I’ve had the idea for this thank you card swimming around my head since the introduction of the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding. If you look closely you’ll see that the front panel is scored into sections, then in each section is a Floral Fusion Sizzlets flower with the ‘gee, thanks’ (from the new Stampin’ Up! Really Good Greetings stamp set) stamped in the top middle section in Strawberry Slush.
I even made a matching envelope. The envelope was stamped with the flowers from Betsy’s Blossoms in Strawberry Slush. I’m making a coordinating envelope with almost every card these days. It doesn’t take much to do and I think it makes the card extra special. But if you are like me you are wondering about the dimensions on this card.
I had to do some real math to get this panel to work out just right. Here’s my math. The card base measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″. The front panel is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. The front panel is scored across at 1-3/4″ and 3-1/2″ and then turned and scored crosswise at 1-3/4″. When you are done, each scored section is 1-3/4″ square. Of course, the Simply Scored Scoring Tool made this a super simple task!
The new Strawberry Slush In Color is definitely one of my favorites, so I used that to stamp the greeting. If you stamp your greeting on an angle, you didn’t have to worry about lining it up just right to make it straight. Plus, I think it adds more whimsy and interest to the card. What do you think?
Each flower was centered with a circle of contrasting cardstock and topped with a rhinestone. I just love the self-adhesive rhinestone Basic Jewels. And I love the fact that they also come with a few rhinestones attached in a line, which was perfect to underline ‘gee, thanks’.
Here’s the card recipe: (All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.) Stamps: Really Good Greetings wood-mount #130330 or clear-mount #130333, Betsy’s Blossoms wood-mount #131955 or clear-mount #126006 Ink: Strawberry Slush #131178, Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177, Coastal Cabana #131175, Baked Brown Sugar #131174 Paper: Whisper White #100730 Extras: Big Shot #113439, Sizzlets Floral Fusion #115959, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430
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