Finishing Florentine!

A couple of weeks ago, I told you I was challenging myself to finish up older papers before working with the new stuff. Since then, I have finished up my Florentine paper by making a number of cards. Similar to the cards I showed you last month, I used the Avonlea Workshop On The Go stamp set. Scroll to the bottom of this post for how you can get your hands on this fabulous stamp set.

Here's a few of my favorite cards. This first card uses Pattern 23 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1. The rest are my own designs. Most were inspired by the size and shape of the remaining pieces of paper!




This picture of the remains of my Florentine paper proves that I really did get my money’s worth out of this pack.

Oh, look at those beautiful scraps. It is so tempting to try to get just one more card out of them...but no, they have served their purpose and it is time to let them go.

For me, creatively using up the last bits of paper was a very satisfying experience, however I am more than a little sad to say good bye to this beautiful paper. (I'm comforted by the fact that Florentine will continue to live as a current pack in Studio J. But that is for another post, another day.)

I hope that these cards have shown you that, the Avonlea card-making stamp set is full of beautiful images and expressions. It is definitely a keeper and one that I'm sure I'll turn to time and time again. It is available exclusively in the Avonlea Card-making Workshop On The Go. Along with the set, you get paper, cards and envelopes, ribbon and bubbles to make 15 cards. All of this for just $29.95.
Coming Soon: I'm excited to share with you instructions to make five additional cards by just adding cards and envelopes to the kit contents. Watch for that post coming soon!