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My son writes thank you notes and asked for some nice papers … I jumped at the chance!  This way I could choose a variety of classy papers and send half, keep half!  I cut all my papers then used a score tool to create notecards.  Sent along envelopes to match and tied the whole thing up with a manly ribbon.   Now I have the other half of all those lovely papers to mesmerize my muse.

 

Here is a photo of his collection

 

 

It was a great excuse to get a large variety of specialty papers to mix and match on my cards.

 

Here are the links and descriptions for papers I chose for my collection:

  • vellum in both extra heavy and in cloudy – Cardstock notes:  extra heavy vellum is a wonderful, rigid vellum. The surface has enough tooth that you can write on it easily.  Cloudy vellum is a bit more flexible, and has wonderful splotches of opaque white against the natural grayed white you associate with vellums.
  • Black Licorice Premium Glossy and  ice pearl  glossy Cardstock notes:  the glossy cardstocks have a white, ink friendly background that makes them perfect for folded notecards. The black has a nice macho feel to it, think of a black ferrari.  The ice pearl is reminiscent of antique lace, time worn pearls and weddings – will make a simple but elegant statement for any formal occasion.
  • leather, in tan and in light blueCardstock notes: the leather cardstock just shouts manly, and the colors are kind of beach sand tan and winter sky blue.  If you have ever wintered in Michigan, you know the color!

 

  • cryogen white in text weightCardstock notes: everyone’s favorite copic cardstock comes in a text weight  paper as well, which is great for less formal notes.  This paper has a built reflection of light that is just one sunbeam short of a sparkle.  Keep in mind that cryogen white is really more of a realtor white, you know, that not-quite-white that is in new homes.
  • suede … and it was hard for me to part with even 1/2 of a sheet  Cardstock notes:  this meaty cardstock has texture and is slightly reminiscent of a water color cold press. It has a the surprising soft feel of well worn blue jeans but the classy look of mink
  • wide column white – Cardstock notes: the wide columns give this a finished look, but the other side is much more lightly embossed and will give just enough hint of a line as to make writing much easier.  It is striking in the black and white combination.  I am thinking I need to do a whole set of child’s notecards with this paper in white as a child could use the lines to print.

 

  • brown bag kraft in cranberry and mushroom; I folded these so that you could see the brown kraft peeking out from the colored other side.
  • and maybe my all over favorite, gold pearl linen this cardstock is subtle and elegant; it looks like a well-worn wedding ring, with that color of gold that you can only obtain through years of wearing. It has the texture of fabric on one side, but a smooth bond like feeling on the other which will make note writing a breeze.

The best part of this gift for my son was having all those luscious papers left over for ME to play with.  I have pulled out my flower dies and will have a collection of flowers from my ” leftovers” next time I post!

 

>^,,^<  Hope my sample tempted you to try these pretty papers!               cat

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