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Fall Themed Thank You Cards

I made this card a couple weeks ago, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I actually made two of the same card since I had to send two thank you notes. Of course I used mostly Stampin’ Up! products on the cards. For the cardstock I used Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla (MM, CC and AA are part of the SU! Regals Collection). Other SU! stuff I used were the linen thread, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, Fabulous Phrases stamp set and pearls. I also used the Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, Peeled Paint and Rock Candy Distress Stickles, and a Fiskars edge punch. The leaves were cut out of the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge.

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget, to order some awesome Stampin’ Up! products click here!

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Yes, I Still Craft!

Hello, everyone! Ugh, I hate how I’m ignoring this blog the past few months. I promise I’ll try to do better! I am still crafting and thought I’d share a few cards I recently made.

This card I made to accompany the gift I purchased for my December 2011 mom’s onesie exchange. I used my 9 Months Cricut cartridge for the pregnant lady and I welded the words together using my Gypsy and the Gypsy Font cartridge. All the paper used was Stampin’ Up! in the colors Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake (the lady’s skin was just some cardstock I had in my stash). To complete the card I Cuttlebugged the lady’s dress, added a SU! button to her hair and placed some SU! pearls in three of the corners.


Here’s a thank you card I made. This one didn’t turn out as nice as I would have liked. Looking back I wish I would have stamped the butterflies on a separate piece of cardstock and then fussy cut them out and glued them to the circle. Oh well… live and learn! For the background layer I used some Pear Pizzaz Stampin’ Up! cardstock and scored it in my Martha Stewart scoreboard. I then took some So Saffron and used my SU! scallop edge border punch and then added some Bashful Blue ribbon and used a random “thank you” stamp I had in my stash.  Next I took a couple punches and punched out a circle of Very Vanilla and a scalloped circle of Bashful Blue. The flowers and butterflies are from the Sweet Summer SU! stamp set. To complete the card I added some SU! bling.

Probably my favorite of the three cards! I used my Bloom Cricut Lite cartridge for the flowers (such a great cartridge!). Stampin’ Up! cardstock colors I used include Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz and Wild Wasabi. I used my SU! scallop border edge punch and some Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon and my Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder. The “thanks” stamp is from the SU! Fabulous Phrases set and to complete the card I added a few stick-on pearls.

Thank you all for looking, and I hope to blog a bit more around these parts! If you haven’t checked out my other blog, you can see it here, I update over there a lot more.

Also, if you’re interested in any of the Stampin’ Up! products, click here to order! They’ve added some more stuff to the clearance section, so I suggest you take a look and snap up some great products before they’re all gone!

Thank You Card

If you guys have been watching my pregnancy vlogs (I post them each week on my other blog), you might have seen the cute little booties my grandma made for the baby this past week. It was super sweet of her, so I just had to make her a thank you card!

Supplies:

-Stampin’ Up! Engraved Greetings stamp set
-SU! Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink (no one should be surprised by this anymore, it’s my favorite color!)
-Recollections cardstock (I’m trying to get rid of it all so I can go to using SU! full time 🙂 )
-Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Nestabilities Labels 13 dies
-Recollections trim
-Making Memories brads

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to stock up on all your Stampin’ Up! supplies here!

Two Birthday Cards

Here are two very different styles of birthday cards I recently created.

The first one was for my husband, who turned 27 last Friday. He always says how he likes simple cards, so that’s what I made him!

Supplies:

-Stampin’ Up! Seam Binding ribbon in Crumb Cake
-SU! stamp from the Engraved Greetings stamp set
-SU! ink in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
-SU! cardstock in Early Espresso (on large candle)
-Recollections kraft cardstock (card base and sentiment)
-DCWV Guy Stack patterned papers
-Brown embroidery floss
-Nestabilities Labels Eight die (sentiment)
-Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge (candles)

The second card I made was for my future step-sister, who just turned 16. I used my Gypsy to create the card base.

Supplies:

-Stampin’ Up! rhinestones
-SU! cardsock in Basic Black (card base)
-K&Co. textured cardstock (numbers)
-DCWV Rockstar Stack patterned paper (“sweet”)
-Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Black chalk ink
-Winter Woodlands Cricut cartridge (card base and numbers)
-Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (“sweet”)

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to click here to order all your Stampin’ Up! products!

Want FREE Invitations?

I mentioned a while back that I lost my job in April, over 2 months ago. I now spend my days not doing much of anything. While some of it has been fun, I’m BORED. So, I thought I would extend the offer of free invitations, announcements, place cards, etc. to my readers, family and friends!

If you’re interested, please feel free to contact me, either via my personal Facebook (if we’re friends) or email me at lageorgiapaperie@gmail.com. You can click here for some samples I made up a while back. There isn’t a whole lot on the page, but it’s a start. Plus you can browse through my blog to find some of my other projects. I can pretty much do anything though, so just give me an idea and I’ll make it work! Also, if you know anyone else who might be interested, feel free to pass along my info.

To get the free invitations (or whatever you need) all you’ll need to do is purchase the supplies, which would be done through my Stampin’ Up! store. Use of my Cricut cartridges, Cuttlebug folders/dies and any other non-consumable supplies I have on hand would be no additional charge.

So, what do you say? Help keep me busy this summer!

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to refuse any custom work I deem too time consuming or not in compliance with LGP standards. Each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If a project requires extra time, I reserve the right to charge a nominal fee per item.

Rainbow Thank You Card

Wow, does it feel good to craft again! This second trimester has been pretty good to me so far! Tonight I made a bright and cheerful thank you card.

I got the idea of the card from the current issue of Stampin’ Success, the Stampin’ Up! magazine. I think it turned out super cute! Here is a list of supplies.

Stampin’ Up!
-Punch Bunch stamp set (owl)
-Fabulous Phrases stamp set (“thanks” sentiment)
-Very Vanilla cardstock
-Scallop edge punch
-Dimensionals

Other
-Rainbow colored cardstock (from my stash)
-Kraft cardstock (Recollections)
-Colorbox ink
-Cream colored embroidery floss
-Buttons (from my stash)

I like using Stampin’ Up! cardstock better, but since I have soooo much other stuff, I need to start working through it more.

If you’re interested in Stampin’ Up! products click here to order. And if you’re interested in custom invitations, announcements etc., please email me at lageorgiapaperie@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to visit my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower, where I’ll be updating on my personal life (because it is just oh so exciting!).

Custom Save the Dates!

*If you’re interested in custom invitations or announcements, please email me at lageorgiapaperie@gmail.com. I would love to work with you to create a unique piece of art you will be proud to send to family and friends!*

So, I bet you guys never thought I’d do another crafty blog post, right? Well, here is one for you! Back in March I was commissioned to make my dad and his fiance’s Save the Date cards. They wanted something unique and elegant without all the clutter you tend to see on pre-made STDs. I think what we came up with really hit the nail on the head!

As you can see we went with a folded card look, as opposed to the postcard style of most STDs. The ribbon is holding the card closed, so to open the card, the reader simply slips it off. Underneath the ribbon is an embossed strip of paper to maintain the look of the card after the ribbon is gone. They’re getting married in Las Vegas, hence the suits edge punch for a bit of fun.

We kept the inside really simple, yet still providing all the information their guests need at this point. On a formal invitation typically I would spell out the date, but because their wedding date is so special, I think the “11.11.11” works perfectly! I also love the fonts they chose for their STDs. Two different font types can be difficult to work with, and only really work when one is a simple serif or sans serif font, and the other is a more formal script. I downloaded both fonts from dafont.com, which is where I get all my fonts.

They even let me “sign” the back of each card with my custom stamp! In fact, it was their idea :).

Here is a list of supplies I used to create these one-of-a-kind Save the Dates.

Cardstock (all by Stampin’ Up!)
-Cherry Cobbler (card base)
-Early Espresso (“save the date”)
-Very Vanilla (inside card)
-Brushed Gold (“save the date” shadow and accent strip)

Other
-Stampin’ Up! 1/4” grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso
-Stampin’ Up! ink in Early Espresso (LGP stamp on the back of the card)
-Sweethearts Cricut cartridge (“save the date” and shadow)
-Stickles glitter glue in Cinnamon
-Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder
-EK Success Card Suits edge punch

I hope they ask me to make their wedding invitations too, I had a lot of fun working with them! And if you’re interested in any Stampin’ Up! products, please visit my SU! website here.

Thanks for looking, and I promise more crafty posts soon!