Monday, January 31, 2011

Monogram Gift Set - MTME February Release

Hey blogland folks,
It's Feb 1 and time for Lauren's newest release for My Time Made Easy! Lauren has a new template and 3 new stamp sets this month, along with cut files and some gorgeous digital papers. Here's what I've cooked up for today.

I love the new Monograms Defined stamp set and decided to make a set of notes for my boss. He is SO good about jotting notes to people in our work system but I know that sometimes he'd like to jot a really short note! :-) so I made him a set of mini cards....  (3x3) - they are not big enough to mail but they are PERFECT to tuck onto a keyboard on someone's desk :-)


I used the black and white papers from the new Serenity collection. These printed up beautifully.  I then stamped "from the desk of" onto the top edge (love the dots in the center of the O's") from the Monograms Defined set - then stamped his first initial into the center of the card. I wanted a "framed look" without extra matting so I cut some frames using my cricut. That gave some dimension AND a framed effect. Here's what my mat looked like when I took out the frames after cutting...


The Monograms Defined set includes a "handmade by" stamp which I used on the back to personalize my cards.

And I added the "Just a Note" to the back of the envelope flaps...


And finally I packaged it all up in the WONDERFUL new mini Card Candy template! This held my 6 note cards perfectly!!!



Here is the box opened up...

I tied up my notes with a slip of ribbon since they wanted to pop open on me for my photograph.  :-)

Now - when I put the box together I realized I forgot to adhere my ribbon before I glued on the inside cover layer. OH OH - new plan - Since this was a masculine set I decided to make the closure more masculine as well and used two large silver brads instead. He just needs to wraps the snippet of silver twine around the two brads to keep the box closed.


FINALLY - I made him a birthday card to go with the set. I used the frame stamp from Framed Elegance set - popped in a sentiment from So Sentimental and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set under the frame. 

On the inside I added a strip of the B-W striped paper and one more sentiment from the same set...

I think he'll love it. I tried to make it classy - like him - and striking!

Thanks for scrolling though all my photos - time to go check out the rest of the team!!!

My Time Made Easy Design Team:

Supplies from My Time Made Easy LLC:
Pretty Packaging Templates:   Card Candy mini template
Pretty Impressions © Stamps: Monograms Defined, Framed Elegance, So Sentimental


Hugs n Smiles,

13 comments:

Tangii said...

Wow Pam, these are stunning. Everything about them is just perfect.

Lisa Kind said...

What a great masculine set! I love the black and white theme...so classy! And your closure is very clever! Love it!

Selma said...

Oh Pam what a fantastic project. I am dying to make a set like this. What a beautiful job you did and I know your boss is going to love it.

Debbie said...

Pam, this set is absolutely WONDERFUL! So masculine and perfect! I adore every single element you added into all of the projects to create this one-of-a-kind treasured gift. What a lucky boss you have :)

Carma said...

These are marvelous!! So elegant! I don't own a cricut so all of the MTME projects just amaze me. :)

Julie said...

What a great masculine set, a really inspirational project.

Monique said...

"sigh" I am in awww Pam.. I have such a hard time with Masculine and you hit it right on the nose... Love the brad closure they look like cuff links!! Great work!!

Judy Miller said...

Pam....I just love this set. What a great idea. I can't wait to make a set, I just know who I'm going to make a set for...my brother. What a nice gift. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog and your ideas.

Tracey Cuccia said...

SO Classy -- love these Pam!! Marvelous, just marvelous!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fabulous set and SO PROFESSIONAL LOOKING!! LOVE your choice of design paper. I'm sure it was very well received! Thanks for being an enabler ... I've not jumped over to My Time Made Easy to see what I 'can't' live without! LOL!
Take care and stay warm!

Bunty Wabbit said...

I think this is Fab!! I am going to make a Box for my Hubby to keep his Cufflinks in I know he will LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrea M said...

Oh Pam! What a great set for your boss! I LOVE the mix of papers on each of the cards and the black and white is nothing short of STUNNING!!! I love these!!! DId I ever tell you how much I love to jot notes? *wink* Gorgeous work GF!!

Notary Public Supplies said...

I like the black and white papers that you get from the new Serenity collection. These printed up beautifully.It forced me to make my ideas more creative and informative...so thax to you a lot...

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