These are inspired by a project we did in a Stampin' Up! hostess class with Lisa Marie. I had some paper from Walmart I wasn't sure what I wanted to with. I do that a lot. I see cute paper and buy it in case I find a project that would be perfect for it. :) Am I alone in this? I hope not.
Anyway, this is a great project for those times when you need a quick and easy gift. I made one for the daughter of our grade level chair. She was in the 2nd grade, I think, and she came to my room during a teacher planning day and helped me with classroom organization that needed to be taken care of.
A great tutorial on this project can be found at Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts.
Here is the brightly colored one. I have not embellished the cards yet or stamped any kind of sentiment. I haven't decided what I want to do yet. I'm thinking I'm going to just add some bling and leave it sentiment-free so whoever I give it to can make it into whatever they need it to be. I used the same paper to make the envelopes so that they coordinate. I love the bright colors!
The black and cream looks elegant (it's even better in person, let me tell you). I made four of the same card. That's why there's only one picture of the card. The envelopes for that one are just like the ones I made for my last post so no picture. Hope that's okay. :)
You can't tell it, but the ribbon that it hangs from is a cream grosgrain. Sorry about that.
By the way, the 6 x 6 page protectors are no longer available from Stampin' Up!, but one of the ladies in my scrapbook group used regular 8.5 x 11 and just cut them down to 6 inches in height. I've also see them done with 8 x 8 and cut down to 6 inches in height. This is one of those projects that there are no rules for. You use what you can find and make it work. I love those kinds of projects! Don't you?