Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Perfectly Penned in Style

I spent the weekend in the cool (actually COLD) indoors at a scrapbook crop!  Although I took several card projects to work on, I only got a couple of them completed.  However, I also spent some time talking to potential Stampin' Up customers and catching up with some great friends, so I consider it a productive weekend.

You will find that I like doing several of the same cards once I get started.  I believe that the assembly line method works best, and in this case I completed 8 sets of 6 cards, for a total of 48.  I got the idea for this card from Angie at www.mychicnscratch.com.  I believe the term is "cased".  Anyhow, I loved the simplicity and cleanliness that this card offers.  While Angie made a set of Thank You cards, I chose to make a set of 6 cards, using all of the colors in the Polka Dot Parade DSP, and all of the greetings included in the Perfectly Penned Stamp Set.  I decided to use the Happy Birthday and Thank You two times each, as they would be the most used.  I just love SU! products because they coordinate so well.

To gift these, I will putting them in a Clear Bags case that holds 6 cards with envelopes, and probably tie a coordinating ribbon around them. My family enjoys getting handmade cards that are all ready for THEM to send out to friends and loved ones :-).

Products Used:

Stamp Set- Perfectly Penned
Paper- Polka Dot Parade DSP, Cardstock in Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive
Our NEW Classic Stamp Pads- Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Read Red, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive
Tools & Accessories- Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, and Square Punch to do the triangle cutout for the pennant look

The other project I worked on was done with kids in mind, and again, I made 8 sets total, but with only 4 per set, and changed it up a bit by using a different stamp set on 4 of them.  As you can see, I packaged them with a set of 8 crayons, and they will be used a gift for some young 'uns I know, so that they can add their personal touch with color before giving them out.  I used several old papers for these, a current stamp set called Greeting Card Kids on the first set, and a retired stamp set called Gift Givers on the second set.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  Please leave a comment and be sure to follow my blog!  I am excited to be part of a "Pals Blog Hop" in mid August with "Stampin' Pretty Pals" group.  REALLY like what you see and want to recreate it?  Select the link on the top right to shop on my SU! Website.

Thanks for visiting.
~~ Bobbi


  1. They turned out really great!! I want to case that first set of cards :) I love the colors, but I think with some red and green they would make for some really cool simple Christmas cards :) Just need a stamp....

    1. I will be sure to get you a book with your order and you can see if there is a Christmas Stamp you like really well. It would be pretty with a simple Christmas print! And instead of a pennant you could use a shape of a Christmas tree... hmmm... I think I just got an idea for another card!!!