Monday, January 18, 2010

Bookmarks for JustRite's Garden Tour1

I have been waiting to make these bookmarks forever! I placed this idea in my favorites last year! Unfortunately, my email crashed last night along with all my bookmarks, favorites, blogs, stores, technique sites, etc. and they are not accessible! So, please forgive me for not giving proper credit where credit is due, I will edit when I get back all that info! The silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The hardware is SU. The punched image is held in the hardware by clear lacquer carefully placed on the backside of the inner rim. I then adhered a backing of the DP to give it a finished look. I utilized two new JustRite sets for my floral bookmark end. The pink flower is from Plant a Little Love. Obviously I only used a snippet, but you can see the image in it's totality along with the other centers and borders. I started with one continuous piece of ribbon, looping it at the bottom end and threading it through the slide, making sure the short tail is tucked under the long piece. I then threaded the long piece up through the top hole and tied the end off with a bead! All designer paper is Madeline from K & Company. The multi colored floral image is from JustRite's set, My Garden. Here again you can see the beautiful image centers and borders. What a wonderful garden tour these two sets create! Creating "From the Library" labels adds a little more to the gift. I stamped on sticker paper with StazOn black for both the border and center initial. I distressed the edges after cutting the circles out with my Spellbinders die. Just peel and stick! And here is the Three Border Set that I used for my label borders. For a variance, I used a initial border from JustRite's Damask Borders Deluxe Kit.
The floral images are stamped on watercolor paper. After applying color to my images, I added a touch of Ultra Fine Flower Soft. This is a new Flower Soft product that will be available February 1. It adds some depth to the flowers and leaves. On the pink flower, I added Ultra Fine Strawberry Fizz and a tiny bit of Ultra Fine Citrus Crush in the flower center. On the leaves I added Ultra Fine Sage. I used the same colors on the second floral image minus the Raspberry Fizz. ***Check out Flower Soft designers, Jenn, Jeanne, Deb and the Flower Soft BLOG to see some fabulous creations!
A close-up peek of the closed container to reveal the half pearls attached to the underside of the container. Gives it a little lift and adds some charm to the overall package. They are attached with glue dots. The outer container strips of paper are adhered to the with scor tape.
And one more pic of the gift with the card I made last week! I love the coordination of the set. Adding a bookstore gift card would add to the theme as well, or even a book to gift along with the package! Limitless possibilities! And always JustRite!
Speaking of limitless possibilities, check out the JustRite designer's creations for unlimited garden inspiration.
Barb Schram (that's me!)
Jerri and Lori- Guest hoppers!
Take good care! Thank you so very much for stopping by today! Enjoy your garden tour! I will keep trying to get on my blog through my husbands email! Don't know what it's going to take to get the computer fixed! Ugh...

33 comments:

Angela said...

OMG Barb!!! You always have the most amazing ideas. I love this bookmark. The total ensemble is a wonderful gift idea.

TFS,
Angela

domslittleshop.com said...

very lovely thanks for sharing it with us

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW-- beautiful! What an inspiring project!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh -- I am TOTALLY SPEECHLESS -- this is such a feminine and beautiful project -- truly takes my breath away!!! I LOVE it!! And OH, the lucky *M* who gets it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

lisa808 said...

What a beautiful project! I love to read and think this is an awesome gift.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is insanely stunning! I love every last detail from your gorgeous colouring to the way you did the fantastic ribbon on the bookmarks. So sorry to hear you had a crash. Been there done that. It's awful. Hope it resolves itself well for ya. Thanks for the oh so beautiful inspiration!

KAY LONG said...

What a beautiful idea. Soooo like these floral stamps.

KAY LONG said...

These are beautiful and I sooo like the floral stamps and how you used them.

marilyn said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful, thoughtful gift!!! LOVE it!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So pretty Barb! I love the fabulous Flower Soft centers...this entire project is so very beautiful!

ashjoy said...

just beautiful! What a lovely gift.

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Barb, I love your colors, so Spring"y", just beautiful!

chelemom said...

These are absolutely breathtaking!!! Love this idea!!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set - so beautifully made and colored!

Erica said...

This is a beautiful ensemble. There can't be a booklover on earth who wouldn't oooh and ahhh over this. I wonder, would you be able to give us a video tute? I'm a little challenged when it comes to written instructions. I pray I'm not the only fan you have who might enjoy one as well.

Barbara said...

Oh my these are beautiful.

Pam said...

WOW! What a fabulous gift set. You did a wonderful job. Just gorgeous.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Hi Barb this project is beyond amazing - how clever and creative and gorgeous are your bookmarks and that tin is just devine. I must try this project out, thanks so very much for the wonderful inspiration!

connie said...

I love the bookmark! This is so a cute gift idea.

Heidi Blankenship said...

OMGosh Barb what a Beautiful gift set!! I love the soft pretty colors. Fantastic Idea!!

Peggy said...

Great job on the whole ensemble.
God bless!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Barb - these are just GORGEOUS!!!! Such a wonderful idea and the gift box looks incredible!!!

Tina said...

Wow, amazing! Great gift idea.

Cherie said...

OMG! This is such a gorgeous project! I'm so-o tempted to try and make it! Beautiful gift! TFS!

Jennifer Buck said...

So beautiful, Barb! LOVE it! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, this set is just wonderful and so elegant, so creative and gorgeous!

HighDesertGal said...

How beautiful! Suggestion..if I may... my laptop is connected to my regular monitor. Makes things a lot easier. Don't know if that would work for you. But it's an idea anyway.

stephanie said...

THis is gorgeous. Love the whole emsemble.

stephanie said...

What a gorgeous set. Lovely.

Marge said...

WOW - your entire project is simply AMAZING!!!

ElleK said...

Love Love Love the bookmarks! They make me smile. ElleK

Linda Beeson said...

Those bookmarks are gorgeous - I would so want to use one of them. Great ideas on the use of the JustRite stamps too.

Anonymous said...

Love this entire gift. If you ever make a tutorial on the bookmarks, I'd love to see how you made them. I'm having trouble visualizing how you did it LOL!