Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Thank you using Vintage Vogue

Hello again! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are all relaxed and ready for the new year. We've had such a lovely few days - a thoroughly enjoyable family Christmas day and then a little entertaining over the following couple of days. Our guests departed yesterday evening leaving the house strangely quiet!

We have all received some beautiful and thoughtful gifts and I do like to make cards to say thank you. The one I want to show you today is a flat note card which fits in a standard DL envelope.


Can you see? - you just write your note on the front!



I love this beautiful border image from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and feel that it's sometimes overlooked in favour of all the other gorgeous stamps in the set.



Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 20.5cm x 9.25cm.
  • Using markers, colour the border stamp and, using a stamp-a-majig for accurate placement, stamp the image about 2.5cm from the top of the note card. Ink up the stamp again with the markers and stamp it about 1.5cm from the bottom of the card.
  • Use the stamp-a-majig again to stamp the sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock 21cm x 9.8cm and mount the notecard onto it.

Supplies
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Thank you Kindly
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Other: Real Red and Old Olive markers

Now, if you're planning on spending your Christmas money on the Vintage Vogue stamp set or any other Stampin' Up crafting supplies, my advice is... WAIT!!! I am really excited because there's an incredible promotion coming up and tomorrow I'll be able to share it with you! I can hardly wait!
See you tomorrow!

9 comments:

  1. so elegant, i like that the flowers are red and that you can add your own message in the blank field, really great idea, Vicky.
    Janna

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  2. What a lovely card Vicky. Vintage Vogue is one of my old time favourite stamp sets and I love the way you've used it for a thank you card ... understated and yet perfect! Need to think about my thank you cards ... but SAB fun beckons!
    Luv Lindy
    -x-

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  3. Wonderfull note card Vicky. I do so love that samp set and love the colours you've used for the border stamp, so pretty.

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  4. absolutely gorgeous Vicky xx

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  5. Vicky - this is such an elegantly understated thank you note. I love it!!

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  6. Gorgeous and simple... makes it very elegant. Thanks always for sharing.

    Glad that you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  7. What a beautiful note card! I've never thought of using border stamps in this fashion but I love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration, Vicky!

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  8. Hi, Vicky! I'm savoring the last gingerbread cookie with a cup of coffee and a little time to catch up on your blog. Love this flat card... perfect, simple, easy-to-mail thank you note! (And, I'm looking forward to your upcoming Monday feature, too...) Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and that your 2011 is full of blessings! (Now... on to the remaining 10 or so posts that I'm behind on...) :)

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  9. What a great way to use that border image. It makes a lovely, vintage inspired, thank you card. Love the red.

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