We realized a great accomplishment at my day-job this week & so I've been making gratitude cards this weekend. All of them used the Gratitude for Days stamp set from Stampin up. They also all used some seam binding ribbon, but I sprayed it (and the cards) with color shine (a non-stampin up product by Heidi Swapp). The patterned paper I used is from an old stack in my stash. I just loved the colors and felt it would make for pretty cards:)
Rather than using an envelope for this 5 x 5 card, I created a pocket out of the patterned paper by cutting a 6 x 12 sheet of it, folding in half and then making a slit for the card to tuck in. I also stamped a on it...loved the way the slash border from the Gratitude for Days Stamp Set framed the pocket.