Jan 01 2008

Thanks to Martha

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I needed some thank you cards for myself, and years ago I never really minded mass producing, but to be honest, I really don’t like it very much any more!!! So my thank you’s had to be super simple and fast — LOL — what’s new!!! So, this is what I came up with.

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These beautifully colored cards with the shaped edges are Martha Stewart and they were a gift from a neighbor — thank you, Helen!!! There was 8 in the pack, so I figured I’d make them all up at once. Then the matching ribbon, also Martha Stewart, was one of many gifts in my SCS Elf package from Sue — thank you, Sue!!! You have no idea how delighted I was to see this ribbon, knowing I had the cards and envies to match!!!! The cards are fairly large, measuring 5 x 7.

Anyway, these are quick and simple cards using the Cuttlebug anda rectangle Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders to both cut and emboss. The white panel was first run through the Cuttlebug with the small folder to emboss the design, then run back through with the rectangle die to cut it, then run through again to emboss the edges of the white panel. Oh, the modern conveniences — how fun!!! The chocolate panel is, of course, embossed with the large Textile folder in the Cuttlebug, and it is matted in Really Rust.

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I did 2 versions of this card, 4 of each, oriented vertically and oriented horizontally. I like them both equally well. These are really simple cards that I think are rather self-explanatory.

  • Stamps: All Year Cheer I – retired SU
  • Paper: Premade cards and envelopes by Martha Stewart, called Flourish Stationery. SU Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White.
  • Ink: Timber Brown Stazon.
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Seam Binding, Ticket Corner Punch, Vintage Brads, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Rectangle Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders.

That’s it for tonight — I guess it IS the new year now!!! Hope you are all having a happy one and being safe!!! God Bless!!! Thanks for checking in — I truly appreciate it!!!

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Thanks to Martha”

  1. Janine says:

    Yes it is truly the New Year now. Just got in from our dinner out with friends and am happy to be in my home safe and sound.
    Love your thankyou cards.. Tomorrow I am in my studio for the whole day. YIPPEE !!!

    Janine

  2. Michelle says:

    These are just gorgeous, Sharon! I love what you’ve been doing with that small embossing folder – I ordered that set the other day just because of you! Thanks for enabling me!

  3. Connie Watson says:

    These are gorgeous Sharon. I love the colors you used. They look very elegant. What a nice way to start the new year! Thank you so much Sharon. How nice it is to have your blog to look at when I can’t sleep!! Happy New Year. Connie

  4. leslierich says:

    You’re doing the most beautiful things with your Cuttlebug! These colors are delicious! I’ve never been a fan of mass production. A person just gets too many projects going on to spend all that time on one thing. You still do it so well, though!

  5. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Beautiful, Sharon. So rich and classy looking. Love the cut on the edges of the card and the cuttlebug pieces match so well. Another very pretty set. Happy New Year to You!

  6. Libby says:

    These are so simple yet completely gorgeous! Love them!!

  7. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Holy cow Sharon! These are gorgeous!!! Love the colour combo you have used and the mixture of the embossing folders you used is just wonderful! Stunning set of cards:)
    Happy New Year!
    Dawn

  8. Dawn E. says:

    Wonderful cards Sharon! I’m with you, I don’t much like to mass produce but sometimes we must 😉 Those cards of Martha’s are fabulous! Love the edges. You dressed them up perfectly!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  9. These cards are lovely Sharon!!

  10. Linda says:

    Just beautiful…watch out, bet there will be a “punch” out there we can use to create on the card like the “Martha Stewart’s” cards.
    Love seeing all your work with the cuttlebug.

  11. Those rock. You know, you have done some really elegant cards lately with your embossing folders. I have some that I haven’t used in months. HHHHhhhmmm, maybe I need to bring them out! 🙂

  12. Deb Wood says:

    These are gorgeous, love the colors and the Martha Stewart cards are fabulous! TFS!!

  13. joyk says:

    Just terrific, simple cards that don’t look mass-produced! Love those colors together………what neat note cards with those fun edges!

  14. genevieve says:

    These are beautiful cards! I just love the color combo and the embossed accent with the sentiment! What a great idea!

  15. Michelle says:

    I just love these – the colors & I sure do love that cuttlebug embossing folder – it’s on my “to get list!”

  16. Deb Neerman says:

    These are stunning!

    I just love the elegant simplicity of these cards … and the color combination is da bomb!

    Ya just gotta love the ‘Bug, huh?!?

    ~Hugs, Deb

  17. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    You did it again Sharon. Those “Thank You’s” are absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors.

  18. Rose Ann says:

    These are beautiful!! I love the colors and embossing…and the edging is very elegant!

  19. Jerri Jimenez says:

    These are gorgeous Sharon, I love the Martha Stewart ribbons, they match so many of SU’s colors and are so beautiful, the perfect width and I love the shine, sleekness and texture of them. They make projects look outstanding.

  20. These are, IMO, jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!

  21. nancy littrell says:

    You and Martha did good!

  22. Kay says:

    WOW! This is super elegant! You were so productive during the holidays! I was away and playing and entertaining. Can’t wait to get back to my NORMAL STAMPING LIFE!!!

  23. Barb S. says:

    Late in reading this but glad I didn’t miss it. These are so awesome. I always wonder how to use those “already cut & packaged blanks”!! You did a great job on yours. Thanks for such wonderful ideas.

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