Thursday 3 March 2011

Three Minute Thursday - thank you card using Greenhouse Gala

Good morning! Welcome to Three Minute Thursday, home of the super-fast card!

Today, I have a thank you card to show you using the Greenhouse Gala designer paper that's on special offer at the moment (only £7.00 instead of £8.75). This range of papers includes some really show-stopping designs as well as some more muted patterns and is a real favourite of mine.

I chose two different tone-on-tone papers in the same colour for this card and stamped straight onto the background with the Medallion stamp to divide them.

The flower takes seconds to make using the fancy flower punch - which is now available at last and costs £15.50. The flower is held together with the largest of the Circle Ice brads. I always want to mention these in hushed tones because they are SO beautiful! The carton contains four colours, lilac, light blue, turquoise and green, and there are three sizes of each colour. You get 80 brads for £8.75 - well worth it for such stunning embellishments.

The underside of the flower is this sizzling Missoni-style design. I like the way you catch just a glimpse of it when the card is lying down.

You can make some amazing 3D flowers using the Stampin' Up punches but I have fallen in love with this camelia-shaped flower you get when you layer with the fancy flower punch.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold it into a card base.
  • Cut a 7.5cm square piece of the tone-on-tone designer paper. Ink up the medallion stamp with Garden Green ink and stamp in the bottom left-hand corner. If you have time, sponge the edges of the paper. Attach to the card front.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black ink and a stamp-a-majig for accuracy.
  • Cut three flowers using the fancy flower punch. Stack these together and snip all three at once between the petals towards the centre. Pierce a hole in the centre of the three and fasten together with a large Circle Ice brad. Arrange the petals.
  • Fix onto the card front using glue dots or Sticky Strip.

Stamps: Medallion, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Garden Green, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Greenhouse Gala designer paper, Circle Ice brads, fancy flower punch

I have a bonus card to show you today! My daughter recently went on a ski trip with her school and my lovely friend (who is slim and gorgeous like my daughter!) kindly lent her lots of ski clothes and equipment. When she returned and we laundered everything and packed it up ready to go back, I suggested that my daughter might want to add a thank you note. This is the result:

She made a ski slope using my favourite masking and sponging technique and the Lovely as a Tree stamp set! My clever girl!

Now, don't forget that if you want to order anything, or have any questions, just click here to email me - I'm always happy to help. Thank you for joining me today - your visits and comments mean a great deal to me. Three Minute Thursday will be back next week but there'll be plenty to see here before then! Hope to see you tomorrow,


  1. Love both your cards.. Love the colours and texture on the first with that gorgeous bloom.

    Love the scenery on the 2nd.. Very pretty :)

  2. Lovely cards Vicky, a great idea to stamp onto the patterned paper. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too. x

  3. hi Vicky
    Fab card love the papers and the Flower ....stunning
    do you cut each petal.....on the flower

  4. Hi Vicky, what a stunning card, you would never believe the flower was made using a punch, it's beautiful. Love the soft muted colours too and the way the underside of the flower really stands out when it's flat. Looks like your daughter has got your creative streak, what a great card, perhaps a future SU demo in the making ! Hugs Shelly x

  5. Wow Vicky that flower is amazing - now another punch to add to the wish list!! Love your daughters card as well you're obviously passing on your amazing talent
    Margaret x

  6. I love your card Vicky, really quite simple yet it really pop's out at you. The card your daughter made is also very sweet and yes, very clever, nice job.

  7. ooooohh I love that flower and the colours you've used. Your daughters card is very clever too x

  8. Another gorgeous card - must get that paper as I have the Ornate Flowers stamp set that match! My wish list keeps getting longer every day! - Jacqueline xx.

  9. Just found your blog through the lovely comment you made on mine! Love the way you share through your tutorials on each card :)
    Val x

  10. These are fabulous, Vicky! I love the tone-on-tone green card with all the different patterns and the ski thank you is super lovely.

  11. Cute, and so easy! I love how you used the medallion stamp. *sigh* I want to buy everything...


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