Monday, October 26, 2009

Elegant WordArt by Bethany: Thank You Gift Set

I just started a new job a few weeks ago and it is definitely taking a toll on my blogging. So I apologize if you haven't seen me much here lately. Alot of these posts, I've had stored in my drafts waiting to be published. I found an awesome job only 4 blocks away from where I live. So both my husband and I work pretty close together. It's only part-time and very flexible which I love because I can still volunteer in both of my kids' school activities. I stumbled on this job opportunity several weeks back and have been pretty ecstatic about the possibilities with somewhat a learning curve. With that said, I have taken a leave of absence from some of my DT commitments till the new year to see how much I am going to be able handle. As you all know, creating cards and projects are the fun's the all of the work afterwards like taking pics and posting that is (at least for me) the most exhausting part of the whole process. With the holidays coming abound soon, I am not sure how much I will be blogging because I will be preparing for a 2 week vacation to visit family and friends that I miss very much and creating handmade gifts. But I do want to thank those of you from the bottom of my heart who visit my blog and leave comments (every one of thoe comments always puts a BIG smile on my face - I like it aLOT as Jim Carey would say), or have become followers, or even some of you who like to lurk (like I do) and use my work as inspiration. So don't you go anywhere! I will still be around to posting some things...

What I have for you today is a gift set that I created especially for my new boss. She drove all the way down from the Twin Cities to specifically train me for two days and then went back to the corporate offices the next week. I wanted to find a way to show her my great appreciation for giving me this unbelievable opportunity so I created this...

I know nothing extraordinary...but it is my most favorite combo of all gift sets. What better way to say "Thank You"! All the elements used in this geft set is from Elegant WordArt by Bethany. She creates the most wonderful wordart that is not only great to use for digi scrapping but for creating hybrid projects as well just like this one.

The card uses Calendar Wrap Around and sentiment from the Thank You wordart packs. The Calendar Wrap Around wordart pack also includes 2 date markers you can use to specify a certain date which I forgot to do here. I printed the calendar on kraft cardstock and used my scallop rectangles to finish off the frame using brown cardstock. The card is finished it off with a purple wide grossgrain ribbon and used my nested butterflies nesties to finish off the card. I cut out the bigger butterfly using a transparency sheet (that you can buy from an office supply store) and the smaller butterfly is paper pieced with patterned paper (popped up with a dimensional) and embellished with a button with crochet thread tied underneath.

I created a matching composition notebook that uses digital wordart from the Walks wordart pack. I added the same butterfly embellie to the sentiment.

Last, but not least, I couldn't resist making a matching bookmark which also uses a sentiment from again the Walks wordart pack. I only used the smaller paper pieced butterfly for an embellie on the bookmark so it wouldn't crowd the wordart sentiment.

Digital Stamps: Elegant Wordart by Bethany (Calendar Wrap Around, Walks, Thank You)
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Computer, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Antique Linen)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Nested Butterfly, Classic Rectangles/Scallop Rectangles), Wide Purple Gorssgrain Ribbon, Crochet Thread, Button, Transparency Sheet, RSVP Pen, Composition Notebook


Martha said...

both are amazing!

Lisa Foster said...

What a fantastic project! It's all so lovely!

Cassie_lu said...

this is a beautiful gift set that I am sure she will love. the colors and papers work so well with the words you chose.

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful set -- both useful and practical! The DP is gorgeous, great sentiments, and perfect vintage flair!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Lovely projects!!