Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles – July Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles –  July Thank You Cards

Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles -  July Thank You Cards

So as a follow up to yesterday’s post where I showed you the gifts I made to send out to all my shoppers, today I have the card that goes with it!

I always always always (!) send a thank you card, but I don’t write in it! I like to send them as a card they could use as inspiration, one that you could send out yourself, one just to see how different stamps and inks look.

I have a newsletter that I add into each parcel each month, so it’s not like I’m just sending a random pack of stuff with no note attached! I do explain who it’s from….!

And this month I had great fun creating these cards. Those who know me well know that I don’t like to make hundreds of identical projects, and that I like to switch around the colours even if the layout remains the same.

Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles -  July Thank You Cards All Colours

So here goes with my pairing of colours

Pool Party and Bermuda Bay

Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz

Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon

Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry

Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder

Rose Red and Pink Pirouette

This month I had lots of help with the sentiment tags on my card.. my 4 year old son Oliver helped with punching all the glimmer paper for me.  He’s such a sweetie and while not particularly frugal, he did it with great enthusiasm!

Hopefully you can see this video…. it’s from my personal profile!

And it didn’t stop there! My husband came into the office one afternoon when I was stapling the 2 parts together and he was chatting away while I was working. Well, I simply put down the stapler, pushed the bowls of punch outs towards him, then just smiled sweetly at him. He didn’t need me to actually explain, he just took over the job and finished it in record time!

I’m a lucky girl to have such help!!!

Anyway, my card is made using Garden in Bloom for the main stamping with the sentiment coming from Cottage Greetings. And of course, the all important Washi Label Punch.

Oh and yes, I did go through half of 12 packets of Basics Rhinestones to complete the whole project…! (I needed the largest and the strips – I guess next month I’ll work a project to use up the other half!)

S xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Hi Sam! I love the card and I love this stamp set. (Ihave it too) BUT I loved the video of Oliver helping you. He is sooooo sweet. What a big help for you!! xxIris

  2. LURVE….I have SOOOOOOOOOOO avoided this set Sam and once again you have made my life a sincere procrastinating quandary!!! UGH!!! Jut as well you make nice things right????….hee hee hee ooxx

  3. Margie D says:

    Thank you so much for the really cute note holder and card you sent. I really appreciate all the projects and ideas you share so generously, so getting this set from you was a real bonus. Margie x

  4. Oh my goodness! Sam, thank you for sharing the video of your sweet, precious boy! I loved it! Makes me think of my own little guy (who will be 21 in a few days); and how he would help me out in the kitchen or laundry…or wherever! Thanks again!

  5. “He’s such a sweetie and while not particularly frugal, he did it with great enthusiasm!”

    Well put! He’s adorable. I think the punch is as big as he is! No wonder you make up such great sweetie pouches for your boys. You’re outnumbered by testosterone but they all seem lovely

  6. Norah McPhee says:

    Hello Sam,
    Having been a toddler that was taught crafts from a crafty minded mum who never had much money so making do and mending and church fairs were a staple of my growing up years learning so many different skills. My son is craft and art orientated but my daughter never had an inkling for it so it is lovely to see our craft skills being passed on to younger hands as that is who is going to keep them alive for the future. Thank you Oliver for all the help that you gave Mummy to make such lovely wee gifts. It can be a long struggle on that crafty road Sam getting them involved but well worth it flower.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)

  7. thanks for this lovely card Sam, seeing it in real life it ‘s tempting me even more to buy the set

  8. Love, love, love this card !!! It’s soooo beautiful ! All colours are wonderful ! Thank you for sharing all these projects !!! mwah

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