Saturday, February 3, 2007

Boxes in the mail...

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a question for all you it possible to mail a box of goodies, or gifts, or even return something you borrowed without adding a little card of some sort?

My friend Edie and I have been discussing this phenomenon off and on for a few months. We will both sit on a package for weeks until we have time to make a card to put in it. Why can't we just write on a post-it? Or one of the hundreds of free cards or notepads a person gets from charities? Is it just the need to use what we have? Is it a need to personalize the package? Maybe, it is just simply that fellow stampers "Get" the handmade card/gift idea and will appreciate the effort and time put into that little 4X5 piece of art.

I made this little 4 1/2" square card to stick in a box I am mailing tomorrow. Had I made this last night, or used one of the cards from my stash, I could have mailed that box today when I took 2 HUGE boxes to the PO.....

Maya Road Chipboard Flower, Marvy Scallop Oval Punches, SU Label Classics, SU Small Sayings, White Gel Pen, SU Violet Stitched Ribbon, SU Certainly Celery, Lavendar Lace, Vintage Violet and Whisper White Cardstock, Jeweled Brad

The layout for this card was inspired by Tracy at Inky Doodles and the color combination started as 2 of my favorite colors (Celery and Violet) then evolved after a looksie at my friend Justine's Stamp a Stack cards for February.


  1. LOL, but oh so true!!!!! Love the chipboard flower!!

  2. Oh I can tell ya why...b/c it's LOVE! :)
    It's fun and nice to send made cards.
    I think we do all "get it". Though I AM beginning to wonder!!! ;)

    Oh...and NO! you can NOT use a swap card! Well, I can't! :)

  3. That is so true! That is part of the reason that I haven't sent you the drink swap! LOL!


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