I had made a card box for my sister's birthday a few weeks ago, but I didn't have the stamps or ideas for the cards yet. When I saw these stamps, I knew they were for my sister. The colours of the box I had made were all wrong. Then I found a pad that just worked. So I made a new box this weekend, and have been working on the note cards, small cards, and tags to go with it. I am so pleased with how the cards turned out, I can't believe that I made them. What has stopped me from doing a lot of card making in the past was that everything I made looked homemade, not home crafted. I have pushed past that with these, I think. The small cards are embossed in blue. The note cards, the image is in black, but the phrase is embossed in silver ( it says "Fashions fade, style is eternal - Yves St. Laurent"). The tags I thought would look nice in the brown sepia toned ink (called Cocoa), but I like the embellishment accent. I think I might now be addicted to bling. I still need to add ribbon or strings to the gift cards, and do the rest of the note cards, but had to share!