If you're anything like me, you'll still have all sorts of Christmas sets out in your crafting area - but that's a good thing because it means you can give them a new job! My Merry Minis set has come into its own with a batch of quick thank you note cards I've made for my regular Three Minute Thursday slot. Come and have a look:
Hmm - not my best photographic hour but I hope you can see what fun this card is from the following photos...
The star is cut into the corner of the card base using the coordinating punch from the Merry Minis punch pack. (All the images in the set have a punch that coordinates and if you want both the punches and the stamp set, don't forget to order them before the autumn/winter catalogue expires at the end of this month. I'd hate for you to miss out!) Next I stamped one of the star images from the stamp set below it and then, without inking up again, inside the punched star using my stamp-a-mjag for accurate position. I used a lighter blue for the third star and a marker for this gorgeous sentiment.
You can see from this photo how you get a star appearing inside the card using this technique...
... as well as the decorative cut out on the opposite page.
I designed these for my eldest son as he wanted to send thank you notes to our generous relatives, and it took very little time to produce a little batch of them.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Merry Minis, A Word For You
Ink: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Merry Minis punch pack, Midnight Muse marker, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Talking of stars, my three children decided to cook dinner for us on New Years Day. They planned the menu together, shopped for the ingredients and produced a fabulous meal with very few mishaps (although I'm told my youngest son inadvertently threw away the garlic my eldest son had just spent ages chopping finely which caused the good humour of the event to hang in the balance for a minute or two!) For those that are interested, we feasted on doughballs stuffed with garlic butter to start; chicken, bacon and basil in a creamy sauce served with pasta, green beans and carrots for our main course; and an amazing homemade banana and peanut butter ice cream to finish. Their team work and culinary skills were amazing and I took a trip to Mumland that lasted well into the washing up!
I'll be back with more thank you cards tomorrow using one of my new stamp sets. Hope to see you then,