Q uick and easy thank you card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Pool Party Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Blueberry Bushel Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" of white constellations and tiny stars on light blue background design from Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
- 2-3/8" x 3-7/8" from Blueberry Bushel Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 3-7/8" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2 squares each 1-1/2" square from Whisper White Cardstock
Adhere the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper rectangle to the large Blueberry Bushel rectangle and then to the front of the Pool Party card. Make sure the constellations are right side up.
Place the Stamparatus in front of you with the open sides of the Stamparatus on the left and bottom. Insert one hinged plate into the Stamparatus on the right side. Put a piece of Small Grid Paper on the Stamparatus.
Place the 2-1/4" x 3-7/8" Whisper White rectangle on the Stamparatus base so it is as far as possible into the upper right corner with a long side running horizontally across the top. Pick out the "thanks for everything" sentiment from the All Things Thanks Set. Place it upside down on the white cardstock so it is centered. Close the plate on the Stamparatus and press firmly so the stamp sticks to the plate. Open the plate.
Remove the white cardstock from the Stamparatus.
Ink up the stamp on the plate using the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad. If you get excess ink on the plate, you can wipe it off with a baby wipe or tissue. Close the plate onto the Small Grid Paper and press down firmly. Open the plate. Check to make sure the sentiment stamped right side up and straight. If not, adjust the stamp on the plate and try again. When happy with the positioning of the stamp, proceed to the next step.
Tip: Slide a Clear-Mount Stamp Case under the plate before inking up the stamp. This gives you a firm, flat surface to push against making it easier to ink up the stamp.
Tip: If you have an Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Spot on hand, use it to ink up the stamp instead of a full sized ink pad. It will give you more control and will help keep stray ink from getting on the plate.
When you are happy with the placement of the sentiment stamp on the Stamparatus plate, put the piece of white cardstock back on the Stamparatus like before. Re-ink the sentiment stamp with Blueberry Bushel Ink. Close the plate onto the cardstock and press down firmly. Open the plate. If you are not happy with the coverage you got, you can close the plate again and press firmly again or re-ink the stamp and try again.
Wipe the stamp clean with a baby wipe or wet paper towel.
Move the white cardstock down and to the left about 1/16" to 1/8" inch. Ink up the stamp using the Pool Party Ink Pad, close the plate and press firmly. Open the plate. Remove the cardstock. You should have the sentiment and a shadow image stamped on the cardstock.
Adhere the stamped white rectangle to the small Blueberry Bushel rectangle (it will be even on the sides). Then, adhere it to the card front about 1" from the top.
Mount the star image from the Takeout Treats Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Pool Party Ink Pad. Stamp it on one of the squares of white cardstock. Re-ink the stamp and stamp it on the remaining square of white cardstock.
Pick out the star framelit from the Takeout Thinlits. Place one of the stamped star images on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the star framelit on top so it is centered over the stamped star image. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot. Repeat with the other star image.
Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere one star to the front of the card so it overlaps the upper right side of the matted sentiment strip.
Cut a 4" piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim.
Fold the sequin trim in half. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the folded end of the sequin trim to the back of the other star cut out.
Remove the protective backing from the Stampin' Dimensional and adhere the star to the card front so it overlaps the lower left side of the matted sentiment strip and the sequin trim hangs down at a slight angle.
Carefully peel up two larger silver star sequins from a sheet of Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere them to the center of the star cut outs.