Monday, 26 June 2017

June Thank You Cards

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've enjoyed your weekend.

Yesterday was a busy day for me as I had the second class of the weekend, and there was a lot of clearing up to do after all my ladies had left!

I don't know where it came from, but I seemed to get an abundance of energy from somewhere! 

I spent some time catching up with emails, and responding to comments on YouTube about the A Little Wild Baby Card video I uploaded yesterday.

Then I decided to work on my June customers' Thank You cards, and in next to no time I'd made them all! 

I ran out of our gold and silver Metallic Doilies, so I moved onto the retired Lace Doilies from the Spring Catalogue which retired on 31st. May, 2017.

For my Thank You cards,I used one design, and three different colour schemes! 

The idea was inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' magazine, called Stampin' Success.

The first card I made was the Berry Burst card, then the Tangerine Tango, and then the Fresh Fig with the Lace Doilies.

As usual, I used our Notecards & Envelopes, and added a layer of cardstock, that was a quarter of an inch smaller than the 5" x 3.5". 

I adhered a piece of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, which was the same length as the Berry Burst Cardstock, and 2" wide. 

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set, onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, using Berry Burst Ink. 

I die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Shaped Framelits, and adhered it to a silver Metallic Doily.

The bow is from the Holly Berry Happines Stamp Set which has been brought forward from last year. YAY!

I stamped the outline stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Berry Burst Ink.

Then I used the solid second-step stamp, using Berry Burst Ink stamped off once. 

I punched the bow out using the Holly Berry Builder Punch. 

Then I adhered all the elements in place.

I started to look for a suitable Designer Series Paper design that I thought would look good with the gold Metallic Doilies.

The Designer Series Paper I chose is called Whole Lot of Lovely, which I paired with Tangerine Tango Cardstock.

I think these two together make a very vibrant card! 

I'm giving up saying that I'm not normally an orange person, because I've said it several times recently, I'm obviously changing!

When I ran out of the gold doilies, I chose Fresh Fig to go with the white Lace Doilies. 
For the Designer Series Paper, I used another design from the Fresh Florals Stack that I'd used for the Berry Burst design.  

I don't normally put that much into my Thank You cards, but I was so pleased with the design, and I seemed to have an such abundance of energy, that once I'd started, I didn't want to stop! 

I'm really pleased with the end result and this card was a real pleasure to make!

That's about it for today. 
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Fabulous cards Jan... love your videos...
    hugs Sylvie x

    1. Hi, Sylvie. I'm really you enjoy my projects, many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. ALL of them really lovely, Jan ... and I'm smiling as I read your comments about not ordinarily being an orange person ... same here, but I do think that SU's oranges might be rather exceptional too ... there's a little bias for you! LOL

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I thought about you as I wrote that comment because I know we're on the same wavelength about orange! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Jeannine Garner26 Jun 2017, 16:40:00

    Great cards! These would make a good gift as a set for a friend. Everyone needs thank you cards.

    1. Hi, Jeannine. You're absolutely right. They'd be great with the Book Box I made last week if it's decorated with the same Designer Series Paper! Mind you, the size would have to be adjusted, but that wouldn't be too difficult to do! Great suggestion! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. lovely cards such pretty colors.

    1. Hi, Pearl. I agree! I think SU have excelled themselves with this year's in-colours and Designer Series Papers. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.