As I mentioned on Thursday, I sent an Amazing Thanks card to both Fiona and Pip for their great team training day which I attended at the end of last month. The girls do such a great job that I wanted to recognise their effort and let them know that they are amazing and definitely appreciated.
I got some tickets for the raffle on the day, and was very lucky because I won 3 of the prizes on offer! I was over the moon. It was funny, actually, because as I was standing there trying to choose between two of the offerings as my prize, they drew another of my tickets and therefore I didn’t have to choose which prize to have – I could have both! How amazing was that?! One of my prizes was the fabulous Thank You set One Big Meaning, which we’d been using in our cards all day (but a brand-new set, not the set we had used), another was the All Boxed Up bakers boxes kit and the coordinating stamp set, and the third prize (which I chose first) currently completely escapes me! Typical.
The prizes on offer were a really amazing and fabulous selection, we really are spoiled when we go along to these events 🙂 I am hoping to be extra-specially spoiled this week, as we are going to a Stampin’ Up!-run event in Brussels and it’s the new and (hopefully?) improved exciting annual gathering which has been revamped and renamed as OnStage Live. It is in the same location as last year’s Convention, but will be a completely new set-up and it will be amazing to be part of the first one. It’s always amazing to be able to attend these major Stampin’ Up! events, but this is a first so it should be even more incredible…
Anyway, back to the card… I am so easily distracted when it comes to Stampin’ Up! events, and get-togethers, and social events!
So the receipt of the lovely All Boxed Up stamp set got my creative juices going, and I was inspired to use the “you are so amazing” stamp to create these thank you cards. After all, it would have been *far* too easy to use the thank you stamps from One Big Meaning to make a thank you card! 😉
I popped a Whisper White layer on the inside of the card as well as the outside, to give a clean surface for writing on (not that the inside of the card was dirty, it just gave a crisper feeling).
For one of the cards, the side borders on the central Real Red panel were narrower than the other, I couldn’t quite decide which version I preferred but on reflection I think the wider borders work better for me (as in the image above). The narrow-bordered card is not mounted on a base of white, as it would appear here, I just took the photo with it on top of the white envelope, though the reason why escapes me!!
I was really pleased with how these cards came out, and the girls were thrilled to get some “happy mail”, which made it worth while spending the little bit of time to design and make them. It is lovely to be included by them, as I have said before, so this seemed a perfect time to show my appreciation (especially to then make use of my new raffle prize!).
I am aiming to get a couple more blog posts scheduled for you for the next couple of days while I am away, and then hopefully next week there will be some fab sneaky peeks that I can show you from our amazing extravaganza in Brussels! It is all quite exciting. Have a fabulous day and week! (If I can’t get the extra posts sorted, then they will either be posted a bit late, or there’s a chance that you will have to wait until Tuesday for the next installment – sorry!)
Don’t forget about the weekly deals which finish today either:
New deals will be available tomorrow…