Saturday, February 22

Altered Notes

My last post was about a casette tape stamp by Yellow Owl Workshop.  I made a card set with it, which you can see by clicking here.  Anyway, I bought this stamp from One Kings Lane.  It was my first time to order from OKL, and I was very satisfied with this purchase.  There was actually a surprise that came with my goodies:

The note card set came with this message:

It is true.  Technology is kinda one of the factors that is making us lose that "personal" touch.  Even though it makes keeping in touch so much easier, cheaper and faster, wherever we are in the world.  I am guilty myself, as it seems greeting somebody "Happy Birthday" on Facebook seems to be enough.  The only time I send cards is during Christmas and New Year.  The irony is, I am a card maker.  But it is also a fact that it does cost money to send cards and letters by snail mail, especially internationally.

That note inspired me to make more cards out of the note set that came with my OKL order.  The set came with 8 envelopes and 4 embossed note cards.  I decided to make 2 card sets out of those - one with the "folder", and the other with the craft box they came with.

Here is the first set:


I used the same layout and elements on the four cards, except the embossing is 4 different designs (Spellbinders).  They are depicted on the box. 

To match the box, I used kraft cardstock for my card base.

Materials used:
Cardstock/dp:  Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Tools:  Spellbinders (dies and embossing folders), EK Success punch
Adhesive:  Scotch, Glossy Inkssentials

I'll show you the next set on Monday.  For now, enjoy the rest of the weekend.  'Til next blog!

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