Quickly put together a quick care package for Tiffany Saturday morning. Ok, perhaps it was not that quick ... I was in The Paper Room at 5:45 a.m. going through my stuff! I had already a few things in mind that I wanted to send her after the 1st package; but I had a possible courrier service (Mei Mei was going to Toronto and would be seeing her mom), so I wanted to take advantage :)
Yaay, the package did not put Mei Mei pass the allowable weight limit, so she brought it with her to Toronto. Unfortunately, I did not have time to write Tiffany a note, so I'm using this post as my note :)
Hey Tiffany! Hope all is well with you. I didn't prepare the care package as well as I would have like ... apologies for horrible "wrapping" ... let's just say it's a vintage look :) There's some pattern paper and stickers for you to play with ... I find they're great when you want to make a quick or simple card. (Just adding the pics for future reference ... so I don't end up sending you the same thing in the future!)
I don't know if you've embarked on the stamping journey yet; but since you've made your own stamps not too long ago, I thought you'd like to try the different kinds of stamps out there ... wood, cling, clear. Here's a link that give you the differences http://heroarts.com/learning/beginners0.cfm. I was planning on sending you the Snowman set of stamps a little later on ... but figured what the heck, it's never too early to start on your Xmas cards :) The arcylic block for the cling and clear stamps is something I had ... so it's used ... sorry! I don't think they make it that thick anymore ... it's has lines on it, so you could use it as a guide when placing your stamp on it and when stamping the image on you paper.
I didn't know if you had any ink, so I included a couple of small one's that I received from my monthly card kit subscription. The Memento Tuxedo Black ink is my favourite black dye ink and seems to be the most versatile, i.e. is recommended as the ink to use in combination with other products (Copic and Tombow markers, mineral spirits/odorless solvent). The other ink is a Chalk Ink ... another one of my favourite inks ... gives the stamped image a great "chalk" like look, and you could emboss with it too. Here's some info. on different types of inks out there: http://www.heroarts.com/learning/ink-chart.cfm
Since all this was quite last minute, I didn't have a chance to pick up a stamp cleaner for you at the store. You should be able to find that at Michaels or your local scrapbooking store. I usually clean the stamp at the end of my playing time and each time in between stamping if I use a different colour ... you probably already you know that. Here's a link to the basics of stamping: http://heroarts.com/learning/beginners.cfm
You probably have white cardstock and envelopes, but one can never have enough and I thought I'd share some of my stash ... gives me an excuse to get some more ... who am I kidding?! I don't need an excuse ;) I scored the cardstock, so it already to go ... also, rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I love this tool ... it cuts through thick card stock and cardboard like butter.
There's some ribbon you could use as embellishments on the card. I love using ribbon ... gives the card some dimension. If you use the double-sided tape to stick the ribbon, stick the tape on the card, peel the tape and stick the ribbon. For some reason, sticking double-sided tape on the ribbon and then the ribbon on the card does not always work.
Of course, I had to include some stickles :) Hope you have fun with this stuff! Happy Creating!!