Hi Everyone! I hope you are all toasty warm on this cold cold day. At least it's cold here in Illinois. The kids were supposed to go back to school after a long winter break, but school was cancelled due to the cold. BRRRRR! I wonder if it's too cold for my pet cardinal to visit today. My daughter and I have a cardinal that visits us. He sits outside the window and chirps as we eat breakfast. I started putting sunflower seeds out for him and he brought back his female friend. Now we see them every day, but we did not see them yesterday and I doubt we will see them today. Hopefully they are snuggled in their nest. Anyway, since it is super cold I thought I would play around with the new Spring mini catalog. This stamp is called Vivid Vases. It comes all by itself as a set of one. The paper I used with it is called Fresh Prints and I LOVE that paper. It is one of those 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 paper stacks with 4 each of 12 designs. I seriously love the patterns and I kinda wish it was 12 x 12 because it would be nice for some larger projects too. I can see myself hoarding some of this when the catalog ends!
I made this catalog with my new Mailable Monday idea in mind. I kept it pretty simple with out any bulky ribbon or brads to hinder the mailing process or cause extra postage to be required. I also used the paper in the vases. I used a marker to ink up the desired vase and stamped it onto the patterned paper. Then I cut it out and attached it to the card. Pretty simple.
In this version I added some paper flowers and pearls to the vases.