Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thank You Cards Part 2

Here’s one last set of Thank You cards that I made for baby gifts.  I decided that I should get a head start on them before the baby came, since I probably wouldn’t have time afterwards.  The problem though, is that we are not finding out the sex until the baby is born.  Therefore, I had to be a little creative in my colour scheme.  What I decided to do was to just simply use the colours of the nursery.  We painted the nursery the colour of Stampin’ Up’s “Certainly Celery” cardstock.  I simply took a piece of the cardstock to Home Depot and they matched it perfectly!  I even held the cardstock up to the wall once it was painted and it’s incredible how perfectly they match!  The bedding is from Pottery Barn:


and has some yellow, brown, and khaki in it, so I compared the colours to Stampin’ Up cardstock and matched it to So Saffron, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake.  I then took my Fox and Friends stamp set – the first stamp set I bought from Stampin’ Up, and one of my absolute favourites, and I made this “decorative paper” using the above mentioned colours:

Fox and Friends

Next, I chopped it all up – into 5” x 3 3/4” pieces.  I also cut up the Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake cardstock to 5 1/4” x 4”.  Layered the decorative paper on top of the plain cardstock, and adhered it all together.  Here’s a look at the final pieces:

Fox and Friends Thank You Certainly Celery

Fox and Friends Thank You Crumb Cake

Fox and Friends Thank You Chocolate Chip

Fox and Friends Thank You Early Espresso

Fox and Friends Thank You So Saffron

The sentiment is from a stamp I bought in the $1.50 section at Michaels, it’s adhered to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  I used some scraps to create the little scallop under the sentiment, popped that piece up over top of a piece of ribbon.  

The most time consuming and tedious part of creating these cards was stamping the images onto the whisper white cardstock – it took a long time!  Once that was over, everything else was easy to whip up.  I mass produced about 64 of them.  I’m not saying I’ll have to send out that many, I just wanted to make sure I had enough cards on hand that I won’t have to make any more of them!

Well that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by to have a look!


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