Isn't it funny how a set of something is instantly more appealing than an individual item? Hang on, maybe that's why Stampin' Up! stamps are so popular?? ;o)
Just to show you what i mean....here's a card:
OK.... nice card?
But now, here's a set of cards. All the same, just a variation in colour:
Isn't it instantly more appealing? Let's go one step further (and you may have guessed where this is leading now!):
A set of 5 cards and envelopes and a matching card wallet to put them in. So, we've gone from one nice card to a perfect gift for Mother's Day!
These were really quick and simple to put together too. First take a piece of River Rock cardstock slightly smaller than a cardfront, and scallop the bottom edge (use the Corner Rounder with the guard removed). Sponge the scalloped edge with a sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip ink. Stamp the Baroque Motif swirl in Old Olive ink and then use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it again, slightly below in River Rock ink. Stamp some small flowers in either Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Purely Pomegranate, Taken with Teal or Elegant Eggplant. Dot the centre with a Chocolate Chip marker. Stamp your desired sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. Ink up the Floral motif in co-ordinating colour and use a Chocolate Chip marker to colour the outer ring of dots (because the marker is so dark, you can just colour over the coloured ink). Stamp on River rock cardstock, and cut out. Stamp a small flower in Chocolate Chip ink and cut out. Use the Crop-o-dile to set a brass eyelet in the centre of the Flower. Attach a piece of coloured cardstock behind the eyelet and fill the centre with Crystal Effects (I call it Cheat Bling ;o)
Here's what it looks like close-up:
You can find the instructions for making the wallet in THIS post.