The idea of this collection is from another SU demonstrator, Andrea Walford. (Andrea saw these cards at a regional SU meeting she attended. She made them and shared the instructions.) Her card assortment is actually called an Emergency Birthday Card Kit. It is made using Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin' Kits. With 1/2 of the kit you can make 2 sets of cards and the boxes for them. The great thing about using a Simply Scrappin Kit is that it has such a great collection of stickers that coordinate with the papers. So you can make some really great cards - quick!
I didn't have a Simply Scrappin Kit that I wanted to use so I pulled out the Berry Bliss designer paper and made my cards based on those colors. That also meant that I didn't have a lot of those cute stickers and accessories to add to the card. So I stamped!
I tried to choose stamps that looked good with the designer paper. I used stamps from So Many Scallops, Think Happy Thoughts, Tagger's Dozen, Time Well Spent, and Live Your Dream. The base of the cards is made with close to cocoa, purely pomegranate, and textured pretty in pink. Of the 6 cards only 1 does not have designer paper on it.
There are just a couple more weeks to purchase the Purely Pomegranate card stock and ink. They are retiring. The double stitched ribbon is sold out. Time Well Spent is a hostess set that is retiring, so if that's something you want, you still have time to get that one with hostess benefits.
I will definitely make more of these with one of the new Simply Scrappin kits in the new catalog. And I think this would be a great project for a class.