Edit: I made the labels card by putting a piece of folded cardstock in the the cuttlebug with the die. Place the die over the fold just a bit... if you look at my pic you can see on the left hand side where the fold is. You need to keep some of that fold intact so the card can open and close. HTH! (P.S. if you use heavy PTI cardstock roll it through the machine several times to make sure it cuts through.)
This is the card that went the gift set. I made this for my principal. She has had such a rough year, this year. I suspect it will only get worse as the budget crisis in California continues. She is a lovely woman, who works very hard. Even though we don't always see eye to eye I greatly respect her and all she has tried to accomplish. Onto the card: I cut it out with my nesties label one. I cut a smaller label in rustic cream. I stamped it (PTI's birdwatching) in dark chocolate and colored it up with copics. The sentiment is from Mixed Messages. I tied on some sweetblush twill and then a lovely aqua mist button. But this is just the beginning....
Next we have the card folder. I learned how to make this from a talented crafter named Samantha. You can find a link to her blog in my sidebar, under my favorite reads. The folder is made from two sheets of cardstock, sweet blush and lemon tart. I stamped with spots and dots on both the yellow and the pink, but for some reason you cant see it on the pink. I added an aqua mist scalloped piece for interest. The closer is a wonderful basic grey magnet that I picked up for sale cheap at Big Lots. The houses are colored with copics and that little bird is from hero arts.
Here is a look at the inside of the folder. I have four cards and four envelopes in there. Can I just tell you how thrilled my principal was with this? I was so happy to see how much she liked it.
Here are two of the cards from the notecase. I just love how they turned out. I used PTI's birdwatching and sentiments from Mixed messages. I colored with my copics and added some cute button embellishments. Thanks for stopping by!