It took me over an hour to make one card; had to stop and take in the sunset every so often. This is not unusual though, the length of time to create a special card. First I have to sit and consider the person I am making the card for. I will zone in on one specific and go from there. My starting point tonight was a perfume card in the shape of an apple. Then I found an old cancelled stamp depicting a woman reading to children; perfect. A rosy pink ribbon, a mother-of-pearl button, some yellow wrapping paper from Japan, and celadon green card stock for the background.