I loved Nichole Heady's project last month (here) where she made a DIY card set for a gift. I often make sets of cards to give as gifts, and I will vary the sentiments within the set so my friends can have cards on hand for many occasions. It had never occurred to me to leave the space blank and provide labels with already-stamped sentiments. Duh. What a great idea. Here's my take on that project, using a different card holder template (super easy--only requires one sheet of carstock and some ribbon):
Here's the holder, all wrapped up. I messed up the stamping on the outside a little bit--didn't mean to have so many white flowers, but I was committed, so oh well.
Here is the gift set, open. Those sentiments are stamped on regular-sized address labels, so they can be peeled off and placed on the blue rectangle. The ribbon holds the cards/envelopes in place, and those flaps at the bottom can be secured with scor-tape or something like that, but I decided not to.
Here is a finished card. Flower is heat embossed in white on Berry Sorbet, filled in the center with Chocolate Chip marker and Stardust clear pen, then cut out. Yes, I love my friend that much, to cut out 10 flowers. She's totally worth it, as you can see here (be sure to check out her comment. She cracks me up! :). I'm not sure why, but I spent way too much time deciding on the layout. I think it finally works, though. Thoughts?
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, SU Kraft
Ink: Versamark, SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til the End, SU Warmest Regards
Other: PTI Sweet Blush satin and Fresh Snow twill ribbons, SU gold eyelets, SU scallop punch, Avery address labels, Sakura Stardust Clear pen