Are you in need of a gift for a Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, another Crafter??? The list is endless isn’t it? Sometimes though it’s nice to give a gift that keeps on giving that’s why I enjoy making card sets to gift to someone. I leave the insides blank so that they can personalize them for whatever occasion arises.
Just Rite Stampers always releases the best collection of sentiment stamps which is what I’m drawing from today, Bokeh Time Stamps a set of eight sentiments and additional stamps of hearts, circles, stars etc. This makes the perfect base to draw from when making a collection of cards.
Now a gift is better if it’s in a pretty package right? I used my Martha Stewart Scoreboard to make a simple six inch square box. I lined it with tissue and it’s the home for the eight cards I made. You can see how I layered tissue paper in the bottom and closed it with this gorgeous snippet of fabric that was gifted to me by my friend Eva. Adding a tulle tie with one of the Heartfelt Creations flowers I created a few weeks back just finishes off the outside
I wanted to try and keep my cards flat ready to fit in a standard envelope with one-stamp postage. I have difficulty doing this most times. I like ribbons and bling and bumpy flowers and that in turn bumps the price up when you go to mail to parcel prices. Most of these, with the exception of perhaps one, I think will slip into the mail with no problem at all.
I pulled out white cardstock, some Lindy’s sprays in teal and pink (yes I know I’m really stuck on these colors lately), my Bo Bunny Stickable Stencils, my texture paste and a couple of Tim Holtz distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry. I sprayed, painted, spritzed with water, textured, well———————- you get the picture I just sat down, had fun, and played. When I had enough papers altered I made enough white and blue card bases (standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) to complete the set.
By pre-doing all my card bits and pieces I could just sit down and start assembling, a little of this, a little of that, just having fun seeing what I could come up with using each one of the eight sentiments on cards. You know we so often buy stamp sets because there’s a stamp in the collection that calls to us. How often do we use that one stamp and then stick the rest of the package back, sometimes we pull them back out and sometimes we just move on to another new set. My challenge to all of you is to get a set of stamps with assorted sentiments and use every stamp in the collection making cards.
If we’ve already got all our stuff in front of us why not make a whole set of cards while we’re there instead of just making the one we need right now. I’ll tell you a secret, once you see those cards begin to pile up and each one different from the other it gets pretty contagious and you want to just keep on going like the Energizer Bunny.
I hope you’ll come join me on this weeks video, I’ve only shown you half the cards here but I’ll share them all on the video plus ideas to inspire you to pull out your stamps and make someone a lovely gift box of love.
Thanks everyone for joining me,
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Supplies from the Store:
CR-02144: JustRite Stampers Bokeh Time Stamp set
10736510: Bo Bunny Stickable Stencils – Brocade
10736512: Bo Bunny Stickable Stencils – Lace
TIM34933: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers
TIM34995: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry
Supplies from my Stash:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, Glossy Accents, ribbon, bling, foam dimensionals, ATG gun, white and blue cardstock