I have a last minute gift idea to share with you today that's clean, simple, quick and inexpensive - a set of note cards with matching envelopes.
As a card maker, I like the 6" x 6" pads of patterned paper from Basic Grey and other companies, but only use a few favorite sheets and then am left with the remainder. And I just can't throw them away! I decided to use up some of this excess paper for some gifts sets to save money and give me a little more breathing room in my studio.
To make this gift set, I reached for Basic Grey's Stella Ruby pad and paired it with a stamp set by Hearts in Touch called #91 Hit Patterns.
A lot of the plainer sheets were left in the pad - the ones that have no specific pattern, just a nice texture and I figured they would be a good surface to stamp these great collage images on.
Once the images were stamped on the patterned paper, I trimmed and matted them onto black c/stock. A punched sentiment and a button embellishment finished them off. Very quick and easy!
To make the gift a little more special, I decided to line the envelopes with some of the patterned paper (this also helped use up more of the paper pad!). Here's how I did it:
Here is the final gift all packed up inside a clear card box and ready to go. I hope the recipient likes it!