December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


Hello friends!  I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Happy New Year!  I also promised to share a set of thank you cards that I made for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher.  I kept them very clean and simple, but I love the way they turned out.  There are two different styles in three colors, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores.  Both use the Mat Stack 1 Collection stamps and the Background Basics:  Diamonds impression plate.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Cranberry, Moss Green), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Diamonds impression plate), Martha Stewart (scoring board), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Stampendous (clear embossing powder)

To make these, I dry embossed the diamonds at the bottom of each card front, then added two scored lines.  I stamped the label and heat embossed with clear powder, then added the sentiment in black.

To package the cards, I repurposed a clear plastic box from one of my PTI stamp sets.  I simply tied some Hawaiian Shores dotty ribbon around it and added a tag.


It's a little hard to see, but the tag is stamped with various holiday sentiments, as well as Versamark stamped snowflakes that are heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Signature Christmas, Peace Be Still, Mega Mixed Messages), Waltzingmouse Stamps (Teeny Trees), WPlus9 (Poinsettia Patterns)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Versamark
Tools:  Spellbinders (Create a Flake One and Two dies), Papertrey Ink (Tag Sale 1 die)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (button, ribbon), Jo-Ann (glitter embossing powder), The Twinery (baker's twine), DMC floss

That's all for tonight, but I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year's celebration!  Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you in 2011!

18 comments:

sillyleann said...

Oh my! Amazing!!! I love this so much! I bet they loved receiving these. You put so many little touches in all of your projects. I am so glad you included the zoomed image of the tag. I stared at it and stared at it before I realized you had a closer look. I adore the glittered embossing. I didn't even know that existed.

Michelle Single said...

When you only emboss part of the card, how do you get it so straight?

Nance said...

Beautiful, Christina! What perfect gifts. Lovely packaging...and the I love the CAS lines of these...my favorite detail is the scored lines above the embossing...perfect. Happy New Year!

Lindsay said...

These are fantastic Christina! What a lovely set! Happy New Year!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS thank you cards!!! The impression plate and scored lines are such perfect complements to the stamped images! And the way you packaged it all up-----WOWZERS!!!! Sooooo pretty!!! Love it!

Peppermintpatty said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful set! Love the colors and the clean elegant style - such A PERFECT gift! Happy New Year, Karin

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fab idea for a gift. Just had to bookmark for next Christmas' gift list! Thanks so much, Christina for adding a lovely comment to my blog! Hugs xxaxx

Nerina said...

Oh my!! Crispy, crunchy *gorgeousness* here!! I just can't say enough about how lovely these are ... I think I may need to case a set of these to give as a gift too :0)! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Jen Carter said...

I am in awe over these!! I TOTALLY LOVE them! I am going to CAS these for sure!! Beautiful!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Love, love, love this set! I can't believe how much "pop" you got with such a CAS design. Beautiful!

Melissa said...

These are beautiful! I love the clean lines and the impression plate and scoring add so much!

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous: simple, but stunning! Love 'em! Nicole

Joanne Leddy said...

Simple and gorgeous. These make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing!

Freshwater said...

Most beautiful due to their simple, clean look. Love your style! I hope your recipient appreciates your talent!

christy compton hall said...

Oh wow - these are just amazing, and the packaging is way too cute. I am so impressed!

Amy said...

I'm sure she just adored this little gifty!!! This is amazing and I LOVE LOVE the CAS no layer cards you've made! Your packaging is perfect too!

CD said...

I really like these! Gorgeous!! I echo the same question - how do you get the embossing at the bottom so straight?

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow! I already wanted some of those stamps and you have pretty much convinced me I HAVE to get them! LOVING the marshmallows.

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