Welcome the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge#3 with our First Guest Hostess


emilia-for-kssIt is another KS Crew Challenge Monday! But, this Monday, we have a visitor joining us in the Kitchen! I would like to introduce our 1st Guest Hostess, Emilia!

Emilia does beautiful cards and is one of the winners from Oct.’s “What’s Cook’n…”, contest, and she was be picked from all the winners to be Kitchen Sink’s Guest Hostess for today’s KS Crew Challenge #3.

Emilia’s Challenge is:Make a gift for a friend or relative…..using NO designer paper! πŸ˜€

Please hop on over to the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog were can meet Emilia, see her wonderful and inspiring projects and find out all the details to her challenge…. she does have some rules follow! πŸ˜€

I was very excited and inspired about Emilia’s challenge. Emilia herself has so much joy and passion for stamping, she herself inspired me! πŸ˜€

I had a Plain Jane Cigar Box from Cosmo Cricket just waiting for something special to come along … and with my dear Mother-in-Law’s birthday coming up… I thought Emilia’s challenge was the perfect time to start turning that Cigar Box into a gift!

SO, I made this monogrammed stationary gift set. (My MIL loved it! … I was so glad!)

box-front I covered the cigar box inside and out using Barely Banana stamped with single rose leaf – Step #2 only, also in Barely Banana. I created a separate section inside the box for the pen.open-box-1 note-pad-and-pen For more inspiration, please check out what the entire KS Crew has whipped up for this challenge!

3 Step Hearts & Roses – Color Recipe

Multi Step Stamping Tutorial 101

Kitchen Sink Crew:
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson
Angela Knopf
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Lori Tecler

and Guest Hostess – Emilia

Grazie mille Emilia! It has been wonderful to get to know you better and I really had a loads of fun with your challenge! πŸ˜€

Please link your challenge projects in the Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Group on Paper Craft Planet. Enter under Discussions – KS Crew Challenge #3.
Please use KSCC#3, kithcnesinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag when uploading to your favorite gallery.

Since Emilia’s Challenge call to use all Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can also enter your challenge here and be entered in Nov./Dec. “What’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps”. Here for full details.

These small little note cards are 3″x 3″ with envelopes to go with.small-notesFor the lager 4.25″x5.5″, white note cards, I softly used pastels and the Labels One die, to create a soft stenciled background edge around the monogrammed “S”.large-notes-with-pen

Materials – Stamps: Mix it Up! and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Wisper White, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink from SU! Moss Velvet Paper from SEI. Ink: Rose – Step #1 Barely Banana, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Riding Hood Red. Leaves – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Monogram “S” – Riding Hood Red. Yellow leaf pattern – Step #2 only Barely Banana. Embellishments: Clear Micro beads for pen, Adhesive pearls from Michael’s. Berry Sorbet & Summer Sunrise Twill Ribbon from Papertrey. Labels One from Nestabilities. Sakura Clear Star pen. Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink pastels from SU! Additional items: Plain Jane Cigar Box from Cosmo Cricket. Pentel pen. 4″x6″ plain note pad. Envelopes for 3″x3″ note cards and for 4.25″x5.5″ note cards.


9 thoughts on “Welcome the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge#3 with our First Guest Hostess

  1. What an awesome presensation box for these stunning rose monogram cards, Maria!! Such beautiful, beautiful work!!

    The colors are divine and I love the embossed framing of your monograms!!!


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