Monday, 11 March 2013

Customer Thank-You's

As promised here are the bag tags I made using the off cuts from yesterdays Mothers Day card.  These tags made me smile :) it's not always something I get time to do.  I do like to try and include a thank you card for my customers with their orders but normally they just get their name scrawled in biro on the bag.

Here are the cards that went into the bags.  Like the cascading card I showed you yesterday I have been wanting to have a go at the chalkboard technique for a while. This little beauty is based on a card I saw on Angie's blog

Here's a close-up. You can see the dusty, chalky effect that you get by being a bit heavier with the embossing buddy than usual.  I've used product from this years SAB offering, remember you have until March 22nd to get your FREEBIES.

Hope you like today's offerings, back later in the week xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mother's Day Cards

Ooops! I'm not quite sure where time has gone! I've had a lot going on personally, thanks to everyone who has helped me out xxx

Anyhow today is Mothering Sunday in the UK and I wanted to share the cards that I made for my Mum and Mum-In-Law.  First up my Mum's card.  I've been wanting to make a cascading card for ages and this was the perfect excuse.

The next picture shows that although this is a 3d card it folds down flat - great for posting!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, My Friend, Pappillion Potpourri, Delightful Dozen
Punches: Blossom, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Decorative Label
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red
Inks: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist.

Here's her gift - pink tulips chosen by Daisy, wrapped up in..... yep you guessed it SU! brown packing paper. Or as my son likes to say "Stampin' Up! snake paper!"

Here's the card I made my Mum-In-Law. Based on one made by the lovely Bekka Prideaux.  It's a double z-fold card with an apeture, looks confusing but actually quite simple.  I've used my favourite pattern from the SAB paper pack - you have until March 22nd if you want some yourself!  

Here's a close up of the sentiment, I really like the pierced detail.

 Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Amazing Family
Dies: Apothecary Accents
Tools: BigShot, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Cardstock: Rich Razzlebery, Whisper White
DSP: Maddison Avenue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry

I was even able to use the 'off cuts' as tags on some recent customer orders - more about that tomorrow!