Monday, October 15, 2018

A Simple Thank You


This thank you card came about as a request for a card that wasn't "too embarrassing" to give to Jacob's high school teachers. So, I kept it clean and simple, with no bells and whistles! I can hardly believe he has finished with high school. His final exams start on Thursday, and in a few weeks we will be completely done with school forever!
I used 3 panels of the Country Lane Designer Series Paper on this card. The background was looking a little plain, so I gave it the Subtle Embossing Folder treatment. I inked up the sentiment (from the Springtime Stroll Hostess stamp set) using my markers, and added a small piece of ribbon...tied in a knot, instead of a bow to keep it less embarrassing!
Have a great week!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

CCMC531 P.S. You're the Best


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:

I was originally going to opt for flowers when I saw these colours, but instead decided to use a stamp set that I hadn't used before (thanks to my beautiful friend Manda, who let me borrow it!). This set is called P.S. You're the Best, and I like it even more now that I've played with it. I do have a soft spot for vintage typewriters! The background 'splotches' are also from this set.
 
I coloured my typewriter using Blends, and cut it out. The spotty paper is from the Country Lane pack (in the Holiday Catalogue) and I've also used a galvanised clip and a little piece of Braided Linen Trim from there too.
 
I made my Mint Macaron piece corrugated, suing the new Corrugated Embossing Folder.
TIP: feed this folder in fold first, so that the pressure is more even, and the paper doesn't tear.
 
I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!


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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Subtle Springtime


You can achieve so many different looks with this Springtime Impressions die. Sometimes I like to use it as a background element, other times I have coloured it and let it take centre stage. Here, it is somewhere in between. Subtle, but still spectacular. The only 'colours' here are Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

I've used the Subtle embossing folder in the background, and layered some punches to give my sentiment a lift. I also added some sparkle to the flowers by dabbing on Multipurpose glue with a cotton bud (q-tip) and then sprinkling with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I also popped on a couple of rhinestones next to my sentiment.

I hope you're having a lovely week!


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Sunday, October 07, 2018

World Card Making Day Sale


Happy October! The 6th of October is World Card Making Day. In honour of this fantastic day, Stampin' Up! have a great promotion for us - 10% off some of our favourite products. Check them out (click on the pictures to see them in my store):

Soft Sayings Card Kit
[145466]
$61.00
$54.90 
Lots Of Happy Card Kit
[146388]
$61.00
$54.90
Foam Adhesive Strips
[141825]
$14.00
$12.60


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Nature's Poem


When I need a quick card, or I'm just feeling uninspired, I always reach for a favourite Designer Series Paper. This is Nature's Poem. That gives me a colour combination to start off with (Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink and Whisper White). Combine that with a tried-and-true layout like this one, and the card practically makes itself.

Since the rest of the card is pretty plain, I've added lots of detail around the sentiment, with punched layers, a vellum leaf and some Silver Thread. I also added the pretty Petal Pink and Silver Twine along the edge of my panel.

Simple, but pretty, for some customer thank you cards!

 
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Leaf Punch
[144667]
$28.00

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