Friday, September 11, 2009

Notes for an Engineer

My niece Christie, is a Structural Engineer and she recently passed the exam that she had to take after working as an engineer for at least a year. She studied like the dickens for over a month in preparation for it - and passed it with flying colors! (she's such a wizz!). So at a recent family gathering she pulled out her official stamp to show us all and I immediately thought - I can stamp that and make some fun notes for her!!

So this is the little set I made for her. The papers are all Papertrey Ink. The box is one of Lauren Meaders Templates called Desktop Organizer. I used Smokey Shadow cardstock for the box and Black and White Basics designer papers for the strips on the notes as well as to decorate the box.
I stamped her seal, cut it out with a circle Nestability and then adhered a strip of designer paper to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" note and then the seal over the DP. I was able to fit 10 notes and 1o envelopes in the box. (the notes are not folded - they are just a single layer note)

She was thrilled with this personalized gift - and we are all so proud of her accomplishments!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you enjoyed this project!

I'm off to Stamping Around in VT this weekend but I have some projects all lined up to post. I'll be on line - and hopefully sharing some pics from the workshop soon!!

12 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Julia! I'm sure she will LOVE this gift set!

pescbrico said...

I bet she was trilled!! This is gorgeous!!! Very toughtfull of you and well done!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is really fabulous!! I love the simple and fresh design!! HUGS

dpkennedy said...

This is terrific! I love the design of the notes and the holder is so cute! What a great gift for a great accomplishment! Love it Julia!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Julia!!! This is awesome!!! What a lovely gift!!! My congrats to your niece!
Hugs,
Lisa

Donna Marie said...

These are fabulous!!!!!
Have a great time :-)

Crystal said...

I bet she was SOOOO happy this is AWESOME!!!! Hugs!

One4Joy said...

what a wonderful accomplishment and delightful way to personalize your gift, Julia! You are really good at these 3D items.

Hope your day in Vermont was a great one.

Sharli said...

Julia,
What a wonderful gift! I love that you used her seal in it. Perfect!!!

Lauri said...

wow! I had no idea they got official stamps! What a great idea and a great gift!

Joan Ervin said...

You are such a wonderful Aunt, Julia...what a special gift!!!! This is such a gorgeous box filled with beautiful notes....how elegant!!! Your niece will love these!!!

Debbie Corbari said...

OMG Julia! This is completely FABULOUS! What a perfect gift! So thoughtful!