Today I am starting a series of posts totally related to a friend, Shauna. Shauna is a customer of our mailbox store and she is an avid paper crafter. A while back, she dropped off an entire portfolio of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and told my husband "give these to Bobbi because I don't use them anymore". There was so much paper in this package, that I shared it with 3 other friends! Of course I wanted to pay her but Shauna wouldn't accept anything. She said to just make her some cards. Really? I was totally blown away by her generosity, and I made these cards for her. I left them blank without sentiments so that she could add her own, or write personal messages on the inside.
I am a scrap keeper, so although I used my card stock, punches and embellishments, the designer paper is all from Shauna. Sometimes when I create cards, I have extra parts that I keep, and they were added to the design of these. Don't throw away your scraps as they come in handy sometimes. I put mine in a small plastic zip lock bag, and keep decent size scraps in larger bags, all color coordinated and in a bin. When I hold stamp camps and workshops, I visit that bin for decent size pieces that we can use for stamping images or sentiments.
Here are the first 5 cards made for her. I will share the rest later in the week. Shaun, this post and these cards are dedicated to YOU! Thank you for your wonderful generosity, and happy paper crafting my friend!