Monday, December 3, 2018

Beauty Abounds Thank You Notecards


I spent a little time yesterday exploring one of the new stamp sets from my pre-preorder from the Occasions Catalogue. I needed some thank you cards for customers and I was intrigued by the bokeh designs on the the Beauty Abounds* stamp set that I got in my order. As it coordinates a bit with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies*, I used them a little as well, but haven't really begun to explore them as there are so many more thinlits that don't have anything to do with the stamp set at all. I decided to work on the smaller Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes because they are only 3 1/2" x 5" and the smaller space makes it easier to fill it with smaller images like you find in this stamp set.

*New products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure, available for purchase starting January 3, 2019.



  • I first played around with those intriguing little bokeh dots. There are two stamps with two different sizes of stamped bokeh images on them. I used Petal Pink and Grapefruit Grove ink and stamped off each time to get a more background effect.
  • I then inked up the flourish in Soft Seafoam, but using a Qtip, removed some of the Soft Seafoam on the flowers and used a Stampin' Write marker in Grapefruit Grove to add colour to the flowers right on the stamp itself. After "huffing" on the stamp to remoisten the ink that may have dried, the image was stamped right on the paper over any background images.
  • I stamped the sideways butterfly and the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut one with the coordinating framelit and punched the sentiment out with the Classic Label Punch. The other butterfly was stamped in Granny Apple Green and also die cut with the coordinating framelit from Butterfly Beauty Thinlits*.
  • These were mounted on the card front using dimensionals and some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were added.
*New products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure, available for purchase starting January 3, 2019.

This wasn't a really difficult card to make so it was easy to duplicate and make 5 cards at once for customer thank yous.

Thanks to all of you who took part in the 3 two day sales for Online Extravaganza. Those orders will be coming within the week and I will try and get them out to you promptly. You may have been trying to order product but not on the sale price and were surprised to see it out of stock. That's because when Stampin' Up! reached the limit of the merchandise set aside for the Online Extravaganza sale they took the catalogue number off line and you weren't able to order until after the sale, even at regular prices.  You should be able to now of course, to try again, now that the sale is over.

I was part of a Craft and Vendor Fair on Friday afternoon/evening and really enjoyed meeting some new people and selling my crafts and novelties. Surprisingly, my biggest seller this year was greeting cards! Here was my set up:





Within the week, we should know which Holiday Catalogue items are going to be carrying over and which will be retiring. We are anticipating a Year End Sale to reduce inventory, so keep checking back here for more information about that!!

Don't forget I'm open for Gift Certificates, (Both paper and online ones, for your convenience, in any denomination) and I'll manage your Stampin' Up! Gift Wish List for you if you give me a copy and give others to family and friends along with my contact info. For every order I get from your friends and family, I'll include an extra small gift for you along with the order.                                                                                                   


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
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$150.00

*Beauty Abounds stamp set, *Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies                                                                   

*New products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure, available for purchase starting January 3, 2019.

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