Thursday, January 1, 2009

Honey Pie Card Folder

This is the front of the second in my series of card folders. This folder and card set were made using Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie paper collection. I love these papers!

It was at this point that I realized I wasn't going to be able to do the themed folders I had intended, so this one doesn't have a sentiment stamped on the front like the last one did, and each card has a different sentiment. This is really a more versatile approach, but I still like the idea of doing multiple folders with each one being for a different occasion (birthday, thank you, thinking of you, sympathy, etc.). Someday maybe I'll work that out!

The ribbon on this folder is Martha Stewart's seam binding ribbon. It's pretty thin ribbon, but I think that makes it easier to tie a bow. The thick twill I used in the last folder was also Martha Stewart, but it was difficult to tie into a nice bow. Since these are going to people who are not paper crafters or bow tying aficionados, this thinner ribbon is better. I also learned that you need to be sure to cut the ribbon long enough to make it easy to tie a bow, which I didn't really do on the first folder.

This is the card folder open, showing all of the cards and envelopes.

I used the same stamps for this folder as I did for the last one, except that each card has a different sentiment.

I had some coordinating Cosmo Cricket ribbon that I used on this card.

Each of the envelopes was stamped with the same image as the card, using Stampin' UP!'s So Saffron ink. I really like all the different colors in this paper collection.

For the coordinating envelope for this card, if I remember correctly, I didn't stamp a good image, so I just covered it up with coordinating paper instead. I've said it many times - most of my projects are an exercise in hiding a mistake of some sort!

I hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve and wish you a very happy 2009! I have to admit that 2008 was a pretty wonderful year for me, especially related to my paper crafting hobby, so I'm not sure how 2009 can be any better, but time will tell!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Card details:
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie
Card stock: Stampin' UP! Regal Rose, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, So Saffron; Prism Natural Smooth
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Markers: Copic - R000, R11, R21, R35, R85; Y30; YR00; YG03, YG95; G94, G99
Stamps: Stampin' UP! Flores Suaves and Bloomin' Beautiful; Papertrey Ink; Denami Designs; Stampendous

4 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

These are fantastic... gotta get that tulip stamp-- your coloring on the flowers and airbrushing effects are outstanding. gonna copy-cat you.

Alli Miles said...

Your work is gorgeous!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, these are beautiful. People should be falling all over themselves thanking you for these beauties. I love your paper combinations

Janet Bagnall said...

Robin - these are absolutely wonderful. I just love the whole set - you have given me the inspiration to do something like this for a few friends who have birthdays coming up. Thank you !!