Tuesday, 13 November 2012

You're GREAT

This is a busy cardmaking week for me. Wedding, birthday, thank you...I've really got to get crafting!

Thank goodness for my CTMH stash of stamps, papers and Idea Books!

On my lunch break today, I wanted to take a few minutes to make a thank you card for a dear friend. I really wanted something special and was not feeling particularly creative, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. There are so many amazing papercrafters out there!

I really like this card by fellow CTMH Independent Consultant Pamela O'Connor and used it as my inspiration.

My thank you card uses the same placement of pennants, sentiment and bling, but I changed the dimensions of the card and didn't stitch around the border (which allowed me to create my card in less than 20 minutes).

I used the fabulous Casual Expressions stamp set (pg. 27 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book), Stella papers (pg. 68), White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes (pg. 123) and Bitty Sparkles (pg. 127). The ink colours are Lagoon and Cocoa.

Here's how you can create your own card:
1. Ink front of White Daisy Die-Cut card with Cocoa ink.
2. Stamp star image in Cocoa ink across the front of the card, following the curve. (Tip: start with the centre star and work out.)
3. On the inside of the card, stamp star image across bottom of card, about 1.5" from bottom (Tip: You want the top 1/2 of the star to show.)
4. Trim a 3" x 5.5" piece of Lagoon cardstock and ink edges with Cocoa ink.
5. Adhere to card, overlapping the stars.
6. Trim a 2.5" x 5" piece of Stella paper and ink edges with Cocoa ink.
7. Adhere to centre of Lagoon piece.
8. Trim two 3" x 1" pennants, one of them from Autumn Terracotta cardstock and the other from Stella paper and ink edges.
9. Ink the Thank You stamp and stamp on a scrap piece of paper, then stamp again, without re-inking, onto Autumn Terracotta pennant. Repeal to cover the pennant.
10. Trim a 1.5" x 4" pennant from Stella paper and ink edges.
11. Adhere this last pennant to left side of the card, overlapping the Lagoon cardstock and Stella paper.
12. Adhere the Autumn Terracotta pennant about midway down the big Stella pennant and low enough to hang over the stars.
13. Adhere the remaining Stella pennant next to and slightly above the Autumn Terracotta pennant.
14. Stamp the Your GREAT stamp in Lagoon ink onto a scrap piece of White Daisy carstock and cut out.
15. Adhere to card with pop dots, overlapping pennants.
16. Trim a 1" x 5.5" piece of Stella paper and ink edges.
17. Adhere to inside bottom of card, overlapping stars.
18. Adhere a Bitty Sparkle to the centre of the starts on the inside of the card as well as the card face.
19. Adhere a Bitty Sparkle to the upper left corner and two Bitty Sparkles to the bottom right corner of the Stella paper rectangle.

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Love your interpretation! =) Thank you for the mention. Have a blessed day!

  2. Thank you, Pamela! You made a beautiful card. Love the design and texture.