My teenage daughter just had a birthday and needed to write thank you notes promptly (non-negotiable in our household since the time she could write). I whipped up a set of six cards and envelopes and tucked them neatly into a coordinating box. It's just the thing to "inspire" her to share her gratitude to generous friends and family.
Each card combines Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Stems (available Jan. 19) and stamp sentiments from Absolutely Fabulous. The bold colors stem from Splitcoast Color Challenge 200, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green. TIP: I used VersaMark and Black Embossing Powder for the Sweet Stem Images . . . the tiny raised ridge makes coloring with markers a snap.
The Pumpkin Pie pattern paper is the last of my Ghostly Greetings Designer Series. Yes, there are bats on the flip side–no one will see it! This paper is on the retired accessories list so won't be available after Jan. 18. Click here for the complete Retired Accessories List. My inspiration for the thank you layouts is from this card by Silke Ledlow (she inspires me a lot).
TIP: The Cool Tool of this project was Stampin' Up!'s Tearing Strip. Simple to use, this metal strip helps create natural, even tears (two different edge treatments) and less waste.
The A-2 sized card box is quick and easy using these instructions. It accommodates Stampin' Up!'s medium envelopes perfectly. IMPORTANT TIP: The directions are reversed (or is it me)? Meaning the directions for the top ended up being the bottom and vice versa. Let me know if you give this a try.
More Brilliant Blue Textured card stock creates a band, pulled together (literally) with Bigz Scallop Circle and Scallop Circle #2 Die Cuts and topped off with a Pumpkin Pie Die Cut Bloom. Go Go Boots Die Cuts helped me cut the "C" to personalize the box for my Caroline. All these shapes came to life after a quick ride through my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.
Stamp Set: Sweet Stems (113726, available Jan. 19), Absolutely Fabulous (109493)
Paper: Brilliant Blue Textured (108698, Bold Brights Textured), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Garden Green Textured (108697, Earth Elements Textured), Die Cut Blooms (111376), Ghostly Greetings Designer Series (112463)
Ink: VersaMark (102281), Brilliant Blue Ink (100691) and Stampin' Up! Marker (100059), Garden Green Ink (102272) and Stampin' Up! Marker (100080), Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up! Marker (105115)
Cool Tools: Tearing Edge (102930), Bigz Scallop Circle Die (113468), Bigz Scallop Circle Die #2 (113469), Paper Piercer & Template (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit), Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
The Perfect Touch: Brilliant Blue Brads (106957, Bold Brights Brads), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)
Sweet Stems (available Jan. 19):