Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stampin Celebration #8

Don't you just love Thursdays? Not only do I love the Stampin' Celebration challenges myself, I always love to see what all the Design Team members over at Stampin' Celebration create!

So for this week, I created a set of thank you cards. . . . can you tell I'm in desperate need of thank you cards? :-) I really liked the pink and green in that top right photo, so the first two colors I picked were Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz. Pear Pizzazz is one of the new In Colors coming in the new catalog. The third color I picked is Perfect Plum.

I used a simple layout, so I hoped that the flowers added a little something special. To make the flowers, I started by punching a 3/4" circle out of a window sheet. I carefully placed it in my new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (you'll see it in the new catalog!) and then ran it through the Big Shot. I used a single glue dot in the middle of the embossed flower to adhere it to the coordinating 3/4" circle of card stock.

For the center of the flower, I really wished I had some of the new Basic Pearls Jewels that are self-adhesive. I'll definitely have those on my first order from the new catalog! Since I don't have those yet, I improvised by using my Crop-A-Dile to punch the smallest circle. I carefully adhered the circle to the center of the flower with a small dot of Crystal Effects, and then put another thin layer of Crystal Effects on top of the circle.

Finished card size is 5" by 3 1/2". These are actually the pre-cut and scored Note Cards (item #107311) that come 20 to a package for $5.95 and include envelopes. Can't beat that!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by Stampin' Celebration to see what the other members of the Design Team are up to this week!

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper EF, Big Shot, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Crystal Effects, dimensionals


Rochelle said...

Love the CAS thank you's Allison! And what a fun way to use the embossing folder!

Pat said...

Love the simplicity of these cards!

Amanda Mertz said...

Cool technique with the window sheets on the embossing folder. TFS!

Kym said...

Wow!!! This is awesome. If my embossing folder ever arrives, I will have to give it a try.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

What a killer technique! This will definitely be at my next club night! I LOVE your work!