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Aug 31, 2010

DTC #74 - Make a gift set

Happy Tuesday everyone!!Hope you're having a great week so far.

Tuesday means it's time for another fun challenge at the digital tuesday challenge blog. Our theme this week, chosen by the lovely Anneke, is

Make a gift set

It is all up to you what you create, it could be a big set or it could be a small set, anything that could be given as a gift.I always struggle with anything that is not a card, so this surely was challenging for me.

I decided to make a notebook with a legal pad, a bookmark and decorate an ink pen too. Of course I had to make a card to match everything.
Below is a group photo of everything.

Since it's kind of hard to see it all, I decided to take some more pictures of each item.

First I am showing you the card, I made it to match the notebook using same papers and sketch.

Below is the notebook.

And this is the bookmark, you can also see the legal pad inside with the decorated top.
I used different meljen's digi here because I thought it would be better for a bookmark than the mouse holding a pencil. The quote by Dr. Seuss was computer generated.

For my items I used Meljen's digistamps (which btw. are 25% off right now along with the other whimsy stamps but today 8/31 is the last day to get them at a discount), I just love this cute mouse whether he is reading, holding a pencils or whatever else he might be up to!

All of the images have been printed on couture 80lb card stock and colored using derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil.

Papers are all from stampin up, designer paper is retired SU. The dark pink flowers are from a simply scrappin' kit that I didn't think I was ever going to use as I don't scrapbook anymore. Ribbon is from Martha Stewart (found it in the clearance isle at michaels a long time ago). The complete list of items used is below.

My giftset fits a few other challenges too:
I hope you find some time to play in this week's challenge, I know it is more time consuming, but christmas is just a few months away and this is your chance to start making those gifts.

We also have another fantastic brand new sponsor this week, Fairy Knoll offering a great prize to one lucky winner. Be sure to check out their store!!
That is all from me for today. Hope you liked my projects, and be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team girls, everyone did a fantastic job again this week!

Have a great day,

Stamps: (digis) Meljen's, (rubber) stampin up-mini mates and small flower stamp.
Papers: (Stampin up) designer paper-retired, pretty in pink, basic gray; (I heart papers) couture 80lb card stock
Ink: HP injket, pretty in pink
Accessories: stampin up simply scrappin flowers and leaves, stickles glitter, Martha Stewart ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities circle and scallop circle, circle punch and scallop circle punch, scallop border punch, derwent coloursoft pencils, blending stumps, baby oil


  1. Wow, if this is what you do when struggling then struggle some more, it's fantastic :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. What a great set Ellie!
    Love this!!!
    Hugs Anneke

  3. good morning Ellie!

    Your gift set is wonderful! Gorgeous coloring, as always!! Lovely colors & design too, great job!
    Enjoy your day!
    hugs & blessings!

  4. Gorgeous! Cute image and your coloring is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog!

  5. Wowza, this is awesome...your colouring and paper choice is perfect. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week!
    Lesley :)

  6. Very cute ideas and thanks for playing at Aly's

  7. Ellie, this is fabulous. I love the whole set. If I was still young and in school, I would be thrilled beyond belief to recive this. The image is simply adorable.

  8. Wow! I think this one of my FAVORITE gift sets. I just loved the image used like for this purpose. Its so cute!

  9. Wowza...this set is a winner! I LOVE what you came up with! I also struggle with 3d...but your struggles were worth it all!

    I couldn't help but finish my project a day was fun! :)

  10. WOW! What a great set! And I just love that little mouse with the pencil. PERFECT!! Great job! tfs!

  11. This gift set is just lovely and I love the image, Meljen is one I love and 25% always help. Thanks for stopping by my blog Lucky Stamper so that I could find yours and all the great challenges.

  12. This is a fabulous set. I adore it.

  13. Ellie this is fabulous. What a gorgeous gift set. Beautiful designed and created.
    Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.

  14. This is so cute! What a wonderful gift set.

  15. Adorable gift set! I love MelJen's designs.

  16. Hi Ellie,

    I love this DT Gift Set, it's gorgalicious!

    Hugs, Marjo

  17. WOW! What a beautiful set! I just love all of the great details you added! :)

  18. Anonymous14:51

    Sweet website , I doesn't see before in my google Keep up the good work!

  19. This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  20. Wow !!! This little gft set is amazing ...
    Love your coloring, your design & your blog ...
    Hugs, Janie


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