenge at SCS, and before I knew what happened I had this little gift set about done. Here it is:


The card I did for the Sketch Challenge is on the upper right. This set was so quick, easy and cheap to make — it truly was amazing — LOL!!! All items are from the $ Bin at Michaels. The black and white cards were in a pack of 8, with envelopes, for $1, and the journal was also $1. I made the little pouch that the gift set of cards is in, and I’ll show you how below.


Above is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge. This is the card to present to the recipient of this gift along with all the items. Can you see how the purchased card base is shorter in front and the scalloped circle main image is hanging over? I like that feature! These cards are a bit smaller than normal, at 5 x 3.75″. The circle image is stamped using the Harmony Classic Circle III Stamp Ensemble. This is the new 3.25″ round wooden stamper that will be available real soon — but it IS AVAILABLE to preoder now at the JustRite site. I stamped it in black ink. I then masked all but the center sentiment and then stamped the center sentimentin red on a scrap of paper, then cut and embossed it using the Double Ended Tag die by Spellbinders. Myimage was cut, embossed, matted in black and then framed with a red scallop, all using the Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders. I wrapped the card with red ribbon before adhering the sentiment circle.


And here’s the journal to coordinate. And this just couldn’t be any simpler! The white Journal was already on it, so I wanted to use it as is. I just added a monogram above it. This monogram was made using the Damask Monogram Stamper Kitand the Times New Roman font that comes with the kit. I used the same monogram on all of the gift cards in the pouch. Now this is the original round wooden stamper that so many of you already have. And what really pleases me is that this Damask border coordinates so well with the border I used on the 3.25″ stamper above, making it very easy to incorporate both stampers on the same project. The red ribbon is actually a book mark. It runs down the length of the inside back cover of the book, where is it adhered for the entire length with red sticky strip. It can be placed anywhere in the Journal to mark your place!

I made the little pouch to hold the set of 4 monogrammed cards and 4 envelopes. Now, granted, this is not the fanciest of pouches or card holders, but it’ll do the trick in a pinch for a quick little gift. It is merely made from 2 of the cards that were in the set of 8. I’ll try to show you:


Using 2 sided tape, I securely attached 2 card together to a length I thought would be adequate. I then took red ribbon and ran it around the card covering the seam that was showing on the outside of the card. There is red sticky strip holding the ribbon on in the card inside. The seam you are seeing on the right is not on the outside, only on the inside, so it doesn’t matter. Then I adhered more red sticky strip to the ends to hold it closed and together.


This is what the pouch looks like on the outside when complete. This pouch easily holds 4 of the gift cards I made using the monogram and 4 envelopes. I forgot to photo the gift cards separately, but I think you can see them in the pouch and in the first photo.


And here we have all 4 gift cards plus the 4 envelopes in the pouch. Easy peasy as they say!!!

Thank you all so much for stopping in today!!! I hope you can all come back tomorrow to join in the festivities of the week to come in celebration of my 1 yr Blog Anniversary. A bit of detail is included in the post prior to this — just scroll down!!! Hope you are all having a wonderful week!!! Thanks so much — see you soon!!!!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “JustRite $ Bin Gift Set”

  1. Kathie says:

    Yippee I am first to comment!! 🙂
    How cute is this set!!! What a neat gift idea and simple too! You continue to amaze me. TFS

  2. Dawn Easton says:

    Oh my goodness Sharon, this is fabulous!!! Wish I could go down to make a card and come up with a bundle of goodness like this…lol! TFS!

  3. Pat Adam says:

    Your set is awesome and since I am seeing an old friend Sat. I have time to copy your fantastic idea. Believe it or not I have those same cards in a bag just sitting. Now to find the cute journal and I’m in business. TFS your wonderful gift idea. Pat

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is great! I love the black and red and all the things you did with this set. you are just amazing!


  5. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Fabulous gift and how cool Sharon.

  6. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Wow Sharon!! These are wonderful. What a lovely set for someone to receive. You are going to have so many people running to the dollar bin of their local Michael’s.

  7. Barb says:

    This set is so elegant. Who would have guessed it was so easy too 🙂 ?

  8. leslierich says:

    Amazing! What a find and what a beautiful gift you turned it into! I love your pouch idea. Wow! This is just a wonderful set!!

  9. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this is positively gorgeous! I know the recipient is going to be thrilled to receive this gift set!!!! What a wonderful ensemble, you’re so sweet and thoughtful!

  10. Latisha says:

    great set…you are teasing us with the new Justrite stuff >”<

  11. Allison says:

    Just terrific…love the Just Because card! The whole mix is awesome!

  12. Mel M. M. M. says:

    WOW pure class! Love these amazing projects. You are TOO good! :O)

  13. Vicki says:

    Now, these projects are too cool!! I’m going to have to go hunting in the $ bin now!! lol!! 🙂

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  15. Carol says:

    It’s amazing what you’ve done with these dollar items to personalize them and make wonderful gifts out of them! Awesome!!!!

  16. Deena says:

    Very very classy! Love how you made the card holder!

  17. Tosh says:

    WOWSERS!!! How gorgeous is this set!! My, oh my, oh my!!!! Love the b/w floral with the striped dp!! And then the red with it… about striking!!! LOVE every little detail of every piece!!

  18. Sharon! This is such a stunning set! I LOVE the colors! All of the monograms are beautiful and the one that says ‘just because’ is just the most elegant ever! LOVE this! Hope you are having a great night! 🙂

  19. Lesli says:

    It’s a beautiful gift set – you did a wonderful job!

  20. Maricar says:

    What a darling gift set. I wonder if my M’s has any of these left …

  21. Mothermark says:

    I love this…what a fun little gift set and the fact that you just threw it together impresses me so!

  22. Shirleyone says:

    What great use of that Michaels $1 bin. They are all lovely and will make a wonderful gift!

  23. Rose Ann says:

    Wow…fantabulous gift set, Sharon!! The black and white is so classic, and I love the pop of red!!

  24. Chris says:

    This is so very elegant .very posh and an awesome job!

  25. MarilynY says:

    Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary and many more to come! And a double WOW on your Just Rite gift set. Your cs selection and designs are fabulous. This is why I keep checking you out daily….I keep learning from you. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  26. Carol O. says:

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for the idea of using these $1 spot card sets to make a nice little personalized gift. I used your idea to make some Christmas gifts and they turned out great!

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