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Big Shot Embossed Card and Card Holder Gift Set

Welcome to the first 2011 VC Rocks Bloghop…you've most likely arrived here from the home page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .  I am stop number 1!

The theme of this blog hop is using our BIG SHOT MADNESS.  The Big Shot has to be my favorite tool – it never leaves my stamping table!  The embossing folders are simple to use yet always striking in any project.

This week marked the end of the school year…so it was time to make some teacher thank you gifts.  My dear sister, Mary Jo, is an elementary school teacher and advises me on what teachers like/don't like for gifts.  She always raves about receiving my handmade cards so I think I have a winner in this project.

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Front 2

This simple yet elegant card used the Elegant Lines embossing folder, Naturals White card stock, Marina Mist 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (which is retiring), scissors, the Just Believe stamp set, Old Olive and Marina Mist inkpads, and the Extra-Large Oval and Decorative Label punches. 

I used the leaf stamp and inked up with Old Olive, but first stamped off once.  I then stamped the thank you stamp "full strength" in Marina Mist.

For my gifts, I created 5 cards with matching envelopes (yes, I embossed the back flaps too – gorgeous!).  I then embossed an acetate card box and created a tag using our new Perfect Pennants die (it's probably my favorite item in the upcoming catalog) and the 1-3/4" circle punch.   I also used some retired silver stretch cord to attach the tag.

Here is the back of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box

Here is the front of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box Front


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What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Eileen LeFevre's Stampin' Fevre blog – www.elefevre.blogspot.com
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Jun 11, 2011 - 12:06:40
Lorita Edwards said:

Love the cards! I'm always looking for good Teacher gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 11, 2011 - 12:06:10
Mary N said:

I just bought the Big Shot as my birthday gift to me but have no clue how to use it. Love what you've done with this project. can't wait to see more.

Jun 11, 2011 - 12:06:52
Brenda H said:

Lovely, Jane.  I love how you embossed the envelope and the clear case. Great ideas!

Jun 11, 2011 - 01:06:50
Dawn Hoffman said:

Oh my goodness Jane–I love your embossed card box!  Elegant lines is one of my favs for the embossing folders!  Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas!

Jun 11, 2011 - 01:06:34

Very pretty, and I am sure the teacher you give them to will love them.  I always do some type of card gifts for our teachers too.  Actually did a teacher gift for my spot on the hop too!  Great job.

Jun 11, 2011 - 01:06:07
Robbie said:

Love your card set!

Jun 11, 2011 - 01:06:11
Ellen Kemper said:

Lovely gift idea, Jane!

Jun 11, 2011 - 01:06:03
Stace said:

Love it and the packaging.  Great gift idea.

Jun 11, 2011 - 02:06:59
Shari said:

Pretty, Jane!  You rock!

Jun 11, 2011 - 02:06:27
Deborah said:

A fabulous way to thank a teacher.  Beautiful set.

Jun 11, 2011 - 02:06:52
Karen said:

Beautiful project, Jane.  I am anxious to get the new pennant die.  It appears to be able to "wear a lot of different hats"…gotta love that!  Thanks for another great idea.

Jun 11, 2011 - 03:06:21
Dee said:

Love the gift card holder, Jane!  Great job!.  I have some of those acetate boxes.  Now I know what to do with them!

Jun 11, 2011 - 05:06:04

Wow, what a great set and love how you embossed the plastic box also.

Jun 11, 2011 - 07:06:09
carolyn s said:

Jane, I just love these clean and simple cards, and in one of my favorite colors, too.  Some teacher is gonna be very happy.  thanks for sharing.

Jun 11, 2011 - 07:06:23
sharon l said:

This set is lovely. I like the Thank you set on top  of the Marina Mist tag.. So elegant.
Sharon L 

Jun 11, 2011 - 08:06:02
Tessa said:

Loving that pennant die Jane! Keep those ideas flowing! 🙂 I'm sure I'll be CASE-ing this! And the wisteria card below! And…. 🙂

Jun 11, 2011 - 08:06:17
Cindy said:

Very pretty!  The teachers will love it!

Jun 11, 2011 - 11:06:33
Carol Smith said:

Love this box of cards. Thank you for sharing this great idea.

Jun 12, 2011 - 12:06:47
Barb Furlong said:

I love all the embossing folders, I own them all from Stampin Up…..

Jun 12, 2011 - 02:06:05
Debbie Flattum said:

I love all the embossing…card box, envelope flaps, card! Nice job.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 12, 2011 - 02:06:27
Marsha W said:

Wow, love the embossing on the acetate box. What cool idea for a gift card holder.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Jun 12, 2011 - 03:06:04

Wow, how elegant – I love this project … but then I always love everything you create!!!  Thanx for sharing. 

Jun 12, 2011 - 03:06:11

Beautiful! TFS!
Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Jun 12, 2011 - 03:06:27
April Storie said:

beautiful card and really enjoy the idea to emboss the back of the envelop as well!

Jun 12, 2011 - 03:06:35
Joan Krebs said:

I was THRILLED to receive this as a gift from you Jane! I love the set and was especially intrigued and impressed with the embossed plastic box. I definitely should "lift" this idea!!
THANKS so much.

Jun 12, 2011 - 08:06:34
Lynne in NI said:

What a beatuiful gift!  That embossing folder is so pretty!

Jun 12, 2011 - 12:06:13
Stampin Su said:

Hi Jane, just love this card and the giftbox – never thought about embossing the envelope flaps, what a great idea! Su

Jun 12, 2011 - 12:06:15
Karen said:

So very pretty!!  Did you make the acetate card box as well or did you purchase it?  Lucky teacher!

Jun 12, 2011 - 01:06:48

Beautiful project!!! TFS

Jun 12, 2011 - 01:06:58
Marisol Gutierrez said:

Beautiful! This has to be one of my favorite embossing folders!

Jun 12, 2011 - 02:06:40

I just loved your cards Jane, especially the 2nd one.  I would have never thought of embossing the enevelope. Thanks for the tip

Jun 13, 2011 - 02:06:31
Rhonda A said:

Lovely Jane, I love the blue & white together al embossed.
Thanks for sharing.
Rhonda A

Jun 13, 2011 - 05:06:17
Carey Rogers said:

Great job!!  This wasn't up when I made the blog trip early Sat morning so I got to it on Monday morning when I got home.  This is great as are all of your ideas.  TFS and I am so happy you are a Rocker.
Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy