Monday, August 16, 2010

Quick and Easy Gift!

Hi all! I think you are going to like today's project! I got the idea from this wonderful post by Jennifer McGuire on the Hero Arts blog. Watch the video it explains how to get that wonderful personalized portion just right everytime. These are quick too! I made a set for each of my kids' teachers and this set for my stepmom (I'm thinking Christmas!) in under two hours. That's 12 cards in under two hours.
I started off with a Vintage Cream base. I followed the Hero Arts tutorial to get the personalized part printed on the front of each card. Next I took my nesties Label one and embossed each card. Then I got my PTI Vintage Label stamp set and stamped the outline. I then die cut four butterflies with my PTI butterfly die. I stamped them with my butterfly dreams stamp set and then colored them with my copics.
Here it is with a blue butterfly!
A pretty orange butterfly!
And last, but not least, a gorgeous green butterfly! Now I just need to order up some cream envies and I am in business for Christmas gifts. Thanks for coming by today!

18 comments:

Nadine said...

Oohhh what a great gift idea! I never like to print from my computer cuz' I can never get it centered properly but Jennifer's video makes it really easy. I definitely need to make some of these for the kid's teachers this year!!

Kara said...

so pretty...love this set!

BethieJ said...

Michele I saw these on the hero blog too and LOVED them.. Now seeing yours I REALLY LOVE them.. and am thinking I should make a set or 2! Yours turned out FABULOUS! I love that butterfly!!
Have a GREAT day!

Anika said...

These are gorgeous! Love the simplicity!

Aimes said...

These are fabulous!!!! Love the design and your butterflies look awesome!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sara Mac said...

What a great gift set Michele! Thanks for the heads up on the video.

Amy said...

Beautiful!! They will be a sure hit!

Lori said...

Michele,
these are so elegant and classy. I'm going to go check that out!!

peggysue said...

That is a great gift! I always like a cream colored base, I own more vintage cream than white.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are such a great gift idea, very pretty!

Keva said...

Awesome! I love the set...great colors

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a lovely gift...and quick too...gonna have to do this!

Dana said...

Wonderful idea Michele, thanks for the link.

Belinda said...

Lovely card! So fun and pretty!

Stamper for fun said...

I love your cards. 12 in less than 2 hours? Wow! I'll have to try these.

**June**

Noora said...

pretty cards, the butterflies are stunning!

Laura Isham said...

LOVE these butterflies in lots of colors! So simple, but truly beautiful!

Jill said...

Michele, these are so striking! What a great idea for gifts, and thanks so much for the link--somehow I missed this on JM's blog.