I meant to …

You know how it is — you buy something with the good intentions of using it (stamps, accessories, more stamps) and then something else catches your eye (more stamps, more accessories, and even more stamps)! Well, it’s time for me to do some cleaning and start using some of those “meant to” items.

My darling daughter K is getting ready to head back to school. I bought these wonderful Note Cards & Envelopes from Stampin’ Up! a while back and have yet to use them. It’s a great deal — 20 cards and 20 envelopes for only $5.95 (see pg. 160 of your catalog). I was thinking of a small move-in gift for my daughter’s roommate and her friends. You got it! Note Cards & Envelopes here we come! Over the next few days I’ll show you the cute little cards I’ll be putting in a packet for them to use over the next year. Here are the first two:

Autumn Accents

This card uses the new Autumn Accents die in the Holiday Catalog, along with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I ran a piece of retired Brushed Copper card stock through the Big Shot using the die and then embossed it. I added a strip of retired Weather Worn Designer Series Paper that had been cut using the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die. The acorn is die cut from Bravo Burgundy card stock and then the top part of the nut was embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

Open Sea

Next came a card that could be sent to a man. I used the retired Nautical Designer Series Paper and laid it diagonally on the card.  I stamped the globe in Crumb Cake and stamped the ship in Night of Navy on top. This piece was layered on Night of Navy card stock.

I’m keeping these little note cards nice and simple and easy to mail. Stay tuned over the next few days for the next installment!