Oct 24 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Gifts to Give

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was Gift Giving projects.  Perfect!  I love 3D items and giving little stamped gifts.  I can’t wait to see what everyone has done.  But I decided to tackle this project instead.

I’ve been wanting to do this project since Trees Three was in the mini catalog a couple years ago.  I bought the frame WAY back then!  I’m glad I waited, however, since I love the Season of Friendship stamp set even more.  I knew the minute I saw that set, that I could use it for this frame.  Wish I’d have bought more so I could make up a few more of these.

Some of the details.  I did use Craft inks so I got a more intense color.  And I used the retired Soft Sky cardstock for the background only because it matches my bathroom (yes…I know…I’m supposed to GIVE this away), but you could use Bali Breeze or Bashful Blue instead.  The little birds are all clear embossed…can you see the robin in the spring even has a rust belly?  And I love the cardinal in the winter, crow in autumn and bluebird in summer!  Fun!  The seasonal greetings are from a retired set, Season by Season.  Another set I’ll never part with…we don’t have anything like it now.  I added some glitter to the cherry blossom centers and the snowflakes and ground.

I decided to leave the glass off so it looks more 3D and I can enjoy the ribbon a little more.  I’m SO happy with how this turned out.  The photo really doesn’t do it justice.

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Season by Season (retired)
C/S:  Soft Sky, More Mustard, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Old Olive
Inks:  CRAFT Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Gable Green, Whisper White
CLASSIC:  Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Real Red
Other:  Versamark, Clear EP, 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon (Rose, Olive, Choc Chip), Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Multipurpose glue & Dazzling Diamonds, Large Oval Punch, White Gel Pen

Want this set?  ORDER it from me today ONLINE!


27 People have left comments on this post

Oct 24, 2008 - 09:10:29
Dee Jackson said:

This is FABULOUS!! what a great gift:)

Oct 24, 2008 - 09:10:16
Lisa Martz said:

Love it, Connie!

Oct 24, 2008 - 10:10:05

Oh Connie, this turned out so very nicely. What an awesome gift.

Oct 24, 2008 - 11:10:12
Lisa B. said:

Oh my!!! This is just gorgeous….I have got to CASE this one!

Oct 24, 2008 - 12:10:39
Mary Brown said:

Connie — This is simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

Oct 24, 2008 - 12:10:50
Lisa said:

Beautiful Gift Connie!

Oct 24, 2008 - 01:10:13
Dianne Kersteter said:

I love this project!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Oct 24, 2008 - 01:10:23

Oh my goodness, I wish I could blow this photo up so I could see all the detail! What a fabulous creation!

Oct 24, 2008 - 01:10:54

this is beautiful!!! i absolutley love it!

Oct 24, 2008 - 02:10:55
Jennifer said:

LOVE this!!!!

Oct 24, 2008 - 04:10:43
Mary Campbell said:

Thanks for sharing. This is very beautiful. I wish I had bought the season by season. Oh well. can’t own them all no matter how hard I try. Thanks again foar sharing. Mary

Oct 24, 2008 - 04:10:12

Connie this is simply gorgeous! love the rbbon you tied into each frame which matches the season. Beautiful……

Oct 24, 2008 - 08:10:05
Nikki said:

Wowzers! This is fabulous! Love the different seasons…you did a wonderful job! {SMILES}

Oct 24, 2008 - 08:10:35
Rhonda K. said:

Connie~This is fabulous. I love it. What a fabulous gift this would make. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 24, 2008 - 08:10:12

This is soooo pretty! Love what you did here! TFS!

Oct 24, 2008 - 09:10:19
Patti Chesky said:

Oh Connie, this is fabulous! I love everything about it. I bet you keep it!!! LOL!!!

Oct 24, 2008 - 09:10:12
Marcia said:

Connie, this is gorgeous, the colours are so fresh and clean. The white frame is perfect as it makes those colours just shout!

🙂 Marcia

Oct 24, 2008 - 09:10:56
Joan Hajek said:

Connie this is adorable! Will be looking for a frame like this!


Oct 25, 2008 - 05:10:08

Connie! This is just beautiful! So chic! Love the colors too! Nice job…thanks for sharing!

Oct 25, 2008 - 12:10:10
Ida said:

Connie, Wonderful project…I bought a frame sometime back for a project like this, guess I’ll have to dig it out. You portrayed each season perfectly.

Oct 25, 2008 - 03:10:22
claudia said:

I so so so LOOOOOVE this frame – I need to make one for myself soon too. Great job!

Oct 25, 2008 - 09:10:06
Sheryl said:

Connie, this is just fantastic! What a great gift (even if you keep it yourself, lol). Now, to find some of those frames!

Oct 25, 2008 - 10:10:40

Wow, that is beautiful!!!!!! I love it! You’ve inspired me to mount that set and do something with it! 🙂

Oct 26, 2008 - 01:10:39
Ret said:

Connie this is fabulous!! Absolutely gorgeous!
Love it!

Oct 26, 2008 - 09:10:27
kristen said:

Connie….WOW!!!! This is truely gorgeous and you should be proud. Gorgeous. TFS!

Oct 26, 2008 - 09:10:02

Absolutely fabulous Connie! What a terrific idea! 😀

Oct 28, 2008 - 09:10:43

so pretty! Love these types of things. Beautifully done.