Today I thought I would share with you a couple of Note Cards I have created for my customers. I am trying something a little different this year, so fingers crossed it works. I will fill you in only IF it works!!!!!!
For my cards, I stamped the ladies from “Beautiful You” Stamp Set (available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them in using the lovely new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. Love my Blender Pen!
The Whisper White Cards were then layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo or Pacific Point CS which highlights the colours.
Only a short post today as I am still recovering, so fingers crossed things will be back to normal in a couple of days.
Today’s post is a quick 5 minute Gift Card I created a couple of weeks ago for someone who placed an order with me. This card went in with their order.
I actually had “Garden in Bloom” sitting on my desk along with the ink colours from another project, so . I stamped the flower outline image in Melon Mambo & then filled it with the same colour but stamping off once or twice to get the lighter colour. The middle was stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink, while the stem is Wild Wasabi.
I cut the “Thx” from Melon Mambo CS using the Die from Circle Card Thinlits.
I really like the size of this card, so will be doing more of them in the future.
I finally used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits & must say “love, love, love it!” So easy to create cards, Boxes, etc. My head is swimming with ideas.
I actually used some of the new Bohemian DSP, along with the matching Washi Tape (from my pre-order), along with some of the accessories included in the Thinlits. I’m not a Brights’ person, but hey it is good to get out of your comfort zone every now & then. In fact, I actually enjoyed playing with these colours.
As I mentioned, no stamping on this one. I actually didn’t realise it until I went to take a photo. Amazing how much we get to rely on out stamps?
To create my holder I cut a piece of Very Vanilla using the Thinlits & then recut a piece of DSP for the front & adhered it to the front ensuring the top edges matched.
For the Belly Band, I cut a piece of Bermuda Bay, adhered a piece of DSP to the centre & wrapped it around the card. This Band can slip on & off very easy, although you could just adhere a piece to the front.
For the centre piece adhered to the Band, I punched a piece of Very Vanilla with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch & adhered it to the Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle. To create this scallop Circle, I punched a couple of pieces of Bermuda Bay Card with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, cut it into pieces & adhered the pieces around the Very Vanilla Card prior to adhering to the Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the card itself, I adhered a piece of Bermuda Bay Ribbon (Retired) to the back of a piece of Very Vanilla Card. I cut another piece of Very Vanilla Card, adhered 2 x strips of Washi Tape prior to adhering to the bottom of the larger piece before layering onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry. “For You” is from the set & I cut it using Rich Razzleberry & running through the Big Shot.
To finish it off, I adhered a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot to the top so that it looked like a brad.
I then decided it needed just a little something, so I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card, along with the “Enjoy” & run it through the Big Shot before adhering it to the Pocket.
Because the size is not Australian Standard, I created an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.
I was asked at a Market I did a couple of weeks ago if I could create some Baby Gift Cards in Lemon, Pink, Blue & Mint. I love creating this size card. They always look so very cute! These are some of the samples I emailed Bernadette.
As usual I am a little behind in posting one of the cards we did in our Technique Class a couple of weeks ago. We focused on “Double Embossing” If you haven’t played with this technique, make sure you do, as it is a lot of fun & so many possibilities. In this class we concentrated on 2 of the may possibilities.
Today’s cards is the more traditional way of “Double Embossing“. We also concentrated on Father’s Day. For those who didn’t want to create a card for Father’s Day, they use “Birthday Wishes” instead.
To create my card I combined a couple of different cards together from Pinterest.
Our Bonus Project was a Wine Label to match the card
I then created a Post-It Note Holder when I got home
This is the set together, including a matching Gift Card
Until next time, when I will show you the 2nd card we created
Everything in this project is retiring, except for Very Vanilla Cardstock! I challenged myself to create a project using retiring Inks. Of course the colours – Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy & River Rock – were the perfect match for the soon to be retired Stamp Set – French Foliage……
Again, the box is something I saw on Pinterest, although much bigger, so I set about adapting it to suit what I wanted & that was a set of 3 x 3 Gift Cards.
I’m really happy with the final result, but more so that I could achieve something using all the retiring Ink Colours & Cardstock – Riding Hood Red plus Ribbon.
I’ve been doing a Handmade Market for the last couple of months. In fact, I attended the first one that occured & had a great time, that I have decided to go back each month. It is purely all handmade. It is growing each time & the talent out there is staggering.
I don’t always sell a lot of the same thing, but what I do sell, I get a lot of feedback saying how lovely my cards, etc are. It does make you feel good & always appreciate the comments. I love speaking with people, finding out what they do, where they live, etc.
For those of you who do markets, you are probably aware that “What sells one day, won’t necessarily sell the next.”“What is popular at one maket is not necessarily going to be popular at the next.” So far, I have been very happy with the result as I have managed to cover my costs plus a little extra to purchase more supplies.
I thought I would show you some of the Post-It Notes & Gift Cards I created for my first market. They have proven to be very popular. I have kept away from the colours I would use to create, but instead decided to go with colours that I would not norally use. I also like to match the colour with the pen.
I created this set of fun cards for a birthday for one of my nieces & just as I was about to colour, thought “No, she can do that“. This way it will be something that she hashelped create for her little friends. I then made a matching basket to give them a home. I am also trying to use my stash of DSP & stamps before the new Catalogue comes out!
The cards all measure 4″ x 4″. They have been stamped directly onto Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray Ink.
I cut strips of DSP about 1 1/2″ x 4″, punched the sides with different Border Punches & adhered them to the side of the cards.
For my flowers, I have used ones from my box of goodies, some are SU Flowers, while others are pre-SU! I adhered Basic Pearls to the centre of the flowers.
The Basket is made from Whisper White Cardstock & covered with the same DSP as I’ve used on the cards. I attached flowers to the sides & front. For my handle, I used a piece of DSP, punched a border down both sides & adhered to the sides of the basket.
This is part of the Gift Cards which I started to make today and of course, have only just finished them. I am actually happy with the final result, considering I didn’t really know what I was going to end up with or how the end result would look!
Card 1 is below, while the 2nd card, finished project & supplies used are listed following the photos.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!
Card # 2 –
Gift Cards –
Gift Set –
Stamp Set – Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue, All a Flutter
Inks – Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Punches – Word Window
Wheels – Very Vintage
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Pretties Kit,
Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Cellophane Bags – Medium Flat
* Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue 2010
Tip – The Cellophane Bags are great for projects!
I’ve used a Medium Flat one in this project & it slides perfectly into a standard sized envelope for postage!