Great Expectations

ETA:  Your imagination is not playing tricks on you.  I had two posts scheduled that had a mind of their own…so today you have all sorts of mail from me. 

Have you been checking out the posts from the JustRite Designers blogs?  Well, there is a new set scheduled for release on July 7th called Preserves Borders and Centers Set.    I’m showing a little Congratulations Basket that I made with the set.  A few of my friends have had babies recently, but this is for the next friend that announces she is pregnant.   The set has a card, a jar of pickles, two chocolate bars, and a book.  Here are the individual items.

Okay, so here are the pickles – I think they are so cute!  I used one one of the centers from the new Preserves Borders and Centers Set with the JustRite 2 3/8" wood mount, and created my own border using Times New Roman 15 point font to read  "Break Open In Case of Pregnancy".  The center is colored with copic markers.

The chocolate bars are two of the giant bars you can buy at the grocery store.  I used design paper for the wrappers then used the What’s Cooking Borders and Centers Set with the JustRite 1 5/8" wood mount for the medallions on the bars. 

For my 4 x 4 card I used the JustRite 1 5/8" wood mount and the Times New Roman 25 point font to create a rounded expression that reads "You’re Expecting".    I hunted high and low for something to go with my pregnancy theme and finally landed on this Studio G stamp showing a pregnant lady.  The space I was working with was tiny, but she fit and I colored her with copics too!!

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Preserves Borders and Centers Set, JustRite What’s Cooking Borders and Centers Set, Times New Roman Uppercase 15 Point Font, Times New Roman Uppercase 25 Point Font
Paper:  The Paper Company – Blonde Columns, My Minds Eye
Ink:  Memento – Black Tuxedo
Accessories:  JustRite 2 3/8" Wood Mount, JustRite 1 5/8" Wood Mount, EK Success 1 1/4" punch, SU Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circles Large, Spellbinders Classic Circles Small,  Martha Stewart Border Punch, Martha Stewart Twill Tape, Tulle, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.  More gifts and cards are in the works!


  • Debbie OlsonJune 28, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    This is fabulous, Becca–love the pickles and chocolate idea!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth S.June 28, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    So cute, you have such a talent for card making and you are always coming up with great new ideas, God Bless RuthReplyCancel

  • Carol WestJune 28, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing Becca. Love your designs and the talent you share with others. I would never have thought of doing a basket like this but it’s in my to-do box now.ReplyCancel

  • Bev RouschJune 28, 2009 - 11:20 pm

    From a prego: this is fabulous! :) Soo cute, Mz Becca! Big hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Diane HJune 29, 2009 - 3:35 am

    What a fantastic idea, one that should get a “belly laugh”, too!! The pickles are soooooooo cute! Do you ever sleep?……LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettJune 29, 2009 - 3:37 am

    What an awesome set! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808June 29, 2009 - 3:37 am

    Adorable gift basket!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 29, 2009 - 3:56 am

    What a wonderful idea Becca, a very well thought out gift basket. TFS!! The images are just so cute.ReplyCancel

  • SandraJune 29, 2009 - 4:53 am

    very sweet! You are going to make someone very happy! Pickles and chocolate? What else does a pregnant woman need?

  • Regina NJune 29, 2009 - 5:43 am

    Good idea. This is an unuasal idea. But a wonderful idea.
    God BlessReplyCancel

  • Regina NJune 29, 2009 - 5:45 am

    Wonderful! wonderful! someone is going to be very happy.
    God BlessReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenJune 29, 2009 - 5:54 am

    I love this gift set! Well done. Maybe I will have to do something similar when I get more JustRite stampers. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • MicheleJune 29, 2009 - 6:33 am

    This was incredibly clever of you! I love how you used this set!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 29, 2009 - 8:09 am

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a fab day Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 29, 2009 - 12:48 pm

    cute set, I especially like the circle framing on the card!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi BlankenshipJune 29, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    OMGosh Becca I LOVE this!! The little jar of pickles just cracks me up! This is a fantastic gift set, always love seeing all of your great ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJune 29, 2009 - 3:32 pm

    Super cute & fun. She’ll love it.


  • Margaret PeltierJune 29, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    This set is just too adorable! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations!ReplyCancel

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  • SuziJune 29, 2009 - 5:51 pm

    Oh, so cool! I wanna be a just-riter!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)June 29, 2009 - 11:18 pm


    This is too cute! What a creative idea!


    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie MuenchingerJuly 14, 2009 - 3:59 pm

    that pickle label is a hoot!!ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 5, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    This is just delightful!!! So clever.