Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thanks A Bunch! {Have Stash, Will Travel}

Pin It Now! I love, love, love this new stamp set from the Holiday SU catalog, Friendship Preserves.  It's perfection in shape, cool lettering, and can be used in so many ways.  I plan to use it for homemade Christmas gifts in mason jars.  Who doesn't think mason jars are cool?!  Have you checked out Pinterest?  Here's my board, Mason Jar Makeover.  Can you not see this stamp set all over these jars?!

Ok, back to the subject at hand.  Here's a thank you card using Friendship Preserves...
There is a layered Framelits set that goes with this stamp set, but since I'm traveling, I'm limited to what I can fit into this box.  A small paper stack, random ribbon, and a few choice embellishments.  No Big Shot, no Framelits :) So I hand cut a couple layers around the stamped image, which was colored with Stampin' Write Markers.
A few of those awesome new Vintage Faceted Buttons and some Baker's Twine are all I added.  I curled the Baker's Twine to mimic the grapevines on the stamp.  Here's how I did mine...
Just rub a little Crystal Effects along the twine, wipe most of it off, and loosely wind it around a pencil.  I let mine sit overnight, but it takes a good 1/2 hour. Or you can use a hair dryer to speed it up!

I'm playing along with 2 awesome challenges for this card!  
Stamping 411 for the sketch - click on the sketch to visit their post...

...And Create With Connie & Mary for the color combo, although I may be disqualified for the pop of Gumball Green in there!  Still, the challenge was great, I think the colors are Fab-U-Lous!
Again, click on the pic to visit their site and join in the fun!
So glad you visited today!  "Thanks a bunch!"

STAMPS: Friendship Preserves
INK: Basic Black, Real Red, Gumball Green
PAPER: Polka Dot Parade DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
ACCESSORIES: Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon Real Red, White Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Buttons


  1. Fantastic card!! I just love all your little details! And what a great idea to curl the twine! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Pretty card. Love the way you colored the stamp with so many different colors. Great ribbon curling technique. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  3. WOW...what a clean but amazing card! FABULOUS use of elements on your card and love how you did your twine curling! FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Too funny, I was looking for samples using this set and LOVED yours the first time I saw I see it was for our color challenge! Love the DETAILS on here...wonderful use of all of them, and the CE tip for the twine! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Pretty coloring of the stamped image and thanks for the quick tip on the twine! Thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!

  6. Great take on the color challenge this week. And I love the curly twine - thanks for the tip! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  7. What a beautiful card!! I love it and thanks for the tip on how to cure that twine. I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #73 on 8-12-12. Make sure to stop by and check out all the picks!!

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    Tiffany Bauer