Feb 6, 2014

LESSology Challenge #33: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Are ideas for using envelopes spinning in your head? Get to working on them for LESSology Challenge #33: Happy Mail Day! Let's check out how design team member Mitra Pratt was inspired...

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I have a confession to make. I love Valentine's Day. It's my favorite holiday of all time. In fact, nearly 16 years ago I got married on Valentine's Day.

You have to keep in mind, we are in the midst of deep winter here in New York. The holidays are long since over and the snow is getting old. So, any small occasion to celebrate and one that involves chocolate and hearts? I'm on it like white on snow.

My second confession is that I cannot say no to Valentine's Day paper. Last year I bought two kits and although I made good use of most of it, I still had a huge pile of scraps I was hoarding. The best use for that kind of thing? Cards!

Here is what I started with! I actually picked out similar scraps and piled them up for each card.

I printed out some awesome images from Nicecrane Designs from his Vintage Flower Post Card series which I fussy cut.

I also grabbed some playing cards I had received at the casino for my birthday. You notice they have a hole in them...so you can't reuse them AT the casino. They gave me two sets, so I figured I could use one up scrapping!

Also in the pile are small vellum envelopes and some pink crinkled ribbon I made up for the project.

The little envelopes fit in nicely with the challenge here at LESSology for this month! Clear ones work nicely as well because you can add little items inside that you can still see! Also helps with stash busting. I have had those clear envelopes for at least five years. ;-)

You might also notice some foil snowflakes and gold cupids. Those are German stickers sent to me from my Aunt Coco. They are super thick and come in a huge sheet. They actually aren't sticky at all. I have them tied gently to the ribbon in hopes that the people I'm sending these cards to will reuse the sticker and perhaps even the ribbon!

Hope you get a chance to hang with us over here at LESSology and play along! Hugs!


Rupa Swaminathan said...

Good use of the scraps...those vellum envelopes look great and so do all the cards.

Radhika said...

Lovely ..:)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Fabulous cards !! so very gorgeous and vintage looking..I love the playing cards idea so much...really creative use of the envelopes.

SD pooja said...

Beautiful cards ! I loved how you have arranged various paper scraps n used the vintage images on them .Vellum envelops definitely add interest to the cards !

Lizzy Hill said...

What wonderful little bundles of love...& what FABULOUS little envelopes....LOOOOVE!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are just FABULOUS!!!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!