I CASE’d today’s thank you cards from a card shared on my Facebook group – JanB’s Happy Crafters – by fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Karen Egan. (www.craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com). Karen’s card is square but I’ve used my usual Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes which are 3.5″ x 5″. I cut my Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) to measure 3.25″ x 4.75″ and the Thick Whisper White Cardstock (CS) to 2.5″ x 4″. This DSP is available as a gift from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) brochure.
These cards will be included in packages when I send out new catalogues and when I sell my retired Stampin’ Up! products. As well as my Aladdin’s Cave page here on my website, I have also started advertising them on eBay. Looking on the positive side, I’m hoping I need loads and loads of thank you cards – yes, I’m definitely a glass half-full kind of person!
Anyway, I set my Stamparatus up to stamp the branch, which is from the Very Versailles Stamp Set, and on another plate I set up the THANK YOU stamp to fit in the top left-hand corner – this is also from Very Versailles. I used Shaded Spruce Ink for the leaves and changed the colour for the thank you according to the colour of the punched flowers!
Except I made a mistake with the Rococo Rose CS flowers and used Cherry Cobbler Ink for the sentiment! This happened because I had planned to use Cherry Cobbler CS flowers but decided it was too dark and would look better with Rococo Rose. It’s a minor detail and doesn’t notice!
The DSP designs I have used for my cards are from leftover scraps from other projects which included the gorgeous blue floral design. I was a bit hesitant of using this design because I wasn’t sure how the card would look with Misty Moonlight flowers but I love it! I think it looks great!
The flowers were created with the Confetti Flowers Border Punch which is available as a bundle together with the Field of Flowers Stamp Set. There is a stamp that matches the punch but I didn’t find it particularly easy to line up so I stayed with punching plain cardstock flowers and adding a pearl in the centre of each. I will be practising with the stamped and punched flowers because I think they will look better.
Finally, I would like to say thank you to my customer Jan M. who emailed me with a picture of a red panda! If you saw my post yesterday where I shared the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit you will remember that the instruction leaflet said the third animal was a red panda. I said I thought it was a typo because I’d never heard of a red panda before! Jan M included a photograph of a cute red panda and yes it does resemble a possum! Many thanks, Jan!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for JANUARY 2021 is DQ7YY4BZ. Thank you. xx