Saturday, May 19, 2012

Inspiration Challenge SCS

Gosh, it has been forever since I have played in the Inspiration challenge over at SCS!  I had some time this am and rushed over to the site.  Stef always picks such fun places.  Today was no exception.

I was inspired by these fun little vases



















I instantly thought of a set of cards. The other day, I mailed a card to my sister. Now, keep in mind I put 64 cents on this card to mail -- that usually is enough. Well, shoot, the postman hit her up for ANOTHER 50 cents! Get out. Therefore, I kept these cards one layer -- 45 cents will cover these to be mailed.

I used GKD One in a Million for the sentiments (you can get this set free when you buy 3!), and PTI Turning a New Leaf for the leaves.  I will be making a small box to hold these cards for a future gift.

On a side note:

DO YOU USE POP TONE CARD STOCK or INK?  The above cards are made with this fabulous paper.  Pop Tone has such vivid color and is 100# paper.  The heavier paper is so nice for a card base.  Nothing worse then a flimsy base -- makes your cards feel cheap. Anyway, I noticed the other day that Pop Tone can be expensive!  However, did you know that STAMP SCHOOL (store name is A Walk Down Memory Lane) carries this card stock and ink and it is ONLY $6.00 for a 25 sheet package, or $4.99 for the matching ink pads!  For fun I googled Pop Tone cardstock - oh my!  One of the sites had $1.00 per sheet or $9.98 for 25 sheets!  Wow, I didn't realize it was that expensive out there in googleland!  I'm telling ya - if you like heavier card stock, AWDML is the place to get it!!  [I love saving you all money!]

Thanks for stopping by~







6 comments:

Stamp Muse said...

Thanks for the tip on Pop Tone! It can be very expensive, indeed. You nailed the Inspiration Challenge with your bold and adorable creations!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I saw your cute cards on SCS and had to come check out your info on Pop Tone. I do love a heavier weight for my base card stock. Thanks for sharing the link...off to check it out!!

Catherine said...

These are gorgeous, love the vibrant colours...

Ellen said...

Awesome use of inspiration! Love the clean lines and fun colors! Thanks for the link. Love their card stock!

Lynn said...

Your card set is fabulous Vicki...love the bright, cheery color combo and this is my all time favorite PTI set!!

Ardyth said...

These colours are great and I went to order some, but the shipping to Canada was as much ($25) as what I was ordering ($30), so I'm going to leave it for now!

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