The holiday season will soon be here and I’m starting to work on my little “gratitude” gifts, as I call them.  3″ X 3″ note card sets are always fun to make and more fun to give.  This four card note card set was inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s Heartwarming Hugs Suite. This Suite made it to my “serious” ordering phase almost as quickly as the Plaid Tidings DSP.

These clean and simple note cards were so easy to put together and so much fun to design.  I do love to play with patterns and my two favorite patterns from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper are featured here.

The colors featured are Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.  I’ve written in past posts that when in doubt, add a little yellow. Yellow happens to be a great neutral.  My cards needed just a little something extra, so I went through my embellishment stash and found Crushed Curry dots and stars. The little dots and stars gave these cards that little something extra, and that’s not mentioning the scalloped edge envelope liner. Don’t you agree?

Below is the supply list for today’s project:

  • Stamp Sets – Warm Hugs and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets;
  • Card stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper;
  • Ink – Real Red, Mossy Meadow
  • 3″ X 3″ Whisper White Envelopes (Annual Catalog, p.153)
  • Tools – Envelopes Dies, Warm Wraps Dies

So, grab your holiday patterned paper, match a few patterns, add some fun holiday elements and a star or two and create your custom “gratitude” gifts!

The only limitation is your imagination!