As per my WOYWW post, things have been rather busy Chez Alipeeps lately... we spent the weekend down in London visiting with friends of DH (which necessitated me packing up everything needed for myself and two small children for a weekend and then driving down to London with said children and car full of stuff!) and between the prep for the trip, the trip itself and the return home with DH working from home for 2 days, I didn't even get chance to open the box of Stampin' Up! goodies that arrived on Friday until yesterday evening!!
However, we had a lovely weekend and were made very welcome by DH's friends, so what better reason to have a play with my new Stampin' Up! stash than to make a nice thank you card? :)
I made a tentfold card blank from white cardstock and used cardstock from the 2012-14 In Color family, cutting panels of Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple cardstock and embossing them with the Vine Street embossing folder from the Sale-a-Bration promotion.
I played with punches a lot on this card too - I used the Blossom punch to punch flowers from Whisper White and Summer Starfruit cardstock and cut into the petals with my Paper Snips scissors. I layered the flowers together over a length of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Summer Starfruit and stamped an image from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in Raspberry Ripple ink and punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and added it to the centre of the flowers, attaching it with a Stampin' Dimensional pad.
To finish I added a sentiment stamped in Raspberry Ripple using the Pretty Petites stamp set and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch (both from the current Sale-a-Bration promotion) and a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set stamped in Raspberry Ripple and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.
Et voila. A fairly quick and simple - but bright and cheerful - thank you card. Will be popping this in the post to our gracious hosts tomorrow. :)