Friday 2 December 2011

Paisley Petals thank you cards

I was going to show you another Christmas card today but owing to technical difficulties (!) I have a gallery of thank you cards for you instead! These were made using the wonderful Paisley Petals papers that are part of a Stampin' Up special promotion until 15th December. Any order of £300 or more qualifies for a pack of these papers and the matching stamp set too - AS WELL AS £50 worth of free products of your choice from the catalogue AND any item of your choice at half price!

There are all sorts of beautiful papers in this set and I adore this understated leafy burgundy pattern. I sponged the edges with Whisper White craft ink and added a pierced strip of Bravo Burgundy card stock and a little thank you embellishment.

You can see it more clearly in this photo: the thank you sentiment from Petite Pairs has been cut out with a circle punch and popped up over the Christmas image from Perfect Punches.

Oh dear, you'll have to forgive me for this appalling photo! The ribbon doesn't completely obscure the sentiment in real life I promise! Don't you love the gorgeous blue and white paper though? It's a dream to stamp over too - I've used the stunning flourish from Everything Eleanor in Night of Navy ink and added a little faux stitching round the edge.

The large tag shape from the same stamp set makes a wonderful focal point for all sorts of projects and looks great as a tag to hang off a gift bag too! I stamped a flowing sentiment from Thank You Kindly onto this one and embellished it with Crumb Cake seam binding before attaching it to the card front with dimensionals.

The Paisley Petals designer paper pack contains gorgeous florals as well as the more subtle papers and this is one of my favourites! I loved the effect of it on Basic Grey card stock.

I picked out the Burgundy of the flowers and added some card stock strips in the same colour - and I was so pleased with the Perfect Punches embellishment of the first card that I've used it again!

Here's a little parcel I included with this card. Making wrapping paper is a great pleasure and it's easy to match up colours because all Stampin' Up products have been designed to coordinate - from inks and card stock to designer paper and embellishments! In fact I wish I'd had the stamp set that matches the designer paper because I would have used it for this!

Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Petite Pairs, Perfect Punches, Thank you Kindly, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Other: Paisley Petals designer paper, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, seam binding, stamp-a-majig, piercing tool and mat pack
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

When my daughter turned 16 a couple of weeks ago, she drafted a CV and went round our local town handing it out to all the local businesses and asking if they had any work. I am so proud of her for having the get-up-and-go to do this and by the next day she'd been offered waitressing work by one of the hotels. This week we took a trip to my bank to open an account for her earnings. The bank advisor spoke earnestly about bank security measures and laid great emphasis on responsibility, so it was with a sort of fascinated horror that I learned that my daughter had left her handbag in the bank... 

How on earth the end of the week has arrived I've no idea! I am all behind and my children are all a bit wistful because I haven't made them advent calendars - especially since they've seen my friend Caroline's gorgeous advent tree:

How gorgeous is this?!!! Hop on over to Caroline's blog to see how she made it, and check out her extraordinary site - she has wonderful Christmas gift ideas too! Hmmm... I think I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

Have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Such beautiful cards with the DSP! This makes me want to pull mine out.

  2. ALL are so pretty! I really thought you had sewn on that one card until you said it was faux stitching! Great set of cards.

  3. I don't have that DSP, but one of my ladies took posession of hers last night & we all went ooh & ahh over the lovely designs. I think I'm going to have to succumb to it next week!!

  4. Loving each and every one of those thank you cards!

    You have some gorgeous crafty stash!! If only my crafty purse was bigger .. .. sigh!!

    Loving your friend's advent tree too. There has certainly been a lot of work put into that.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Hey Vicky, thanks for the special mention:)
    The earthy tones of this DSP are lovely but my favourite is your hand stamped wrapping paper, lucky Lynne!

  6. Lovely thank you cards have prompted me into using my papers...


  7. Gorgeous cards Vicky - love the blue and Crumb Cake, they do go really well together - Jacqueline xx

  8. MMmmm, I love these beautiful cards Vicky. TFS xxxx

  9. I didn't like these papers when I saw them in the catalogue but as usual you have changed my mind about them! I like the way that you have stamped over the paper to give it an extra dimension. Another triumph.
    What a dreadful mother you are not to have made Advent calendars what do you do with your time??????????
    Linda x

  10. Beautiful cards Vicky, the DP are really pretty and so cool how you stamped onto them too:)
    Good on your daughter and good luck for her finding a part-time job.
    Love Carolines advent calendar, so original and decorative too :)
    Jenny x

  11. What great cards Vicky - definitely feel some CASE-ing coming on!! Well done to your daughter and I hope all goes well in her new job (pity about the bag though!!)
    M x

  12. Hello Vicky

    Another display of beautiful, stunning and gorgeous creations, I LOVe them all, especially your wrapping paper.

    Good luck to your daughter with the job.


  13. Beautiful creations, love the burgundy paper and the paisley one, nah! I love them all, gorgeous makes:0) I can imagine your daughter's grief when she discovered her bag missing, horrid feeling, have a feeling that she won't be doing it again in a hurry, not nice, poor dear. Well done to her though a job so quickly is great, I hope she gets on well, Gay xxx

  14. These are beautiful Vicky, love that little label, it's such a fab focal point.

  15. Hi Vicky, Love how you have used the large label stamp from the Everything Eleanor set xx

  16. Hi Vocky,
    Those beautiful papers and your stamping are just wonderful together:)

  17. Ooops! Sorry for the miss spelling, Vicky xx

  18. It is a beautiful set of papers and you've shown them off really well. I love the over stamping on the papers too. Well done to your daughter. I hope she gets on well. Christmas is coming along rather fast! x

  19. Vicky this post is like a Christmas present on it's own, just gorgeous papers and beautiful cards and I love the grey card and it's "matching paper"

  20. Wow Vicky how busy have you been !!! put me to shame just fab cards Luv Sue x


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