Happy weekend folks!
No particular challenge today - just going to share a fun project that I was working on recently.
A few weekends ago, the hubby and I spent a very fun weekend with our very good friends for a birthday celebration. As an aside, we ate at a FABULOUS Indian restaurant in Asheville, NC - YUM!

I'm drooling just looking at the picture!
During dinner and the gift exchange, a friend of our friends (still with me? LOL) saw the birthday card I made (below - it was for a masculine recipient) and asked if I would like to make something for their  school's annual Mother's Day sale. Absolutely!

So off I happily went to my craftroom and this is what I came up with. Here is one of the cards and a matching envelope....

And the spectrum of cards I made for the set, all with matching envelopes (not pictured). The design was based on a card I'd done previously for a Just Us Girls Challenge - I liked it so much I decided to go with it again :)

Then came the packaging question - I wanted to make something clear so they could either remove the cards and display them or keep them in the package for folks to see. I don't have acetate cardstock but I did have a plethora of Papertrey Ink stamp packages! So I trimmed one down to suit the 4 1/4x5 1/2 card size - Volia!

I was so happy with how that turned out AND I got to recycle... win-win!
It was super easy too.... I'll take pics next time to show the process. I didn't take any during this first attempt 'cause I was't sure how it would turn out :) To finish it off, I added some hibiscus burst ribbon and a tag with the various sentiments in coordinating colors (in case they want to display the cards in the packaging).
Well, it's been a busy week and I'm due some relaxation time. It's a rainy day here - perfect for time nestled away in my craft room.... choosing to ignore cleaning my very neglected house....
Happy Saturday all! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ingredients (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated): 

Masculine Birthday Card
Stamps: Through the trees
Ink: spring moss, ripe avocado, dark chocolate
Paper: white, dark chocolate
Other: rustic twine, copic marker

Card Set
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia, simple alphabet
Ink: Hibisus burst, spring moss, spring rain, aqua mist, lavender moon, plum pudding, raspberry fizz, ocean tides, enchanted evening, ripe avocado
Paper: Hibisus burst, spring moss, spring rain, aqua mist, lavender moon, white
Other: Sewing machine, Copic markers, buttons (plum pudding, raspberry fizz, ocean tides, enchanted evening, ripe avocado), Papertrey acetate stamp packaging

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