Friday, March 5, 2010

Gift Set Challenge #1

Am I the only one that's glad it's Friday? Bring on the weekend!! It's supposed to be nice weather and I get to spend some time with some friends cropping all day Saturday - WooHoo!!

Welcome to the first Gift Set Challenge from CSAYL. If you are new visiting me, on Friday's I will showcase a Christmas Creation - the first Friday of the month will be a Gift Set and the other Fridays will be Christmas Cards. I was excited and nervous to join the Gift Set team - I've always wanted to try making these items but seem to never do it. I thought if I joined then I'd HAVE to do it. I wanted to do these sets for gifts or to sell but either way to have for the holiday season.

Today we were challenged to make a Card Purse and matching card. You can find the instructions for the Card Purse HERE.

I used Imaginisce paper and rub-ons for my gift set. Adorable penguins, huh? I just LOVE them!! The sentiment is from a $1 stamp set. After making the one card, I realized that I wouldn't give this with only one card in it. So I made 3 more cards. Here's the whole set below:

In the purse are the envelopes for the cards. The ribbon behind the penguin panel is some twill I found - it actually has Merry Christmas stamped on it. It was too large for my cards but it was the perfect color. So I just used the parts in between the sentiments. I then put the ribbon pieces with the sentiment (that I didn't use) into my ribbon jar to use on another project at another time.

So whatcha think? Not bad for my first gift set, huh? :) Stop by the CSAYL blog to see what the other DT members came up with. AND remember it's never to early to start working on the Holiday season!! Maybe you'll decide to join us...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

20 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a darling set!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

You did an awesome job!

Patti J said...

'not bad' my butt! (I owed you that one, lol...) This is PERFECTION my friend!!! Love it! Great job on your first gift set - wonderfully done!

kolling143 said...

Michelle......this is just the cayoot-est ensemble!! That penguin is just adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing your work. :)

Tina said...

Oh my gosh Michelle, this set is outstanding. I love everything!

Maria said...

Wow! For your first gift set, you did an awesome job!!! I love your card purse set! That penguin is a cutie! Love the dp that you used too!!! Beautiful job on this week's challenge Michelle. Keep up the great work!

Maria

Kimberly S said...

Absolutely fabulous for your first gift set Michelle!!! I'm like you...always want to do them, never quite get around to it. lol Maybe I should dive in as well? :)

Marcia said...

This is too cute! love that Penguin!

Barb said...

Freakin' adorable gift set! Love the penguin... he's so cute :)

Julie said...

what a great design! awesome job!

Laurie said...

I really like this! So adorable!!

Danni said...

This is just so cute!! Fabulous job my friend!

Tina said...

Michelle - I adore this gift set. Love all the cards you made too. This was a fun challenge. Can't wait until the next one.

XO
tina
mommy scraps a lot

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Michelle!! Love your sweet card purse!! I love the design!! I will have to make one. Great cards too!!
big hugs,
Chris

Enjoy your weekend with friends!

Jodi said...

Such a cute image, I love that you made several cards too!! Great job on the challenge!
Hugs
Jodi =)

inlovestamping said...

Yet another adorable gift set! I love the penguin image, super cute! I am so glad we are doing gift sets one a mouth this round, it is going to be so much fun!!! :-)

Kim said...

Hope you had fun on Saturday. Such a cute little project!!!! Love the purse.

Seleise said...

that is super cute, Michelle! love the sweet images and the way you put it all together!

Anna said...

This is way too cute! Those penguins are cute!

Tammi said...

It's awesome!! Great idea, and the penguins are adorable, love this! I seriously need to get busy on Christmas stuff! Ack!