Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Thank you cards - using Fast and Fabulous

You probably know by now that when you host a Stampin' Up party, you can earn all sorts of free goodies as well as exclusive stamp sets that aren't available to buy. Have I mentioned how fabulous the hostess sets are this year? They are amazing - and I've used one of my favourites to make today's thank you cards.

The colour inspiration was taken directly from page 59 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue - which is absolutely packed with gorgeous samples and inspiration. If you don't already have one, why not order one from me for the special price of £4 including p&p (see right bar for details).

Both cards are a non-standard size as I didn't need an envelope with them. This is a two-step stamping set and in both cases I stamped the line image in Elegant Eggplant and overstamped with Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum. Looks like I'm getting into these purple shades!

Here's how to make these cards:

  • Cut a piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock 7cm x 21cm, score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • Stamp a design on Whisper White card stock cut 6.5cm wide x 10cm high. Sponge lightly around the design with Certainly Celery ink.
  • Embellish with Rich Razzleberry 1/4" grosgrain ribbon before attaching to the card front.
  • Add a sentiment.

Stamps: Fast and Fabulous (hostess set), Occasional Greetings
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Other: Rich Razzleberry 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

If you live in the UK you may have noticed how dark it's getting. In less than a week it will be November and from there it will be a matter of weeks until Christmas... But don't panic! Join me tomorrow for Three Minute Thursday, when I'll be showing you another of my Christmas cards-in-minutes.
See you then,


  1. The stamping is just gorgeous.. color is fabbie :)

  2. and it is purple again :) they look very elegant, Vicky!


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