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Saturday, 8 October 2016

With Thanks

When I give out customer orders or get online orders I like to give out a thank you card. I pop a handmade card into a cello bag, leaving it blank so that the customer can reuse it. I rarely know exactly what the card will look like when I set out to make them, and often taken aback with what I end up with..... not always in a good way!
Recently I thought I'd put to good use some odd bits and bobs I'd been stamping and die cutting. I end up with so many pieces and really should use them Below you can see two of the results.


This note card was the result of being left with the negative image after die cutting a butterfly from Crushed Curry card stock. I painstakingly stuck all the little pieces from the wings onto Soft Suede card. I then cut a new butterfly from some retired DSP, white with yellow and blackberry spots on it, which I stuck over the negative pieces, gluing only the body. This enabled me to raise the wings, giving the card some dimension. The whole piece was mounted onto a die cut scalloped edge square, candy dots placed onto the butterfly's body and sentiment stamped in matching colour.
Simple little card, I wasn't quite sure at first but it grew on me.


This second card came together after having played with a stamp set and matching dies which I bought before the annual catalogue went live. Thought I should try to get some use from them.
At the time I didn't have any ink pads with me, just 3 marker pens, so I'm surprised that I managed to pull the card together! Just shows what you can do with limited supplies!
I used the Best Birds Stamp Set + Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies. Available as a bundle on page 53 of the annual catalogue. Buy a bundle and save on the cost of buying the items individually.
I quite liked the finished card.
Hoping that these two little cards inspire you to use some of your bits and bobs too!
Happy crafting!

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