I stitched on the ribbon and then added more stitching around the cards to add to the vintage feel I was looking for.
I also added some distressing ink to all of the edges of the cards to give a worn look. Have you heard that Papertrey is coming out with cream colored cardstock? Woohoo!!
I hope that you all will try your hand at creating some hand made patterned paper. It's so fun to get back to the basics of stamping. It really encourages you to dig into your stamp stash and use those supplies that have never touched ink yet. Plus by making handmade papers, everything matches and coordinates so beautifully. All you have to do is come up with the inspiration. My newest inspiration came from a kids Pottery Barn catalog. The colors are so vibrant and fun......I'll show you my new creations when I get them done. And as always I love to see what my fellow bloggers are up to also....so be sure to post a link in the comments sections so I can come visit your blog.
Have a great weekend everyone! We're off to a BBQ soon at the neighbors.....turkey and fish fry!
Note: I've questions about envelopes. I do not make my own envelopes. I usually use Stampin' Up! envelopes in various sizes, Papertrey Ink white envelopes and for my card stash I often purchase a box of envies from Walmart in the stationery aisle. Hope this helps!