Monday, October 3, 2011

Good Monday Morning!

I'm hoping that today's projects will wake you up and get you ready for a week full of creativity!  I plan on getting crafty this week for sure (I just hope that the kids can get along for their fall break and let me enjoy some time where I don't have to run around so much)!

I made our first project for today.  It's a thank you card, and I used the Many Thanks set and the Unbeleafable sets on this one. 




I used the square leaf stamp and some green ink to make the background.  I thought that setting it on the diagonal would be pretty, and I really like the way it turned out.  I gave it a mist with some Tattered Angels goodness and let it dry, then I layered ribbon and paper on top of the background.  They're stuck down with my Xyron machine, so they're not going anywhere.  For the leafy accents I stamped a few different stamps in the same green ink and then cut them out, leaving a green border around the leaves.  I traced the main image in black ink and then layered them with raffia and foam adhesive.  The sentiment is from the Many Thanks set and I love the font on it.  Very simple and just perfect for any card!

Angela has a project for you that I think you'll love.  This little card set and holder is super cute!

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"With this project, I had busy newlyweds in mind - you know how much work it is to send out thank you's after a wedding! The smaller the card, the less you have to write, right? These cards are also very quick to reproduce and make, assembly-line fashion and would make a great gift."

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"Each card is 3" square, and I've made two variations. One has the background paper stamped and corners rounded."

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"This card has three corners punched, using a Kreaxions punch from Just Imagine Crafts. The sentiment is stamped and punched using a 1" circle punch from EK Success."
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"I made a matchbook style case to hold three cards - any more and you'd need a box for them - the bottom flap tucks under the border punched strip to hold it closed."

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The cards inside their holder.
Additional Supplies used:
Card Stock: Close to My Heart
Ink: Close to My Heart Gypsy
Punches: EK Success, Stampin' Up!, Just Imagine/Kreaxions

2 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Love the card with leaves - great design!! And the purple thank you card set is adorable!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

That is a cool way to use the unbeleafable set! And love the little thank you cards too!