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Friday, December 30, 2011

With lots and lots of love

I've got a cute card set to share today for the last Friends with Flair of 2011.  Wow, what an amazing year it's been!  I'm kinda sad to see it come to an end (time flies and my babies are growing too fast) but am excited for all of the changes and growth of a new year to come (my babies will turn 1 and 3 this year and I plan to savor every second of this new year and make the most of every moment!).

The project I want to share today is a set of notecards I made as a gift.  I've given cards away as gift sets before but they've been like me (pretty eclectic and random).  This is the first set of cards that I've made to look like a set.  It was pretty easy to put together aside from the time it took to cut out the sentiment label.  I used Brilliance shimmer inks on white cardstock and the result brings a simple kind of elegance to the set.
The sentiments and decorative squares are from Unity's A Noteworthy Occasion.  Surprisingly out of ALL of my Unity I couldn't find a stamp similar to what I had in mind for the background so the background stamps are old ones I had from Fancy Pants. 

Here is a closer look at a couple of the cards.
 I had a hard time finding a cute way to package them but I was finally able to clean up some packaging from an old box of store bought cards and I kept it simple by wrapping a ribbon around it and letting the card show through and adding a pretty tag.  The sentiment is from Unity's Just Be You set and the label is from A Noteworthy Occasion.  I got the inspiration for this card set from a Papercrafts mag special issue.
I am entering this into the Gift Wrapping Challenge on the Unity Blog.

I've had a great time playing along with Unity's Friends with Flair this year and it's been so much fun getting into the whole blog world and connecting with some fellow crafters and Unity Addicts out there.  Wishing you all a wonderful end to the year and a very HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!  May all of your resolutions and endeavors be fruitful.

17 comments:

Michelle said...

What a pretty set of cards!

Anne Tussing said...

Beautiful cards and packaging!

Jessica said...

These are AWESOME WITH AN A+!!! Fantastic color combos and what a great choice of patterns and stamps!
:O)
Jessica

Linda said...

wow these are pretty!

Linda said...

wow these are pretty!

Ruby said...

Very pretty cards. I love the stamping.

sharon g said...

Is the ink in different colors, or did you use different colored embossing powder to make them like that? GORGEOUS!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I love the variegated coloring. It makes your set so pretty!

B. Poteraj said...

Just gorgeous. I love the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The soft colors are just dreamy!

Lori said...

These are really beautiful.

joetterer said...

wow, the color swirls...amazing!!!

BloomingPink said...

NICE Job.

Really. They are really beautiful.

Tameko said...

Wow, I love these notecards. What a great gift idea. Have a Blessed New Year!

Emily Keaton said...

Crystal, this card set has such impact! What a beautiful set. You really did a fabulous job here!

Pryn said...

STUNNING card set! I love the way you packaged it! Good luck with the challenge....if it were up to me, I would definitely pick you as the winner :D

Aleks said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute! It's something I would totally buy at a craft sale! :)