Red and Blue Note Card Collection

Red and Blue Note Card Collection

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My triplets are seniors in high school and have just finished the college application process.  All three of them were just accepted to their first choice – The University of Pennsylvania.  Hooray Kelly, Kevin and Keith!!

They received letters of recommendation and completed several alumni interviews as part of the application process, and they wanted to send thank you notes.  Since there are three of them, I wanted to come up with three different card designs, and since we needed to send quite a few notes, I wanted to keep the designs simple and easy to recreate.  The MISTI made this easy!  Penn’s colors are red and blue so I stuck with those colors.

(I was having a heck of a time getting good photos of these cards.  The blue card stock and ink are the same – both Gina K “In the Navy” – and are very similar in real life.  The ink always looks lighter and the card stock always looks darker in my photos.)


For this first card, I used Papertrey Ink Soft Stone ink and card stock along with the two parts of the “Frame and Filler” stamp (retired?) by Gina K Designs to create a tone-on-tone background.   I googled Penn’s logo and hand-made the two parts of the “P” (from red rubber used to make gaskets which I purchased at Home Depot).  The logo was stamped with Gina K Cranberry Tart and In The Navy ink.  I embossed the border with a Spellbinders Matting Basics B die.


The second card design features stamps from the “Work of Art” set by Stampin’ Up.  The ink used for this one was Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel and Gina K In the Navy.


For the third card design, I created a background with stamps from the “Flower Builder” set by Gina K Designs.  The greeting is from the “Wonderful Words I” set by Stampin’ Up (retired?). Gina K In the Navy and Cranberry Tart ink and card stock was used.

Each of the stamped panels was mounted on a card base made from Gina K In the Navy card stock.  (It looks black in the photos, but it’s really blue!)  A plain white panel was adhered to the inside for the message.



 Kelly, Kevin, Keith, and their older brother Eric will all be together at Penn next year.  I’m going to have to come up with something to keep me busy when they are away….

Thanks for checking out my card post!

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