Monday, October 30, 2023

Say It with Style Thank You Card

I recently needed a thank you card. After rewatching a CTMH video about creating several cards from one sheet of double-sided patterned paper (details below), I decided I needed the retired, but still available, Sweet Fruit Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3930); it was introduced in the March–April 2021 Catalog. As soon as it arrived, I wanted to create with it so I used Sweet Fruit with All the Best Wishes from National Stamping Month—Say It with Style.

thank you card created with All the Best Wishes and Sweet Fruit
thank you card created with All the Best Wishes and Sweet Fruit
My card is loosely based on card 4 in the video from CTMH on YouTube One Sheet Wonder - Create 11 Beautiful Cards.

The cutting guide that coordinates with the video is here. Once the cutting guide opens in your browser look for the three dots in the upper right corner. Click on the three dots and then choose "Download this file". A pop-up will appear then click "Download now". The file will save to the default download location configured on your computer. You can clean up the marks added by other s by opening the file in Adobe Reader (the free version works), finding the three dots on comments (on the right side of the page), clicking on the dots and choosing delete. Unfortunately I believe you must do this for each comment or mark; I am not aware of a way to do this globally for all comments.

Sweet Fruit Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3930) is a base and shade stamp set. If you are not familiar with this type of set, when you use a base and shade stamp set, you typically stamp the solid (base) stamp first with a lighter color and then stamp the detail (shade) stamp second with a darker color. In the next few days I will share some of the color combinations I tried with Sweet Fruit.

I die cut the shapes from White Daisy cardstock then stamped the left apple with Candy Apple (base) and Scarlet (shade). I stamped the right apple with second generation Candy Apple (after I stamped the left apple with Candy Apple, I immediately stamped the right apple without re-inking), then I stamped the shade with first generation Candy Apple. The leaves are a mix of Limeade (base) and Jade (shade) and second and first generation Jade. After stamping the leaves, I fussy cut them. The sentiment, apples and leaves were added with a mix of 3-D and Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

Supplies used to create this thank you card:
Code to above product name appearance:
  • text with link = this is a current product available on my eCommerce site at the time this post was published
  • highlighted text with link = this is a product that was available on my eCommerce site when I created the paper craft(s) pictured above and the post was published; since it is on the retiring list and no longer appears in the current catalogs, or it is/was part of a promotion, it is available only while supplies last
  • plain text = retired product no longer on my eCommerce site; if you really like a product, look for it at yard sales, on Facebook groups or other places people resale items
I love that I can use the National Stamping Month Say It with Style items for cards with vastly different themes. October 31 is the last day of the National Stamping Month Say It with Style promotion so if you have been wishing, be sure to place your order before October ends.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great rest of your week.


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