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138 posts categorized "Thank You Card"

Blooming Thank You and Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing how I combined color blocking and embossing folders. I wanted to see if I could use my embossing folder in a slightly different way for a new look. 

First, I selected four colors of cardstock and cut each piece down to 5.75 x 4.5 inches. This would be a great chance to create a monochromatic card or play with a unique color combo you've been meaning to try. I used the Sunny Orange paper pack and the Fresh Aqua paper pack for my two cards. I then created an A2 template from copy paper to map out my cut marks. You can create your template however you'd like, but I think the fewer lines, the easier it is to complete the final card panel. 

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Since the template is smaller than your cardstock, use a ruler to extend the lines so you know where to cut on each cardstock panel. I used temporary adhesive to glue two cardstock panels together so I could cut two panels together at one time.

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Once your panels are cut, add adhesive to the template, select the pieces in the order you would like, and adhere to the template. Once all four color blocks are adhered together, run through the embossing folder using the instructions for your die cutting machine. I think creating the color block panel before running through the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder is much, much easier than embossing each piece of cardstock and then trying to piece it together. Ask me how I know, haha (the yellow panel was done the hard way)! After embossing, trim down the panel to an A2 size.

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To finish the cards, I kept it pretty simple. For the blue panel, I lightly rubbed white pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. I die cut a vellum circle from the Stitched Circle Layers die and die cut the Thank You Flourish die four times from white cardstock. Finally, I added several Fairy Drops for a little shine.

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For the yellow panel, I trimmed it down to slightly less than an A2 card. I lightly rubbed gold pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. Then, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die three times from white cardstock and once from gold foil cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pack. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape on top of a simple wreath made from the Garden Leaves and Berries die.

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Hope you were inspired to try something new with your embossing folders and colorful cardstock. If you make something inspired by my cards, please tag Poppystamps and me on IG. I'd love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sweet Thanks
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi friends! Tiffany here with a sweet, thank you card featuring Whittles from the latest Poppystamps release. I played with the Whittle critters previously so I wanted to try incorporating some of the Whittle food into a card design. This one was simple and lays pretty flat, so it will be easy to mass produce and send through the mail. Win-win!

I started with my base layers. On an A2-sized card base, I trimmed and added a piece of pattern paper from the Spring Plaid paper pack. For the last base layer, I die cut a piece of white cardstock with the largest layer from the Postage Rectangle Layers. I normally add a foam sheet to one or more of my base layers for dimension, but I wanted an easy to mail card. If you are missing dimension, but still want a fairly flat card, you could double or triple up any of the base layer panels.

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Next, I worked on die cutting all my card elements. Out of multiple cardstock colors, I die cut the Whittle donut, popsicle, and cupcake several times. I also die cut everything from white cardstock so I could add an extra cardstock layer to each die cut for more stability. If you ever have trouble choosing a color palette, a safe formula that I like to follow is to choose two shades of the same color, a complementary/contrasting color, and a neutral. In my card, I used two shades of purple-pink, yellow as it is opposite the color wheel from purple, and gray as my neutral. Try this simple formula in your next card to see if it works, but don't be afraid to break all the "rules" and play with colors however you see fit!

In a 3x3 grid pattern, I mixed and matched the die cuts in various color combinations. I adhered the die cuts askew so it did not have to align perfectly. I think it adds a bit more whimsy to the design. After everything was adhered, I added glitter highlights on each piece. I couldn't make a sugary, sweet card without any glitter! For extra detail, you could add glossy accents to the icing or popsicles.

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Lastly, I added my sentiment strips. From the Whittle Love Sentiments set, I performed stamp surgery on two sentiments to change their orientation. Don't be afraid to carefully alter your stamps to make them work for you and your card designs. I stamped them in clear embossing ink and heat embossed in white on dark gray cardstock. I cut little notches on the ends to mimic a banner.

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Hope you found some inspiration in this card and are enjoying your weekend. Take care!

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Notecard Set
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! I am sharing a notecard set, something I like to keep on hand for gift giving.

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I keep them simple, with touches of handmade goodness. Usually sets of 4 or 6, and always with matching envelopes. 

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The notecards are 3 1/2 x 5 (A1), and I fit them opened, into my Misti fitted with a bar so I can stamp them assemble line.

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I chose copics to color my blooms. Above are the colors I used. Soft and pastel. An easy night while watching TV. You could use any medium. I've done this with watercolors, pencils, or even foam daubers and ink.

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My die cuts stand out against the floral blooms, but still flat enough to go through the mail.

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A set of 4, tied with a ribbon, added to a basket of baked goods... might just give this to a new neighbor down the street.

So many stamps sets to choose from in the  Memory Box Open Studio store. The dies are Poppystamps, and the links below with take you to the item. 

Hope your weekend is full of crafty goodness! 

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Rainbow Thank You
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafters! Tiffany here with a challenge inspired card for you. This month is all about rainbows, which I love, so I'm showcasing two colorful rainbow cards using only a few products. What’s not to love about an impactful, unique card that you can make with only a handful of my supplies?! Disclaimer, I am an alcohol ink newbie. These cards are probably the third time I’ve ever pulled out my alcohol inks, and I love it. If I can do it, I know you can too!

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On two pieces of 5×7 inch yupo paper, I worked one color at a time. I dropped 3 to 4 drops of 99% isopropyl alcohol and then 2 to 3 drops of ink. I used the Ranger air blower to move the ink back and forth until dry. Moving the ink back and forth with the blower helps to create texture and wispy-like edges. Usually, when working with alcohol ink, people use isopropyl alcohol and alcohol blending solution together. In general, the isopropyl alcohol lifts the ink and softens the color, and the blending solution helps mix the colors together. I did not want the colors to blend so I could keep the integrity and full value of each color in my rainbow. Once a color was dry, I added another 3 drops of isopropyl alcohol on the edge of that color and then 3 drops of the next color in the rainbow. I continued in a diagonal direction with all seven colors.

For finishing touches, I splattered isopropyl alcohol with a synthetic watercolor brush. Because it lifts ink, it made those tiny bubbles on top of the color. I loved the added texture. I also added isopropyl alcohol to the edges to help fade out and soften the outer edges. See the picture below for an example of both techniques. You can see the top left corner to see how I faded out the orange and yellow inks around the edge.

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On one background, I added an extra step of adding foil on top of the alcohol ink. Ideally, with the foil side up, you lay the foil on top of a semi dry panel, smooth it, and peel back the foil to reveal a pretty marbling effect. I waited too long with my second panel (it was too dry) so it did not foil very well, but I wanted to share in case you would like to try this technique. I used rainbow foil below, but any color of foil will work the same way. Silver or gold foil would look pretty with the rainbow inks.

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The last step to completing my card was die cutting the sentiment. I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the ‘thanks’ die twice from heavyweight, white cardstock, and once from silver foil cardstock. I popped both the panel and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension, and that’s it! Each time you make this card, it will be unique so a set of cards would make a very nice gift.

I hope you enjoyed my rainbow, alcohol ink cards and are inspired to try something new! Please don’t forget to check out the Poppystamps Instagram for a reel I created with this card. Happy crafting!

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Shake It Up Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I am here with a reminder to participate in the March Monthly Challenge,  Shake It Up! Who doesn't love to make and receive shaker cards and they are so easy to make!

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I used several new products from the spring release on my card, including the pretty leafy frame from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. There are a lot of dies in this set and they can be used on any card, not just an easel card. The frame was die cut from some pretty blue paper from the new Ocean Blue Paper Pack. There are 4 sheets of 12 colours in one paper pack which really helps me with coordinating colours together.

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For the background of the shaker I used plaid paper in pinks and blues from the Spring Plaid Paper Pack and my shaker bits are a variety of beads and sequins.

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The sentiment was white heat embossed and I added a few butterflies from the Vibrant Violet Paper Pack and added shimmer on top of them.

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Now it’s your turn to play along with our challenge. Create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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I can't wait to see your projects!

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Mistletoe Hugs
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that the holiday spirit stays with you throughout the coming year!  I know you've been really nice, so you're probably going to have to send a few thank you's  for the gifts you've received! 

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I wanted to incorporate the colors of the season (reds and greens) and some holiday foliage (mistletoe) on this holiday thank you card.   My favorite way to thank someone is with a big hug.  That's probably because sometimes I just can't find the right words to express how I feel when someone does something nice for me. 

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This card starts with a color block background. I simply divided the cover size of my card (5.5" less 1/4 inch for the border = 5.25") by 5 (the amount of colors I wanted to use) and came up with 1.05 - so I cut the strips a little bigger than 1".  I taped the strips together on their reverse side and then trimmed the panel to fit my card front. 

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 I cut the Holiday Mistletoe from white card stock and adhered one along the top and one along the bottom of the card.  A big LUSCIOUS hugs is adhered right in the middle of the card.  I cut the outline die from gold glitter paper because I just can't resist a little sparkle. 

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You can see how nice and flat this card is - that makes it easy to mail with no extra postage!    The stamped sentiment is from a retired set.. maybe you have it - called "Sentiments of Love".

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Signing off for 2020 - my wish for us all is that 2021 brings all good things - good health, prosperity and employment, and much love and happiness.

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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