Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out!
Up came the sun and dried up all the rain,
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

This sunny collection from Piggy Tales called Itsy Bitsy Spider inspired this little collection of cards for a class retreat I taught at last December. I love the sunny yellow, grass green and beetle black for a very colorful combination! 

One of my favorite things to do is take a collection of supplies and create little sets of coordinating cards to give as gifts to others. I have a basket filled with these little gifts so I’m always ready for those last minute tokens of appreciation, birthdays or just because. How many of you enjoy creating coordinating card sets? If you’re like me and always looking for new ideas, here’s a few to try!

  • For the gardener in your life, create a cute set embellished with a gardener’s theme and tuck them inside a set of gloves or a flower pot wrapped with a bow.
  • Create a cute set of cards tucked inside a mini loaf pan for the queen chef or baker herself!
  • For the teachers in your lives, try creating an adorable set and tuck them inside a cute lunch pail or pencil box.
  • Give the gift of birthday cards to someone special and wrap long skinny balloons around the set for a festive look! 

The next time you have a gift to give, try giving a part of yourself and create a cute set of cards.  The recipient will love you for it!

Wendy, Paper Crafts Pro

P.S. Need some design inspiration? Our latest special issue 225 Cards & Gifts has a whole chapter dedicated to gifty card sets! And since I’m feeling generous, I’m giving away three copies right here! Leave a comment telling me fun ways you would package a card set (see examples above). All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Thursday, May 7. The winners will be announced on Friday’s blog!