Monday, September 22, 2008

A Quick Thank You

Tonight I needed a quick thank you gift to take to work in the morning and, of course, I waited until the last minute. So, when in a hurry...stick with what you know! The gift, presentation, and gift card holder are all things I've done in the past. That's what made this super quick and easy to put together.

The mug I picked up at Target for a mere $3.50 on clearance (love Target - I'm there at least once a week!). The rich bronze/brown color is perfect for the Fall season. I stuffed some shreds into the mug and added some chocolates (even they have Fall colored wrappers!). Next, I stamped a little tag using my First Fruits set from PTI.

Next up was to make a gift card holder. I hadn't really planned on doing that, but when I ran into Starbucks to purchase the gift card, all they had for holders were summer themed ones. Well, that's not going to work! So I made a holder that I've made a few times before, following directions from the super talented Heather Nichols. You can see how to make it here. It's quick and easy, and really cute. I randomly stamped the cover with a leaf stamp from First Fruits and added some ribbon. I then stamped and layered the acorn, just like I did on this project (if it's not broke, don't fix it!). I then adhered it with foam mounting tape. Here is what the holder looks like inside when you untie it:

Okay, so now that's done, I can go to bed! Whew...another fast stamp project...and no one got hurt!

Stamps: First Fruits by PTI
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel by SU!, Dark Chocolate by PTI, Copper pigment by ColorBox
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla by SU!
Tools: tag punch by Marvy, circle punch by Punch Bunch, circle punch by Marvy, scallop punch by SU!
Other: foam mounting tape by 3M, stitched ribbon (Michaels), bronze eyelet, Crop-a-Dile, mug (Michaels), candy


Hollie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I MISS Target!

Coastal Jan said...

What a lovely gift. The recipient will be so pleased -- something beautiful AND Starbucks!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is beautiful! Quite a lovely job with First Fruits :)


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