I made these cards last night for two special people with special days coming up very soon. My favorite things about these cards:
- The Pretty Petals designer series paper stack (Annual Catalog, p 144) This paper is on Stampin' Up's retirement list and will only be available until May 31, or supplies run out. I have used this paper for many different projects! I love the fresh colors and nature themes. This 6" x 6" paper comes in a tablet of 48 double-sided sheets, making it a very cost-effective way of having a wide variety of patterned paper on hand.
- The Elegant Butterfly punch and the Decorative Label punch (Annual Catalog, p 166) Punches are a quick and easy way to make a card look a little more special. I've especially gotten a lot of use from the Decorative Label punch, since many of our greeting stamps fit perfectly on it.
- The Suite Sayings set (Occasions Catalog, pg 41) This set includes stamps for almost every occasion. I especially like the variety of fonts.
This is the time of year when it seems like there are plenty of occasions to send cards. Stampin' Up has all of the products for you to make them yourself. If you send a lot of cards, you might want to consider making them yourself. In the long run, it is more economical. Plus, it is fun to be creative and personalize cards for the special people in your life!