I didn’t have time for crafting yesterday so I thought I’d share some of my recent customer thank you cards. Each month I make more thank you cards than I need because I always include a thank you card when I send out catalogues, if I sell any of my retired products, etc. I’m not showing the four cards in any particular order! All the cards are very straightforward, so I’m just giving a list of the products I’ve used to create each card. However, if you see something and would like more explanation about anything, please contact me; either by in the comments box below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The card for my February customers was made using the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set (SS) and I combined it with the From My Heart Designer Series Paper (DSP). The SS is two-step and I used Granny Apple Green for the leaves and Flirty Flamingo for the flower heads. The sentiment is from the Inspiring Iris SS. I used the Rectangle Stitched Dies to die cut the DSP – regular die no. 6 and the image – regular die no. 4. I don’t decorate the inside of thank you cards and the card base is from our pack of Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White (131527).
The Highland Heather star card has been made with the Morning Star SS. My Stamparatus really came into its own for this card because I could stamp over the image two or three times to get the right depth of colour. It also meant I could get both stamps lined up on the same plate and ink and stamp both cards at the same time. It’s not often I’m happy making cards without using layers but I was very happy with this result!
To create the next card I used the Good Morning Magnolia SS and the used Magnolia Lane DSP for the card above and Garden Lane DSP for the card below. I used my Stampin Blends in Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede to colour the magnolia. To die-cut the image I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies no. 4.
When I made the poppy cards, I used a few different designs from the Peaceful Poppies DSP – three of which I’m sharing here. I decided to use Half a panel of DSP and then I adhered the image in the centre of the card, i.e. half on and half off the DSP. The Painted Poppies SS is another two-step set which I find amazingly helpful when I have to ake a large number of cards in the same design.
I used Black Stazon for the image and Real Red ink for the poppy. The sentiment THANK YOU is from the Parcels & Petals SS – I love this font! To die-cut the image I used the Stitched Shapes Oval dies no. 4 and layered it onto a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) Layering Ovals scalloped die no. 7.
This was another card where my Stamparatus really came into its own. I measured how much Whisper White CS I needed for each image and used my trimmer to cut the right number of rectangles I needed. The reason I didn’t die-cut the ovals first was I decided it would be easier to position the rectangles straight every time rather than ovals!