Grazie! Italian Wrapping Paper Thank You Cards

My sister manages Sally Bourne Interiors, a interior design store in London, and sometimes sends me fun little wrapping paper remnants from the shop. I like to use these to make cards. Here are a number of thank you cards I made with some of the red and green paper she sent.

I used a variety of Stampin Up sets including “Art of Life” and “All the Best”. I also went back to my Portland roots and  put a bird on it with the Stampin Up bird punch. Which is one of my very favorite crafting tools. I love me some embossing so I embossed stamps and the paper on most these cards.  I am excited to make more cards with these beautiful papers!


Happy Mother’s Day!

I am aware that this is a week late. Believe it or not, I did this on purpose. I wanted to share the Mother’s Day cards I made, but didn’t want to give away the surprise. Also, mother’s are wonderful enough to celebrate everyday!



I made all of these cards with various Stampin Up stamps and punches. I didn’t have any “Mother’s Day” stamps so I thought about what the holiday meant to me and found stamps to match. I am really happy with the results. I love the gold embossed flowers and I can’t get enough of the blossom punch. I think it is so beautiful and look forward to buying some of the stamps that go with it. Most importantly I was happy to send these cards to some amazing mothers in my life. Love you mom!