Cards- Thank You

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.  

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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!

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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.

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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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Sale-a-Bration is Right Around the Corner!

Today's card showcases several of the stamp sets available for free for Sale-a-Bration. Yes, beginning on January 4th until March 31st, you can get a free item for every $50 you spend.  The large Thank You is from a set called So Very Much.  The beautiful flowers are from a set called Avant-Garden.  Both are must haves.  Here's my card.

SAB 2017

This is an easy card that can be made quickly.  It's great for beginners.

  • Start with a card base of Rich Razzleberry measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and folded.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive 3 3/4 x 5 and a piece of Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.  Stamp the flowers in the same ink.  Allow this a moment to dry.
  • Use the Blender Pens and the ink in the lid of the pads to color in the flowers (Rich Razzleberry) and leaves (Old Olive).  The dots are stamped in Pool Party.  Some are full strength and some are stamped off.
  • The Old Olive layer was adhered at a slant, but you could just as well make it straight.

SAB 2017 2

Thanks for looking.  No inside today.  I've been feeling a little under the weather.

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A Christmas Thank You

It's getting to be time for December class, so I've been working on designing cards for it.  I have to say that this time, I'm getting a lot of ideas from Pinterest.  We are so lucky to have this tool available.  I've been busy with Christmas crafting so it's just nice to rely on the creativity of others.  Today's card is my own.  I had a request to use the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I told my customers no Christmas for December class.  I'm reneging a little on this.  It's a Christmas thank you card.  I'm sure we all have someone we need to thank.

Perfect pine 1

It doesn't scream Christmas.  You know, that could just be a winter tree.  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Garden Green cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The Very Vanilla layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  This folder is so thick.  Run it through like usual but use only one of your plastic plates.  Also, when using one of the larger folders, be sure to put the bended part of your folder on one of the ends instead of the side of the plate.
  • I used the new Stitched Shapes to cut ovals from Garden Green (largest oval) and Whisper White (next largest oval).
  • I used the Perfect Pines Framelits for the tree.  They're in the annual catalog.  I used the middle sized tree.  The Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper is perfect for this.
  • The Garden Green twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack was used for the bow on top of the tree.
  • The banner at the bottom uses the Home Sweet Home bundle.  The banner is in the stamp set Sweet Home.  Cut it out with the framelit in Home Sweet Home. You can purchase these as a bundle in the Holiday catalog.  The sentiment itself comes from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.  It's all stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • Glue the ovals to each other and then attach to the card with dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card.

Perfect pines inside

I cut another tree with the smallest tree from Perfect Pines.  The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts and is stamped in black.

Perfect pine 3

I do like how this card turned out.  If you want to make one, the supply list follows. OR, you could just come to my classes on December 1st or 2nd if you live near Conover, NC.  Contact me.


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