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! 😀

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! 😀

Roses Note Box and Cards SetI was very excited and inspired by Emilia’s challenge. Emilia herself has so much joy and passion for stamping, she herself inspired me! 😀

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!

Using Multi-Stamps Heart & Roses Clear Stamps and Mix it Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps,

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

Inside Roses Note Box and Monogram Note Cards Set

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.Roses Monogram Note Pad and Pen Set For more inspiration, please check out what the entire KS Crew has whipped up for this challenge!


For a little help using Multi-Step Heart & Roses, I created: Multi-Step Stamping Tutorial 101 and Multi-Step Heart & Roses Color Recipe.

Kitchen Sink Crew:

Grazie mille, Emilia! It has been wonderful to get to know you better and I really had loads of fun with your challenge! 😀

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 3" Roses Monogram Notes SetFor 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”.Roses Monogram Notes and Pen

Materials – Stamps: Multi-Stamps Heart & Roses Clear Stamps and Mix it Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink from SU! Moss Velvet Paper from SEI.


  • 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 Microbeads for the 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 notepad. 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. Emilia, this is a gorgeous project. Do you need my address?? hehe


  2. 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!!!


  3. WOW!!! This is so pretty!! I love it!!


  4. This is GORGEOUS! Those roses are just so beautiful! I love your color combo! I’ll have to remember that one!


  5. very, very pretty! I love the colors!


  6. I am GREEN with envy. What a fabulous gift! I love how you personalized everything, right down to the pen. Yay!


  7. WOW! Maria, these colors are awesome! I will be attempting something along these lines for a gift I need! Thanks for the inspiration!


  8. This is so gorgeous!! The color combo is drop dead gorgeous!!


  9. This is just beautiful, Maria! The colors you chose are gorgeous together and the embossing is so elegant.


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