Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Seeing Spots thank you

I've been having a look at the stamp sets on the Last Chance List this week and the set I'm using today is very close to my heart - Seeing Spots. It was the first ever set that I bought at my first ever Stampin' Up party! That was couple of years ago - a friend invited me to her party and, although it really didn't sound like my kind of thing at all, I went along to be sociable. Well, what can I say? A couple of years later here I am, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, enjoying a creative life making cards and other crafting projects every day, helping others to be creative too and loving every minute of it!

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Anyway, I digress! Here's a card I made to add to my much-raided stash of thank you cards.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a piece of Ballet Blue card stock 5.5cm x 11.5cm. Stamp a design on the bottom and right using the flower stamp and versamark ink.
  • Tie a piece of silver elastic thread round it several times and tie in a bow.
  • Stamp the encircled flower image onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Ballet Blue ink. Cut it out using a 1 1/4" circle punch, pierce the centre and add a Pumpkin Pie brad. Mount the flower onto a metal edge tag.
  • Using the Boho Blossoms punch and scraps of coloured card stock, cut out three flowers and decorate them with coloured and silver brads. Arrange the embellishments onto the blue panel and attach them.
  • Mount the blue panel onto a piece of dp cut to 6cm x 12cm, then onto a coordinating piece cut to 8cm x 13.5cm. Mount this onto a Close to Cocoa card blank and finish with a sentiment.

Stamps: Seeing Spots, Basic Phrases
Ink: Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, versamark
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Ballet Blue, scraps of Whisper White, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie
Other: Metal edged tag, brads, Silver elastic thread, Sweet Pea designer paper stack

Now come and have a little wander down memory lane with me!

This was when I discovered that I could make seed-head type flowers with this set!

And this was a coordinating set we made at one of my card classes. Look how beautifully the sentiment from the set punches out with the 1 1/4" punch and nests perfectly in the scallop circle punch to make a tag.

Seeing Spots works brilliantly for masculine cards too...

... and these were made for my twelve year old son to write thank you messages after his birthday.

I thoroughly enjoyed making all of these cards and I really don't think I want to part with this set! It's on the Last Chance List at a hefty 25% discount and at only £10.46 for a set of six stamps how can you do without it?! Those metal edged tags are fun too - and only 2.95 per pack!

Thanks for popping in to visit me today. Do leave me a comment if you'd like to - I love to hear what you think. And if you have a moment tomorrow, come and join me for Three Minute Thursday!
See you then.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that when you get a stamp set you use every image in it in many different ways. These are all great projects and I really like the flowers on the houndstooth print but I have to say my fave is the thank you note cards. The simplicity and white space with the graphic design of the elements is so visually appealing.


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