Saturday, April 16, 2011

Well It's About Time!


The left-hand side is a vinyl cover from an old day planner I purchased at Michaels for $1.  I put a new 2 year calendar for 2011-12 in it.  The one on the right is a vinyl check book cover with a note pad inside that tears from the top like checks do.  I found the new day planners with covers at Oriental Tracing Company and got 12 for $1.99 HERE.  It seems they are out of stock for these, but these will also work, HERE.  I needed a couple other things too.  I found the vinyl check book covers and note pads on EBay from a seller.   She also has a store site HERE.  When I bought on EBay, the total shipping was $2.++.  If you bought from her store, I would ask about combining shipping, at least.

I created the first set for a friend who likes purple and green.  I used the cover of the old day planner to cut the new covers from (2) 2 sided pieces of DP.  I think it's from SU, not sure.  It measured 6.25X7.5 for the day planner cover and 6 1/8X6.5 for the checkbook cover.

I used opposite sides of the DP for each cover.  The image is Stampendous Shelley Rose Bouquet painted with Twinkling H2O's.   The images are from days gone by.  The yellow flowers were highlighted with Glossy Accents, the white ones with Viva Ice White and glitter glue for the centers.  Any floral image that is elongated will do for the cover.  The background is Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Garden Trellis.  It was stamped twice for 6".  Each piece was trimmed to the edge of the trellis and then overlapped and sealed with glue.  The same thing was done with the ends. The ribbon is Michaels $1 bin.  The pearls are 3mm stickers.  It was woven through the scallops and tied with the Bow-Easy used for the bow.



It really wasn't that much work.....so I did a second set for another friend who likes daisies.  I did everything the same except the mat behind the vases is Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles.  These images were also done a long time ago.  The image is from Impression Obsession Red Rubber Cling Set Charming Gardeners.  It was painted with Twinkling H2O's and the edges on the image on the bottle were done with Gold Leaf.  The rose bud and daisies were highlighted with Glossy Accents.  The pearls are 3mm stickers.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I should be back soon with more! Thanks for stopping by to look and share.
 Shirley

26 comments:

susanne said...

Beautiful Shirley! I love the old time images ... there is something so warm and happy about them.

Anesha said...

Beautiful work, so pretty!

Patti J said...

Shirley, these are beautiful! The recipients will be thrilled to receive them! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne C said...

These are all fabulous! Love what you did and so clever. The ribbon around the edges is so delicate and pretty!

Cibele Glazer said...

Oh Shirley, these are beautiful! Lucky friends you have!!!!!

April said...

These are really pretty. You did a great job!

Hello From Texas said...

These are fabulous Shirley!! So very lovely and great gift idea.
TFS
Carole

Summerthyme Studio said...

these are just so pretty Shirley! What a great gift idea

Hugs

Vicki

Mrs Ham said...

Shirley I LOVE these, and so will your friend. Your flowers are stunning and I really like how you used the MS trellis punch with the ribbon.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you left on my projects. Have a great evening.

mochamama said...

These are beautiful Shirley and what a great bargain!

Donna said...

Beautiful covers, Shirley. Flowers are my favorite and I love all kinds of projects with them. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's so appreciated! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Meredith said...

Hi Shirley! Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left over at my blog - what a wonderful surprise this morning! Your work is so pretty, I love how feminine and frilly all your goodies are! :)

Lyn S said...

Your covers are gorgeous Shirley! So very pretty!

Vicky said...

Great idea and so pretty :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow these are gorgeous, I want to thank you for coming to my blog and leaving such lovely comments!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh WOW these are GORGEOUS!!~

Jenny Gropp said...

Love these!!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful soft creations, Happy Easter :0)
Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comments:0) xxx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great idea and they are so lovely! Who wouldn't be pleased to receive such pretty gifts!

Thanks for stopping by my blog Shirley. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things again, visiting blogs and making more cards!

Happy Easter to you and yours!

Becky said...

These are beautiful Shirley..

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Shirley these are wonderful. Thanks for including all the links where we can find the supplies. These make wonderful gifts. I love your images. Great job on these lovelies!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me all those awesome comments. My head has swelled...lol You are a peach!

Marisa said...

Love how you threaded the ribbon through that MS punch! Gorgeous covers for all.

Lisa Lynne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I really like your ideas here for creating these gift set - great! And your designs are beautiful.

Diane said...

Very pretty and creative!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful done!!

Valerie said...

Hi Shirley, loving your blog. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me and please check my blog there is something waiting for you!
Here is a link to cosmic shimmer:
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/products/brands/list.php?bid=Cosmic
Val x

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