When my (30-something!) daughter was in preschool, we used to make cookies and candies as gifts, and I found some festive doilies to dress up the paper plates. I've saved them since then in my paper-crafty stash, but it never seemed right to use them. Maybe I was thinking I'd make edible gifts again (hahaha - sometimes I crack me up). The prompt at Shopping Our Stash to use something precious/hoarded coincided nicely with the Jingle Belles prompt, so this came together:
stamp set - Christmas Bliss; ink - Real Red; card stock - Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Silver Foil, Real Red; baker's twine - Silver; metallic foil doilies; Big Shot with Confetti textured impressions embossing folder
Besides the old doily, I also used an old (but only one year old) stamp set - it's still available, but it's not in our catalog, and easily overlooked. The new items are the little silver foil doily and the embossing folder. The embossing folder isn't even available to purchase until next week, but I was able to order it early as a demonstrator. The silver foil doily is available from the annual catalog; I didn't think I needed them until I started thinking about Valentine projects.
I was totally inspired by this card by Mercedes Weber which is still actively making the rounds on Pitnerest two years later.