I’m way behind on sending thank you cards. My excuse is that I refuse to buy them in a store, and even if I do, I get the “where’s my hand made card?” response. I took some Saturday time to make cards, which are still sitting here because now I need stamps. Anyway, using the Grand Calibur™ and new Spellbinders™ die templates I whipped out a bunch bouquet of cards assembly line style.
I was determined not to dip into my 12×12″ papers, but to use up scraps. I have a ton of purple Worldwin cardstock, Basic Grey (I made an 8×8″ album for a friend and have so many scraps) and I got a great deal on these ‘Thank You’ rub-ons when a store went out of business. OK, so I had to cut the card backs, but that doesn’t count, right?
Real quick – this is how to make a dozen cards with scraps and the Grand Calibur. The die templates I used are new Spellbinders S5-024 Labels Twenty-One; S4-324 Ribbon Banners and S5-050 Rose Creations. Rub-ons are older Reminisce, and the card backs are Worldwin cover stock, and Glimmer Mist in Haunted Shadow and Apple.
Since I had room, I cut 4 of the Banner Basics in each pass, I just love them and they’ll be good to have on hand for another project.
Next step, assemble the roses. I mixed and matched the purples and used sparkly brads from Creative Impressions. The leaves, labels and banners were edged with an ink pad. The leaves were also spritzed with Glimmer Mist.
The flat flowers were not working for me. I folded the petals up and in to give the flowers some dimension. Then I sprayed some purple Glimmer Mist onto my mat and tapped and dragged the edges of the flower. This is quick and there is no reason to fuss about perfection in this step.
See, it makes a huge difference and it doesn’t matter if they are all slightly different.
I pushed the brad through the labe to attach the rose, then used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares on the leaves and MyStik™ Mounting Squares to adhere the labels to the cards, and the Ribbon Banners on top of the labels.
Each rose and label is different, but that’s ok, nobody will know but you and me!
And nobody will know that I used up some stash very nice paper!
They’ll just be shocked to actually get something from me!!
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Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.
Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing!
Very cute cards. I love the flowers
Those flowers are amazing! Thank you for sharing how you made everything. Just gorgeous …
aka journey fan/2 peas
Wow! Very impressive! Love the flower colors!
Gorgeous cards! I would love to get a thank you card like that. Such talent! TFS!
I’m new to your blog & Grand Caliber (hubby got me one for Christmas), but wante d you to know how very much I like these
notes! Very pretty and makes me think maybe I can do this
Nestability thing! Thanks so much.
Great way to get ahead on thank you notes!!! Love em!
wow, you are such a smart, talented and thrifty lady. love the look of all the cards and what a difference those flowers look with a little tinting on the edges and folding. well done.
I’m with Barb! LOL!! Love what you did with the dies! With little effort, like folding up the petals – makes a world of difference 🙂 TFS!!
Lovely cards Beth! I usually try to send individual cards, instead of making them all the same. This is great though, all the same basic idea, but still different! Great take on the production line idea! TFS
Beautiful! Love the rose layers folded up instead of folded back.
Okay, so now I need to add the label, banner and rose die sets to my growing wish list ….
Beautiful cards, Beth! Thanks for sharing all the tips about coloring, folding the petals, etc. Those things really make the cards special.