Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Letters in Blossom Sets


Welcome to Day 2 of the beautiful Blossom Collection Spring Stamps!  I am so excited about this concept and the additions to the family that are coming.  Including today's awesome letter set.  I {{{heart}}}}this set!  I've been asking for a letter set for a while, and you'll love Marcella's beautiful artistry on it too.  

I went a little crazy and created personalized card sets for all the ladies in my Bible Study.  They are wonderful women and we've walked through a lot together.  So I made a set of 4 cards for each of them.  

There's a lot of pictures today so scroll on!  Any of them can be clicked on to enlarge the picture.  

As I made them I tried to think of each ladies' personality and paired colors together for that.  I grabbed lots of designer paper from my stash and went from there for my coloring...

Each set looks like this above, I started with the cards on the right, scoring all those backgrounds and individually coloring their initials, after 8 sets of cards....I knew I needed a more simple design for the other pair in each set, so I used a single inked monogram blending with my Letraset AquaMarker to soften the color, adding the flower spray from yesterdays' Summer Blossoms set, and the used an embossing folder to match the designer paper.  Each set also has its own tag and then stamped envelopes.  



Here's a closeup of the tag....


I used my Scor Buddy for the diagonal scoring and also this ribbon from the store (Woven Iridescent), probably my all time favourite ribbon we've ever carried....so much sheen, and ties beautifully!  


Of course I love the green :)  


Embossing Folder....Compassionate by Art Nouveau (sold out right now).  






I LOVE the embossing folder on the left in the above cards! Courtship by Art Nouveau.


Isn't it lovely?  



I thought about creating a box for each set of cards....but wow, when I realized how long these sets took me (despite using simple designs), I decided to go a different route.  When I packaged the cards I cut a piece of cardstock to match just slightly larger then the cards, stamped it up with the Summer Blossoms stamp and then tied them into bundles with the tag in a bow.  

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..
        
One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! With that bit of eye candy, you’ll surely want to see the design team’s cards and creations in full color when you take a trip over to their blogs! 


DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE? Have you checked out our 10 Minute Creations Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full June release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM ESTand winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

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55 comments:

Donna said...

Wow, what a wonderful Set of cards, you do show how versatile this stamp set is, and it now seems like a MUST have set, your work is FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
hugs
Donna

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, Christine!! What an amazing set of cards!! These are really gorgeous!! Another must have set!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow,wow,wow christine what gorgeous cards sets you have made.
just stunning.

greetings karin

Kary said...

WOW, Christine, I am SO Amazed at all the cards you made!! Such thoughtful gifts for the ladies in your BS group. I'm sure they will truly appreciate the beautiful cards and your love for them. Awesome job!!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous card sets, gorgeous!

Monica Edwards said...

WOW someone has been a very busy beaver. This is great love all the color combos and such a great idea!!

Hugs
Monica

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! What a lot of work! I'm trying to get a set of cards done for a friend's birthday and haven't managed it yet! I love your design. Such lovely colours too.
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Wow these are all gorgeous, what a fantastic idea for gifts!! Beautiful blog hop!!

Cammie said...

Absolutely stunning cards! You have convinced me that I must have this stamp set. The recipients will be thrilled.

Teri said...

Wow! All so pretty and delicate. Love them all.

Liz Williams said...

It looks like you have been stocking your gift closet with these beautiful stationary sets that were made with this fabulous new set. Anyone would love these as gifts.

Carol Dee said...

WOW, seems to be the word of the day! these are fabulous. So very pretty , wonderful gift ideas. Hmmm, I could not pick a favorite color! They all look great.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, I love what you did with this stamp set. All of your cards are beautiful and will make great gifts!

Ita said...

hi Christine greetings from Ireland this set of cards are stunning and your colours are out of this world I would be very happy if i got a gift like that I am sure your friends will be very happy to receive them
Smiles
Ita

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow, Christine, this is an amazing set of beautiful cards for your very special ladies! Having been in a ladies' Bible study group, I can imagine how very special you wanted these and how much they will be appreciated. Such a bond is shared during groups like that. I LOVE all that you did using these new sets! Wow, the potential is staggering! Thanks!!

Becky said...

wow is right Christine, these are stunning. This set is so perfect to make personal cards with.

Patti J said...

What lucky ladies! They are going to simply LOVE receiving these beautiful sets! What a great way to showcase this new set of fabulous stamps - thanks for sharing :)

Julie Koerber said...

These card sets are beautiful Christine and it's funny -- when I first laid eyes on this set, that's the first thing I thought of -- making card sets for the ladies in my Bible Study. In fact, the "T" card today is for one of them! Greate minds and how wonderful you can share your faith and your hobby! :-)

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are STUNNING, Christine! Your ladies are going to LOVE them! We are so on the same wavelength this month too. Wait until you see my noontime creation for today. LOL

KimCreate said...

WOW, WOW Stunning, Gorgeous, so elegant!
Kim

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I absolutely love the "From the Desk of" notes. GORGEOUS. I'm marking this post to check back with later!!

Sewflake said...

We all agree, WOW! Not only are they stunning you have given tons of inspiration to so many.

Carole said...

Hi Christine, absolutely beautiful cards. I love them all!

Marisa said...

Love the punched border along the bottom and such a lovely group of card sets!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

You went crazy alright with pure bliss! These are just outstanding Christine! I truly think they are going to flip when they get them. Very beautiful, thoughtful and perfect in every way! I love your heart girl!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow! You have been busy and these are all stunning! What a great set - anyone would love these!!

Theresa said...

Great examples...love them all. Have to have this set..seeing all the gifts to make.

Theresa said...

I really like the letters just stamped. Gives them such a soft look. Thanks as always for sharing.

Linda said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful. When I first saw the letters, my thought was to make them for friends and personalize them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

michemilie said...

Wow! great style you have and beautiful stamps! You've show how just changing colors makes a whole difference! Beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

You've been a card-making machine! :-) What gorgeous personalized gifts!

lisa808 said...

So very beautiful & elegant!

lisa808 said...

So very beautiful & elegant!

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Gorgeous card!

Amanda said...

Oh Heavens, Christine, these are the Most Beautiful sets of cards I have ever seen!!! I wish I was in your Bible Study group!! :) Really, these are Stunning! Dripping with pure and simple elegance and beauty! I just can't tell you how much I love how they look. You did a fantastic job on them :)

~ Amanda :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

WOWSERS Christine! Look at all of those beautiful monogrammed card sets! Stunning and what a fabulous gift idea! Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous set of cards, love the letter with the flowers.Mary L Schreiber

Susan said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the members of your bible study group. I would love to do something similar for the dear ladies in my group! Your cards are magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless You.

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, these are awesome! Love all the different colors you used!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Christine! You sure know how to spoil some ladies! Beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration!

Heather Jensen said...

OMW Christine! This is amazing. I clicked on each one to see them up close. Those ladies will LOVE them for sure. :)

Hugs~

Queen Mary said...

Wow Christine! Beautiful work!

stampqueen said...

Wow - what a great idea, beautiful work too!!!

Heather said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!! I can see why you decided to do two different card types, that first style must have been labor intensive. Love all the different colors and I am sure the ladies LOVED their gifts.

Sue D said...

Very nice personalized gift!

Lin said...

What gorgeous cards! This new set will be so useful for making a very personal gift! Everyone would love to have her own set like this!

Lisa Novak said...

Lovely indeed!

Emily Keaton said...

Your monogrammed notes are precious!

Karen T said...

your monogram notes are amazing!! I can't believe I even saw my initials used... :) ha!! so so pretty- this is an amazing set.

Sue said...

A beautiful collection of cards

Beate said...

Christine, those gift sets look wonderful. I bet your bible study ladies will be speechless. What a wonderful gift idea.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,


Girl, you had me at AS and JB,HI,ET,KJ,DM, and HA!!!!
So thoughtful, so awesome, what a nice gift! I can't wait to have this stamps and do something similar for my daughters and best friends!! I guess I will be stamping for months to come!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow they are all just Beautiful, love all the colors you chose for them too, such lovely designs, what a treat for all of them!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a labor of love! I like how they are all different but unified by theme and color, gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

What beautiful card sets! The colors are delicious and I love the embossed backgrounds. Your ladies will be delighted with these. Such a kind gesture of friendship.