Today I am sharing a very special group of projects with you! Many of you have already gotten a peek at Lisa Johnson's new Just for You stamp set and all the possibilities it holds for homemade gifts. (You can check out her amazing posts so far HERE and HERE). Today I have challenged the entire team to delve into some of their "other" hobbies and create some special gifts for the loved ones in their lives! Nothing tops off such gifts better than a stamp set that allows you to tag it with style AND create a coordinating card masterpiece!
The Just for You set begins with a frame that coordinates perfectly with a 1.75" circle punch. Then there are several filler images that you can put within it's center. Pair that with companion words that describe your gift, whether it be baked goods, bath products, hand-knitted items, jewelry or even homegrown flowers. It is all covered with this single set!
- Just for You will be available for sale on May 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Just for You contains a total of 51 stamps ( 1 frame, 10 filler images and 40 descriptive words)
- A coordinating Mat Stack 2 die works perfectly with this set (and all 1.75" images) and will retail for $5.
Pretty much everyone knows that one of my personal second loves is quilting. Whether I'm reading about it within the pages of the incredible Elm Creek Quilters series or actually trying my hand at the craft, I love it! Lisa's new set incorporates a few special phrases suited perfectly for this, so I decided to create a small tabletop quilt with some new Basic Grey fabric as a thoughtful gift for a dear friend.
Adding a little paper and ribbon to a homemade gift such as this is really the icing on the cake and makes it seem that much more special!
I am totally in LOVE with how the card turned out. I used Background Basics: Tin Type on the bottom portion of the card to mimic some of the fabric from the quilt. It's a bit difficult to see, but Text Style is stamped on the upper Kraft portion with Versamark ink.
Next, I ran the mat through my Big Shot with the linen side of the new Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. Plan on seeing a lot of this baby, 'cause I love this thing! I swiped a bit of Fresh Snow ink around the perimeter to help bring out the newly added texture.
I added a butterfly die-cut from Vintage Cream felt, using Niki's Butterfly Die. Ocan Tides button flank either side of the mat, tied with a bit of Rustic Jute Twine. One of the things I LOVE about this new Mat Stack die is the way that it creates the perfect spot for buttons!
The little flag is stamped with "hand" and "stitched from Just for You. And don'e you love that little stitched heart that's from the set as well? I added that with Spring Moss ink. One other note about this embellishment, the glasshead pin was originally white and I colored it with an Ocean Tides Copic Marker to help it coordinate with my project a bit better.
The quilt's label is attached to a crossed piece of Dark Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon. I used the same stamped and textured Mat Stack die-cut as the card, but added some die-cut Vintage Cream vellum under the focal point label.
The "Just for you" border is separate stamp with a blank opening, allowing you to add an image or phrase depending on your use. I was able to add the words "handmade" and "quilt", which are both just a small fraction of the offerings in Lisa's set!
That sums it up for my special project today! Now get comfy and settle in for some amazing blog browsing as you get to glance into all of the Design Team members projects!
CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Debbie Olson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Erin Lincoln.
CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.
CLICK HERE to read more from Kim Hughes.
CLICK HERE to read more from Maile Belles.
CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.
CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Niki Estes.
Aren't all of these just AMAZING! I don't know about you, but I simply ADORE homemade gifts. IT makes you feel so special to make the gift and give it, not to mention the recipient feels the love that went into it as well! I hope today's post has left you inspired to try your hand at a few new things, along with the help of Lisa's new Just for You set for the packaging! What are your first impressions of this new set? How would you plan to use it? Do you have any hobbies other than paper crafting? Let us know by leaving a comment on today's post and you could have a chance to win big!
- Just for You stamp set
- Mat Stack 2 die
- Eyelet Lace Border die
- the entire Papertrey Felt Collection (Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, True Black & Vintage Cream)
This prize package has a value of nearly $70! You have until Thursday, May 13th, 7am EST to enter for a chance to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced by noon EST on our May Release Winners page. Best of luck to everyone!
Alli Miles is showcasing hr new set, Take Three: Summer on her blog today.
Melissa Bickford has a little something to share with her new Background Basics: Geometrics set.
Beth Silaika delves into her new set, Get to the Point.
Dawn McVey shares her new set, Aloha, as well as her new Color Couture Collection for May.
- STAMPS: Just for You (available May 15th), Tin Types, Background Basics: Text Style
- INK: Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Rustic White, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft
- OTHER: Mat Stack 2 die, Vintage Cream Felt, Beautiful Blooms die set #2 (largest flower), Butterfly die, Ocean Tides Vintage Buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine, glasshead pin, BG72 Copic Marker, Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Scor-tape, Pinking Shears (Fiskars), fabric
- QUILT: Jacob's Ladder quilt block, all fabric from Basic Grey (collection may possibly be Figgy Pudding?)
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5" (card), 2" x 3" (tag)