Thursday, June 24, 2010

Many Many Thanks

What a nice surprise I received yesterday! A co-worker handed me a small white box with the explanation:

"I was cleaning out my house and I've never used these.... they're not even opened, so I thought you might be able to use them..."

To my surprise, I opened the box to reveal 12 wonderful Stampin' Up Stampin' Spots! These awesome water based ink pads were still perfect; not dried out at all. So of course, I just HAD to use them to make her a thank you card, with a monetary gift tucked inside.

I started out using a Tilda With Letter stamp coloured with Copics.

Using My Mind's Eye papers "29th Street Market Carefree Precious Pretty Petals and Baby Blanket", I edged all the layers with my new inks, including the one punched with my Martha Stewart floral edge punch.

A pink polka dot ribbon was added and I cut two mats with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders dies.

I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch on vellum and dusted them with ink. The colours I used were Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. Each one then got a pearl head.

A few paper roses and pearl sprays from Michael's "Modern Romance" line in their Bridal department along with MS Pine Branch and Leaves punch-outs (stained with some more Stampin' Up inks, natch) finished it off.

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Dress: RV000, RV91, RV93, RV95

On a side-note, I've added a few more images over at DigiDrawn! If you want a couple of accessories for your Pirate-themed cards, you may just want to take a look!


  1. What a thoughtful little card for the DELIGHTFUL gift you received! I love the Tilda that you used!

  2. What a lovely thought from your co-worker. I'm sure she'll love this super card.


  3. You lucky gal! What a wonderful surprise from a thoughtful friend. I'm sure she will love your super card.

  4. What a totally thoughtful co-worker to give you the entire box - unused! Your thank you card is just fabulous and I love all the pink! She will be equally blessed!

  5. Beautiful card to say Thank You for such a wonderful surprise gift. Your card turned out beautifully. I really like how the butterflies turned out with the ink on the vellum.

  6. What a great surprise from a friend. Wonderful job on the card!
    Kathy Gerace

  7. Hi Maureen...nice surprise from your colleague. I have 3 boxes of those inks...and they're such fun!! Your card is beautiful...and just so thoughtful! I especially love the butterflies!! Beautiful!! Pat Frank

  8. Gorgeous thank you card Maureen!! How nice to have a thoughtful co workers working with you :o)


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