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Monday, August 22, 2011

Busy Stamping Away......

It's been awhile....where has the time gone?!!  I cannot believe that it's been a few weeks since my last post... BUT, I have some eye candy for you today!

I had an order for some see back in late June, I needed a quick thank you gift, so I took some cards out of my stash and threw them in a lunch box tin that I decorated and wrapped it all up really pretty.  Well, she loved it so much she ordered THREE!  Each with 12 cards.  Well, as I said in the title to this article, I've been busy stamping away!!

Well, those tins are no longer available for purchase.....I had two in my stash, but put out a plea to some of my sister demos and found another four, so I bought them all from her.  That gave me six I made six sets.  The outsides are all different....I'll share them soon, but the contents are all the same.  I'm on a mission to use up a lot of my retired stock and some of the stuff in my stash that has been collecting dust for way too long!  So, although I'll give you the information on these samples, much of what I've used has retired.

This card on the right is one of the cards in each of the box sets and uses the long-retired Vintage Violet and the matching ribbon.  (You see?....I have stuff from long  ago that really needs to be used!)  Simple layout...the background layer features a Cuttlebug folder that is one of the first I ever purchased....before SU came out with their own. 

The stamps are definitely current SU....the greeting is from one of my favorite word sets, Short & Sweet and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  The focal point image is from Pocket Silhouettes....a set that has been neglected.  This was one of the featured sets at Convention in July....this particular image was a silhouette on the stage.  It really is a great image and I've fallen in love with it all over again!

The little spray of leaves was simply stamped onto a square of Almost Amethyst (remember when that was one of my favorite colors?!!....yup!  Still have some of the cardstock!)  Then graduated squares of Vintage Violet and Whisper White were layered over top, but had the circle punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch....these layers were adhered together and then popped up on Dimensionals before being added over the Almost Amethyst layer.  Inside the card, there's a simple layer of Whisper White cardstock, so that a message can be easily added....and read!

Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes, Short & Sweet
Inks:  Vintage Violet
CS:  Vintage Violet, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Misc:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Vintage Violet Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Here's another card that was included.....and probably one of my favorites.  The two I'm sharing today are cards that I've created and are my original ideas, I think.  (They may look similar to others seen online....I do a lot of crusin' around the internet looking at ideas, so they were probably inspired by things I've seen!)  This card has all current SU product.  (What was I thinking?!!)

Element of Style is the set used here, in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla...this gives the card such a classic look, don't you think?  The greeting is from the set called Oval All, another neglected set.  The stamp is just the perfect match to those flower branches and added to this card, it's just right for those cards when you need to drop someone a note to let them know you were thinking of them.  The textured Very Vanilla layer was put through the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder in my Big Shot....the perfect touch!

Stamps:  Element of Style, Oval All
Inks:  Chocolate Chip
CS:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Misc:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Those are the only two individual cards I will be sharing from the gift tins.  The other cards are all CASEd ideas, and they've already been shared elsewhere online....since I needed 12 different cards for each tin, it was just easier to copy.   Obviously, I cannot take credit for them!  But, here you can see all of them spread around.  This is just one set!  The cards are all lovely (IMHO!!) and I'm very pleased with the finished projects.....come back soon and I'll share the tins.  Oh....the front center items in this group photo show the index cards.  I've matched the tabs in each set to the flowers on the outside of each box/tin.
(This set is for a close friend's birthday....she is receiving a few extra cards in her set.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1 comment:

Rose said...

Great gift idea, love all the cards and can't wait to see the tins.


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