My kids had their Christmas with their father's side of the family yesterday. They had no idea what to get for my former in-laws so asked if I would make a card set for them. No problemo. There were supposed to be 8 cards like the one on the left, but after I got going I realized I only had enough of that DP for 6, so snagged a different DP and made 4 of each, so have paisley and floral. Used my wondermous JustRite Monogram Stamper on manila folder, then cut each out with smallest Labels 2 die. I centered that cutout still in the die on the solid CS and ran both through the Cuttlebug on top of the embossing mat to create an embossed frame and also embossed the cutout at the same time; hard to see in the picture, but IRL looks nice. I then inked the edges of the cutout. Dropped the ink pad right in the middle of one (oops!), so I ended up pouncing the inkpad over each cutout. Looked good. : ) Attached all layers to SU! Kraft CS, inked all around the edges of the card. Used the Kraft CS for the box and the second floral piece of DP for the cover. Did the same monogram as on the cards, with the next two die sizes as well. Inked the edges differently for each layer, adding antique gold to the last layer. Put the ribbon in place and attached the matted layers on top of it, wrapped the ribbon around the bottom, and lookie, lookie...I actually tied a decent bow! Not very good at those, so I was pretty happy about it. :) The cards look pretty bleh in the picture, like something missing, but they look so pretty IRL with that embossed frame. The kids said their grandparents really liked them, so that's what matters.
Stamps: JustRite Monogram Stamper.
Paper: Manila Folder, SU! Kraft CS, My Mind's Eye DP.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders, ribbon.