Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 21- Personalized stationary & Journal

Today gift suggestions are for my Dear Mother-in-Law whose name I picked for our family Christmas gift swap. I decided on personalized stationary because she lives in Oregon and spends much time writing us and keeping us up to date on things. I also made her a personalized journal. She recently lost her husband, my Father in Law and I thought the journal may inspire some thoughts she may have wanted to share with him. I added words of encouragement and some bible verses to inspire her and make her feel loved. See the sample below.

These personalized stationary cards are complimentary Minds Eye papers and card stock. I added her first initial to the larger cards. I also made smaller note cards and circle and square tags for gifts throughout the year. Each comes with envelopes and accented ribbon. All of the shapes were cut by my Cricut, which made it a pretty fast project. I tied all the different types of cards together with Martha Stewart twine and found an old box to dress up and put them in for storage. This is a pretty wuick and cost effective way to give a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. You may even see one come back :)

This mini journal took a little more time but was pretty simple. I used mat board as the structure of the book, covered it in a plain cardstock and stamped, embossed and inked it to dress it up. There are two holes to hold the rings but I also put ribbon under the front artwork and around the back to help secure it closed. It has 50 white pieces of cardstock for journaling and as I mentioned , I added words of encouragement and some bible verses to inspire. This could also be used as a photo album or sketch book depending on what your love ones interests are. Be creative!

I added some Tim Holtz hardware, flower petals and some dried flowers I had lying around.

This little guy was stamped using an Inkadinkado birds galore clear arcylic stamp, embossed and then cut out. It seems to fit perfectly in the frame among the floral paper.

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7 Scrappy thoughts:

Julie Boeck said...

Beautiful projects today!!!

dianapena8 said...

Oh my!!! you made a beautiful and very thoughtful gift for your MIL, the journal is so gorgeous, I really like how you embellished the cover, the B&W ribbon looks perfect and the bird is very pretty =Di

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

What a wonderful gift that I'm sure she'll greatly enjoy:) beautiful work as usual!

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Very pretty. What wonderful gift ideas.

Michelle said...

Wow Kristin!! Just gorgeous!! I agree with Di.. a very sweet, thoughtful gift!! I am sure she will love it. I hope you are able to see her over the holidays!!

Jean said...

These are just beautiful!

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