Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Avant Garden and Penned and Painted Thank You Cards

Hi Friends. Well, I must say, I had no idea my last post, with my "High Tide" video tutorial, would be so popular!I am thrilled to bits that so many of you liked the cards I made. From the moment I made my first one, I knew I had to create a video to share with everyone because I just loved how it turned out. If you don't already have the "High Tide"stamp set then I encourage you to get it - it's truly a gorgeous stamp set and so versatile. So THANK YOU for all your kind comments, everyone - I sincerely appreciate each and every one! 

Today I wanted to make my thank you cards, which I send out to my customers each month after they place orders with me. The card I made was inspired by a design I orignally found on Pinterest by Mary Brown. This was the layout for my Mystery Stamping Hour this past weekend. You may wonder what that is, so here's how it works:

On the first Saturday of every month, members of my "Serene Stampers" group meet up online, via Facebook, to play a round of "Mystery Stamping Hour" - it is soooo much FUN! I find a card design (today's card was the sketch layout I used for this month) and I'll give everyone step by step instructions for making their card. For example, step one will be to create a Whisper White card base. Once done everyone leaves a comment. Then I'll move on to step two, which might be: apply two 3/4" x 4 1/4" strips of card stock or designer series paper to the left side of your card base. And so on and so on. Sometimes I'll just suggest they stamp a bird, from any stamp set, along with a "Happy Birthday" sentiment. This month I focused on the Avant Garden sale-a-bration stamp set (or a floral set if they didn't have Avant Garden). Once done everyone takes a photo of their card and uploads it for all of us to see. It's amazing how different the cards are, even though everyone got the same directions. And ALL the cards are gorgeous! Members of my Serene Stampers group are located all across the country and this is such a fun way for us to interact and inspire one another. One of my group members used the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set for her card and I loved it so much that I pretty much cased it for today's card - I just changed up the stamp sets and colours. It's so neat how our card designs come to be!

Here is one version of my customer thank you cards, using the Avant Garden and One Big Meaning stamp sets. During Sale-a-bration you can choose the Avant Garden stamps as one of your free gifts with a qualifying order!


 This is the second version I made, using the Penned and Painted and One Big Meaning stamp sets.

Supply List:

All orders placed through my online store using the following code
will receive ten step-by-step project tutorials as my THANK YOU gift!


That's it for me. FYI, I'll have another video coming your way this week. 

PS: I think it would be fun to have a "Mystery Stamping Hour" on "The Serene Stamper" facebook page! Leave a comment here to let me know if this interests you!
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