25 December 2009

Thank You Card

First of all... HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope this day brings you and your families joy.

Now that I know the Niki won't see this post until after she receives the card, I can safely post it, though I've been wanting to post it since I made it earlier this week.

Niki bought me a stamp set for my birthday, and I LOVE IT!!! And here is the thank you card I made for her with it:

Stamp Sets: Scene in a Garden, Year of Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Extras: Silver Brads, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Everything for this card was made with Stampin' Up! products except for the sentiment, which is from Taylored Expressions. I know the card doesn't look like much in a picture, but I think it looks great in real life. I hope Niki likes it.

23 December 2009

More Thank You Cards

I completely ran out of thank you cards for Jeff's clients today, so I had to buckle down and make some. I made 14 cards tonight; of two different designs.

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Medallion
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Doodle (roller)
Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Extras: Heat Embossing Powder - white, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch

These were totally easy to make in bulk! I really like the first one, but it would look better if I had the Stamp-a-ma-jig thing to center the stamps, but I don't have one yet. That's for the next order... :) Enjoy!

11 December 2009

More (and the last) Christmas Cards of 2009

Hello! I've made my last bunch of Christmas cards - for myself. I have had a few orders from people wanting me to make Christmas cards for them, but I had those done before I had my own done! I just wanted to post the last two cards I've made (I make more than 1 of each kind of card, so I don't have to wrack my brain about what kind of card to make for who):

Stamp Sets: Dasher, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Extras: Gold Heat Embossing Powder, 1/4" Real Red ribbon, dimensionals, Petals-a-Plenty die folder

I must tell you now; you may not see the embossed card stock (on the white behind Dasher), and that is due to the fact that I do not have the Big Shot yet. I'm hoping to get it early next year, but until then, I'm using a rolling pin. And for your information, no, it doesn't work very well. :)

Stamp Set: Medallion, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Night of Navy
Ink: VersaMark
Extras: Silver Heat Embossing Powder, dimensionals

Stamp Set: Medallion, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red
Ink: VersaMark
Extras: Gold Heat Embossing Powder

Now, before you state the obvious (the last 2 cards are the same design, just different colours), let me tell you that the reason I posted both of them is because I wanted to show both of the colour scheme I chose for these cards. I thought I would like the red and gold better, but upon seeing the finished product, I think I like the blue and silver better. Perhaps it is because I used Riding Hood Red instead of Real Red (Real Red is a truer red, Riding Hood Red has a little more yellow in it), and Real Red would show off the gold better. Unfortunately, I had run out of Real Red by the time I did this last card, so I was stuck with the only other red I had. Now, this is strictly my personal preference.

Tell me, which one do you like best?