Wood Textures thank you

This week, I needed to make a Thank You card and to make things extra challenging, this was to go to a guy. Birthday cards for guys are challenging enough, but a thank you card….

Drawing inspiration from page 94 of the Annual Catalogue. It’s the Fresh Florals Suites. Now I know what you’re thinking… Florals for a guy?!


It’s from the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue, which is showbased by the CASE-ing The Catty team this week.


I used the design from the Berry Burst card in the top right as a basic sketch. What first caught my eye on this card was the sentiment, it was just right for the purpose of this card. I then set about adapting this design to fit my guy theme.

Here is what I came up with.

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My card base is Early Espresso cardstock and I used one of the Wood Textures paper stack designs as my layering piece. The punched elements use the Lots of Label framelits. Here, I have punched the background layer from Old Olive cardstock in a smaller frame, and a larger one in Whisper White.

I punched these first, then set about finding a replacement for the floral image. I decided on the leaves from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. They have that lovely artistic brushstroke look. I stamped two on the base in Old Olive ink and another one on some scrap. I also stamped two more on scrap in Garden Green ink. I fussy cut the stamped images from the scrap cardstock and arranged them over the images stamped directly onto the Label shape.

I cut the Olive label in half and cut the stamped White label down to the size that worked. Adhered the Olive half behind the white and adhered both to the cardbase.

I created the sentiment by stamping it in Old Olive ink to match and trimming down the Whisper White cardstock to a line strip and added in flags to both ends. I layered this onto a shorter flag strip from Early Espresso cardstock.

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At this point, I decided to vary from the design, leaving off the additional ribbon layered beneath the sentiment and the white layer of the label. Just opting to include the bottom half of the Olive label and then popped the sentiment over the top.

I finished off the card with some copper trim – okay, I know it’s a bow, but I think it still works. I just love how the shape of the trim works to make the bow sit flat. It’s looks really nice and still manly!

I stamped a coordinating envelope to match to finish it off.

I hope this project inspires you for your next manly project!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Beautiful Banners – CYCI#140

We’re back – the team at Can You Case It? #140 return to our regular Sunday time slots giving you loads of inspiration and challenging you to create.

Can You Case It? #140

This week, it’s a colour challenge – Yellow, Orange and Craft, which have a very Autumn feel to them.

It suits our Northern hemisphere right now, but one can be forgiven for thinking that it suits us here in Melbourne at the moment too.

Whilst we should be enjoying warmer sunnier days, after all we are in Spring with Summer fast approaching, but our Melbourne weather has been just as cold and wet as it was in the middle of winter 😦

Here is my card for this week.

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Whilst my mind has been focused on Christmas mostly, I needed a few Thank You cards too. So I pulled out my trusty scribbles and I have been dying to use my Beautiful Banners stamp set too.

You know I love my swooshy scribble thinlit die set – but I wanted to try something different by using the negative space. I have seen this done before so couldn’t wait to try it out myself. Here is how I did it:

First, I cut two different coloured pieces of cardstock to the same size. I used the coloured piece in the background and the Craft colour in the foreground.

Next, I punched out the scribbles in the usual way; line up where I wanted them, punch out with my Big Shot. But then, when I went to lift the cardstock from the die, I wanted to do this and keep them in one piece. So I gently bent my die back, exposing the edges of my cardstock, I used scissors and my thumb to help keep them altogether when pealing them out of the die.

I applied glue to the negative pieces of the pattern, gently turned over my piece and fitted it back into place and pressed to stick them down. Again with my trusty scissors, I lifted out the scribbly piece to use later on.

I made one in Yellow (Crushed Curry) and one in Orange (Pumpkin Pie).

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I hope you enjoyed my inspiration around these colours. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the design teams inspiration from the Can You Case It? website and can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed floral thank you – CYCI #129

It’s a colour challenge this week over at Can You Case It? We have Dark Blue and Pink along with Neutrals to play with.

Can You Case it? #129

Here is my card for this week. How beautiful is that die set. It’s the Detailed Floral thinlits.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

This particular set comes as a three piece set. There is a large and small decorative flower die and an edgelit die that trims the top down to match the flowers edge.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

It also has a coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases. That watercolour flower is just beautiful.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

How did I make this?

  • I cut my A4 cardstock in half on the short edge so that I have a long base. (105mm x 297mm) The colour is Dapper Denim
  • I scored the base at 60mm and 210mm and folded them in with a bone folder to crisp them up to fold well.
  • Matching and centering the large and small dies with the large and small panels of the base cardstock, I punched out my front pieces. Using my die brush, I cleaned up my punched pieces to reveal the lovely design
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit the back panel.
  • Using the Floral Phrases stamp set, I stamped my base, first the border at bottom in Flirty Flamingo, the “thanks” sentiment in Dapper denim and on top I stamped that lovely flower, which has a watercolour feel too it, in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped it off so that it was faint.
  • I finished it off with a little bit of coordinating ruched ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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