Quick & Easy
This is a simple card, easily replicated by layering some Designer Paper and ribbon. Here I've used the Pink Flamingo, one that is quite nice when used. (It looks a bit loud in the catalogue).
But, like blusher, even bright colours look nice when used in the right amounts!
Stamps: For Everything set of twelve $56.95
Colours: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Blender pens, Dazzling Diamonds glitter Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon
AND is my favourite colour combination – Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss! With Basic Grey added into the mix here.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral set of five $53.95, On Your Birthday set of twelve $68.95
Colours:Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Other: Word Window Punch, Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch
The flowers here are a beautiful gift from my friend and team member Karen Rogers. The lilies were so fragrant – wonderful to smell every time I walked past them. Thanks, karen!
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But when making a smaller than C6 card, you need a smaller envelope to fit. Now, it's really not hard to make an envelope from scratch, but here's a super-duper quick way to whip one up. And bonus – the kids can do it themselves, too.
Stamping with Markers
1. Use the side of the brush tip end of your marker (using the point will fray your marker, making it less than a pleasure to use), colour in your image directly on the rubber.
2. Unless you are sitting in a wet sauna, it's good practice to huff on the stamp to rewet the ink. Stamp. Smile.
Now, how did we achieve the waves? Use the Scallop Square Punch! And guess what? The Scallop Square punch is on promotion for just 9 more days – get it now before the promotion is over!
My eldest daughter made up this card using the elephant instead of the whale and using Old Olive "grass" where I have bashful blue waves. It also turned out really cute. If she hasn't given it away, I will post it in the next few days. Remind me . . . 🙂
Stamps: Animal Stories set of four $28.95, Short and Sweet set of twelve $35.95, Polka Dot Background $39.95
Colours: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Other: Scallop Square Punch, Mat Pack, Old Olive Striped Ribbon
This year, why not make your own? it's very quick, easy, and probably will save you money, too. (Unless you plan on putting jewelry inside) For my class purposed, we just used eclairs . . .
Keep the embellishments simple as one would likely be making quite a few – great thing to have on hand for pop-in visitors. This particular design is made so the box does not get ruined upon opening, which is a real bonus for those of us who appreciate the time put into handmade items! 🙂
Last day to order this Ski Slope Designer Series Paper!
Stamps: Winter Post set of seven $56.95
Colours: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Other: Designer label Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon