I had some fun making greeting cards for my mom last week. They were part of her Christmas present which I mailed to her on December 24. I bought all my supplies at Hometown Crafts & Scrapbooking, right next to Zane Trace Inn, which is owned by my friend Donna. It’s a great store–she constantly searches for new stuff to carry and her prices are very nice! We did a video in the store not too long ago–check it out on Zaney Girl TV! or by using the green link in the previous sentence. Anyway, I selected a small cardstock stack pack with some really cool colors and designs in it. I picked out 2 sheets of coordinating but plain cardstock and a piece of gold filament paper (for lack of a better term). I also picked out some embellishments like textured ribbon, paper ribbon, buttons, and brads. To start with, I had a box of thank you cards with envelopes that I had picked up on sale somewhere for a ridiculously low price. I mixed and matched the colors and designs, adding my embellishments for pizazz. I used all my scraps to make a few quilt-like cards, including one with 1×1 squares and a 1/2 inch x 5 inch rectangle topped with a little piece of ribbon. That one was the last card I made! At 3:00 am!!!! It was a lot of fun, coming up with different color and pattern combinations. Mom will be able to use the cards all year for all kinds of occasions. I also got a really pretty pottery necklace for her at Hometown Crafts & Scrapbooking. Great shopping all the way around.