Nov 29 2009

A Special Gift…

…must have special wrapping! This altered gift bag and card were made at the request of one of my sons. Being the only female in a house filled with guys for the last 25 years, I am getting the biggest kick out of my boys now coming home and asking me to make pretty things, complete with pink and bows! Absolutely — I am HAPPY to oblige!!! Here’s the Wal-Mart gift bag that I altered and the card I made to go along with it:


I hope she likes it! This gold foil gift bag came with satin ribbon handles that I loved. I used LaCreme DP by DCWV to make the monogrammed bag front and the coordinating card. The black floral lower paper is flocked and I DTP’d the edges of both patterns with Gold Encore inkto finish them off and tie them in a bit more with the gold foil bag. This is the 2nd project where I’ve usedthe LaCremeDP with pink accents, and I do really like the combination. And, of course, I had to use my 2″ Square Monogram Kit by JustRite Stampers once again. I love personalizing projects with monograms and I just can not keep this new squareset out of my hands. There is just something about these larger square monograms that I find so appealing, both to work with and to look at. Here’s a visual of the set:


I’m showing you both the front and back of the packaging. All the JustRitemonogram sets now come in the new clam shell packaging. It’s nice to be able to see the actual product through the packaging! This 2″ Square Monogram Kit gives you all you need to start creating beautiful projects. Included is the 2″ Square Stamper, 4 Square Frames and Special Occasions Font (which is one of my favorite and most used fonts). Just add paper, ink, ribbonand afew embellishments and away you go!


My double initial monogram is made with one of the more ornate frames in the set, stamped in VersaFineOnyx Black ink. It is simply cut and matted using my Classic Square Nestabilities by Spellbinders. The ribbon is pink 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts. The bow is made on the Bow Easy. This ribbon treatment is shown here. The entire panel is adhered to the bag with foam mounting squares.


And here’s the coordinating card. The cardstock used is SU’s Pink Pirouette and Basic Black. This is a standard top fold A2 size, 4.25 x 5.5″.


And here’s a closer look at the monogram. Can you see just the hint of Gold Encore ink I DTP’d directly to the monogram edges? The sparkly light pink KaiserRhinestones add some glitz and glam!



JustRite Stampers has the 2″ Square Monogram Kit used on today’s project, as well as their entire line of product. AND PLEASE NOTE — their entire line is currently ON SALE FOR 20% OFF, with the exception of the NEW November releases.So check things outs over at JustRite, and check out the JustRite Blog as well for a great source of inspiration!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used to create today’s project:

2″ Square Monogram Kit (or the 2″Square Stamper and the Square Frames individually), VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, KaiserRhinestones (light pink), Pink 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts(1.25″ wide and 1/4″ wide), Bow Easy

Also, to aid you in your Christmas preparation and/or your Christmas shopping, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has a number of sales running at this time:

15% off all Ribbon by the Spool (not cut yardage).

30% off the original boxed Monogram Sets by JustRite

20% off all Christmas Sets by JustRite

Reduced prices on buttons by Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle

20% offboth the Full Sized and Mini Scor-It Score Boards


What’s Coming up in the week ahead?

Dec. 1Flower Soft Blog Hop (Christmas Inspiration)

Dec. 2JustRite Blog Hop (Last Minute Gift Ideas)

And I’ve been shopping and picked up a few little things for a few more quick gift ideas — check back throughout the week to see my fun little gift ideas!


Thanks so much for stopping in! Truly do appreciate our little visits here, just wish they could be up close and personal over a good cup of coffee!!! See you soon and enjoy the week ahead!

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “A Special Gift…”

  1. Margaret Thompson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Wow what an extremely classy bag and card you have made. At first glance I thought the card was the cover for a box of cards – wouldn’t that be a great idea for a gift, a box of cards in a gold bag? Wow. I wouldn’t mind being the recipient of a gift like that!!!
    This card and matching bag has such elegance that it might be scary to touch it and fingerprint it!!!
    As usual Sharon, what wonderful work you do and what inspiration you give to others like myself.
    Margaret T.

  2. melissac says:

    Gorgeous!! The bag and card are so elegant!! Thanks for sharing your work and inspiring me!!

  3. Janine says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon. She will adore it!!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    She will love the bag and the card Sharon, they’re both gorgeous!

  5. Kim Howard says:

    Whoever the recipient of this is is very lucky!!! It turned out beautiful. Love the gold/black/pink combo.

  6. Rose Ann says:

    Of course she’ll love it, Sharon!! It’s so elegant and beautiful…and I love the black with the pink and gold!!

  7. Marisa says:

    Gorgeous set, Sharon 😀 I had a good giggle about your boys asking for pink and bows LOL!

  8. Oh my heavens! So lovely, I love the unexpected pops of pink. I just love that layout with the bow at the top of the image. I have some samples in my favs and plan to CASE every single one -LOL! Hugs,

  9. Pattyjo says:

    Wow I would never want to open it, I would just set the bag out for a decoration.

  10. Marissa says:

    Mrs. Johnson,
    Thank you so much for making the beautiful bag and card!! I absolutely LOVE and adore them! Everything from the design and color scheme, to the rhinestones and bow is perfect! Pink is my favorite color, and it’s so cute with the precious bow. The rhinestones were an elegant touch too – they remind me of putting stones on all of my dance costumes growing up. I definitely had a hard time opening the gift bag because the bag and card alone were such a sweet gift! When I showed my mom, she became instantly jealous! I really enjoy crafts, scrapbooking, and making things but I just wish that I had more time to do it. At least I can enjoy my bag and card – I have them both sitting on my desk right now to enjoy for decoration! Thank you again!! ~Marissa

  11. WOW, Sharon, you sure know how to wrap things up!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS gift set and I see the girl that received it loved it too ;D. You have me convinced that I NEED this square JustRite set. I love the colors you classy!!! Hugs, Sabrina

  12. Deb Saaranen says:

    Gorgeous for gift presentation! The black and gold combo with touches of pink is fabulous!

  13. Holy moly, what a gorgeous bag! I just LOVE the elegant colors…..and your bow tying skills are just outta-this-world!! Just look at that gorgeous bow…amazing!

  14. leslierich says:

    Oh, she’ll like it! She’ll be stunned, Sharon! This is sooooooo gorgeous!

  15. Jenny Gropp says:

    Beautiful, Sharon. The gold is outstanding and so very striking!!

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