I wish each and everyone of you a very healthy and happy New Year. I pray that 2021 is going to be the year that the world gets the 2020 pandemic under control and I also pray that the vaccines will be available to ALL countries around the world. 💖
Yesterday was an exceptionally busy day for me and I wasn’t able to start thinking about creating today’s card until about 8 pm! I was preparing myself for a late night when I remembered some customer thank you cards I still have. Each month when I make my thank you cards I always make more than I need because I like to include one in all packages I send out. For example, the package may contain catalogues or retired products that someone has bought. I always use Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes for my thank you cards. They measure three and a half inches by five inches. I wanted to add some colour to my zebras which I stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The image is from the Zany Zebra Stamp Set. I decided to paint the zebra’s ears and tongue in pink and chose Rococo Rose Cardstock (CS) for my layers.
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from In Good Taste and I used the Rococo Rose designs first, cut to 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″, and then I moved on to any designs that were light coloured and natural looking. I adhered the DSP to Rococo Rose CS layers that measure 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″. Next I chose the THANK YOU sentiment from the Very Versailles Stamp Set. I didn’t like the swirly bit after the letter “u” because it looked like an “s” so I cut it off! I set the zebra and sentiment stamps as close as possible and did some practice stamping until I liked how the two stamps were sitting together.
Next I stamped them onto a piece of Whisper White CS and die-cut it using the no 3 circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies. My Stamparatus really comes into its own when I have projects like this to work on! I layered the completed images on to a scalloped Rococo Rose CS circle that had been die-cut using the Layering Circles Die, scallop die no. 6. I experimented with the positioning of the layered image on my card front and eventually decided I preferred the image slightly higher than the middle of the card front. I rarely ever decorate the inside of my thank you cards. When I send my cards out, I always leave them blank and supply an envelope so my customers can use them if they need a thank yard at any time!
Once I have calculated how many cards I need, I add an extra ten or twelve cards so I have leftovers for the forthcoming month. It occurred to me about four or five months ago that I never share my thank you cards with you. I decided to change this and started recording the details in a separate book but I still forgot to share them! Until today, that is! Maybe, one day I will remember to photograph my handmade thank you gifts so I can share them with you as well!
Well that’s it from me today. I’m off to the hospital for another blood test because I have a telephone appointment with the haematologist on Tuesday! Then my day should be a lot quieter than yesterday was! LOL! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take very good care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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