Dec 02 2009

Last Minute Gift Ideas/JustRite Blog Hop

Published by at 8 57 am under Bow Easy,Gift Sets,JustRite Products

What a fun Blog Hop for this time of year!  I think last minute gift ideas are what we all need about now.  I can’t wait to see what everyone does!!!  I did something really quick and simple.  I purchased 3 coordinating items from the $ Bin at Michaels and altered them to create a personalized gift using my new 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram Kit by JustRite.  You could truly recreate this entire gift ensemble in 30 minutes or less.  Here’s what I started with:


I instantly loved these when I saw them in the $ Bin.  I thought they were so pretty as is, but I also knew they’d be perfect to alter and personalize.  Here’s the finished ensemble:


A simple, gold embossed, one layer monogram using my 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram Kit and a bit of 1/4″ wide Silk Ribbon is all it took.  The monogram is one layer, cut with a Circle Nestability by Spellbinders.  Super quick.  They are then just adhered on top of an ornament.


This is the journal.  Aren’t the colors just beautiful.  This was such a great find to bring home to alter.


Here’s a closer view of the gold embossed monogram and the ribbon.  I used the Bow Easy to make this double bow of Christmas Green Silk Ribbon.  I used red sticky strip to adhere the strip of ribbon down and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue to adhere the bow onto the Journal.


Here’s the top of the magnetic notepad.  I had to remove the magnet from the back (it peeled off very easily) and put it back on after altering.  I used the same monogram as on the other pieces but had to make something to attach it to as I needed to keep the pad itself totally functional.  I used my very largest Circle Nestie for the SU Real Red Circle.  Then I ran that circle through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder so it would mimic the look of the ornaments.  I then backed it with an SU Orchid Opulence Petite Circle  Nestie Scallop.  That gave me something to adhere the monogram to.  This was a super quick topper for the notepad.


And here’s the card to give with the Journal and Notepad.  I used Antique Gold Silk Ribbon on this one.  I did make my bows on the Bow Easy, but then I tried to pull them apart in a fashion to resemble the shape of the bows on the cards.  And out of these 3 $ Bin items, I’m still getting another gift!  I only used 1 card.  There were 8 in the package, leaving me 7.  I see a set of 6 monogrammed cards being quickly made up here — just didn’t get to it today!  So that’s 2 personalized gifts for $3 — you just can’t beat that!


This is a visual of the product I used to create my fun and easy monograms today.  I used the NEW (November release) 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram Kit by JustRite Stampers.  I LOVE the kits they offer – they are complete and ready to go!  They include the stamper, font and borders.  All you need is paper and ink and you are ready to create some lovely things!!!  And with Christmas in the air and shopping to be done, these kits are a PERFECT gift to give a stamping friend or family member — that would truly be a perfect last minute gift idea that you don’t even have to make — LOL!!!

Now, let’s get busy and check out all the other designers playing along today and see what they’ve all come up with — I can’t wait to see!!!

JustRite Blog

Angela Barkhouse

Barb Schram

Becca Feeken

Debbie Olson

Heidi Blankenship

Kathy Jones

Kellie Fortin

Lauren Meader

Lisa Somerville

Michele Kovack

Michelle Wooderson

Sharon Harnist

Sharon Johnson - that’s me!

Terre Fry



JustRite Stampers carries the 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram Kit I used on today’s project, as well as their entire line of product.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store also carries the 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram Kit I used on today’s project, as well as the 100% Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Petite Circle Nestabilities and VersaMark Ink.

Please click onto this post to see a concise listing of all products currently on sale at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, many JustRite Products included.



Wednesday, 12/4 – Coming later tonight — another low cost/quick/altered gift idea using the same JR Monogram Kit

Thursday, 12/5 – Coming late Thursday night — our weekly Stamp Simply Challenge offering you more quick and simple ideas to help in your Christmas preparation


Thanks much for stopping in again today.  Make sure to check out all the links above to get that inspiration we all need from time to time!  See you real soon!

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Last Minute Gift Ideas/JustRite Blog Hop”

  1. Angela says:

    nice gift idea Sharon. I have also bought some of those sets from the $ bin. I just need to get busy and alter them.


  2. Jenny Gropp says:

    Awesome customizing on these gifts!

  3. Beautiful way to alter those $ items, these will make a wonderful gift for someone!

  4. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow– what a fun gift idea! The monogram works perfectly here! Love the bow too!

  5. WOW, I see I am not the only one loving the $ bin at Mike’s. ;D;D. Great gift set…that silk ribbon looks just delish on it. Hugs, Sabrina

  6. Quick, fun and fabulous! Love how you used the ornaments as a border for the monogram… really integrates the design. Perfect, Sharon!

  7. Lisa Lynne says:

    What a GREAT idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. CardMaking says:

    The original gift sets were nice but by adding the monogram you have made them into a very special gift indeed.

  9. Gabriela says:

    Wow! What a lovely LOVELY gift idea. Your work inspires me so!

  10. Kathie says:

    What a great idea! Love it!

  11. Fantastic projects Sharon! I love quick and easy gifts and especially at this time of year. I love great finds in the $ bins too! Beautiful job on altering and personalizing each project! I also love how you added the bows!

  12. Linda C. says:

    WOW! Very clever, creative & excellent for the last minute gift!

  13. Sooooooooo beautiful!!!! You always seem to turn whatever you find into something extraordinary and elegant!!!! What a gorgeous gift for someone!!!

  14. Jerri Kay says:

    Love this project and fun colors Sharon, super cute last minute gift idea!

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