Monday, June 27, 2011

Postage Card Packs

I made up several of these card sets as end-of -the-year teacher appreciation gifts.  I figure that teachers can always use thank you cards around the end of the year, so I made up sets of 8 to package together as gifts.  

These are really simple card sets to make.  I used my Postage Stamp Punch from the Summer Mini Catalog and the Play Date Designer Series Paper.  Note: the Play Date DSP is being discontinued, and is on sale for 40% off right now!  

I also used the new White Baker's Twine from the Summer Mini Catalog to add a few little details.  Almost all of the squares are up on dimensionals.  On the bottom card in the photo, I put the top right and bottom left squares up on dimensionals and adhered the other two down to the card base--gives a little more variety in depth and adds interest. The sentiment comes from the stamp set Trendy Trees. 

The other cards in the set:  

You'll notice I used 3 different layouts and just varied the patterns of paper used.  To see the original card set that inspired this set, click HERE.  For these sets I ran out of time to make up some card folders, so I just tied them up with some Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain ribbon and added a tag.

HERE is another project set that I made using the Play Date DSP--also a possible idea for a teacher appreciation gift. 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Stamps:  Trendy Trees  
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Accessories:  Postage Stamp punch, White Baker's Twine, Word Window punch, Modern Label Punch, dimensionals


LN said...

Love the clean and simple look using the postage punch. Great ideas!

Amanda Mertz said...

Totally cute! Love the CAS design and the Playdate DSP looks so nice against the Crumb Cake! TFS!

Kym said...

Love these!! I didn't plan on getting the postage punch, but I may have to now. :)