Today I’m showing you a couple of cards made with a very rare Stampin’ Up! set. It is the only one developed for the Japanese market that SU! has sold elsewhere, and that was a year ago in the U.S. Knowing I was headed there soon, I purchased it through my former team member and picked it up last February when I stayed with her. I’ve made one other card where I used the mountain as a background image.
Most of you probably don’t know that I have a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies, and that I lived there for 2 semesters during university. I really like a lot of the Japanese aesthetic…that’s one reason the Boho Indigo Product Medley appeals to me so much.
I will be sending these cards to my host family, and to my husband’s host family (he did the same university program a year before I did). We have exchanged holiday cards for over 30 years now, and we had the opportunity to introduce our kids to them in their town in 2012, and I now have regular correspondence with a granddaughter of my host parents. So fun!
I leave you with a little photographic evidence of my stay in Morioka, Japan.