Bridal Shower Gift Set

September 13th, 2010

Happy Monday!  I’m pretty happy about it because I’ve lost 13.1 pounds in these last 9 weeks and I *just might* fit into the dress kira-shower-tin-custom.jpgI’m hoping to wear to our niece’s wedding in a little less than a month PLUS I’m over 25% of the way to my overall weight loss goal!  Curt has lost 18 pounds and he’s back to bike riding again after being totally sidelined with his illness.  I’m super proud of both of us!

Speaking of the wedding…I attended a bridal shower for Kira on Saturday.  I was totally bummed that the gift I ordered from her registry didn’t arrive in time (it’s out for delivery with Mr. Brown TODAY, wouldn’t you know it!), but I had a little extra gift planned so I did have something to take with me.  For many years now I’ve made it a practice to include a set of handmade thank you notes with any bridal or baby shower gift I give.  After a shower there are always lots of thank you notes to write, so I know it is a gift that will be used and appreciated.  Kira loves dragonflies so I knew I wanted to use the TE set Discover Your Wings for her card set.  I found this adorable tin at Tuesday Morning for just $3.99.  Isn’t that wood handle sooooo cute?  It’s not quite the right height for standard sized cards, but I was able to fit a set of 12 with envelopes by having them lean back slightly. I might go back this week and see if they have any more because I think this would make a wonderful recipe tin!

Here’s a photo of 3 of the 12 the tent topper cards that are inside the tin. I made 4 of each color – Taken with Teal, Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant.

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Cardbase is 4.25″ square made of kraft cardstock.  I stamped the floral silhouette image from the set in SU Crumb Cake ink (why kira-shower-ty-note-custom.jpgoh why did they feel the need to change the name of kraft???) along the bottom of each cardbase.  Then I used craft ink (eggplant, burgundy, teal) to ink the edges of the cardbase.  The dragonflies were stamped in the same craft ink on TE Choice Buttercream cardstock and heat embossed with clear ep.  The images were cut with a circle nestie, edges were sponged with Crumb Cake,  and then matted on a Blossom nestie.  (Curt used my Big Shot to cut out the blossoms for me because I wasn’t feeling well when I made these and I was running out of time.  Isn’t that so sweet??? )

Sentiments (“grateful” and “thank you”) are from SU sets and were stamped in Brilliance chocolate ink.  Some vanilla taffeta ribbon finishes these off. {Tip: When putting ribbon toward the bottom of a card like this use a small piece of TE Sticky Tape under the ribbon on the inside of the card, so the ribbon doesn’t slip off.)

 

Here’s a photo of the card I made to coordinate with the tin.  I wanted to do something CAS with lots of white space.  I love this style, but it’s not particularly easy for me.  I was super happy with how this turned out!

 

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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!  I’m looking forward to what I hope will be a very productive week – not a lot of commitments, so hopefully some time to catch up on some things I’ve been wanting/needing to accomplish for awhile that I just never seem to have time for.

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4 Responses to “Bridal Shower Gift Set”

  1. Jodi Says:

    What a FAB gift Jami! LOVE these GORGEOUS cards and that tin is TOOO adorable! WAY to go with the weight loss…that is SO awesome! My butt is heading back to WW as soon as my little one arrives!

  2. Monica Says:

    What a great gift set! Beautiful!!

  3. savorthejourney Says:

    Aunti Jami,
    Can I be your niece??
    This is a perfect idea … one that Kira will surely adore ….
    And I’m betting that she won’t be able to send out that “last” card … it will more likely be a treasure.

    Congrats to both you & Curt on your weight loss! WOW!!

    (((hugs)))
    Tex

  4. Bev J. Says:

    First of all, Congrats to you and your husband on your weight loss-Great!

    Love the tin for the thank you card-very nice set.

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