Yesterday I finished
making my thank you gifts for my April customers, and then started on my
Thank You cards. Today I’ll be ready to get all the happy mail packages prepared for
posting on Wednesday. ☺
As usual, I’ve used our
Notecards & Envelopes because I think they are an ideal size for Thank You
cards. When the new catalogue goes live, these notecards will be available in Very Vanilla as well as Whisper White, but Crumb Cake Notecards are retiring on 31st May 2017.
For my colour scheme I chose to use Cucumber Crush, which is one of the
five 2015 – 2017 InColours, all of which will be retiring on 31st. May 2017, and to
complement the green, I chose Sahara Sand.
I based the design of my
card on the Kitty on a Chair card I shared yesterday! The sentiment is from the
Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.
The stamp should read THANK YOU SO MUCH but
I cut the SO MUCH off because I knew I’d get a lot more use out of the stamp as
a straight forward THANK YOU. I can always put both pieces together on a block
if I want to use both parts together.
Please note that, by
cutting my stamp in half, I’ve rendered my guarantee with Stampin’ Up! null and
void. As I have total confidence in the quality of SU products, I don’t
consider this to be an issue!
Frequently when I make
my Thank You cards, I stamp directly onto the card front, and needless to say, I
inevitably make mistakes! When this happens, I save the backs of
these cards and any decent-sized pieces I can rescue from the front. These
pieces are what I use when I make cards like today’s card.
I started my card by
stamping the sentiment in Cucumber Crush Ink onto white cardstock. Then I die
cut the sentiment using a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.
I inked the
flowery stamp from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. I
stamped off twice, and then stamped the third generation on the die cut oval. Both the stamp sets I’ve used today are being carried forward in the new catalogue! ☺
I used a scalloped oval
die from the Layering Ovals Framelits to die cut a layer of Cucumber Crush
Cardstock. I adhered the two layers using Tombow, and then onto the centre of
I played around with various embellishments for a while but evetually decided
to leave well alone – clean and simple!
On Friday, I shared some
photographs of my new Stampin’ Up! Punch Storage Units. I bought them on Ebay
from a company called Lasersmith, and paid £15.95 each, ready assembled, post
They are also available from the company website www.lasersmith.co.uk for
£12.95 ready assembled, plus shipping. I have emailed the company to find out
if they ship outside the UK and am still waiting for a reply.
That’s about it for
today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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