Thursday, 4 November 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using Hopeful Thoughts

Hello all! It's time for another Three Minute Thursday and that means beautiful, handcrafted cards in minutes! I'm even going to stop rambling and get straight to the point!

This is a card I made for a friend's birthday almost the moment my Hopeful Thoughts stamp set arrived ( I absolutely adore this set!) It's another one of those useful designs that would work for lots of different people and occasions.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut an A5 card blank using Whisper White card stock.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive card stock 13cm wide x 4cm high. Tear it on the diagonal so that you get an interesting edge. Attach it to the card blank.
  • Colour the tree stamp with markers and stamp half on the Old Olive and half on the Whisper White card stock. You may need to touch up the join with a marker.
  • Stamp the sentiment using a stamp-a-majig for accuracy.
Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Other: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso markers

I am very excited today, because in a few hours I'll be on my way to the Stampin' Up convention. I'll be learning so much there that I can pass on to my customers as well as enjoying the company of hundreds of people who share my passion for crafting. Although I won't actually be here, I have prepared a post for tomorrow, so do pop in for that. If you have time, I'd love you to leave a comment for me to read when I get back!
Have a great weekend,


  1. I love this card. I always love tree and landscape.. Gorgeous :)

    Have fun at your convention :)

  2. hope you have a great time - Jacqueline xx

  3. lovely card Vicky, have a fab time at convention, I'm hoping to be there next year xx

  4. I love how you made the torn paper hill for your simple but elegant tree. What a fantastic CAS card.

    I hope you had a great time at the SU convention.

  5. Vicky, this is simple and stunning! I love those torn hills. Have a great time at the convention!


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x