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Take Flight 20 – Day 6, Notelet Gift Set

February 9, 2013
Take Flight Twenty Penny Black

Penny Black designer Cathy Andronicou is ever-so-clever! She recycled the packaging from one of her Slapstick cling stamps to create ta wallet for her sweet little notes and envelopes.  Check out her video for a how-to, and have a happy Saturday. We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another day of Take Flight Twenty!


Edited to add: and the video’s live!

Here are some pictures of each card – definitely covered for many occasions!

Materials used:
Penny Black – Blissful 40-205, Edge to Edge 30-164, Tree-mendous 30-165, Friendship 30-160, Embellishments 30-161, To You 30-067, Mix and Match Cardstock – Fern Green 05-001, 05-003, Summer Sun 17-003, Clear Skies 10-003 and Fuchsia Fantasies 13-002.Other: Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamark Ink, Various colours of Memento Ink, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Labels 20, Alcohol Pens, Envelopes, Vellum and White cardstock.

Remember as part of Take Flight TWENTY, one lucky stamper will receive TWENTY new stamps from the new catalog!  To be eligible, just leave a comment on any Take Flight Twenty Post, either here on the blog OR on our Facebook page.  Each comment is an entry for the random giveaway, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

279 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2013 12:07 am

    Such Beautiful cards..!!..Love the embossing…Looks so fabulous! 🙂

  2. pinky permalink
    February 9, 2013 12:09 am

    Wow the colours are just so uplifting and you certainly have covered all occasions. Love them.

  3. Vicky permalink
    February 9, 2013 12:10 am

    I’m such a fan of the Penny Black stamps – thank you! 🙂

  4. February 9, 2013 12:13 am

    What a beautiful set! Cathy is SOOOO talented!

  5. Shannon permalink
    February 9, 2013 12:27 am

    Love the cards with the matching envelopes and a great idea to make up card sets. Great floral stamps!

  6. February 9, 2013 12:33 am

    Beautiful – what a gorgeous set with the matching envelopes! Great re-cycling too!

  7. February 9, 2013 1:02 am

    Love the cards and matching enveloppes! And a beautiful wallet!

  8. February 9, 2013 1:16 am

    To niesamowite, jakie piękno możemy tworzyć… wow!

  9. Lori Schwaderer permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:30 am

    I love these. Notecards are so fun to stamp. Thank you. I love them!

  10. February 9, 2013 2:01 am

    wow – these are stunning, just love your work.

  11. February 9, 2013 2:03 am

    This is such a lovely project and that negative stamp is super! Always one of my fav stamps, those negatives! They are so versatile to use. Beautiful colours and clever crafting!

  12. Diane L. permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:07 am

    This is a simple and yet very elegant card set. I realy like the concept of stamping the flap of the envelope. Last but not least, the casing brings everything together.

  13. Lilian permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:11 am

    These are so beautiful, what a fabulous set. Thank you for sharing

  14. February 9, 2013 2:13 am

    This is brilliant and a great idea for a gift! Not too difficult, either. I now NEED some of those stamps but especially the words – they’re perfect. Thank you, Cathy x

  15. February 9, 2013 2:15 am

    Cards look lovely. Video not working right now. Stamp is lovely.

    • February 9, 2013 10:03 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  16. February 9, 2013 2:21 am

    Very beautiful! thank you for sharing your ideas!

  17. February 9, 2013 2:41 am

    Ooooooh, it’s that stamp again – “Blissful” this is a must have stamp 🙂
    Jackie and Bob

  18. February 9, 2013 2:45 am

    These are cards are lovely and oh so versatile. And…the colors also say SPRING…which is always an encouraging thing right about NOW.

  19. February 9, 2013 2:56 am

    Oh these are just wonderful! Another great project by Cathy!

  20. February 9, 2013 3:21 am

    Really beautiful, love those vibrant colours
    Lindsay xx

  21. February 9, 2013 3:24 am

    A beautiful project!

  22. February 9, 2013 3:32 am

    I love the detailed matching of colours in these – the envelopes look stunning co-ordinating with the matting & stamping of the cards themselves.
    Thanks for the video – a joy to watch.
    Paula (PEP)

  23. February 9, 2013 3:46 am

    These are gorgeous! The colours are fabulous and would make such a lovely gift in the beautiful wallet. I tried to watch the video but it wouldn’t let me! Will try again later xx

    • February 9, 2013 10:05 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  24. February 9, 2013 4:08 am

    This looks like a beautiful project. I like the idea of reusing the package. I have many times reused a package simply because of not wanting to just toss it. Is it just me or is something not set right for the video. It says it is private I would love to watch it. I

    • February 9, 2013 10:05 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  25. Connie permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:17 am

    What a wonderful idea and beautiful, too!

  26. Christine W permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:17 am

    Beautiful card set. I love the colors! I could not watch the video it said it was private, I will try back later.

    • February 9, 2013 10:06 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  27. Donna Jones permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:23 am

    Upcycling rules 🙂 love the bright colours used, they show off the stamps beautifully.
    Great project.

  28. Maureen Chandler permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:27 am

    Beautiful set – why is the video private? I would love to watch it if you can fix that and resend this e-mail! Thanks so much!!

    • February 9, 2013 10:06 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  29. Gina Patt permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:49 am

    Love the cards and the matching envelopes.

  30. Linda Carpenter permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:55 am

    What beautiful and practical gift! Great idea.

  31. February 9, 2013 5:01 am

    these look really lovely – hope you are able to change the video settings soon

  32. Terri (blindstamper) permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:04 am

    Awesome idea and video!

  33. Christine permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:14 am

    I just love this great idea. Thanks for showing it

  34. richard permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:17 am

    These are wonderful cards! I love This construction!

  35. February 9, 2013 5:24 am

    I’ve been enjoying the cards so much. I could really use some new stamps too.
    Thanks for a chance to win them.


  36. February 9, 2013 5:26 am

    These are gorgeous thank you for so many great ideas

  37. February 9, 2013 5:28 am

    Lovely colors — this gift would certainly brighten up someone’s day! Great idea to stamp the envelope flaps too! Video was private for me too — would love to see it.

    • February 9, 2013 10:07 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  38. February 9, 2013 5:30 am

    Love these cards and matching envelopes.

  39. midnight madness permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:30 am

    What a beautiful project to make a give. THANKS FOR SHARING…and a chance to win!

  40. fairydust permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:31 am

    Simple, clean, amazing! Thank you!

  41. Chris permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:33 am

    This is a great project. Love all the different colours. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Susie permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:35 am

    I am so appreciative of all the wonderful artists and their talents…please never stop providing and sharing..Wonderful!

  43. Raven57 permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:36 am

    Colors are immediately attractive to the eye. Thank you!

  44. Ashley permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:38 am

    Beautiful colors!

  45. Diana F permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:41 am

    The note card set is stunning. Love the bright colors and the coordinating envelopes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  46. February 9, 2013 5:44 am

    Absolute perfection, Cathy! Love these cards!

  47. Sandra ltb permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:45 am

    coming up video is private =(
    Pretty cards – love the color choices.
    Sandra ltb

    • February 9, 2013 10:07 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  48. Tami B permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:47 am

    I really like this idea and love all the colors.

  49. February 9, 2013 5:49 am

    Gorgeous gift set – stunning colours and beautiful design.
    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Debs xx

  50. February 9, 2013 5:56 am

    What a clever idea. I have a friend who would love this as a gift. She sends out lots of cards.

  51. February 9, 2013 5:58 am

    Love the stamp and how it was used in the gift set. The video is not working, but the tutorial information is very helpful.

    • February 9, 2013 10:08 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  52. Tina B. permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:58 am

    These are lovely!!!!

  53. PatS permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:06 am

    So Spring like colors…love it!

  54. Adrennia permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:07 am

    I love the colors, I love the style – simple gorgeous.

  55. Mateja permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:08 am

    So simple and beautiful. Great set 🙂

  56. Michel Espey permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:22 am

    Love the cards. Thanks for sharing,

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  57. StamperSharon permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:31 am

    What a beautiful note set and great idea for a pretty background stamp!

    Sharon Harnist

  58. February 9, 2013 6:34 am

    I love these little note cards to use as a thank you card to an apology card….They are just great! Thank you for sharing.

  59. February 9, 2013 6:37 am

    Cathy has the best ideas, and they are always beautifully executed! Beautiful set of cards!

  60. Debbie Evans permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:39 am

    Great little notecards. Thanks for the ideas.

  61. Bonnie Nack permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:43 am

    Can’t get to watch video….. says it is private? Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 08:02:30 +0000 To:

    • February 9, 2013 10:09 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  62. Sue D permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:49 am

    Couldn’t watch the video–it said it was private–but the note cards are so pretty and colorful.

    • February 9, 2013 10:09 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  63. February 9, 2013 6:50 am

    The notecards are gorgeous! Great combination of colors!

  64. Jayne K permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:57 am

    This set is so pretty. I love the colors and the simplicity. Of course that background stamp is really wonderful. I see another purchase in my future.

  65. Janet permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:58 am

    Stunning, love how the patterned panel is slightly off-set!

  66. February 9, 2013 7:00 am

    So Pretty!!!…Love them!!!

  67. February 9, 2013 7:19 am

    wonderful idea to recycle the packaging. Love the colors on the cards – bright and cheerful

    thanks for sharing

    Barb HOusner

  68. bdengler4 permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:22 am

    What a stunning set from Cathy! Gorgeous colors!

  69. February 9, 2013 7:24 am

    Just lovely! Love the Blissful stamp. It is on my must have list! 😉

  70. Michelle Johnson permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:24 am

    These are beautiful, I love them. You can really brighten someones day with one of these cards. Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

  71. February 9, 2013 7:28 am

    Cathy has done it again! AWESOME set! Love the upcycling idea!

  72. February 9, 2013 7:32 am

    Can’t view the video as it says it is private.

    • February 9, 2013 10:10 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  73. Paula Meuschke permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:37 am

    This is a gorgeous set of cards! Anyway would love to receive it as a gift! Would love to have Penny Black stamps of my own!

  74. diana permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:39 am

    Lovely card set and packaging! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

  75. Kailash permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:40 am

    Wow such a beautiful set, the colors are simply lovely and the stamping on the envelopes is just genius!!

  76. Char permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:41 am

    What a clever idea! I want to make some for myself as well as for hostess gifts and sets to give to friends. Love the decorated envelopes too.

  77. February 9, 2013 7:41 am

    Such a pretty set of card, love the envelope and its pakaging.. It is such a versatile stamp set…

  78. Carol Jones permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:43 am

    These are GORGEOUS!! I am going to make some of these for friend gifts — thanks for a super idea, and the chance to win the beautiful stamps…

  79. February 9, 2013 7:43 am

    Love the cards but can’t wait to see how you did the packaging!

    • February 9, 2013 10:36 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set the video to public now, so you should be able to see how to make the packaging. Sorry again!

  80. Beneta permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:47 am

    Wonderful assortment of all occasion cards. I love the different colors. Thanks for sharing

  81. NinaN permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:47 am

    Beautiful cards!! Can’t wait to see the video!

    • February 9, 2013 10:10 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  82. Lori King permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:49 am

    I love this! What a great idea and great colors!

  83. april foss permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:58 am

    beautiful and great fast card

  84. Elizabeth Kavander permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:05 am

    Excellent idea. So pretty!

  85. February 9, 2013 8:06 am

    what a very pretty collection of cards! 🙂

  86. February 9, 2013 8:06 am

    The video comes up as private? I cannot access it which is a shame! love these cards, so beautiful and such wonderful colours! tfs!

    • February 9, 2013 10:11 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  87. suemcrae permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:08 am

    Wonderful set of cards and I like the stamping on the envelope flap, so pretty.

  88. Holly Hanson permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:15 am

    Love the site, they are beautiful. And like all the others, couldn’t watch the video..

    • February 9, 2013 10:11 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  89. CherylQuilts permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:28 am

    Wow, these make a great card set! I love the vibrant colors, and the new Penny Black background is fabulous and so versatile! Great idea for the envelopes too! Can’t wait to see the video!

    • February 9, 2013 10:11 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  90. Sue McKenzie permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:34 am

    I love flowers. This stamp is beautiful, makes a very simple card but so elegant.

  91. Diane MW permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:37 am

    Once again your background stamps are marvelous. I enjoy using different techniques with the same stamp for a perfect notecard gift. Thanks for your inspiration….

  92. February 9, 2013 8:38 am

    Oops… video is marked private so couldn’t watch it. Lovely cards, though.

    • February 9, 2013 10:12 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  93. Alyce permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:39 am

    What a wonderful gift! Love the stamping on the envelope flaps! Thanks for the inspiration!

  94. Pat Mellinger permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:39 am

    I think this is a great idea for giving a set of cards. And I love the way the envelopes were done! Thank you for sharing.

  95. Linda Tupper permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:42 am

    What a lovely card set and I love the matching envelope flaps.

  96. Dorothy C. permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:44 am

    Beautiful set of cards – I love the stamping on the envelope flap, so elegant.

  97. Stephanie permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:49 am

    Beautiful!!! I needed a quick gift for my sister tomorrow and this is it Thank You!!!!

  98. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:53 am

    Love the vivid colours and the wonderful set.

  99. judka permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:58 am

    Cathy does incredible work! Love the vivid colors. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift of these cards??

  100. Denise Bryant permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:00 am

    Gorgeous cards! Love the pretty colors too!

  101. Leap Year Baby permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:22 am

    I love this project. The colors and the stamps are yummy!

  102. February 9, 2013 9:36 am

    Beautiful cards—I would love to watch the video but it says it is private and requires a sin in password????? 😦

    • February 9, 2013 10:12 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  103. Janet Castle permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:37 am

    Looking forward to the video….these are lovely cards – and great colors!!! Really makes a wonderful set!!!
    Paper Hgus,

    • February 9, 2013 10:30 am

      So sorry I have been out all day and have set it to public now. Sorry again!

  104. Kathy Browns permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:41 am

    Such a pretty set of cards – the envelope is such a clever use of acetate!

  105. February 9, 2013 9:45 am

    Beautiful card set! The background stamp you used is gorgeous. And I love that you made co-ordinating envelopes. 😀

  106. Margaret Taylor permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:49 am

    I absolutely love this set

  107. February 9, 2013 9:51 am

    I truly love this set… what beautiful colors! Must get this stamp!

  108. Jan permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:58 am

    Another winner; good job. These are really beautiful.

  109. Tess permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:07 am


  110. Miriam Prantner permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:17 am

    Beautiful cards! So versatile and a great gift!

  111. Anita B in Oregon permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:20 am

    Envelope flaps stamped to match the notecards…………how clever!! This added touch greatly enhances the look of the card set. Good job!

  112. February 9, 2013 10:21 am

    beautiful set of cards! Love the background stamp and the color edging.. Wonderful!

  113. Janet permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:23 am

    The colours are scrumptious! Lovely set of cards.

  114. February 9, 2013 10:33 am

    What a gorgeous set ! This background stamp is on my wish list !

  115. February 9, 2013 10:35 am

    So clever! Love the vivid colors!

  116. Shauna M. permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:35 am

    Beautiful cards and a great idea! And thanks for the chance to win!!

  117. niconick permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:41 am

    I love this idea for a beautiful set of cards for a gift. And thanks too for all the ideas and for the great chance to win too.

  118. Karenajo permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:47 am

    Simply Elegant ! Beautiful card set and beautiful gift idea !

  119. Barbara Phillips permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:03 am

    Beautiful uplifting colours and the stamp is a must have!!!

  120. Darlene Satkewich permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:05 am

    Gorgeous cards and the colors are FAB!

  121. Judycs permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:09 am

    Lovely. I love the colors you used. These would make a wonderful gift set.

  122. Cindy Daversa permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:09 am

    Love the stamp, it’s darling! Love the colors, so cheery! Love the idea of making a set as a gift, it’s so wonderful! And reusing the stamp package…genius!

  123. NancyW permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:16 am

    Wonderful set of cards.

  124. Gail Weitzel permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:28 am

    This is a delightful set—a perfect gift for a special someone. I plan to reproduce this lovely gift set for a friend with an upcoming birthday! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  125. Terri permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:32 am

    What a nice gift pack:) love the colors

  126. annemarks permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:41 am

    Gorgeous project i love the colours 🙂

  127. Tish Rowe permalink
    February 9, 2013 12:18 pm

    love the different colored designs.

  128. mildredmildew permalink
    February 9, 2013 12:46 pm

    Love the idea of re-cycling the stamp packaging into a beautiful gift pack of cards! Wonderful!

  129. February 9, 2013 12:52 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  130. Evelyn A J permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:03 pm

    Love the simplicity of the cards and the great stamps along with the gift package.

  131. shelley permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:09 pm

    What a wonderful set of cards!!!!

  132. February 9, 2013 1:19 pm

    Wow gorgeous cards. What a great way to have a nice stash of cards on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  133. Dianne C permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:41 pm

    These cards are absolutely fantastic and for many different occasions. I will love to work on these cards. Will watch for this background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

  134. Debby J permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:50 pm

    Love the cards and the idea of recycling the packaging.

  135. gemgirl permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:01 pm

    Such a great idea to create a set of cards using one “Blissful” background. This is a great release. Everyday I find more to add to my “have to have it” list! Thanks to all the designers for sharing their creativity and fabulous inspiration!

  136. Ruby permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:21 pm

    Pretty colours and great use of the packaging for recycling! Ruby x

  137. February 9, 2013 2:22 pm

    Fabulous set! Love that you recycled the packaging.

  138. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:23 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. What an incredible gift for someone very special. I enjoyed the great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

  139. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    February 9, 2013 2:27 pm

    I just saw Heather’s card, it is so delicate. I loved that too!

  140. February 9, 2013 2:41 pm

    This was really easy to follow and how easy to make, but how elegant it looks. Thanks for sharing.

  141. February 9, 2013 2:46 pm

    Just Beautiful! I loved the video tutorial too! Thanks so much

  142. February 9, 2013 2:47 pm

    These are just beautiful. Such a great gift idea! I love the idea of stamping the whole envelope flap. Thanks for the tutorial.

  143. February 9, 2013 3:21 pm

    absolutely gorgeous!! Nadine

  144. Dorothy permalink
    February 9, 2013 3:45 pm

    These cards are absolutely stunning!!! The envelope inserts I love! All the colors and different sayings are marvelous! I would love to have these in my stash!!

  145. Amy R permalink
    February 9, 2013 3:55 pm

    I love the envelopes and cards. So cute!

  146. Rene permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:00 pm

    So beautiful, I love the cards and the matching envelopes.
    Rene from OZ xo

  147. Susan permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:07 pm

    Darling cards. The video was quite nice. Thanks.

  148. Donna Sue permalink
    February 9, 2013 4:54 pm

    I love to see matching cards and envelopes–beautiful!

  149. February 9, 2013 5:00 pm

    I love these cards with the matching envelopes!! So great.

  150. Trish Myers permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous design and vibrant colours.

  151. Teresa Igo permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:50 pm

    beautiful cards, love the colors!

  152. February 9, 2013 5:50 pm

    Very cute idea! thanks for sharing it too!

  153. Janet Sisk permalink
    February 9, 2013 6:01 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the video, too. 😀

  154. Bonnie Ditto permalink
    February 9, 2013 7:38 pm

    Those are beautiful. Love the simple elegance.

  155. February 9, 2013 7:47 pm

    Lovely way to present the cards as gifts!!!

  156. Jennifer (stamplover2011) permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:02 pm

    Wonderful set of cards!

  157. Pai permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:28 pm

    love ideas for upcycling packaging!

  158. February 9, 2013 8:51 pm

    WOW!! AMAZING set of cards!! LOVED the FUN video and design and all of the BEAUTIFUL Colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  159. sherri in indiana permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:07 pm


  160. February 9, 2013 9:29 pm

    Another great idea. Can’t wait to go try this out, and make up a few to have on hand as hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  161. Emily H permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:02 pm

    I love the card set! I need to make some card sets.

  162. Sheila permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:13 pm

    Really like Cathy’s card sets. What a great gift idea.

  163. February 9, 2013 10:17 pm

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
    Carla from Utah

  164. February 9, 2013 11:21 pm

    Wonderful !

  165. Lura permalink
    February 10, 2013 1:15 am

    These are lovely! Definitely going on my to do list. Thanks for such a great project!

  166. Jennyfer permalink
    February 10, 2013 1:44 am

    What a great upcycling idea! Love the matching notes and envelopes.

  167. Tanja S. permalink
    February 10, 2013 2:01 am

    lovely set of cards – fairly simple and very effective!

  168. February 10, 2013 2:53 am

    Great way of recycling the bags, Cathy! Your cards are all beautifully stamped!

  169. helen permalink
    February 10, 2013 3:48 am

    this is adorable!!! love that upcycling too !!

  170. Diane permalink
    February 10, 2013 5:42 am

    What a beautiful gift set. Love the inks and stamps you used. Thanks for sharing.

  171. Jen Treadway permalink
    February 10, 2013 7:01 am

    A fun gift set and easy to make multiples. Thank you for the idea!

  172. February 10, 2013 7:44 am


    Great idea – beautifully done! The details make all the difference! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  173. Caroline R. permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:42 am

    Love these cards, so simple and so elegant, a lovely gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

  174. February 10, 2013 8:43 am

    very pretty!

  175. February 10, 2013 8:53 am

    Great idea and beautiful cards!

  176. February 10, 2013 10:03 am


    Je suis sous le charme de tant d’idées.
    C’est magnifique ! les cartes sont superbes, l’enveloppe et le transparent sont d’une grande élégance.
    Bravo ! j’essaierai un jour prochain.
    Merci pour le tutoriel.

    Amitiés de France.

    Maryann Scrapbooking.

  177. February 10, 2013 11:21 am

    Just wow!

  178. February 10, 2013 11:43 am

    Lovely! And thank you for the inspiration.

  179. February 10, 2013 11:52 am

    This looks like an amazing project! Thank you for inspiration.

  180. February 10, 2013 2:13 pm

    Fantastic note let set cathy, Tracy x

  181. Carole RB permalink
    February 10, 2013 2:15 pm

    I love this note set, I have to keep this in mind.

  182. February 10, 2013 2:36 pm

    Beautiful flower stamps.

  183. Chris permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:24 pm

    I really must get some of these background stamps!

  184. karenladd permalink
    February 10, 2013 11:25 pm

    wow, I love this card set!! Beautiful images and in a rainbow of colors…!

  185. shartl permalink
    February 10, 2013 11:27 pm

    What a great way to package these note cards! I always try to recycle packaging whenever possible.

  186. annemarks permalink
    February 11, 2013 1:01 am

    Great gift idea Cathy. I love the colours you’ve chosen and i will be making some of these 🙂

  187. glowest permalink
    February 11, 2013 7:24 am

    what a great idea, just love all the beautiful colors

  188. wenmc permalink
    February 11, 2013 8:50 am

    These are so striking – love the colors and the image!

  189. cheri permalink
    February 11, 2013 10:21 am

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations.

  190. Terri G permalink
    February 11, 2013 11:17 am

    Great set of cards! Love the colors!

  191. Suzie permalink
    February 11, 2013 12:55 pm

    Love that green color.

  192. Krista W permalink
    February 11, 2013 12:58 pm

    Beautiful! Such a striking set of colors, I love the stamping on the envelope flap.

  193. jinglesmom permalink
    February 11, 2013 1:21 pm

    Love seeing new ways to use background stamps

  194. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) permalink
    February 11, 2013 4:25 pm

    Lovely cards. The colors are great…

  195. February 11, 2013 5:00 pm

    Wow, great giftset and tutorial. Sooo much inspiration 🙂 Thank You!

  196. Reba permalink
    February 11, 2013 5:38 pm

    I think this is a great note card set simple but elegant ,Thanks

  197. February 11, 2013 9:24 pm

    Cute card packs. Love the colors and the designs.

  198. February 12, 2013 1:31 am

    Love the envelopes.. the colors are so gorgeous!

  199. Clelie permalink
    February 12, 2013 1:35 am

    I love the thought of making “quick” cards look so elegant!

  200. February 12, 2013 6:48 am

    Beautiful cards. This is so inspiring. TFS I have to have to share my beautiful Valentine Card with the group.

  201. February 12, 2013 8:46 am


  202. Reba J permalink
    February 12, 2013 11:02 am

    I absolutely love these..Beautiful

  203. Flo permalink
    February 12, 2013 11:09 am

    Beautiful set of cards. Thanks for the video, you make it look so simple.

  204. Silke Shimazu permalink
    February 12, 2013 12:50 pm

    Beautiful, Cathy!

  205. February 12, 2013 3:31 pm

    Beautiful notelets – so very fresh and bright.

  206. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    February 12, 2013 4:45 pm

    Love all of the beautiful colors. It is amazing how just changing a color makes a whole new card.

  207. Karin Karlsson permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:23 pm

    Love it

  208. Paula Fuller permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:46 pm

    I can’t wait to make those cards. I have a bridge party I’m giving on the 23rd, and had planned to give a gift to the winner of the bridge gift. Those cards are it. Great idea!

  209. February 12, 2013 6:57 pm

    I totally love this project! I can’t wait to make some with my stamps!

  210. Victoria Reeve permalink
    February 12, 2013 8:22 pm

    Such a simple design but very eye catching!

  211. February 13, 2013 3:00 am

    Gorgeous set ! Thanks for the video.

  212. February 13, 2013 5:20 am

    What a beautiful set of cards! LOVE the new stamps!

  213. Linda p permalink
    February 13, 2013 8:58 am

    So simple yet stunning, love now having away to use the cling packaging…wish I hadn’t thrown them away! But will keep them from now on (-:

  214. Kathy P permalink
    February 13, 2013 9:42 am

    Oh, I just love this technique~ Your cards are so elegant, yet I know they are something even a novice stamper like me can create! Thanks for your awesome tutorial! I sure want this stamp!!

  215. Julie Hulver permalink
    February 13, 2013 12:03 pm

    Love the tone-on-tone look. The vellum embossing turned out great!

  216. February 13, 2013 12:31 pm

    Gorgeous set with a beautiful stamp

  217. February 13, 2013 12:54 pm

    Wat een mooie stempel en wat een leuk idee zo,n mapje !

  218. February 13, 2013 1:57 pm

    These stamps are so incredible!!! They make it easy to create something beautiful, and are perfect for a little more complex techniques also.

  219. pam h in oregon permalink
    February 13, 2013 4:29 pm

    Very sophisticated project that anyone would love to receive.

  220. February 14, 2013 12:29 am

    Love these beautiful stamps and the bright colours – gorgeous!!

  221. Penny Reed permalink
    February 14, 2013 7:04 am

    So pretty! What a great use of a background stamp! Love PB stamps!!!

  222. Lisa J permalink
    February 14, 2013 7:24 am

    So simple, yet so stunning!

  223. calamityjane permalink
    February 14, 2013 8:15 am

    WOW!! These cards are wonderful and so is the packaging!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

  224. Deb permalink
    February 14, 2013 9:37 am

    Clean and simple… very nice!

  225. Stephanie W. permalink
    February 14, 2013 1:33 pm

    Lovely cards..easy to do for multiples!

  226. marilyn permalink
    February 14, 2013 4:48 pm

    Love the background stamp…wish my local stamp store was still in existence! I bought so many PB stamps there…

  227. February 15, 2013 2:40 am

    Wow, this is absolutely fantastic !!! Those background stamps are great !! Pity I can’t get all those lovely stamps here in Belgium… Greetings Enny

  228. February 15, 2013 9:42 am

    These cards are beautiful and what a clever way to package them!

  229. Cynthia permalink
    February 15, 2013 4:04 pm

    What a beautiful card set. Who wouldn’t love a gift like that. Thanks for the examples.

  230. Natalie Papp permalink
    February 16, 2013 4:46 am

    What a good idea! This would be a perfect gift for my mother!

  231. Patti permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:29 am

    Love this!

  232. February 16, 2013 8:52 am

    These are beautiful – would make a lovely gift!
    Helen x

  233. February 16, 2013 11:39 am

    What a wonderful idea (and oh so simple too) to stamp the envelope flap!

  234. kara permalink
    February 17, 2013 10:08 am

    Beautiful! I love these!

  235. February 17, 2013 11:58 am

    Wow, such a gorgeous set! Love the attention to detail – the flaps on the envelopes, the border around the die cut.. she is amazing!

  236. February 17, 2013 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous, such great ideas 🙂

  237. Aundria B. permalink
    February 17, 2013 11:05 pm

    What a beautiful card set – so elegant and colorful and easy to put together. What a neat idea!

  238. Sonia W. permalink
    February 18, 2013 4:56 am

    Gorgeous card set !! Thanks for the idea

  239. Angie Hall permalink
    February 18, 2013 8:19 am

    Great tute. You were very thorough woth your instructions. I like the color blocking and decorating the envelopes. Thanks

  240. Michelle Allen permalink
    February 19, 2013 2:47 pm

    I am going to make my own version of this project tonight. I will give this card set to a very special friend. Thanks for sharing the ideas, especially stamping in the Labels nestablilities. I seem to forget that I can do that technique. Thanks for sharing.

  241. Linda Thornton permalink
    February 19, 2013 4:59 pm

    Thanks so much for the fabulous video tutorial. So many great ideas!

  242. Lori Morton permalink
    February 19, 2013 6:44 pm

    Breathtaking but soooooo easy!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  243. Vidette Benn permalink
    February 19, 2013 6:47 pm

    I would love to receive this for myself! Such bright colors & beautiful stamps.

  244. Joan H. permalink
    February 19, 2013 9:51 pm

    Very striking!

  245. Deb R permalink
    February 20, 2013 5:33 am

    these are wonderful Love the colors so vibrant

  246. February 20, 2013 7:44 am

    How fun! Great idea. I love the focal images and the wonderful matching envelopes! How cool is that!

  247. Jusa permalink
    February 20, 2013 8:03 am

    Love that idea of stamping the back of the envelope flap.

  248. February 20, 2013 11:04 pm

    Love this! Great idea…

  249. Susan permalink
    February 21, 2013 12:34 pm

    Cathy has the most marvellous ideas! I love the cards with coordinating envelopes.

  250. Susan permalink
    February 21, 2013 12:44 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial Cathy. I really love the packaging ideas too.

  251. February 21, 2013 9:05 pm

    What a great idea! The cards, envelopes, and wallet are beautiful!

  252. Pam permalink
    February 22, 2013 5:00 am

    What a lovely set of cards and envelopes. Would love to be the recipient of such a great gift.

  253. Peggy Wood permalink
    February 23, 2013 6:38 am

    Wow. another beautiful idea. I need that blissful stamps

  254. Gill permalink
    February 23, 2013 8:10 am

    Just love this pack

  255. Joanne permalink
    February 23, 2013 2:55 pm

    I *love* reusing packaging – it’s awesome! Great tutorial with lots of helpful tips and ideas. Your cards are striking and stylish, Cathy.Thx.

  256. Carole RB permalink
    February 24, 2013 1:18 pm

    Such beautiful card set

  257. Ellen permalink
    February 27, 2013 4:44 am

    Just absolutely stunning gorgeous cards and envelopes

  258. Luardon permalink
    March 6, 2013 6:15 pm

    I just got my background stamp today!!! I’m about to play with it!!!

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