Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank You cards (Set of 6)

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share with you another 3 Girl JAM DT inspiration project, a set of Thank You cards using four of the newest colors of crinkle ribbon in the 3 Girl JAM store along with two colors that have been out for a little while. OMG, I think I'm in heaven... all of these are SO gorgeous! I had the best time stamping all these backgrounds with a new Stampin' Up! two-step stamp set! Talk about major inky fingers! But, oh, what fun! No two cards are alike in this set! There's a brief tutorial at the end of this post, but before I get to that, let me show off these pretties! ;)

For a better look, here are the cards individually. This is Rouge from the Victorian Dream Bundle. I used Pink Pirouette ink and Strawberry Slush ink and cardstock. I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive for the leaves on all six cards. 

This is Blueberry from the Summer Harvest Bundle. I used Pool Party ink, and Bermuda Bay ink and cardstock.

Here is Gold Crown from the Royal Bundle. I used So Saffron ink, and Hello Honey ink and cardstock.

Here is Purple Passion from the Royal Bundle. I used Wisteria Wonder ink, and Elegant Eggplant ink and cardstock.

This is Barn Door from the Rustic Country Bundle. I used Crisp Canteloupe ink, and Calypso Coral ink and cardstock.

This is Denim from the Saturday Morning Bundle. I used Soft Sky ink, and Marina Mist ink and cardstock.

Proud to enter this set of thank you cards into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up! Hello Honey (#133678), Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush (#131295), Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral (#122925), Stampin' Up! Marina Mist (#119682), Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant (#105126), Stampin' Up! Bermnuda Bay (#131197)
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms (#126747), Stampin' Up! Sassy Salutations (#126707)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Hello Honey (#133643), Stampin' Up! So Saffron (#126957), Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush (#131178), Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette (#126956), Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral (#126983), Stampin' Up! Crisp Canteloupe (!31176), Stampin' Up! Marina Mist (#126962), Stampin' Up! Soft Sky (#131181), Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant (#126969), Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder (#126985), Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay (#131171), Stampin' Up! Pool Party (#126982), Stampin' Up! Old Olive (#126953), Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz (#131180)
  • Accessories: 3GJ Rouge from Victorian Dream Bundle, Blueberry from Summer Harvest Bundle, Gold Crown from Royal Bundle, Purple Passion from Royal Bundle, Barn Door from Rustic Country Bundle, Denim from Saturday Morning Bundle, Darice Wire Fence embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! Frosted Sequins (#135835), Stampin' Up! White Envelopes (#107301)

Now for that tutorial I promised...

I created these cards in an assembly-line fashion. I first masked each panel about 1-1/2" up from the bottom and then stamped the large flower (background) from the Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms stamp set in each color of the lighter ink, angling each one differently and going off the edges of the panel (the first step of the two-step process).

I stamped the inside lined portion of the flower and leaves on the plastic sheet of the stamp positioner (I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig.) Then all I did was line up the stamped image on the plastic sheet with the stamped background, move the sheet out of the way, and stamp the lined portion of the image in a darker ink on top of the background (the second step of the two-step process).

And here is a shot of all the flowers after both steps of the two-step process. They are taking shape and aren't they just beautiful?!

Then I did the same thing with the leaves - stamped them first in the lighter color ink (the first step) and then lined up the stamped image on the plastic sheet with the stamped background, moved the sheet out of the way, and stamped the lined portion of the image in a darker ink over top of the background (the second step).

And here's a shot of all the flowers with leaves after both steps of the two-step process. Have I told you that I just love this stamp set?! :D

I stamped the Thank You sentiment, from the Stampin' Up! Sassy Salutations stamp set on the bottom of each panel in the same darker ink that I stamped the inside of each flower in. I embossed the bottom portion with a Wire Fence embossing folder but unfortunately you can barely see the embossing in any of the individual photos above. Then I adhered each panel to a piece of matching cardstock and then the entire panel onto a white cardbase. I finished each card with randomly placed sequins (one large and three small). That's it! :)

Hope you've enjoyed seeing this project! Be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store to check out all the fun crafty goodies! There are two ways to $AVE when you shop at 3 Girl JAM this month - use code LT10 to get 10% off your entire order OR use code MAY to add the gorgeous Pink & White Bundle to your regular price order for just $1.00! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Love, love these. Can't believe that is stamping and not pre-printed paper - fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. These are just so pretty, thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  3. Beautifully stamped cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  4. lovely images on your cards thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

  5. lovely images on your cards thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

  6. A totally delightful set of cards Leslie and impossible to choose a fav colour.

    Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. I am blown away by your amazing stamping, what a great job you have done. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. What a beautiful creation.
    Thanks for participating in our challenge. Good luck and i hope to see you next time again.
    Love DT Anneke

  9. I love series of cards! great work! thanks for joining #262 challenge with Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog! Come and joining us this week again :))

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  10. Beautiful set of cards....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  11. Beautiful set of cards!!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Fun Blooms" challenge!
    Diane TSTR DT

  12. Beautiful set of cards ..... thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  13. LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  14. Such a gorgeous set of cards! All the colours are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  15. Great cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  16. Gorgeous set of cards! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

    Michelle H :)

  17. Beautiful! Love them all! ♥
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper TIMI challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in June!

  18. Fabulous set of cards Leslie! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck!


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