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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
I am entering this project for;


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


  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

  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.
    Lorraine x

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

  5. This card is really nice!
    Greetings Nicolet

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

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

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

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

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


  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

  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.

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

  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


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

  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