Cards- Thank You

A Painted Harvest Thank You

Painted Harvest has become one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I was just noticing that I have several cards coming up in the next few days showing this set. I've already shared a few other projects here and here and here.  There have been so many wonderful examples on Pinterest.  One using purples really caught my eye. Here is my thank you card for September using the Note Cards & Envelopes.

Painted Harvest Thank You

The flowers are just so vibrant!  I think they could hop right off the page.  Here's how to make this card.

The base of the card is the Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White.  I've said it before, but these note cards are one of the best values in the catalog!  I often use them for my thank you cards.

The layer of Whisper White measures 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  This just adds a little interest to the card.

Use the largest flower image from Painted Harvest in Wisteria Wonder.  Stamp 2 full flowers and part of another near the top.  The smaller flower image is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  All I can say is WOW!  Those colors are great.  The center of the flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight.

With this set, I like to use a little mask when stamping the leaves so that the stem is not quite so long.  I decided that I like stamping the detailed part of the stamp in Garden Green first.  It makes it a little easier to get the solid stamp in the right place. I also decided not to obsess if everything didn't match perfectly.  Stamp off the solid stamp first.  It's also in Garden Green.

The words on the front are from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Stamp it in Elegant Eggplant.

The Solid Elegant Eggplant Twine is retired.  I try not to put retired stuff on my blog, but this was just perfect.  I bet some of you need to use up your eggplant twine!  This card also looks good without any twine at all.

Use dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White layer to adhere to the card.

Painted Harvest Thank You inside

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is again from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Add another flower.

Painted Harvest Thank You  card

Wouldn't you love getting this card in the mail?  Make an online order in September and you will!  It's so pretty!  I'm telling you, you can't go wrong with this stamp set!

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Oh, So Eclectic Meets Thoughtful Banners

Lately I've been using the annual catalog for inspiration.  Today's card got its start from page 66 of the catalog.

Page 66 in the catalog

Here is the card I made with this catalog page as a starting point.

Oh  So Eclectic & Thoughtful Banners

This card does have the banners on it like the sample and it does have flowers.  That might be as far as it goes.  Sometimes you just need a jumping off point!

  • The card base is Pool Party measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4  1/4.  Stamp around the outside of the card with Pool Party.  The stamp is from Oh, So Eclectic.
  • The Blushing Bride layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp the banners on the white layer using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. The colors are Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Blushing Bride.  Repeat.  The words are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, too.  They are stamped in Archival Black.  You'll want to stamp the words so that you have room for the flowers and leaves.
  • You'll need 4 of the full flowers (one on inside) and 2 of the flower buds and stems.  These are stamped in Archival Black on Whisper White.  Allow the ink to dry a little and then sponge with Blushing Bride.  I used a dauber.  You will need to color in the stems using the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  Stamp three of the leaves on Lemon Lime Twist in the same color.  Using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits, cut out the flowers and stems.  Some of the flowers are glued down and some are adhered with dimensionals.  Just place them the way you like them.  
  • The thank you banner is also from Thoughtful Banners.  Punch it out with the Duet Banner Punch and add dimensionals.

Oh  So Eclectic & Thoughtful Banners inside

For the inside of the card the Whisper White layer is the same size as on the front of the card.  The sentiment is from Oh, So Eclectic.  Stamp several leaves and add the extra flower.

Oh  So Eclectic + Thoughtful Banners

This card looks difficult to make.  It really isn't if you break it down into steps.  There is a lot of cutting using the Big Shot, but it's easy cutting.  I hope you'll try it.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #472

Good Morning!  Our Thursday challenge this week is a sketch.


This was a fun sketch.  It was a little different for me.  I decided to use some of the new product from the upcoming Holiday catalog.  So it's a sneak peek if you will.  The new catalog goes live on September 1st.  That's about a week away!

CCMC #472

The card base is the new Thick Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  

The patterned paper is the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  It's gorgeous!  The Early Espresso herringbone paper is 2 inches wide.  Adhere to the base and trim to fit. The leaf paper measures 2 1/2 x 3.

Wrap the Linen Thread around the card 4 times.  I usually tape this so that it's behind where the label will be.

And speaking of the label, that's new, too.  The Everyday Label Punch can be bundled with the stamp set Merry Little Labels for 10% off.  I used another coordinating stamp set called Labels to Love.  The outline was stamped in Early Espresso.  The sentiment had leaves over the top and bottom.  I used tape over that so that it would not print. Punch it out and use dimensionals for a little pop.

The leaves are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Stamp the outline stamp in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla paper.  Ink up the solid leaf stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add some Peekaboo Peach and some Cajun Craze ink with a sponge dauber in several places.  Do not completely cover up the green.  Using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut out the leaves.  Use dimensionals to adhere the leaves, too.  By the way, the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits can be purchased together in a bundle with 10% savings!

Finish off with a bow of Linen Thread.  I wrapped the thread around four fingers several times.  Slid it off the fingers and tied it in the middle.  Use a glue dot to stick this down.

That's it.  The inside uses the stamp set Count My Blessings.  It's also in the Holiday catalog.

CCMC#472 inside

I just love this saying and the font.  The leaves are made the same as for the front.  To be honest, I have a smear I needed to cover.  I had planned on only one leaf.

Painted Autumn CCMC #472

That's my first fall card of the season.  I like it a lot.  We will be making this card at my September classes.

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Background Bits Host Set

Background Bits is one of the Host Sets located in the back of the annual catalog. Those Host sets are on pages 220-223.  You can earn the right to get one by having an order of $150 or more.  The chart on page 219 explains how you can earn Host Rewards.  Do we love free stuff?  Yes, we do!  Here's my card.

Background Bits

These are my thank you cards for customers this month. For thank you notes, I usually use the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I used the Whisper White ones.  These are one of the best values in the catalog.  You get twenty 3 1/2 x 5 note cards and envelopes for $6.00.  What a deal!

For this card, I stamped my own patterned paper right on the card using the Background Bits stamp set.  Most of it is random.  

I started with the stamp that looks like words.  This was inked in Fresh Fig and stamped off.  The images were placed focusing on the left and then the right down the front of the card.

Next, I stamped the flower.  These were inked using the Stampin' Write Markers in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.  Some were stamped full force and some were stamped off.  Again, these were randomly placed.

Finally the circular stamps were placed wherever needed.  These were stamped off.

The focal point of the card is a single flower stamped on Whisper White.  It was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A scallop oval was cut from Tranquil Tide using the same framelit set.  Dimensionals were placed on the back of the green oval.  Top it off with a bow of Linen Thread.

The sentiment comes from the same set.  In order to make it show up a banner of Tranquil Tide measuring 1 x 3 1/2.  The white piece is 3/4 inches wide.

Background Bits inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I love it when I can make a great card using only one stamp set.  But I must admit that I love making cards with lots of stamp sets.  I just love making cards!!!!!!

Host Set Background Bits

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I'll be honest. Coloring the flower stamp with markers did get a little old by the 25th card!

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Thanks a Watt

Today's card uses the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  The set centers on the light bulb. I think that I've mentioned before that my dad was an electrician.  Hence the purchase of this set.  I sure wish he was around to get a card using the set.  He might would get one like the card I have today.

Watts of Occasions card

We made this card in our last class and it is super simple.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 from Crushed Curry card stock.  

The patterned paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The 2 patterns are cut measuring 3 x 4.  That's a great measurement to use for a class.  You can get 12 pieces from one 12 x 12 sheet.

The patterned paper is adhered to a black layer measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  You'll need 2 of these, one for each pattern.

The light bulb is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Black on a piece of 2 x 3 Whisper White.

Tie some Basic Black Baker's Twine around this piece.  Use dimensionals to adhere it.

That's all there is to it!  In class we decided that we needed to sponge the inside of the light bulb with Crushed Curry ink.  Do you like it better?  We all did!

Watts of Occasions

Here's the inside of the card.

Watts Of Occasions inside

The sentiment on the inside comes from the stamp set Hello Friend.  We sponged this light bulb, too, but I don't have a picture of it.

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