Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anniversary and Teacher Thank You Cards

I may not be around much, but I have being trying to do some crafting when I can, or else I start to go squirrelly.  LOL  

On July 4 Dave and I celebrated our 20th anniversary.  The kids were at his parents house for the week (greatly appreciated) and we enjoyed a week of quiet and catching up on some much needed sleep amongst dinner out almost every single night, a play up in Drayton etc.  The kids are now back for the last couple of weeks and I am trying to catch up on my blogging this week, in between running at least one of the three kids somewhere.  In fact I have about 45 mins before I have to run out the door and get Laura from another activity.   Whew.

This first card is what I threw together to give to Dave for our Anniversary.  I wanted romantic but nothing to flowery.   And Paris is definitely one of the first things I think of when it comes to romantic. I have had this stamp set sitting on my shelf for a while, and decided to incorporate it with a simple but always elegant black and white colour combination.  This card is a mixture of discontinued and current Stampin' Up! product.  My goal was to use what I have, which is a lot!!!  LOL   

I will start by listing the discontinued product that I used in this project.  First up was Stampin' Glitter in black to give the card base some punch and the heart trinket to give it that little extra something I was looking for.

Current product I used was as follows:   

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings
Cardstock:   Basic Black and Whisper White
Inks and Embossing Powder:  VersaMark, Heat and Stick Powder and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Miscellaneous: Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Heat Gun, and Linen Thread

School this year ended on June 29, and this is the card I made as a simple thank you card for the teachers.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside, where I designed a simple pocket to hold a Chapters gift card.  

Again, there is a discontinued product that I used which is the Punch Bunch stamp set for the owl, this stamp set was from the 2011 Sale A Bration event.  (Have I mentioned I have a hard time letting crafting supplies go despite how full my studio gets?  LOL)  Patterned paper was just some bits I had in my stash that I am trying to use up as I accumulate more Stampin' Up! papers.

Current product used is:

Stamp Sets: Betsy's Blossom's for the branch the owl is sitting on, and Itty Bitty Banners
Dies and Punches:  Bitty Banners Framelits and Owl Builder Punch
Inks and Markers:   Staz On in black, Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad, Early Espresso and Old Olive Stampin' write markers.
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip and Whisper.

And don't forget that for the month of July for every $60 you spend you can buy this exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set for only $5.00!!!!  How sweet a deal is that!!!  And this stamp set is not available in the current catalogue.  Believe me its even sweeter seeing it in real life!!!  Contact me today at

That's it for today.  And Laura just texted me and it appears I screwed up the timing of her appointment and dropped her off 1/2 hour early.  Whoops, but bonus is I have some extra time to get stuff done before I am out the door again to pick her up.  Hmmm what shall I do???   Too hot and muggy to go for a walk or garden.   I know!!!!  I will  place a preorder from the new Holiday Mini Catalogue that will be going live August 1.  I love being a Stampin' Up demo, one of the perks besides a discount is getting my hands on product before its available to anybody else.  Awesome!!!  And, somehow during the chaos of June I lost my Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner.  Don't ask me how, maybe a Stampin' Up! gremlin snuck into my studio and stole it, that's gotta be it, because there is no way that my studio is a creative mess.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  And I would love it if you left some comments, if you like what you saw or if there is a particular project you would like to see me feature on my blog.  Enjoy the day!!!!


Natasha Byrne said...

Sure love both of your cards and I, too, have trouble giving up my favorites, even when they retire. Glad to see you are posting your projects.

Deanna said...

These are beautiful Ria!