Monday, January 3, 2011

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards



After two birthdays and Christmas we needed a big handful of thank you cards.  I came up with this quick design that I could easily mass produce.  I impressed one of the 1 3/4" circle dies (E) from Papertrey's collection into Stampers Select White cardstock by putting the cardstock between the die and a tan Spellbinders Mat.  Since this cardstock is so thick the die doesn't cut through.  I've tried this technique on thinner cardstock and it does not work.

After impressing the medallion, I used my Scor Pal to make two more lines on the card front.  For this set of cards I chose to stamp the butterfly image from Round and Round in a variety of colors.  There are many other PTI sets that fit perfectly into the circle.  Giga Guidelines looks great too!

I love a CAS card!  What do you think?




All supplies Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Round and Round, 2009 Autumn Tags (sentiment)
Paper:  Stampers Select White
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, black
Accessories:  Limitless Layers circle die, Scor-Pal, Spellbinders mat, cuttlebug

25 comments:

Linda said...

I love this look! Your cards are beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Sara, this is so clever, quick and beautiful! Thanks for the ideas!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Sara! Love these cards and I may have to CASE this idea!

Laura Isham said...

LOVE these! Love how you used the die. I will definitely have to try this soon!

Huguenot Girl said...

Wow Sara! These are wonderful! Like Melissa, I think I am going to have to CASE this idea! Love how you have used the PTI anniversary set (I just love it - one of my favourites as it is so
versatile!) Nicole

Debbie Gaydos said...

what a clever design! Great cards!

Cathy Weber said...

How smart you are! I had never thought to use that medallion as an impression plate, but it is really, really great. I loved how it makes a perfect frame for the butterfly image. Great idea.

Dana said...

Sara these are just beautiful! I love the impressed die...so, so pretty.

Stephanie said...

Clean and simple. This is the second time today that I've seen this embossing technique - I've gotta give this a try. Nice work!

christy compton hall said...

These are really amazing, Sara! What a super clever idea - one I'll have to try soon!

Jen Carter said...

These are beautiful! I love them!

Sharron said...

These are SO pretty! I love the idea of making an impression with the die. Clever idea for really great CAS cards!

Ted said...

Love this creative use of the die, Sara! And this card almost qualifies for my most current HEC challenge! I love the clean, elegant appearance. :)

Baseret said...

What an awesome design!Will have to give it a try!

nancy jane said...

Fabulously creative design, Sara. Thank you for the idea to use the limitless layers die to emboss. It looks like you labored over the card. The Sweet Blush card tucked into the corner is my favorite use of color in this design.

honugurl16 said...

LOve this. I'm totally going to try it.

Stephanie said...

What an awesome idea!!! Love it! Add to that how beautiful these CAS cards are and you definitely have a gorgeous set. TY for sharing your great idea with us!

Sue Plote said...

How clever, Sara! Oh, and they're absolutely beautiful, too! :)

Laurie said...

Sara these are gorgeous! What a great idea! So pretty!

Amy said...

I haven't thot to do embossing with the dies! These cards are CAS and fabulous!

Melissa said...

Came back to say that I did indeed CASE these, well, I copied them really! So stunning!

Mara... said...

wow!!! Amazing cards!!

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful cards, Sara! I'm always on the lookout for flat, mass-produce-able cards for just this type of situation. I really like how you impressed the medallion and I'm so glad you shared with us how you did it. I'm going to try that tonight when I get home. :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sara, this is perfect! My type of CAS card. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina said...

Oh, how I love this idea! I've seen embossed frames made with Nesties but hadn't thought of trying Papertrey dies. Gorgeous clean cards!