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Whew, I have been absent from the blogging world a long time!  We have been crazy busy with a holiday whirlwind of activities and travel, and to be honest I barely snuck in any time for stamping.

We have been blessed to see just about everyone in our extended family (both sides!) over the last couple weeks and shared lots of fun times with them all.  Now that we are home from our marathon round-trip tour of the southeastern US (Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia – whew!) it is time to get those thank you notes written for all the kind gifts we received!  My mom always said you have to get your Christmas thank you notes written by New Year’s Day…so guess what my family is doing today??

When I need to make a lot of cards at once I try to keep it simple.  Here is what I came up with for our family to write our notes on today – nice and wintry!

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Materials:

  • Stamp Sets:  Endless Wishes, Yippee Skippee
  • Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo
  • Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Tools and Accessories:  none besides a paper trimmer!

You could do something very similar to this with a LOT of stamp sets – just use what you have on hand!  I stamped the greeting first and then stamped the snowflakes randomly around it.  Notice that I let some of them hang off the edge of the Whisper White cardstock.

Now off to write those thank you notes!

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Happy New Year to my stamping friends!  Hoping 2013 is treating everyone well so far.  If your family is anything like mine, you may be spending the day finishing up those thank you notes for all the Christmas gifts you received last week.  After a marathon 9-day road trip from Alabama to Atlanta to Virginia and back home again, we had the amazing opportunity to see EVERY aunt, uncle, cousin, and grandparent on both sides of the family this Christmas.  It was a great trip, we loved seeing everyone, and now we have a lot of thank-you notes to write!  Because helping a six year old and a three year old write a pile of thank you notes is quite a time-consuming task, I made our notecards very quick and easy (but still lovely!).

If you have a good memory, you might notice that this is very similar to a Christmas card I made a month or two ago – I just changed out the greeting and used Midnight Muse instead of Cherry Cobbler ink to make this one a little more January-appropriate.

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Materials:

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It is the last week of school before summer vacation starts, so I have been cranking out a LOT of teacher gifts and cards!  Here is the card I made for each of my daughter’s teachers – I love this flower pot card design, so great for this time of year.  A shout out to my fellow demonstrator Allison Nolan who shared this design with me last year, I have just changed it a bit here by using In colors and a new stamp set.  If you wanted to use My Digital Studio you could probably come up with some cute text to use on the front specifically for teachers, like “Thanks for helping me grow this year!”

Materials:

  • Stamp Sets:  Curly Cute,Bright Blossoms (sneak peek from the 2012-2013 annual catalog!)
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple (more sneak peek of the new 2012-2014 In Colors!)
  • Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
  • Tools and Accessories:  Simply Scored tool, 3/8″ Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon

Here is a super quick tutorial on how to make a flower pot card:

1.  Cut a 4 1/4″x11″ piece of cardstock and score at 1″, 5 1/2″, and 10″:

2.  Fold cardstock in half along center score line

3. Measure in 1/2″ from each edge along the fold and make a mark.  Trim the cardstock to form the angled edges as shown:

4.  Fold down the edges along the remaining score lines to form the top of the flower pot.  Tie a ribbon around the top of the card to hold it closed, and add a stamped image and sentiment to the front as desired.

 

 

 

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