Cards- Thank You

Basket Bunch Thanks a Bunch

I'm going to continue my week with the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelits Dies.  On Monday I shared a card with an Easter basket here and on Wednesday the card was a basket of flowers here.  Today I have a basket of carrots.

Basket Bunch Basket of Carrots

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 to make the regular A2 size.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is cut 4 x 5 1/4.  I did stamp the carrot image sparingly on the background in Tip Top Taupe.  Stamp off first so it's a very soft image.
  • The Designer Series Paper is from the Festive Birthday pack.  Cut it 2 x 5.  Notch the end using the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Cut the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It's in Whisper White.
  • The basket is cut from Tip Top Taupe with a solid basket of Early Espresso behind.  I like the way the design of the basket shows through.  Adhere the basket to the white square.
  • Stamp the carrot on Pumpkin Pie card stock with Tangerine Tango ink and cut out.  I made a lot of these.  You make what you think looks good.  You probably would not need so many.  Stamp the tops of the carrots on Garden Green card stock in Garden Green ink.  Trim the tops and adhere them to the carrots. Arrange your carrots to your liking.

Carrots 2

  • Add a few of the green dots from the Regals Enamel Shapes.
  • Adhere the white square with dimensionals.
  • The greeting is stamped on a 1/2 inch wide piece of Whisper White scrap.  Notch the ends.

Here's the inside of the card, very simple.

Basket bunch 5

We often don't say thank you enough.  I know I don't.  This is a cute way to spread a little thanks.

Bassket Bunch carrots in a basket

I have a special project to share with you next time with the NC Demo Blog Hop.  Join us on Monday and we'll hopefully have all the kinks worked out.  You don't want to miss it!

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Inside the Lines Meets the Botanical Builders Framelits

Last spring, the occasions catalog had the most wonderful framelits that paired with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  The Botanical Builders Framelits are just fantastic. I'm so glad they carried over into the 2016-2017 annual catalog.  With all the new products available to use, my  botanical framelits have been a little ignored.  Now that's a shame.  They are a perfect match to go along with the Sale-a-Bration FREE item Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  Here is my card for today.

Inside the Lines DSP and Botanical Builder Die

I ended up covering the card base with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  I was going to have a plain white border, but it did look plain.  I thought this looked much better.

  • Use Whisper White Thick card stock.  It's cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  Cover the entire front with a piece of the Inside the Lines paper.  This is cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  If you use glue instead of tape, you get a little more give to the paper and can move it some if needed.  I'm speaking from experience here.
  • The Cherry Cobber card stock is cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer of Inside the Lines is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I did use the same print, but you really would not have to do that.  I just thought about that, interesting?
  • The Botanical Builder Framelits were used to cut the parts of the flower.  The leaves are in Old Olive and the flower is in Cherry Cobbler.  Both are sponged. The center is Daffodil Delight.  Cut two.  I folded them in half and ruffled them up a little and placed them with a glue dot to make a whole circle.
  • I got the Hello from the Hello You Thinlits.  Cut from Cherry Cobbler.  Now, if you are smart, you can cut the word and the flower from the base of Cherry Cobbler before you adhere the patterned paper.  I did not do that, but I could have with a little more thought.  You can benefit from my experience!
  • The greeting on the front comes from the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  Stamp in Versamark on Basic Black card stock.  Use white bossing powder to cover the ink. Use your heat tool to melt the powder.  I ended up cutting the words apart.  I just liked it that way.

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Here's the inside of my card.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Avant-Garden.  The Inside the Lines paper measures 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.  There's a 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Basic Black card stock attached before it's attached to the card.

Inside the Lines and Botanical Builders

I apologize to you Botanical Builders.  I have ignored you and you have proved that you have your place.  I think the problem is that Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products.  We can't possibly give them all the attention they deserve.  That's why we are so lucky that there are so many great blogs to see.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I so appreciate it.  I love sharing with you!  My product list follows.  


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Color Fusers Blog Hop: February 2017

The Color Fusers are having their February Blog Hop with a slate of new colors to fuse.  You are in for a treat.  You'll see some great projects on our hop.  

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As you can see, this month we are using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Peekaboo Peach.  I'm adding in a little Silver Foil, too.  I'm excited about how my card came together.

Nailed It for Color Fusers

I just got the bundle, Nailed It, last week and decided I wanted to use it for this challenge.  I was looking through some of the designer series paper that we have to spark some ideas.  Then I remembered I had seen some tools at one time that had printed handles.  I'm even thinking that Stampin' Up! had something like that at Convention several years ago.  Thus, this card came to be.  In my case, I'm not handy, but I could have some cute tools, right?  So here we go.

  • Start with a card base of Early Espresso measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The Calypso Coral layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Whisper White card stock layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Using Peekaboo Peach ink, stamp the nails, screw, and bolt all over the white to make your own patterned paper for the background.
  • I did incorporate several different designer series papers for this project.  The circle is cut from the Early Espresso piece in the Neutrals DSP stack.  (DSP means Designer Series Paper.)  Use the Layering Circles Framelits.  The scallop circle is cut from Calypso Coral and also uses the Layering Circles Framelits.  Adhere the two and then attach to the card with dimensionals.
  • The tools are pieced.  First stamp them on Silver Foil paper with Jet Black Stazon ink.  It would probably be safe to let that dry a little.  Stamp the handles in Stazon on the patterned paper.  I used A Little Foxy for the saw, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack for the hammer, and Fruit Stand for the screwdriver.  Cut out all the pieces with the Build It Framelit Dies and then piece them together to complete each tool.  Adhere to the circle.
  • Since the handles were pretty, I decided to add a bow of Linen Thread.  Attach with a glue dot.

Nailed it for CF close up

  • For the sentiment, stamp on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso.  This greeting is part of the Nailed It set.  Punch out using the Duet Banner punch.  I started to put it in the middle of the tools, but I just didn't want to cover them up.  I ended up putting it under the center circle.

Nailed it cf words

  • Using the framelits, cut out some more screws and bolts in Silver Foil to place around the card.

Nailed it cf inside

Finish off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Window Shopping set stamped in Early Espresso.  Add some more of the nails, screws, and bolts in Peekaboo Peach.

Nailed it CF

I know you know just who needs this card!  Hopefully, you'll see that the Nailed It set is not just for manly men, but for all of us want-to-be and maybe already-are handy people.  There has to be lots of you out there.  Just not at my house, sad to say.  We do have other great qualities. 

Get the Nailed It bundle, some Silver Foil Sheets, and some of the great Urban Underground Embellishments on page 47 of the Occasions catalog and you'll qualify to get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I have the embellishments ordered, but they didn't come in time for me to use them on this card.  Hopefully, you'll see them in the future.

Please continue on the hop.  Melissa is next.  As I said, there are great projects to be seen.  It really is fun to stretch out and use some color combinations that are different for me.  I do like this one!  My list of supplies used for this card follows the hop list.

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Avant-Garden and Delicate Details

Don't you just love Sale-a-Bration?  Isn't free such a lovely word?  Today I am featuring Avant-Garden and Delicate Details.  This two sets are available for free from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  You get to pick a free item with every $50 you spend.  It's a win win!  Mind you, this card is a CASE, copy and share everything, from Melissa Davies. Her card inspired me!  Here is my version.

Avant-Garden CASE

I'm using this card for two purposes.  One is a Thank You for customers and the other will be sent to shut-ins.  It works for both!

I started off using the Note Cards & Envelopes in Crumb Cake from the annual catalog on page 176.  I've said this before.  This is one of the best values in the catalog!  You get 20 note cards and envelopes for $6.00.

  • I started by stamping the lace across the card.  Use the Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink.  This ink does take a little time to dry.  Set it aside.  It will smear so don't skip this step.  I used the Grid Paper to help me keep this stamp straight on the card.  Grid Paper is on page 185.  It's an essential stamping tool!
  • Next, stamp the flower.  Pool Party was used here.
  • The stems are stamped in Mint Macaron.  It's hard to tell much difference in the Pool Party and Mint Macaron on the Crumb Cake.  We'll just say it's subtle.  One of the stems is longer.  Just stamp another stem at the end of one already stamped.  It's easy since the stamp is photopolymer.
  • The center of the flowers are stamped in Early Espresso.  
  • The bird is cut using the Birds & Blooms Framelits.  The little bird is cut in Early Espresso.  I tried to keep the wing pieces in side there.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The Thanks is from Thankful Thoughts and the have a happy day uses the Hey, Chick! stamp set.  It's also in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
  • Finish the card with the dots, Avant-Garden, in Crumb Cake and white craft.  Let that craft dry.  

Avant 2

Avant 3

Here are the insides of the cards.  The thanks card uses Thankful Thoughts.  The next card uses the stamp set Window Shopping.  These cards are quick and easy.  Give them a try!

Avant 5

Thanks for stopping by today.  My list of products used follows.  Have a wonderful day.  Stamp something.  It will make you happy!

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More Disney Thanks for My Friend

Good morning!  My friend Jane has ordered more Disney cards to send as a thank you for booking trips from her.  She says her customers love the hand made cards.  I wanted to come up with some new ideas, so this is what I made.

Disney cards

I'm going to talk about the Minnie sweater card first.  I was inspired by all of the ugly Christmas sweaters I saw on Pinterest during the holiday season.  I even had a sweater entry here for a birthday.  I'm so glad that the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder has carried over.

Minnie sweater card

  • Start with a card base of Real Red 5 1/2  x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.
  • You also need a piece of Read Red measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Cut at V at the top. Measure in 1 1/2 from each end and make a light mark.  In the center measure down 1 inch and make another light mark.  Connect the dots and cut.  You might want to do this on the back so you don't have to worry about the marks.
  • Minnie was made using Basic Black card stock.  The head uses the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  It's retired, but I'm sure that the Layering Circles Framelits could also be used.  The ears use the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  The Whisper White dots are made using the 1/2 inch circle punch.  Just place them wherever you wish. Now run this piece through the Big Shot using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.
  •  Adhere a piece of Whisper White behind the V cut you made.
  • The binding on the sweater is 1/2 inch wide Real Red.  Using the Simply Scored Tool, score at every notch.  Just cut these pieces to fit the project.
  • The bow is made using the Bow Builder punch.  The Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect for this.  It's in the new Occasions catalog.
  • Adhere this panel to the front of the card.

Minnie sweater

The next card uses a retired set from 2001.  How many of you were stamping back then?  Can you tell that I was!  This stamp set is called Birthday Balloons.  I usually use this set on the inside of Jane's cards, but this time I decided to feature it.  It's really an easy card, but really cute.  I'm sure this layout could be adapted to use with lots of other stamps.

Mickey Mouse

This card uses lots of colors.  They are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, and Basic Black Archival ink.  Just stamp them anywhere you wish.  I felt that the card still needed something, so I stamped the Thanks from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Tasty Treats.  It still needed something.  I filled in the extra spaces with the dots from the Occasions catalog set Cool Treats. Add in the strings of the balloons using the Smoky Slate Stampin' Write marker from the Neutrals.  The banner is 1 inch wide Whisper White.  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases.  The Bow uses the Real Red twine from the retired Candy Cane Lane duo pack.  Adhere the banner with dimensionals.

Mickey Mouse Birthday Balloons

The base of the card is Basic Black 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.  The Real Red layer measures 4 x 5 1/2.

Mickey card inside

Here's the inside of the card.  Once again the retired set Birthday Balloons was used for the balloon.  A string was added with a Black Stampin' Write marker.  The sentiment is from the stamp set One Big Meaning.

Disney cards

I hope you'll try a sweater card and the layout for the balloon card.  The small hot air balloon from Lift Me Up might be a good one to try.  My list of products used follows. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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