I like to make card sets to give as gifts. But when I do, I like to keep it as "unbulky" as possible so that the recipients won't have difficulty or to spend more in mailing. That's also my rule when I sell my cards in a craft show. The ratio would be about 75 - 25, with the well decorated cards in the 25 percent.
Last night, I made a set of 6 cards for a friend who I haven't seen for a long time. Given the time, I wanted them to be pretty, but quick and easy. So I looked through my RAKed images stash and I found these cute frog images that I have already colored from a previous project. Perfect, because she's into those things, I suppose.
The size of each card is 4 x 6, basing it on the envelopes I chose to use. I maintained a uniformed look although the sentiments vary. Then I used the frog image as enclosure for the cards.
cardstock/dp: Georgia Pacific, Chatter Box, ColorBok
image/sentiment: Creative Memories, Verve, Hero Arts, RAKed
tools: Stampin' Up, Spellbinders, EK Success, Cuttlebug, Janome, Martha Stewart
misc.: Liquid Pearls, Beaddazzles
adhesive: Scotch, mounting tape
In the end, I put the cards with the envelopes in plastic packaging then sealed with Fastenator. Yes, believe it or not, I still use that tool.
Hey guess what??? Today's a snow day... more time to play!
'Til next blog!