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Friday, March 31, 2017

So Very Much, Thank You Card, 2017 Sale A Bration Catalog

This was a fun card and a very wonderful find while surfing the intenet.  I wanted to make one last "Thank You" card using the "So Very Much" set.  It's retiring at the end of the month and I'm going to miss it.  

The original card was made by Clare at Clare Daly Creates.  As usual I did change it a little.  It's not often I copy a card exactly and it's mostly because I don't have the same elements to make the card as the original designer used.  And there are times I think something could be changed to please my eye more.  In this case it was because I didn't have the ribbon or the flower punch.  Or was it a die? Now that I think about it, it was a die from "Botanical Builders" and I have it!! Oh well, this is what I ended up with and I like it.

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I hardly use that color at all. In fact the package that mine is in is so old, it said there's 40 sheets in the pack. Way back when you got more pieces per pack for some of the neutral colors.  I should try to use it more with this decorative paper.  It will retire and I will still have paper left (as usual!!!).  

I stamped the "Thank You" on Whisper White cardstock using VersaMark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the piece to 3-3/8" x 4".  I cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock 3-3/4" x 4" for the layer under it.  

The decorative paper is from the "Falling in Love" 12" x 12" pack found in the 2017 Occasions catalog. (I want to make some wedding or anniversary cards using this paper).  I cut that decorative paper 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped it in place on top of the Sahara Sand card base.  Then I added the word layers.

Next I cut a doily in half.  These are the new doilies from the 2017 Occasions catalog. You use both pieces on the card.  The white side is behind and the vanilla side is on top.  Move them over slightly so you can see that there's two halves. I taped them together and then taped them onto the card. I didn't have the gold and white ribbon from the 2017 Sale a Bration catalog, so I used some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon from the regular catalog.  It worked just fine.  I punched out a flower and set it in the palm of my hand.  I took the end of an ink pen and pressed the center of the flower into my hand to get the flower to bend and cup.  I set it in place using a glue dot.  And I added a pearl to the center.

I added a 4-1/2" piece of folded ribbon to the top of the doilies.  Then I stamped the words, the ones here came from the "So Very Much" set.  I punched it out with the "Classic Label" punch.  I added Dimensionals to each end and set it in place over the folded ribbon.  And that was it.  It's a very easy and beautiful card to make!  And I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Carole D. said...

Your card style is exactly like mine. Clean, simple, but elegant. Wish I lived closer to you! Yours was one of the first blogs I started to follow when I started crafting a few years ago. I know that keeping up a blog is a lot of work, so I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your daily effort and inspiration!

Wanda said...

Thank you ever so much Carole! I love making cards and posting them here. It is too bad you don't live closer, I would love to have you over to my workroom to stamp and have fun!! It's a mess right now (it's a mess most of the time, who am I fooling!!! LOL). But right now it's not just messy but it's dusty. I have not dusted in a month. Recovering from a total hip replacement has not allowed me to do everything I need to do. Plus I use it for an excuse to not do things too!!! LOL Play it as long as you can is my motto!!! LOL