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Thank You Cards {and a giveaway}

Hi, it’s Gini and I am excited to share a couple of cards created with the lovely Our Craft Lounge set Thankful Flourishes and some of my gorgeous May Arts ribbons.  I’m always in need of thank you cards, and this set has the perfect sentiments.  My cards are very different from each other, to give you an idea of how versatile these stamps are.

Supplies – Card One

 

Designer Notes:

  1.  Dry emboss your cardstock with the folder of your choice.  Apply Dries Clear Adhesive on the raised areas, and spread the glue out thin.  Sprinkle Sparkly Fluff over the glue, and burnish the fluff with your finger to create a nice, subtle sparkle over your embossing.

  1. Use Scor-Tape to easily attach your ribbon to your card.  This is a great way to keep your ribbon in a straight line on your project. 

  1. Create a ruffled-ribbon edge by laying down a piece of Scor-Tape, and folding the ribbon as you attach it to the tape.

  1. Stamp three flower images.  Fussy cut around two of the flowers, and cut the petals into the center.  Shape the petals of the two flowers using a large, round embossing stylus.  Glue the flowers together, with the petals off-set, using dimensional foam. On the third stamped image, outline the center with Crystal Lacquer, and sprinkle with the Sparkly Fluff.  Allow to dry completely, and then cut out the center, and adhere it to the other flowers.
  2. Die cut a decorative rectangle, ink the stenciled areas, and stamp your sentiment in the center.
  3. Assemble the card as shown.

 

I have to be honest, I made this second card, just because this incredible ribbon showed up in my mailbox today – and I couldn’t wait even a minute to use it on a card!

Supplies – Card Two

 

Designer Notes:

  1.  Randomly stamp the flower image on your cardstock with watermark ink.  Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
  2. Tie a simple bow for your card. Attach a length of ribbon around your matted, stamped cardstock.  With your sewing machine, zig-zag stitch along each edge of the ribbon.  Glue your bow in place.

       

  1. Add sentiment, with dimensional foam, and attach to card base.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle


Giveaway!

Now here’s your chance to win goodies of your own!   Each day we will be giving away a different prize!  Today’s prize is:

That’s Our Craft Lounge’s Crafty Cling Rubber Single – Fall Sunflower

and

1 spool of ribbon – Your Choice!

All you have to do is comment on any post today!  Tomorrow I will annouce a winner and a new prize pack to give away!

And be sure to stop on by the Our Craft Lounge blog to win some more goodies!
 

Happy hopping & good luck to all!

xoxo!

The Ribbon Lady

  1. Goat Girl

    OMGOSH love both cards, but especially the purple card. Thanks for giving me some great ideas!

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  2. Manhattan Mandie

    Beautiful card! I love all of the great techniques you used!

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  3. Debbie Fisher

    WOW! Gorgeous cards!!

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  4. Miriam Prantner

    Oh that ribon is just stunning! Gorgeous cards and great stamps!

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  5. Jeniff

    Beautiful cards. Love it!

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  6. Elizabeth Campau

    Thanks for the tips on how to fold the ribbon with scor tape! I am alwasy looking for an easier way:)

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  7. Cathy Peper

    I love the ruffled ribbon on the card.  The colors are very striking as well.

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  8. Renee VanEpps

    Both are beautiful cards, love the pleated ribbon look on the first card, and the striped purple ribbon is AMAZING!  I can understand completely why you had to use it asap!

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  9. Sue D

    Gorgeous–I like the sparkle on the embossing on the first and the ribbon on the second.

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  10. NWFlamingo

    Both cards are great.  The embossing folder in combo with the sparkling fluff really adds dimension.  Will have to try this!

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  11. Vivian Keh

    Beautiful cards, Gini. Love the rich colors and texture.

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  12. Connie L. Riley

    I loved both of your cards and I can see why you couldn't wait to play with the ribbon the second card–it is gorgeous!  I have to have some of it and as soon as possible!!  Thanks for the great details on how you crafted your cards.

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  13. Kristie Maynard

    Both your cards are just gorgeous.  Thanks for the great 'notes'

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  14. Holly E

    Beautiful cards, I love the sparkle fluff of the first card!

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  15. Indy

    LOVE the cards!  Beautiful!

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  16. Donata Pfisterer

    Loved both cards. Not a fan of purple but this won me over

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  17. Shari Klyn

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful card with us.  I really appreciate the supply list.

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  18. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    Wow what a beautiul card and love those flowers

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  19. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Oh, my!  That is some gorgeous ribbon on your second card.  I love the horizontal card with the vertical ribbon…very striking!  Ilove your work, Gini!

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  20. Lynn

    Beautifully designed cards with luscious May Arts Ribbon and uplifting sentiments on the stamp set.

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  21. Mary-Anne V.

    Great cards…love the purple card with the simple design and gorgeous ribbon.

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  22. Angie shepherd

    Ooh, never heard of sparkly fluff in Australia, or maybe it’s just me, do tell? Do you sell it? Love love love the flower, going to make some myself.

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    1. The Ribbon Lady

      Hi Angie. Our Craft Lounge sells Sparkly Fluff. Here is the link: http://www.ourcraftlounge.net/Sparkly-Fluff_c_13.html
      Hope this helps!

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  23. Suba

    I love both the cards!  Also, thanks for a chance at the stamp set and ribbon!  Love it!

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  24. R Bailey

    just love your card!!..May Arts ribbon are just so elegant ,you just put me in the mood to stamp on this very hot day, here in WA

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  25. Samantha Kania

    Both cards are gorgeous but the 2nd one is more my style so thank you for showing the versitility of the set! and thanks for a chance to win 🙂

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  26. Anne McIntosh

    Loved both cards…the first with it's varied techniques and the sparkle fluff (for just the right amount of sparkle!) and the second one with that beautiful purple striped ribbon was simply outstanding!

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  27. {vicki}

    great cards

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  28. Christina Ketelsen

    Lovely cards…May Arts ribbon is the most beautiful ribbon I have touched or seen ever. Thanks for sharing!! 

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  29. Natasha G.P.

    Your ribbons make my cards look so special. I like what you did with your ribbon on these cards, too. I like to add them because they give my cards some needed oomph.

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  30. sharon gullikson

    I love the embossing–it adds so much. I really need to buy am embossing machine. Jeesh!

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  31. Linda Lee

    Great techniques…love the cards!!

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  32. Yvonne Williams

    Amazing how different the cards look.  I love the first one, but PURPLE being my favorite color, I would have to choose the 2nd one.  Love that ribbon.

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  33. sherry b

    Love these cards and the giveaway would help create more lovely cards.

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  34. Charlene

    Both cards are really pretty!!

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  35. Sandy Allnock

    Wow, LOVELY! Great set of cards!

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  36. Sherry

    Gorgeous cards, love the layering.

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  37. Margie Visnick

    This is just beautiful!

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  38. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Adore this card!!!  So beautiful!!

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  39. Stephanie S.

    Beautiful cards!

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  40. Ylita b

    Wow! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing everything.

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  41. Theresa Fredrickson

    Both cards are lovely, but I think I like the first one best.  That is a great stamp set.

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  42. Jingle

    Very pretty cards!

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  43. Brenda S.

    I love these cards!!  The first one has such depth, I can't wait to try it.  The second one has the coolest ribbon ever! Seriously, that is some awesome ribbon!  Thank you for sharring!

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  44. Jeniff

    I love the cards! are so beautiful

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  45. Debbie

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used this stamp set to make such beautiful cards!  You're attention to detail is AMAZING!

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  46. Christina

    Gorgeous cards, Gini!  I am totally diggin' the color scheme you used on the first one. 

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  47. Angela J

    Beautiful cards

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  48. Rhea Skomorowski

    Sweet cards, the ribbons and stamps are just adorable!

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  49. Deborah Johnson

    You made the ribbon so easily!!!  Thanks for the directions, cute cards and chance to win!

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  50. Dorina D

    Wow, the sparkly fluff is amazing. Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Joyce EJW

    Loved the cards today. Thanks for sharing the techniques used to make the first card. Love the sparkly fluff.  So fun to see all the amazing cards

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  52. DeeDee LD

    What gorgeous cards. Love the techniques and layering. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Anita Braddock

    Beautiful Card love the Attention to details and the layering is perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  54. scrappyrae10

    WOW love the cards! FABULOUS! thanks for the chance to win!!

    Reply

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