When I was demonstrating how to make an elongated Circle Card Thinlit at my last class, I ended up with a nice card base just waiting for embellishing.
I pulled out my Cupcake Builder Punch and made my cupcake using Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette card stock. I also used the Hearts Border Punch on the retired Designer Paper strip adhered to the sides of the card.
I stamped my sentiments and punched them out using the 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop and the Decorative Label Punches. I added a strip of Whisper White card stock, trimmed with Designer Series Paper and punched, once again, with the Hearts Border Punch. All that is left is adding my personal message and deciding who to send this fun card to. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
I’ve started cleaning out some of my crafting area, and I ran across an old set of gift card holders that Stampin’ Up! at one time sold. They were great little holders, and I still have three to work on. Here is one of the samples I made at the time they were still available, using a cute stamp set called Cheep Talk, I believe.
This is the front of the gift card holder. The tab inserts into a slot for closure. I added the flowers and brads to the tree for a little added dimension.
As you open the holder, this is what I stamped. When I go to send it, I will add the appropriate greeting, like “Happy Birthday,” “Congrats,” etc., in the space next to the birdie.
And, finally, when you open the holder all the way, you see the inserted gift card and another spot for me to personalize my gift card holder. I will show you my newer creations next time around. I think I will go with a Christmas theme — for once planning ahead! Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
This past weekend we had a wedding to attend. I re-purposed a few leftover card parts from another project and created this wedding card.
The card base is Basic Black card stock, layered with our Silver Glimmer paper, and then an embossed piece of Basic Gray card stock. This was embossed with one of Stampin’ Up!’s retired embossing folders. Next came the Red Glimmer heart cut with the Hearts framelits and the “love” cut from the Silver Glimmer paper using the retired Expressions Thinlets. Of course, I had to add a couple of Red and Silver Glimmer hearts to the inside of the card, along with the sentiment. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
Click on the following links to see the retiring stamp sets and accessories. Some of the files are sorted by page number and others alphabetically. Just a reminder that everything, including stamp sets, are on a “while supplies last” basis. If you have anything on your wish list that you must have, definitely head to My Website and order it now. Free shipping is also available this week!
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Time to play with some retired and new product. Hope you enjoy this simple card.
Here we go:
- Start with a Soft Suede card base, layered with the retired Tea for Two Designer Series Paper.
- I stamped “For You’ from the A Round Array stamp set with Old Olive ink and punched the image out with the 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch.
- I cut Crumb Cake card stock using the Deco Label Framelits. I layered another piece of Tea for Two Designer Series Paper on it after punching it out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle.
- I ran a retired Soda Pop Top through the Big Shot to flatten it and attached a punched 1″ Circle from So Saffron card stock to it. I then put it on my Deco Label piece.
- I used a Dimensional to put my “For You” on my Soda Pop Top.
- I cut the ends of some retired ribbon and placed it on the card base and then added my layered Deco Label piece.
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I thought I would make a quick masculine card to put in my stash. I also wanted to use some of the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, since I haven’t played with that very much.
My colors are off a little bit on my scan, but I started with a Soft Suede card base. I then took Crumb Cake card stock, some retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso card stock, my Washi Tape, and just started layering. I used the Tasteful Trim die for the zigzag strips. Finally I added the Artisan Label Punch, punching from Cajun Craze card stock, and ran the whole piece through my Chevron Embossing Folder before attaching it to my card base. I popped on a retired Neutral button with the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine threaded through it. Fun, quick and simple.
Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!