When I was first married, we lived in a house that had a large patio with a pergola overhead. Growing over this pergola was beautiful old wisteria. Early spring it would gradually become a mass of pale purple (mauve, lilac). It would look glorious for a week, then the spring breezes would hit and the petals would fall like a gentle snow. Beautiful.
A while ago when I was ‘surfing’ the web I came across THIS post from Esther Howard and it brought back those lovely memories. I just had to CASE it.
And as you may have noticed with the previous shaving foam posts, once I find something I really enjoy, I tend use it a lot. In this instance, I found myself stamping the inside of the card as well.
Later I was thinking…. ‘what shall I do for my July Thank You cards…… oh I know, I do some more wisteria’. This time, I not only stamped the card and the insert, why not the home made envelope was well?
You might notice that the 3×3″ so called “Thank You” card says “Happy Birthday”. I tend put a card like this in with any of my orders with the view that my customer will use the card themselves and ‘share the love’ as it were. And we all tend to be more likely to send birthday cards instead of thank you cards.
These are all very simple cards that use card stock, stamps and ink. What could be simpler?
I appreciate that I may have got a little carried away, but I really enjoyed making these cards and envelopes so why not.
Don’t think it hasn’t cross my mind to try other colours…. I will try and resist the urge.
The Number of Years photopolymer stamp set is easily over looked as being a ‘numbers’ stamp set however there are also a number of other images that can work together to make beautiful floral images. The various different flowers combine with the ‘greenery’ to create a colour bouquet. Once of my favourites that I haven’t used for a while. So it was good to be reminded of other ways to use this set.
You can also purchase the ‘Large Number Framelits’ which will neatly die cut the numbers, the small flag and the banner.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Number of Years
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Elegant Eggplant
Miscellaneous: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Envelope Punch Board, sponges.