Sunday, February 28, 2010

In the Nick of Time...

I admit it. I almost missed my dear friend's birthday. We made last minute plans to go out with her and her husband the other night at 5:30, and at 5PM I got an email from her husband saying "hey, it's her birthday tomorrow!" Whoops! (I mean, I knew it was at the end of February, but how did we get to the end so fast??) Well, you know I had puh-lenty of cards laying around here (and fortunately even had one I knew she really liked already!) but I had to put together an impromptu gift, FAST, as we had to leave in 20 minutes to meet them! Luckily, with Arranged with Love, a bottle of wine, and some waterproof labels , putting together something pretty and appropriate was not a problem! Here it is, my own private happy birthday label! I stamped the frame onto the waterproof label in Memento Tuxedo Black, centering the little greeting card so as not to catch any of the borders on the sticker. After adding my greeting, I quickly colored it with Copics, sponged on a bit of Antique Linen Distressing ink and placed it over the existing wine label! Done in 15 minutes, (with time to spare to take photos for the blog heh heh), whew!! If you haven't used these labels before, you do not need to use special inks to stamp or color, kind of unbelievable I know, but true, your artwork is now waterproof!


With all the sentiments included in the "Arranged with Love" set, a personalized wine label like this one makes the perfect quick gift for weddings and anniversaries as well, and one that the recipient is sure to remember. Who knows how many times this set will save my hide in the future LOL! (Don't worry I'm still getting her something else, just didn't want to show up empty handed! ;) Hope this project inspires you to give the waterproof labels a try if you have not yet discovered how terrific they are for gifting!


Have a bee-yoo-ti-ful day!

10 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhhhh how nice!! I've never used those but may invest!! Great last minute gift!!!

Deebi27 said...

Mel, what a story. Nothing like thinking on your feet! Love the idea. Great packaging!! Labels available like at Office Depot???

Fl├╝ge said...

A wonderful idea! Your friend liked the label surely as much as we do... :)

Donna said...

Cute idea! We give lots of wine at Christmas. This would be great fun to decorate the bottles!

Jennie said...

How very creative of you Melanie! Look at you working under pressure flawlessly :o) Gorgeous label and nice design on this.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! Lucky birthday girl! Thanks for giving me yet another reason to add to my "I MUST Have" that stamp set list! heehee :) (Of course, now I'll need waterproof labels too - just in case I want to give a bottle of something too - lol)

Miesje said...

Wow - now that is a great idea! I do not have those labels - may need to get some now!

theneon said...

Beautiful birthday gift -- and I am sure your friend adored her "private label."

Donna said...

that's so awesome! I didn't realize it was her b'day until she posted about it on Facebook - ugh! the days are getting away from me too but that's because I hardly have any free time! this came out fabulous, I'm sure she loved it-hope you enjoyed your time together.

Vanessa said...

and I loved it! I am so glad we had dinner. We need to do it like once a month. Can't wait to open that bottle of wine! Thanks!