I used cream paper and envelopes for the base. I cut gifts out of old maps and tied some with white kitchen twine. I found the perfect stamp to go along with the map theme... Peace on Earth. I used a metallic bronze ink for the lettering and for the lines on the envelope.
I had every intention of including a family picture but with Todd out of a job, money was tight and we couldn't afford the cost of printing. Also, I didn't really like any of the photos we took of ourselves.
Instead, I inserted a little business card to promote the blog. :) You know... so all of our loved ones can stay up to date on our life. And read about themselves.