I used the inspiration to make a little gift set of cards. My sister is giving away my sets to some of her friends this Christmas, so I have to get crack-a-lackin'!! This set has 2 birthday (one masculine, one feminine), 2 thank you cards and 1 any occasion. I used different colors of cardstock, inks and ribbons for the set. I like how they came out. Cute, but not too overdone. Took me on and off all day to do the 5, but I was interrupted quite a bit.
For most of the cards I used Verve's Abundant Blessings for the images, Petals and Stems for the butterfly and various Verve sets for the sentiments. To get both colors on the flower/cat tail images, I inked up the tips and then used a marker for the stems. For the masculine birthday card, I used Verve's Polka Stars set which are punched out with the large and small SU star punches. The large and red stars are on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Verve's Happy Thoughts. The ribbons are from SU, Strano Designs and May Arts. The brads and burlap string are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.
In case you missed it, I am giving away some SUPER blog candy. Scroll down to the next post for all the deets!
P.S. If anyone knows how I can get my pictures to post bigger, please let me know. I have them load to the "large" size... I am thinking it's how I save them in Photoshop Element. I save them at 800 pixels. Any suggestions are welcome!!
Stamps - abundant blessings, petals and stems, polka stars, happy thoughts
Paper - night of navy, bordering blue, banana, cranberry crisp, more mustard, artichoke, river rock, ridinghood red white
Accessories - various ribbons, brads, bling, swiss dots EF, large and small star punches, red brads, burlap string