Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wine Thank Yous

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great and safe New Years!

I'm finally getting around to some thank you cards after the holidays. Here are two that I made for some friends that gave me some wine for Christmas. Actually when I was making them I realized one of them I didn't get a bottle of wine from, but she's a big fan of wine so I thought the card would be appropriate for her anyway.

The other one I was making for I receive an excellent bottle of wine! It's a CA wine which I'm not usually a fan of but it's from Napa Valley. And it's a strange mix of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. I was REALLY surprised at how good it is as I've never been a Zinfandel fan at all! I highly recommend it...It's Ménage à Trois bottled by Folie à Deux Winery in St. Helena, Napa County, CA (www.menageatroiswines.com). The friend that gave it to me came across it from friends of his that live in CA and discovered this very delicious combination for a red wine. So now we are on a quest to find it at a local liquor store here in New England. ;p

So it was definitely appropriate to make them a wine bottle shaped card that I got from The Cutting Café designed by the very talented Regina Easter. I love working with her designs. This particular set comes with 5 circle sentiments, 2 regular sentiments, 6 toppers and an envelop.

I decided to go a step further and make the envelop a very very thin wine bottle gift bag, perfect size for a card. I'm actually very pleased with myself in designing it and got some great use with the Scor-Pal. I'm very sure I'm not the 1st person to figure out how to make one but I was just impressed how quickly I did it.

So here they are:

The Thank You images used as the bottle labels are stamps by Hero Arts from their Collage and CardArt collections:

A little spot for the personal note:

It's just a very thin wine bottle gift bag:

Grape Blends for the guy's card:
-CS: TPC "Sable" & "Espresso", Mi-Teintes "Stygian Black" and Nicole Crafts Natural Stock Paper
-PPs: DCWV "Gold Script Designer" & "Olive Script"
-Stamp: Hero Arts Collage Thank You
-Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox "Creamy Brown", "Chestnut Roan" and "Dark Brown"
-Misc: Ribbon, adhesive, eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Scor-Pal

Grape Blends for the girl's card:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Mocha Devine" and Nicole Crafts Natural Stock Paper
-PPs: DCWV Once Upon a Time "Palace Throne"
-Stamp: Hero Arts CardArt Thanks Phrase
-Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Same as above plus "Merlot" (appropriate, huh?)
-Misc: Same as above

TFL!! And off to make my other thank you cards...


Crayola58 said...

Wow, Nikki, these are fantastic. Love the colors on each too. BTW, I think of you every morning because when I get up and turn that TV on, there is the Cricut promo and it just seems like the fact that the second it comes on, they are showing YOUR wonderful card.
I am always impressed. Hugs.

Susan said...

Nikki, these sets are fabulous!!! The colors and the style are just great. Can I scrap-lift them at some point - for my fall wine tasting as invitations?

Awesome, awesome!!!

xx Susan

Enfys said...

Stunning Nikky, simply stunning,
big hugs
En xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Love these Nikki! The colors and papers are just perfect and I adore your holders. But whaddaya mean your not a fan of CA wine!?! Obviously you're not drinking the right stuff! LOL Come visit me and I'll expand your horizons. :D Hugs, D

Regina Easter said...

Nikki, these are fabulous girl...goodness.....I love them....and the bag is totally awesome as well...hugs

Scossie Jane said...

Great cards Nikki, love the paper choices and the bags to go with them - awesome xx

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.