Today and tomorrow I'm going to share the greeting cards that we made at my Stamp-A-Stack class session last week. For this class, we all made 6 copies of each of the cards, and got them done in record time!
My group had asked for some Valentine Cards and also for some Thank You cards (very much needed after the holiday gift-giving season!). I decided that this card could serve as a card for many different occasions, not just as a Thank You card. So everyone stamped quite a few different greetings, and put them in a baggie to have available when a card is needed. All you have to do is add a bit of adhesive and you've got yourself a birthday card, get well card, thank you card, or even just a "thinking of you" card!
The papers that I used for this card are both from the Designer Paper Set, Springtime Vintage, in the Stampin' Up! 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. They remind me of the papers on my grandmother's dining room wall – really a very vintage look! There's plenty of different designs in this paper set, and plenty to make up a lot of this particular design. The ribbon is the Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding, which is a new Seam Binding color featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, and the bow is another effort at making the design perfected by Mary Brown, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator who shared a tutorial on how to make these non-tied bows.
The one element on this card that I've not shared with you in a very long time is the Build-A-Brad which holds the bow and the ribbon together. This is a great little embellishment, and allows you to make a brad out of anything that you can punch out with a 1/2" Punch. In this case, I took a small flower from another piece of paper in this designer paper set and made that the center of the brad. As the class needed all the Pewter colored brads for their projects, I only had a brass colored one available to use for the card pictured, and that color is no longer available. I much prefer the pewter colored brads, and have more on order!
The stamp set that I used for the greetings is the oldie-but-goodie set, Sincere Salutations. All the greetings in this set are easily punched with the Oval Extra-Large Punch.
This card has a very common card layout, and one that I featured in my 2010 Greeting Card Layout eBook, and which I first published in my June 30, 2010, blog post – and here it is again!
If you haven't used this layout, it really does help you make a quick and easy card! And I always have fun with quick and easy – hope you do, too!