Bloomin' Thank You

Elegant thank you card photo

This clean and simple thank you card was quick to make, but the simplicity of it makes an elegant statement.

The Midweek Throwdown Challenge over at Operation Write Home was for thank you cards, and I borrowed this sketch from a previous week while I was there.

The Soft Suede card base gets tons of beautiful texture using the new Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder featured in the Holiday Catalog (page 6). One of my new favorites!

Stampin' Up! Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set

The focal image is the gorgeous bloom from the Blooming With Kindness stamp set. The flower image is also now available for purchase as a single stamp (clear mount only). It is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Summer Starfruit classic ink.

The thank you sentiment, from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set, is heat embossed using VersaMark ink and Early Espresso Embossing Powder (Holiday Catalog, page 32).

Speaking of embossing folders ... guess what? If you've resisted the urge for embossing and texturizing your cards and projects because you don't have a die-cutting machine - look what Stampin' Up! just added to their inventory:

Sizzix Texture Boutique Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Sizzix Texture Boutique Machine
Now available through Stampin' Up!
(while supplies last)

Updated 11-26-12: This item is now SOLD OUT due to overwhelming response!!

I know!! Isn't it CUTE?!?!  The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.

Stampin' Up! has a limited supply in stock just in time for holiday shopping - it makes a great gift idea! Or heck ... just get one for yourself.  Or get one for yourself and one or two for friends and have a little embossing party after the holidays. Hee!

Even better - there are two options available:
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item #132700    $39.95  (a $45.85 value)

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of standard embossing pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up! exclusive)
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up! exclusive)
Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item #132657   $29.95
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of standard embossing pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Please note: the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine embosses only; it does not die-cut!

If you'd like even more variety for your embossing adventures, Stampin' Up! has oodles of embossing folders to choose from! I count more than 20!

Here is Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! to demonstrate the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine:


Remember - supplies are limited. Stampin' Up! purchased a limited number of units (as a trial product). They may or may not carry the Texture Boutique in the future, so if you are interested in purchasing this cute little embossing machine don't wait - get it now.

Heads up shoppers: The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza is back! Forget waiting around for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The Online Extravaganza starts Monday, November 19th with big savings on lots of cool products. Oh, and it isn't just for online shoppers - all order types get the same discounts. Mark your calendars for this exciting 10-day event. More details coming tomorrow!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Lacy & Lovely (W-122885, C-122887),
Blooming With Kindness (W-126420, C-126422) or Single Stamp Flower (Clear mount only -132328)
Ink: Summer Starfruit (126991), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819), Heat Tool (129053), Early Espresso Embossing Powder (128980)
Accessories: Metallic Brads (119741)

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  1. Your card is beautiful and will be so appreciated by our troops, thanks for supporting Operation Write Home and playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge!

    1. Thanks so much Jan. It's my pleasure to support OWH - such a great cause!

  2. Your card is so beautiful! I just bought this stamp as a single - I'll be CASING your idea soon. Also have to add that I love that embossing folder!

    1. Thank you! That flower image is so beautiful, it's hard to NOT create a pretty card using it ;)


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