Sunday, September 20, 2009

A gift for a godmother

Here's the bottom front done, not sure what to do w/ the top!

Ah! After some help from some stamping friends (you know who you are ;), I was able to finish the top!!!

I am really happy w/ the way it turned out!!!

Detail shot of the first part of "Recipes"

Detail shot of the second part of "recipes" Here's the inside tabs that I made! Labels One nestie (smallest)
I made 20 large recipe cards to go w/ the recipe box!
I couldn't stop!!!! I made these last! There's 10 of these. No sentiment, she
can use them however she wishes!

Once I finished the recipe cards, I got started on these cards.
I am still inspired from Linda Beeson's card using this Nesties from Labels One. Plus, can you find a card like this at Hallmark?!

I made two different versions, 5 each, so that she has a little variety!
And here's the whole ensemble together!

Ok! I'm done with the pictures!! LOL!

Elizabeth is getting baptized this morning, and I wanted to make a special gift for her Godmother, my cousin. I played around w/ several alterable ideas, and settled on a recipe box and some cards. My mom told me that if I'm making a recipe box, it would be nice to include recipe cards! DUH!!!! That WOULD be a nice addition! Good thing SOMEONE thought of it! And they were a piece of cake to make! I made 20, and it probably took me a total of 2 hours. I had to draw the lines. :( Only bad part!

For the box itself, I covered it in paper from Paris Nights - g c d studios. I found it at Michaels and thought it would be perfect! It's actually a tougher material than cardstock, which I found both easy to use, and very unique! I used some of my nesties to create the letters for "recipes", to add some cool details, and ribbon on the front to make it elegant.

For the cards, I used a bird from a Tim Holtz collection, and the flower from Fifth Avenue Floral. These cards came together really well and quickly! Good thing as I hit the wall last night at 3:30 AM!

Well, I have to finish the fruit salad and get some other stuff together.

Have a blessed day!
Happy Stamping!!!


  1. Hiya. WOW. What an absolutely wonderful creation. You should be very proud of yourself. The amount of work that has gone into that is fantastic. Very very special. Well done.
    Love Sandra x

  2. Dang girl! AMAZING project! I love it all!

  3. Oh my word this is STUNNING!! What a BEAUTIFUL gift set you've made here, AWESOME work!!

  4. What a beautiful gift set, I would love to recieve something like this! Very Very Nice!

  5. that came out great. it will be treasured by the godmother.

  6. Erin this is beyond Phenomenal!!! So sorry I didn't get to help with any decision but doesn't look like you needed it. WOWWWWWWWWW I'm in love

  7. Its awesome Erin - nice job. I love love love the recipe cards! I've tried making them a few times and yeah mine have never come even close to looking that good!! Great work!

  8. What beaitiful creations, love everything! Thanks for stopping by my blog & the congrats. :)

  9. WOW Erin what a beautiful project! It is really a special gift!

  10. oo i like this one! do you take orders?


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