Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thank You Card Set

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday! Today I want to share a set of thank you cards I made for a dear friend. She doesn't stamp herself, but really appreciates hand made things. I had fun using some retired sets and colors I haven't used for a while. She really loved the cards and the little tote. I was just able to squeeze 12 cards with envelopes into this card tote. I had wanted to try another really cute card holder I saw on another blog, but I wasn't sure I would have been able to fit them all in. I've made this tote on several occasions and knew it would work, so I went with it instead of trying something new. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try the other one soon. Here is a better view of the cards:This card and the next one both use the older hostess set Measure of a Life. The wings of the butterfly and dragonfly have a little shimmer to them, but it didn't show up in my photos. Each of the cards I made for this set used my new texture plates to add texture to the front base of my card.

If you haven't tried that yet, here's how to do it:

  1. Score your card stock in half

  2. Line it up on your plate so that only the half you want textured is on the plate

  3. Hold the card stock in place with a little drafting tape (low tack painters tape also works)

  4. Run it through your Big Shot with the back of your card sticking out of the back of the machine. (so it never gets rolled through)

Need a visual? Here's a video tutorial you can watch on You Tube.

As you can see, the little Sizzlet label from the Lots of Tags set is quickly becoming my favorite embellishment! The Flight of the Butterfly makes such cute and quick cards...I love the way this one turned out. I also really like the way Soft Sky & Baja Breeze go together. I miss Soft Sky.These cards use the Art of Life set. This is one of my all time favorite hostess sets. I love the look of the flowers. Since my friend requested butterflies and dragonflies on her cards, I added the little cut out butterfly from Dreams du Jour attached with pop dots. I couldn't decide which texture plates to use with this one...so I tried out several.

It was fun playing with some old sets and colors I haven't used in a while, but by the end of the week I'll have all sorts of new goodies coming...and that will be even more fun! Enjoy your day!

11 comments:

Margaret in WI said...

These are beautiful! I may have to dig out that set too! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Anonymous said...

Lucky, lucky friend! This whole set it awesome! Nice to see the old and new materials mixed together.

CV

~ melody zahara ~ said...

wowza girl ~ you've been busy ~ absolutely gorgeous! totally wuv'n your creations ~ stampin and coloring! beautiful work as always

Rachel said...

I love your color choices! You certainly have a knack for that. I can see why the Lots of Tags sizzlet is becoming one of your favorites. It's perfect for so many things. Great choices on the embossed backgrounds too, they all match perfectly.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! What a really fun set!! I love your tote!! TFS! :)

Linda Barutha said...

Love the tote and the cards! Don't you just love playing with butterflies!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

I'm your friend..aren't I? LOL..I would love to get this..Wonderful job...I love the way you colored your butterflies...
Your blogger buddy

Rebecca Ross said...

This is my first visit to your blog (via your signature on Splitcoast.)
Your projects are gorgeous and very professional looking. Love it! I will be bookmarking to visit again!
Keep up the gorgeous creations!
Bec.

Rebecca Ross said...

This is my first visit to your blog (via your signature on Splitcoast.)
Your projects are gorgeous and very professional looking. Love it! I will be bookmarking to visit again!
Keep up the gorgeous creations!
Bec.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous Lynn! What a fabulous idea and I love your little tote. All those cards are beautiful as well. What a nice gift idea! :)

lisa808 said...

Your cards are gorgeous and the purse is perfect for presenting them as a gift. Thanks for the info re embossing half the card.