Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea

This past week I got to do a lot of stamping – and it was wonderful!  I got to play with favorites items  from the new catalogue!  If you are looking for a clean and simple Thank You card idea, here is one for you!

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

I’m loving the new papers in this years Catalogue.  The papers are so gorgeous that you don’t need to add anything else to your card.

My sentiment comes from Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set and has been stamped using Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

Tricks & Tips

  • Add colour to Rhinestone using a sharpie marker (or permanent marker)

Clean and Simple Thank You Card Idea (3)

Video Tutorial

Will show you how simple and easy it is to create a Clean and Simple Thank You Card

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

A Die cut inlay is not a new technique it has been around for some time.  Die Cut Inlay is when you cut an image or shape and put it back in the same place, this give it a bit of dimension as appose to leaving your image just stamped.

I’ve created my background using a sponging technique and various colours (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler & Cajun Craze).  Sponging is one of the most easiest and cheapest ways to add contrast and character to your project.  Learn more about Stampin’ Up! Sponges HERE

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

I’ve stamped my image from Vintage Leaves Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.  Next I Die cutted the image using my coordinating Framelits Leaflets Framelits. After adhering my sponged cardstock to my Cajun Craze Mat I replaced my die cut image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tricks & Tips

  • Hold your sponge tightly and start my sponging off the cardstock to remove any excess ink and then gradually in a circular motion sponge onto the cardstock til you have the desired effect.

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on creating a Die Cut Inlay effect in your project

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Product List


I have another project coming out featuring the Die Cut Inlay technique for my mailing list subscribers coming next Wednesday.  Are you on the list? If not, sign up on this link HERE plus you will also receive access to my free 5-day e-course to Kickstart Your Creativity!

You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly

You Are Too Kind – Bold Butterfly

I’m loving the “One Big Meaning” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has so many great ways to say Thank You.  It might be the reason why I seem to be making a lot of Thank You Cards lately.  Today’s project is relatively simple I’ve allowed my Greeting to be the star of my project.

The greeting was coloured using Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

I’ve created my background with Watercolour Wings stamps set, using tone-on-tone effect with Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Daffodil Delight Ink.

Butterflies were cut using the smallest butterfly image from Bold Butterfly Framelit dies in various colours.  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

Tricks & Tips

  • Don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers?  Mask off bottom part of the greeting and stamp the top part with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Clean the stamp and mask the top part of the greeting and ink the bottom with Crushed Curry Classic Ink, using a stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the bottom part of the greeting
  • Try using Versamark Ink instead of Daffodil Delight to create a tone-on-tone effect

One Big Meaning, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Watercolour Wings

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on stamping a multi coloured greeting

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

I have included the Stampin’ Write Marker colour families in the product list below as they cannot be purchased separately

Product List


Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

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Masculine Thank You Card

Masculine Thank You Card

In today’s project we’re creating Masculine Thank You Card.  I always have to stop and think when I need to create a card for a guy as the usual flowers and pretty ribbons are not going to work when creating masculine cards.

Vintage Leaves, Hardwood, One Big Meaning

I wanted to use the Hardwood Stamp for my background however, the stamp is smaller than the standard size card so to make things easier I just cut a piece of Always Artichoke CS 28 x 10.5cm scored and folded in half to create my cardbase.

I stamp my leaf image from Vintage Leaves onto scrap pieces of Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Old Olive CS using Versamark ink and heat embossed the image using Clear embossing powder and a Heat tool.

The greeting comes from One Big Meaning Stamp Set and coloured using Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Markers.

Tricks & Tips

  • Don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers?  Mask off bottom part of the greeting and stamp the top part with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, Clean the stamp and mask the top part of the greeting and ink the bottom with Always Artichoke Classic Ink, using a stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the bottom part of the greeting

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on stamping a multi coloured greeting

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

I have included the Stampin’ Write Marker colour families in the product list below as they cannot be purchased separately
Product List

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Christmas In July – Receive a Bonus Essentials Gift Pack

If you’ve ever thought about trying out the demonstrator opportunity for yourself?

Well, now is the perfect time to jump in! It’s a great opportunity at the best of times, but right now there is so much more to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.

Just purchase your fully customized Starter Kit (valued at $235) for just $169 before 31 July and receive a bonus Essentials Gift Pack** Valued at $86…

Essentials Gift Pack Includes ….

** also included but not pictured – two D Blocks (clear stamping blocks)

Plus there is More …

New demonstrators jumping on this opportunity will also receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set for FREE!

Not familiar with Carols of Christmas…?

That stands to reason, as it hasn’t been released yet! It’s coming up in the Holiday Catalogue due for release in September, but a FREE bonus for new demonstrators signing up in July!

Check it out…

 

Christmas of Carols Stamp Set

Learn more and to sign up for the demonstrator opportunity on this link HERE

Falling Flowers Class-To-Go

I’m excited to share with you this month’s Class Kit-To-Go!  What is a Class Kit To Go?  It’s a class to go kit that includes four projects along with the coordinating stamp set!

This month’s class features the Falling Flowers Stamp set

 

Learn more about how this class works and to pre-order your kit click HERE

Bonus Coupons From Stampin’ Up! Are Back!

Some of you might remember the Bonus Days promotion from last year and many of you took part. Due to the wild success and popularity of the promotion, it’s back again, so you have a brand new chance to earn August coupons with your July purchases!

How it works…?

Simply place an order in my online store, and every $90 you spend on product between July 1st and July 31st you will get a Bonus Days coupon for $9.00 from Stampin’ Up! which you can then apply to almost every order from August 1st through August 31st.

  • Spend $180 and get $18 in coupons
  • Spend $270 and get $27 in Stampin’ Rewards to use NOW and $27 in coupon to spend LATER!

And even better news…. there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.  Woo Hoo!!

Has your Wishlist Grown….?

With the new Catalogues just recently released now is a great time to pull out your wishlist, take a good look at what’s on there and figure out how much you want to SAVE in August and work backwards!

Three VERY important things to remember….

  1. Bonus Days coupon codes will arrive to you via email so double check that your email address is correct when you submit your order.
  2. Bonus Days coupon codes CANNOT be resent!  I suggest you save the emails AND write your codes down, perhaps right on your wish list or on a sticky note on the front of your catalogue.  Don’t lose them!  They cannot be replaced!
  3. Bonus Days coupon codes can be used on ANY type of order with the exception of Starter Kits

So get your catalogue out, go through it, mark down anything you need or have been eyeballing for a while. Then get excited all over again figuring what you will buy with your Bonus Days coupons!

Marble Painting for Cardmakers

Marble Painting for Cardmakers

I recently did a crafting project with my 2 year old daughter Bianca using Marbles and paint to create an abstract art piece.  You can read about it on this link “Marble Painting for Toddlers”  This was such fun activity and wondered if I could do the same technique using re-inkers instead of paint.

Rolled Marbles Background Technique 

I started by add several drops of dye ink refill (one  colour) to a plastic container with a lid. Add several marbles to the container  and close the lid.  Shake the box from  side to side until the marbles are inked.  The ink drops will be replaced by ink  tracks in the container.

Stick the Cardstock to the inside of the lid of  the container, and then close the lid.  Flip the box upside down and shake the  container from side to side so that the  marbles are rolling all over the Cardstock.   Continue until you like the look of the  pattern on the Cardstock.

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If desired, repeat the process with a  second or third colour of ink, making  sure you clean the container and  marbles in between.  Alternately you  can use a VersaMark ink refill, and then  emboss the marble tracks with clear or iridescent ice embossing powder

marble-painting-for-cardmakers

I wish you could see this card in real life, that shine from the clear embossing powder looks amazing!

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below, how to create a Mabel Painting for Cardmakers

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
Product List

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Marble Painting for Toddlers

Marble Painting for Toddlers

Marble painting for toddlers is a great art activity, as it helps with the motor skills, while having fun, creating abstract art.  

Items Needed

  • Shallow Cardboard box or baking tray
  • paper or cardstock
  • tape
  • paint in various colours
  • marbles

STEP 1

First, prepare for marble painting by taping a sheet of paper or Whisper White Cardstock to the inside of the tray

STEP 2 

Add drops of painting into each corner, I added the primary colours (Red, Yellow Blue) as I knew they would blend well together.

…. Add your marbles

Marble Painting for Toddlers

STEP 3

Now lift your shallow box/baking tray and tilt it this way and that so the paint-covered marbles roll around, creating interesting designs on the paper.

Marble Painting for Toddlers

Marble Painting for Toddlers

You can roll the paint covered marbles around the paper as little or as much as you like, depending on how you want your painting to look and how much you are enjoying the process.  

FINISHED MARBLE PAINTING

Marble Painting for Toddlers

MARBLE PAINTING FOR TODDLERS FITS ALL MY CRITERIA FOR A WINNING ART ACTIVITY 

  • The process is fun and open-ended
  • It’s easy to do
  • It’s the kind of activity that the kids want to do over and over again
  • Plus, bonus!, the end result looks pretty great—a wonderfully abstract piece of art

Have you tried marble painting with your toddler yet? If so, perhaps it’s time to give it another go. 

Marble Painting for Toddlers

Marble Painting for Toddlers was a fun painting activity that Bianca absolutely loved.  But, why Bianca have all the fun.

Come back Thursday and I will show you how I add marble painting to my card making?   UPDATED – Learn how to use the marble painting technique in your card making HERE

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