The theme of “thanks” continues for Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners November 2018 Blog Hop. First of all, I want to thank YOU for voting for my thank you card a few weeks ago, which enabled me to participate in this Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. Secondly, I want to share with you today’s thank you card that I’ll be sending to Shelli Gardner.
For those of you unfamiliar with Shelli, she is the Cofounder of Stampin’ Up! Since all of us Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are grateful for this fantastic company, it was Kylie’s brilliant idea to send cards of thanks to Shelli. I thought the Crafting Forever stamp set conveyed exactly what I wanted to say.
There’s a humorous sentiment in the stamp set, Crafting Forever, which you can’t see that says, “Crafting forever, housework whenever.” It’s funny, but true. This wonderful hobby has pretty much taking over my “free” time, and, yet, I highly recommend it. I’ve discovered so much joy in being creative, and I believe creativity is inherent in all of us.
For today’s card, I used the Large Letters dies to say “THANKS,” and this necessitated making a “Long Card.” The Rich Razzleberry card base measures 8″ X 7,” and scored at 3 1/2.” This size card will fit in a standard 9 1/2″ X 4″ envelope, so no need to custom make one. I topped the card base with Blackberry Bliss cardstock, which I ran through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I ran it through several times to cover the extra length of cardstock.
Next, I stamped the four craft images in Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I matched the letters to the images as closely as possible, and used the Large Letters dies for cutting. I cut additional letters (2 each) for layering, which gives the letters nice thickness, and feels good to the touch. TIP: The letters have a top and bottom; for instance the “H, N and S,” so take care when gluing the layers.
Before gluing the layered letters together, I colored the stamped, craft images with Stampin’ Blends. All seven color combos and Bronze are listed in my Product List below. If you aren’t aware, clicking on the picture will take you straight to my store for purchasing.
I really had fun making this “long card” for Shelli. Now all I need to do is write a personal message inside, and drop it in the mailbox.
Thanks so much for visiting today. You may have come from Kylie’s blog post, or Anita’s, but you can refer to the line-up below to continue hopping. Enjoy!