Triple Thanks

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  My three excited children had a great time playing with all of their new “toys.”  We stayed at home all day yesterday, snuggled up by the fire.  Our warm winter came to a sudden end with quite a bit of snow yesterday.  Snow in Texas on Christmas day — what a rare and wonderful treat (I can say that because I know it won’t last long before it melts here)!

3 Affection Thanks

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time for some thank you notes.  These were quick and easy.  I used the Affection Collection stamp set.  If you don’t have it and you like it, you’d better get it quick.  It will not be available after January 2nd.  Here’s a closer look at the three cards:

Vanilla Affection Thanks

Pool Party Affection Thanks

Pink Affection Thanks

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Affection Collection, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Modern Label punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, 3/16″ Corner punch

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A Small Break from Christmas Cards

I feel like I’ve been making Christmas cards for so long that I felt the need to make something non-Christmas-y today.  There is an adorable set in the Holiday Catalog called Affection Collection, and it was given to all of us Stampin’ Up convention attendees.  It’s geared towards Valentine’s Day, but is really appropriate for much more than that.  And since this set is only available through the end of the month, I thought I’d better use it before you won’t be able to get it anymore.

Love Affection Collection

I used this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for this card.

My favorite thing on this card is the embossed background behind the bow and main image.  I used the Etruscan Elegance wheel (LOVE that thing) with clear embossing powder.  I love the look of clear embossing powder on Very Vanilla card stock.  Here’s a closer look:

Affection Close Up

This was a fun card to make, and I think I’ve found a new favorite color combination — Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla.  The catalog says the designer series paper’s color is Riding Hood Red, but it must be a different shade than the card stock.  Whatever it is, I love it with the other colors.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Affection Collection, Etruscan Elegance wheel
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, Versamark, Crumb Cake (for sponging edges)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Fan Fair dsp, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Finishing Touches edgelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 3/16″ Corner punch, sponge dauber