Country Bouquet Thanks and Hello Cards

by Joanne James5. January 2023 09:00

For today's creative post I'm sharing a couple of versions of the same card. Since it's the first day of the new mini catalogue, it's the perfect time to showcase a new punch bundle - take a look at the first of today's cards:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Country Bouquet - Both of today's card feature a stamped and punched flower courtesy of the Country Bouquet bundle. Punch bundles are always great for quick and easy card making and I love that this bundle, whilst heart-shaped and does contain Valentine sentiments, has a much broader appeal with lots of other useful phrases and floral elements too. The heart pairs with the leaves and males a sweet flower that can be used in lots of ways. Both of the hearts are on one stamp and both of the leaves on another, and the punch punches all four elements in one go. My top tip for using this kind of stamp/punch combo is to create a punch mask using a piece of window sheet. You can then use this when stamping to position your stamps and ensure that when you come to punch out, all four stamped elements align perfectly. Better still, if you position your mask in your Stamparatus, you can easily run off lots in one go - and potentially punch your blanks before stamping.

Thanks and Hello - I paired my heart-shaped flower with an embossed panel, courtesy of the Thanks and Hello embossing folders. I love the added texture this gives - hopefully you can see it better in the photo below:

 

A Perfect Pair - Having made a few thank you cards to send to customers who purchased with me at the end of December, I decided to replicate my card using the 'Hello' embossing folder as the card to include with my Mini Catalogue mailing - a great way to combine products from the existing and new range too:

 

The texture of the embossed panel really makes it, don't you think?

 

Here's both cards together:

 

Here's another shot of lots of my cards together before they went into the mailbags:

 

Creating these cards is always a labour of love as mass production on this scale takes a lot of time, however it's so worth it when I get a message from a customer to say how much they liked their card - it makes it all worthwhile!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I am linking today's thank you card up over at The Alphabet Challenge where they are on 'T is for Thank you' and my Hello card over at Inspire.Create where their theme is 'New To You' - both my punch bundle and embossing folders are new to me and I you can be sure you'll be seeing plenty more of them too in future weeks! It's been fun creating with lots of new product and I can't wait to share more of it with you.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 

Comments (4) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/5/2023 6:36:16 PM #

Love these cards (I'm a CAS girl at heart) - great to see them in the Alphabet Challenge gallery as well!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
1/6/2023 11:37:29 AM #

I wasn't going to buy the Country Bouquet bundle, but your cards convinced me.  So if my husband gives me side-eye about it, I'm going to tell him it's your fault Smile Beautiful cards!

Lynda
LyndaUnited Kingdom
1/7/2023 1:49:29 PM #

What a great idea - the embossing folder really shows great behind the smaller images. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/9/2023 9:19:06 PM #

The crisp, clean CAS-ness of this design makes my heart sing! Beautiful!

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