Thank You cards

Tranquil Tulips and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #505

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #505.  This week we have a color challenge.



I used the Tranquil Tulips hostess set., which is one of my all time favorite hostess sets.  It is very easy to use and creates beautiful tulips.  


After I stamped the flowers and leaves I applied VersaMark over the entire image and then covered it with a mix of clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Heat emboss the image and you have a beautiful glittery panel.  I use this technique often and always marvel at how glittery and pretty the results are.

I want to remind you that Peekaboo Peach is one of the In Colors that will be retiring, along with Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum.  Flirty Flamingo will be joining the new SU! color line up.  Be sure to order your ink refills, card stock and embellishments soon!  Here is the list of the retiring products from the Annual catalog  and  here is the list from the Occasions catalog.   If you have any questions please contact me.

I hope you will join in this color challenge. You can enter on the Create with Connie and Mary blog and be sure to check out the beautiful cards the other members of the Design team created,

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Petal Palette Thank You

Made this card using the Petal Palette bundle and Petal Pair Embossing folder for a team meeting make & take.  



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Give Thanks


It is hard to believe that there is only a week left in  September.  As much as I love the fall season it is still hard to say goodbye to summer. One consolation is that there are so many fun and fabulous fall products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog to help us welcome Autumn.  One of the bundles I had to have was the Pick a Pumpkin bundle.  I knew the images would be great for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Here I paired it with the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set.


The large outline pumpkin is one of the dies in the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits that doesn't have a corresponding stamp image.  I love these bonus dies.  I cut it out of Gold Foil paper and carried the gold theme with the Gold Glimmer paper  leaf and the Year of Cheer Washi tape.  I like to mix the different textures  to create more interest.  


The card is a simple Z fold card.  It is a simple fold.  To make this fold I cut the card base at 4-1/4" x 11"and scored it at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  It is easy and a nice way to change up your cards.


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Be sure to take a look at all the great Fall images in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.

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Oh So Eclectic and the Diagonal Stripe

Oh So Eclectic bundle you are my fave.  Yes, it is true I have a lot of favorites.  Right now this bundle is what I am reaching for when I get ready to stamp.  


I paired the Oh So Eclectic bundle with the Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I purchased this stamp so I could easily make my own striped paper in any color I want.   Here I stamped it on the diagonal in Smoky Slate ink.   This color combination of Real Red, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, and Black is one  I use a lot.



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I shared a little tip on this post to help  with die cutting the flower outline.  It helped me a lot and I hope it helps you too.

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Daisy Delight Thank You

I almost hate sharing my card today since the Daisy punch is not orderable.  Yes, the punch is again unavailable.  The good news is that there will be more coming and the punch and bundle should become available around the beginning of August.  Did you know that the Daisy punch is Stampin' Up!'s most popular punch in the last 5 years?  

This is the card I am sending to thank my customers who order online with me in July.  In addition, I am also going to send them all the parts to make this card!  The only thing I cannot do is provide anything that is stamped, so  I will punch out daisies but they won't be stamped.  



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This is a little pocket card and it is quick and simple to make.  I think my online customers will enjoy putting this card together especially since it will be all cut and scored for them.  

Did you know that July is Bonus Days month?  What is that?  During  July (Bonus Days) for every $50 (before shipping/tax) you spend, you will get a $5 coupon that you can use in August.  It is a pretty sweet deal.

Are you ready for even more good news?  It is Christmas in July!   In July when you purchase the ultimate stamping kit also known as the the starter kit, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!    This is an amazing deal and if you would like more information about this promotion I would love to answer any of your questions.  You can email or leave me a comment and I would be happy to talk with you about it.  

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Here is the hostess code for the month of July.  


Beautiful Bouquet and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

It is Tuesday and time for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.  Lately, I have been building bouquets of flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle (stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelet dies) and it is just the perfect set of stamps and dies for this week's sketch challenge.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #327 optional theme: All Pastels or All Bolds

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Beautiful Bouquet bundle

I used a strip from one of my very favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs called Whole Lotta of Lovely.  It is a beautiful pack of paper.  Fabulous designs and the colors are just gorgeous.  The only bad thing is since the papers are double sided you have to choose which design to use and when both sides are fabulous, it is a difficult choice.

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Please stop by the Try Stampin' blog or the Try Stampin' Facebook page.  You can read all about the challenge, be inspired by the design team and participate in the challenge!

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Basket Bunch Bundle and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #309

Time for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge!  Did you know that there is a new sketch challenge posted on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog every Tuesday?  The great thing is that you have 2 weeks to participate in the challenge.   This week's sketch #TSOT309 is a clean and simple one designed by Vicki.


I am still crushing on the Basket Bunch Bundle so I had to use it for this sketch too!

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This is a quick and simple card  and an easy one to make multiples of.    I inked the bunnies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut them out using the Basket Builder Framelits.  I did a little coloring with a Pink Pirouette marker on their ears and tails.  

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The bow ties were colored in using the watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter.  You really don't even need the Aqua Painter, you can just color the bow tie with the pencils.

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I added the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper hearts.  The larger hearts are from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and the tiny heart in the sentiment is from the Confetti Hearts Border punch.  i even added some of the larger hearts to the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.

It would be great to see your card entered into the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.  Be sure to go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog and check out the projects the other members of the Design Team created.

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RemarkableYou and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope you are spending the day in a way that is perfect for you.  I am thankful that you dropped by.  Today is the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #434.  


Since this challenge is landing on Thanksgiving, I wanted to be sure that I shared something that expressed my gratitude.  

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I embossed this lovely image from the Remarkable You stamp set.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Delightful Dijon ink refills and an Aqua Painter to color the petals.  I heat embossed the image using a special mix of Gold Embossing powder and Gold Glitter to get a sparkly outline.  

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You can see the glittery image better in this picture.  I tied a simple double knot using the Cherry Cobbler ribbon that is featured in the Holiday Catalog.  This ribbon ties beautifully and is so easy to work with.   I played around on where to place the strip of Delightful Dijon DSP from the In Color DSP Stack.  I couldn't decide which I liked better so I took pictures of both versions.  

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It is not a big difference but I just couldn't decide.  Which do you like better?  The DSP on the side or on the bottom?  

I hope you are having a fabulous day and I hope you know that I am grateful that you stopped by.  If you get some creative time over the next few days i hope you will join in the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created with this great color combination.   


Quick Sunday Share... Best Birds

I tried my best to resist buying the Best Birds stamp set and the Birds and Bloom thinlits but in the end I gave in.  It came in handy when I needed to write a special thank you note.  Why was it the right stamp set to use?  The person I sent this card to we have an inside story/joke that involves a green bird so you see this set was perfect.

Best Birds in green

I used the Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the images and an Aqua Painter and ink pads to color in the image.  It was a pretty quick card to make and I think she liked it.

That is all I have for you today!  Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow!  

Lighthearted Leaves Thank You

I have now sent 7 thank you cards since the beginning of November.  I challenged myself to send out at least 14 thank you cards this month as part of my Take Time for Thanks challenge.  Here's one of the cards I will be sending.

Lighthearted Leaves

I adore this stamp set and have made lots of cards using it.   You can see other cards I made using this set here, here, and here.

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Here's a look at the card lying flat.

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Thanks for stopping by and let me know who you are sending a thank you card to!