Stamping Thank You Cards

While watching a stamping video last weekend, a phrase caught my attention about mixing prints. The class was fantastic and very inspiring, so I went to the stamping workbench to see what I could do. One tip she gave that really rings true was to mix the scale of prints if you are using more than one patterned paper. This is exactly what we do as quilters to mix prints. Also, we use prints from the same line with colors that match often, so we won’t have to think too hard about it. So, with those points in mind, I pulled a pad of papers and picked out a large print, a stripe, and a small print.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

One way to add dimension is with die cuts, so I decided to try that for the first time.   I pulled two more colors that coordinated with the papers from the pack. It took several tries to get the folders thick enough to actually have the die cut the paper, and when it did, it also punched through the folder. I tried the next set with extra paper behind, and couldn’t get the die to work.  I asked my friend Gail (Stampin’ Up demonstrator and exceptional card designer) what I was doing wrong, and she told me the embosser I have isn’t meant for dies.  So, one set will have to do.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

Two prints are put on the card, and the pink butterfly washi tape will be used as a border between the two.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

I added a dark purple leaf, then the butterflies one on top of the other with dimensional dots to lift them off the paper.  The sentiment is chipboard, so it also has dimension.

Thank You Cards at From My Carolina Home

For the second card, I chose the same large print, and the smallest print, and a butterfly embossed panel on plain pale green cardstock.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

At the intersection of the top green papers, I put two dimensional leaves, with a stamped sentiment over it, using my oval scallop punch.  The little chipboard butterfly at the bottom, put on with dimensional dot stickies completed the look.

Thank You Cards at From My Carolina Home

Inside both cards are the sentiment of thanks, with a butterfly.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

Here are the finished cards, both going to friends.  Honestly, I think these are the best cards I have ever made.  The coordinated papers and the lesson on adding dimension were key.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

Look for classes by Danielle Flanders on youtube.

Thank You Cards with Dimension at From My Carolina Home

I had one more card to do, and expanded on the theme a bit.  This card has the backside of the flower print, this pretty pink in the upper right, with a large rose paper print on the bottom.  There was a coordinating dot and I used it on the left side, and tied a glittery yarn on top.  Adding a leaf and a chipboard butterfly along with a little tag that says ‘the little things’.  I stamped a sentiment on the pink too.

Thank You Card at From My Carolina Home

I am just so pleased with my progress on card making after taking this class!!  What do you think?  Are you stamping cards or playing with paper?

Thank You Cards at From My Carolina Home


Just For Fun Die Cuts Challenge

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

22 thoughts on “Stamping Thank You Cards

  1. Elaine Nemeth

    Your cards are terrific. Love all of your hints and will subscribe to the craftys Class. Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid

  2. Those cards are beautiful! I have never subscribed to a Craftsy class, but I plan to try one in the near future. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Oh wow! I agree, I think the inspiration you got from the class really helped you with these cards. They are gorgeous! I love all your papers and the pretty butterflies too. Wonderful design! I do think design principles are pretty much the same whatever your craft.

    Since you are more familiar with Craftsy, i wonder if you know if you can stream with the unlimited in the Craftsy app? The classes I have purchased work better on my iPad when I use the app, but when they had the unlimited weekend, you couldn’t use the app? (Actually, I couldn’t really get the videos to work that weekend even in a browser because it was so busy.). I am interested in the unlimited plan but want to make sure I can use it. Thanks if you know!

    And thanks for playing in Just for Fun’s challenge this month!

  4. catsandroses

    I agree, those are the most beautiful cards I’ve seen you make! Gorgeous, and a joy for any recipient!

  5. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; Both of your cards are especially beautiful! I do agree with you that adding the dimension added so much more to your cards and the ones you have previously shared have always been cards I would be so honored to receive because of their beauty and of course because they were made by you! I adored the leaves, they are just so delicate and precious. Whenever you share your cards, I am so tempted to start making my own. Only after the first few minutes, I let the idea disappear quickly due to the fact that I already have to many fabulous hobbies that I love. LOL. Thank you for sharing your spectacular cards with us! You are such a talented artist in so many aspects! Have a fabulous day!

  6. Trudi Bell

    Love your cards, but I thought it was interesting to read that your embossed is not suitable for cutting dies. I thought you had a Sizzix? I use my (ageing) Sizzix for all kinds of dies, embossing, cutting as well as fabric cutting dies.

    The fabric cutting dies will cut up to 8 layers of fabric and combined with an extra long square die – 5 or 6 in a row, that gives you 40 to 48 squares in no time.

  7. Kristi

    Beautiful cards! I love the butterflies and the soft ethereal elements to go with them. They will be a joy for someone to receive.

  8. Vicki in MN

    Carole, these are just wonderful!! I love using dimension and multi prints with my cards-not that I have made any for a very long time!! What embosser do you have? I have the Cuddlebug which does both emboss and dies. I bought the Silhouette Cameo a couple years ago too.

  9. Mildred Plaskett

    Beautiful cards. I’m not a card maker but my sister has all the supplies, maybe I will try to do one.

  10. Such lovely cards with the pretty patterned papers! Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you back again soon!

  11. debdevo

    Those cards were absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I was a tiny bit sorry I was on a quilting retreat and couldn’t watch any of the free CRAFSY classes, but I’m hoping they’ll do that again some day when I am home!

  12. dezertsuz

    Your cards look great! I love my Big Shot for cutting dies and doing embossing. I don’t have any time for stamping right now, but after July, I’ll be back at it.

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