Friday, 7 July 2017

Today's the last day......................

Hello, Crafters.

Today's the last day before we fly off to Thailand on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Incentive Trip!

What jobs I don't get done today, won't get done before we go!

I'm really pleased to report that UPS delivered my parcel yesterday albeit quite a bit later than normal, and I've been able to get my June happy mail posted to my customers! 

Although I still have two videos to make, yesterday evening I decided to make my July  customer Thank You Cards instead!

This has turned out to be a good decision because I've decided to make a video showing how I make cards "conveyor belt" style! 

Hopefully, at the end of the video, I will give a demonstration of the other flowers that can be made with this stamp set. 

At least I'm in the very comfortable position now of knowing what my video plans are now................all I have to do is to make sure I execute them!

My July Thank You cards are pure simplicity and such a beautiful flower! 

It's one of the hostess stamp sets that are currently available, and is called Tranquil Tulips. It's a photopolymer, two-step stamping stamp set, and is so brilliantly easy to get great results with.

The photographs shown on today's blog include between six and nine different cards; I didn't count!

To make this card I started with our Whisper White Notecards, which come in a packet of twenty pre-scored cards plus co-ordinating envelopes. 

The card size is 5" x 3.5". 

Before I started stamping my tulips on the cards, I had several practice goes on scrap paper. 

As this is a photopolymer stamp set, two-step stamping is a walk in the park!

I stamped the word THANKS first, using Fresh Fig Ink, at the top of the card.

The stamp is from the You Move Me Stamp Set. 

To make sure I had my stamping positioned correctly, I lined up my unfolded notecard on my Grid Paper, which helped me to keep my image well placed.

Once or twice, I worked my way a bit too close to the edge, but it didn't upset the balance so much that I felt it necessary to scrap the card!

I used Pear Pizzazz Ink to stamp the flower stem, then the leaf on the left-hand side, and then the leaf on the right-hand side. 

If you look closely at the different cards posted here today, you'll see (hopefully) sometimes I've left a space between the stem and the leaves, other times I've made sure they touch each other.

I like both ways, and I don't see either way as right or wrong! 

For the tulip flower head, I used Sweet Sugarplum Ink, and stamped the larger stamp first, then the smaller stamp. 

I made sure I lined up the two parts of the flower up, which really is quite easy, but I didn't consider that I'd made a "mistake" if I wasn't quite spot on!

The final touch was to add the stamens using Fresh Fig Ink. As usual, it's the small details that really finishes a card!

My plans for my blog over the next two weeks is to share my Thailand trip with you, hopefully something everyday! 

I haven't worked out what our schedule is like for the first week, but we're our own bosses for the second week!

We're planning to hire a car, and hubby has planned some places for us to visit! 

That's about it for today, until tomorrow - hopefully - Happy crafting!



  1. This just happens to be one of my most favourite stamp sets in the entire catalogue Jan, and your Thank You cards are just great ... pure simplicity and beautiful!! Love them!! Wishing you a wonderful time in Thailand & looking forward to hearing all the stories when you return! Safe travels all the way!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's absolutely divine! Stampin' Up! really excel themselves with stamp sets like this! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Safe travels Jan, have a wonderful trip. I so much enjoy your posts & creativity.

    1. Hi, Rose Ann. Many thanks for your good wishes. I'm hoping that I'll still be writing my blog while I'm away, sharing our adventures! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. This is just what I need! With Mum coming home, she is going to be needing quite a lot of thank you cards!! Wishing you and Othman "bon voyage". Have a lovely birthday and enjoy Thailand xx

    1. Hi, Audrey. This is quick and easy to make. It's an absolutely divine stamp set! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Wishing you safe trip and wonderful time in Thailand.
    Happy Birthday Jan

    1. Hi, Shirley. Many thanks for your good wishes. x1 Happy crafting. JanB.

  5. Hi Jan, beautiful but simple card with an equally beautiful stamp set! Bon Voyage and safe travels, we will all miss you very much whilst you're gone! I am, however, so looking forward to all the fantastic pictures you will take! Enjoy Jan, you deserve it!

    1. Hi, SueB. Many thanks. I'll be popping in as and when I can! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.