Thursday, September 15, 2011

A gift for Ashley...

Today I wanted to share a gift I put together for Alex's girlfriend, Ashley. They have been dating for almost a year now and she is such a sweet girl who makes a wonderful addition to our family. She is heading off to live in the dorms at college this weekend and I wanted to give her some goodies for her new pad.

I knew she would be writing to friends back home so I wanted to make her a a note card set. I started off with my FAVORITE Hero Arts Background Stamp....

...then I stamped it on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I applied Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the image and sprayed it heavily with pearlized water. Here are the final results...
I just love the blues and greens together....
I thought I would also show the gift bag I put together for her along with her card set...
Inside this cute Thirty One bag are lots of goodies...

like bags of candy, a wall calendar, mini sodas, Uno cards, tissues, a flashlight, and earplugs. (All the things her mom emailed about saying she still needed.)

Okay, off to make dinner. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

judy said...

I love the note cards, Heather and
the way you packaged this wonderful,
thoughtful gift!

barb said...

i love this! those cards are beautiful. i need that stamp! what a great gift bag too. this is the kind of gift i love to give, where the packaging is part of the gift itself :)

Kelly said...

gorgeous effect with the beautiful distress inks! great gift!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, what a beautiful card set, Heather! She is sure to use them up fast! I love all the goodies and the bag, too...so thoughtful!

charli said...

such a great gift!