Monday, December 21, 2009

A Thrifty Christmas Gift

It's getting "crunch time" on those Christmas gifts. I had a wonderful surprise last week that resulted in needing more gifts than I had planned or budgeted for. Yikes! I did what any smart stamper would do- I pulled out my stamps and got to work!

I was on a mission at Office Max for some adhesive when I came across these note card boxes in the Clearance aisle. (clearance is my BEST friend lol) I saw them and immediately thought that I could alter them to make an inexpensive gift that someone would still appreciate.

Since the cute notes inside have butterflies on them I decided to stick with that theme.

First I stamped off once my French Script background stamp (retired from Stampin' Up) in Basic Gray ink. Then I stamped Stipple Butterfly (also retired from SU) in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss around the butterfly. The sentiment is from Unity's November 09 Kit of the Month Simply Magical. I love this kit and I have not had any time to play with it. Hopefully when 2010 starts I will have more time on my hands to stamp with my neglected stamps.

I added ribbon, rhinestones and a key to finish the box up. I think they turned out great and each one cost less than $4 to create. I am hoping that the recipient doesn't realize that little fact.

Thanks for stopping by today, I am so glad you did. I hope to have more projects to show you before Christmas but in case I don't have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Christi Snow said...

What a gorgeous gift! These are amazing, Sherry! smiles...

StampinCathy said...

I just love great finds like this. Your gift is awesome and so inspiring. I want to me on your surprise list. (tee hee)

FibreJunky said...

Wow, that is just so pretty!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

I love this! What a neat gift. I know whomever receives this will love it!