Next from the spring mini is the “Eight Great Greetings” set. A very fun, cute variety of stamps. My first thought when I saw this set was that it would be perfect for making a little set of cards for a gift. There are many wonderful ways to create a package for a set of cards, little pouches, purses, and boxes. I think about trying these but in my limited stamping time I have to carefully choose projects so I have yet to make many of these. But when I saw Mary Fish’s scallop note holder it looked like just the thing for my Greetings set. Disclaimer: I never exactly follow directions (in crafting and life:) so my end results tend to be a bit different. If you want really good directions, go to Mary’s site!
My cards ended up being a bit bulkier and I did 6 cards and envelopes so the folder isn’t quite big enough. I will be going back making a larger one to fit all my cards. But for now you can see how it turned out.
I kept the cards simple and used all of the new ribbons from the new spring SU catalog. Now before you gasp in awe of my ribbon collection I will tell you that I participated in my up-line’s ribbon sample this spring. I ended up with one yard of each of the new ribbons, placed them in a pretty glass jar and never used them! I like to “save” things for something special. Any one else like that? I know that if I really need more ribbon I can get more, I also know I probably won’t use all of this pretty ribbon up. But look at it isn’t it pretty in it’s big canister??
The candy jars next to it are also filled with misc. ribbons sorted by color: blue, black, pink, red, browns. I bought these at Big Lots 3 years ago for 2$ each and you’ll notice they are all full! I’m trying really hard to use more ribbon and not just collect it, but it’s so hard to make the first cut!
-card stock and ink: very vanilla, pink pirouette, chocolate chip, whisper white, so saffron
-Parisian Breeze DSP
-Assorted SU ribbons
-brads, twine, chocolate chip corduroy button
-Big Shot, cherry blossom embosslit
Thanks for looking!