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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Ink it up Thank you!

This month at Lets Ink It Up, Suzanne has asked if we would like to take part in a swap (as well as the normal challenge). The aim is to make a set of 6 3inchx3inch "thank you" notecards + envelopes, to send to a fellow crafter.
I started with blank cream/yellow card cut to size. Overstamped with a selection of "thank you" text stamps from Anna Griffin. I then cut 2x2 mats from a piece of DCWV summer dreams matstack. The ornate flower is die cut with a Nellie Snellen circle frame centrepiece, stamped with the largest circular flower from the Crafty Individual set with the 2 sparrows on branches(can't find a name on pack?). A single pale blue bling to reflect the soft blue of the dp, and a "Many Thanks" sentiment to finish. I used Tim Holtz "Peeled Paint" green distressing ink pad for all stamping and edging.

Not very successful at making envelopes, and after numerous attempt to find 3x3's in craft shops I was reduced to buying a box of those mini christmas cards from a really cheap shop(69p for 40). So I used the plain envelopes, but jazzed them up a bit by stamping a matching image onto the front of the envelope, then embossing and lightly inking a co-ordinating flower onto the flap. Hope you can make it out on the photo'sIt's a nice touch to stamp something on the back of handmade cards too. I always stamp mine "with love as always" (personalised stamp from "The English Stamp Company") and a tiny Humble Bee(which was the 1st stamp I ever bought).
Enjoy :D XXX
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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Gina! I admire your resourcefulness on finding the envelopes.

    Jennifer

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  2. Wow Gina you're on the ball! They are absolutely gorgeous. Great tip about the envelopes too, you'd never guess what a bargain they were now you've stamped them
    Claire xx

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  3. Hi Gina what a fantastic idea I must try and have ago at this challenge, I have some 3x3 cards. I love the design and colour of your cards that central piece looks gorgeous, thank you so much for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments and also our blog hop & challenge at OSCC.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. Beautiful - perfect finish to a great card. Thanks for joining in at TPC and Good Luck
    Sarah

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  5. This card is really nice!
    Greetings Nicolet

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  6. These are fab Gina i love the colour. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

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  7. Fabulous very pretty green, can't believe they are only 3 x 3! have a great weeekend. Love Lynne x

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  8. Lovely! You can never have too many thank you cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  9. Great idea with those envelopes!
    Thanks so much for sharing in our Blogaversary challenge at One Stop Cards and Craft!
    Good Luck!
    Chrissie

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  10. Gina you never cease to amaze me! Beautiful card and love how you prettied up the envelopes... :)

    HUGS!
    Vicki

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  11. Gina what a lovely project and such a good idea with the envelopes have to look out for some of those.
    Hugs Shirley xx

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  12. What a beautiful card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

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  13. Beautiful card, lovely colour scheme. Thanks for joining us this time at Aud Sentiments. Love Susan xxxx

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  14. This is such a cool card - love the layout - and the recipient would be so chuffed to get this lovely swap

    thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments

    Rx

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  15. Wow, just stunning.....down to every last detail! Love how you are using your very first stamp like that, too sweet!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Gina, your Swap Partner is going to be thrilled I am sure. I hope you join us for our next swap, which I have planned for early in the new year. Hugs Suzanne x

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