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Why Stampin’ Up!’s Note Cards are So Darned Handy!

July 7, 2016

We live in a community that is comprised of at least 60% part-time, seasonal home owners.  We’re definitely in the minority of full time residents and I wouldn’t live anywhere else.  No traffic lights, a few stop signs and one 4-way stop intersection.  My hubby and I were invited over to the home of our across-the-road part-time neighbors for homemade boysenberry and peach pies and homemade ice cream Sunday night of the 4th of July long weekend.  Also invited were our next door part-time neighbors and their house guests.  I wanted to take a quick, easy and awesome hand stamped gift for each of the gals (or guys) and thought about our Note Cards & Envelopes.   No cutting of card stock.  No “gotta have” layers.

Butterfly Basic photopolymer stamp set, 137154, $24

Butterfly Basic photopolymer stamp set, 137154, $24

I kept my cards fairly monochromatic:  I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, with the basic colors being Mint Macaron with Tip Top Taupe accents.  It was quick and easy, like half an hour, to get the stamping for 20 cards done.  But then I decided to die cut some Butterfly Thinlits butterflies and attach them.  That took about 45 minutes since I cut 40 butterflies.  I also stamped the inside of the card with the diagonally striped image from the same stamp set.

Sending good wishes your way

Caterpiller secrets

Happy Birthday

And here’s my simple packaging—just a 6″ x 8″ cellophane bag tied with a piece of retired Black/Mint Macaron Thick Baker’s Twine.

Simple card set packageing

I’m pretty pleased with my little card sets and hope my recipients will be too.  Each set has three different greetings plus one duplicate greeting.  Have I ‘sold’ you on the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set* and coordinating Butterflies Thinlits DiesThere’s also a coordinating Bitty Butterfly Punch and 3/4″ Circle PunchCheck them out in my Stampin’ Up! online store.

*The Butterfly Basics stamp set is one of the few stamp sets that’s available in wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer.

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