Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thank You Cards for November Customers

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I set myself a challenge for making thank you cards for my November customers! The challenge was to use Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) without the card looking Christmassy, and without being monotone! 

I think I have succeeded but I'd like your opinion of one of them! It's the Olive Green and Real Red DSP that I think looks like pink flowers , but is actually red and white candy cane sweets! Please have a look at the last photograph.

I had a look at the Christmas DSP packs I have to see if there were designs that would fit my criteria. I first looked at the Quilted Christmas DSP 6" x 6" pack. Although there were several designs in the pack that were suitable, I have been using this pack quite a lot as there weren't many sheets to choose from! I managed to find enough for fifteen cards, which was a start, but I still needed lots more!

I checked the other packs I had and found Merry Little Christmas was monotone although it did have non-Christmas designs that would have been ideal!Merry Music Specialty DSP is in Basic Black and Whisper White only, and the Be Merry DSP only has monotone non-Christmas designs in red and white, or green and white. 

That left me with Christmas Around the World, which has several designs that used three or more colours. It was in this set that I found what looked like pink and white flowers on an Old Olive background, when in fact they're candy cane sweets.Do you see them as flowers?

I used our Notecards & Envelopes for my Thank you cards, and I cut a layer of co-ordinating cardstock for the DSP to be adhered to. Given that I was able to cut fourteen 2" x 5" strips from each 12" x 12" sheet of DSP, I had more than enough for what I needed.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set, on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) which I'd cut into 2.5" squares. I matched the colour of the ink to the colour of the CS, and die cut the sentiments using the Stitched Shapes Framelits  dies no. 2. 

I layered this onto a circle I'd punched in the same colour CS as the centre strip CS using the Starburst Punch. To finish my cards, I went through my box to find as many coloured embellishments as possible. I tried one card with sequins, and put Glue Dots on the back.

Sequins with glue dots on the back will be available in the new Spring Summer Catalogue which will go live on 3rd January 2018! I feel the Glue Dots we have are a bit too big, or maybe that I should have rolled them first!

I found several embellishments that have now retired, but there were two current sets which I think look really great! My absolute favourite are the Glitter Enamel Dots, which, although they're not available in the colours I was using, I found I could get away with the lightest coloured ones! The other set I think looks really great are the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and come in gold and silver. Although I have my favourite when It comes to embellishments, I don't have an overall favourite card. I really happy with all of them!

Tomorrow Stampin' Up! are launching an End of Year Sale! We don't have the details to share with you yet, but please remember. once you do receive the deatails, if you see something you like, please order  ASAP because these are products that are retiring, and once they's gone, they sre GONE!   

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!

JanB.

4 comments:

  1. I love them all and the last one is adorable!

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    1. Hi, Donna. Many thanks for your kind words. I think they show how versatile Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers can be! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

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  2. Hi, Jan. I'm a little late responding here. I think you succeeded. Like you, I think the candy cane sweets look like flowers. LOL

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    1. Hi, Jodie. Better late than never! It's good to know you see the candy cane sweets as flowers, too! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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