Boxed Set – Simple Floral Thank You Cards

Boxed Set – Simple Floral Thank You Cards

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This CAS card design features stamps from “The Art of Life” stamp set from Stampin’ Up and a greeting from “Various Verses” from Gina K Designs (both retired?).

The images were stamped on Recollections Cream card stock with SU Blackberry Bliss and GKD Kraft and Dark Sage inks.  (I needed to mask the flowers and the stems to get the two colors as this is all one stamp.)

I did not have any Blackberry Bliss card stock for the mat, so I repeatedly stamped one of the solid “shading” stamps from the Stampin’ Up “Dressed to Impress” set with Blackberry Bliss ink around the edges of the mat panels.

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The stamped panel was embossed with the Stampin’ Up “Subtle” 3D embossing folder to add a bit of texture.

I used my MISTI stamp positioner to create 7 of these stamped panels – 6 for the cards and 1 for the front of the homemade box.

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A “Sassy Stems” Hello

A “Sassy Stems” Hello

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(inside: sending hugs)

This card features a stamp from the “Sassy Stems” set from Stampin’ Up (retired) and a greeting from the “Fleur de Lis” set from Gina K Designs.  I love the illustration style of the stamps in this set and how the font of that greeting follows the lines of this image so nicely!

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The images were stamped on white card stock with Gina K Designs Jet Black amalgam ink and “loosely” water colored with ink from peach, peacock blue, and bud green Spectrum Aqua markers (that I scribbled on a piece of acetate and then added a bit of water with a brush).

The printed card stock came from the DCWV Peri & Peach Premium Stack.  The inside sentiment is from the “Ever So Much” set from Papertrey Ink (retired?).

Recently, a fellow crafter requested “Thinking of You” or “Hello” cards for her 95 year old friend who is in a care home and is feeling lonely and blue.  This is the card I made to send to her.  If you wish to send a card, the information is at the end of her post HERE.

I also needed a birthday card so I changed up the greeting using a stamp from the “Fabulous Flowers” set from Gina K Designs.

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Goodbye Winnie & Walter – Two Note Cards from One Die Cut

Goodbye Winnie & Walter – Two Note Cards from One Die Cut

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I have two “Clean and Simple” cards to share…

I usually just use scraps when cutting with dies, but with some pre-planning and careful placement, you end up with a “negative” on a panel that could be used to create another card.  Bold word dies like the Winnie & Walter “In A Word: Thanks Cutaway” die work well for creating project-ready die cuts and negatives.  (Sadly, I just learned that Winnie & Walter closed shop at the end of 2019.)

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First, I used my airbrush and Copic marker (C5) to create the splattered dots on a white panel sized for the front of my card.  Then I centered the die on the panel and ran it through my die cutting machine.  It’s important to keep the scraps from the die cut (for this one – the piece between the “k” and “s” and the inner pieces of the “a” and by the “n”) because these need to be glued back into the negative space.  By airbrushing first, the dots are on these scraps and match the panel nicely.  In order to position the scraps properly, I temporarily place the die cut back into the “hole” and then glue the scraps into the areas of the die cut from which they came.  Once the scraps are positioned and adhered, the actual die cut can be removed and used on a second card.

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Because I airbrushed my dots before cutting, they are also on the die cut for the second card – bonus!!  The embossing folder is “Honeycomb” by Darice.

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Painted Petals Birthday Card

Painted Petals Birthday Card

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This simple card features stamps from the “Painted Petals” stamp set from Stampin’ Up (retired?).

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The greeting is from the “Banners” set from Joy! Crafts.  I used Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus ink and Peach Bellini ink and card stock.  I stamped my images on water color paper for a bit of texture.

Here’s one in pink.

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CAS Framed Tulip Thanks

CAS Framed Tulip Thanks

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A few die cuts and some “smooshed” ink….

I just love the delicate Tulip Frame Die by My Creative Time.  (The set also includes dies to create an additional layer/color of just the petals/cups.)

(The “thanks” die was unbranded, but I’ve since found and purchased the “Gallery Frame 2” die set from Hello Bluebird which contains this “thanks” die, but bigger.)

I created my simple card with Mowed Lawn Distress ink (and water) and white card stock.  You can see how I adhere intricate die cuts HERE.

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A quick note:

I had been in Arizona for the last two weeks (spending time with my son who is there for Brewers’ spring training, catching a few games myself, and hiking/site seeing with my husband) and am just getting back in the swing of things here at home.  While I was able to look at all the email notifications of the sites I follow on my phone, I was not able to leave comments for cards on blogspot sites.  (I guess I wasn’t logged in properly or something?)  Leaving comments on wordpress sites was possible, but I am a terrible “phone typist” so those were short!  Anyway, I have enjoyed all the projects you all have been posting and look forward to using my computer (instead of my just phone) for checking out your projects going forward.  As always, thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for visiting my site as well!