ATCs, Greeting Card Gift Set, Pet Sympathy and Class Results too!

Hello friends!  It seems that I have went MIA on you, but I promise I’m still here!  I’ve been really busy “Behind the Scenes” as they say and have many things going on at once that I’m trying to juggle, but I do have TONS of things to share that I’ve been doing and hope you enjoy seeing them!  (LOTS of photos!)

First up I have a couple of fun Summer themed ATC sized cards using some Inky Stamper sets called “Splash” and “Chaise Lounge“.  (Still not wanting to warm up much for Spring…so I’m wishing for HOT summer now!😁) I made them for this month’s theme of “ATC sized or mini cards” challenge in their FB group.  I started out with a sunray stencil and used some yellow glaze paste and once dried I added some watercolor over it which was resisted by the glaze which gave me this look for the background.  I splattered it and then added some strips of blue dotted paper cut from a wave border and then I ripped a piece of gold at the bottom.  I cut cut with a scallop die and layered over a black 2.5″x3.5″ piece of black cardstock folded in half and went around the edges with a gold ink pad.

I white heat embossed the sentiments from each stamp set and then cut portions of them out with my scissors to attach over the backgrounds.  The images were colored with Copics, fussy cut out and popped up with foam tape over top.

Next, I wanted to share a “Greeting Card Gift Set” that I have made and gave as a gift for someone.  I used this wonderful product idea from Taylored Expressions called “Stamp & Give Card Kit 1” and it’s something that I had wanted to put together for a very long time on my own, but this product came along recently which pushed me into gear with no excuse of gathering things together on my own as this was already together for me.  All I had to do was do the stamping and stenciling.  I coordinated the colors with what was in the set.  I like the fact that the recipient of this give set can choose which greeting they want to use for each card and the package of greetings are ready with a foam strip on the back of each one.  For my designs, I’ve used the TE “Floral Flurry” Background stamp and stencils which I received from the “Stamp Joy Virtual Event” that I had attended. (not in store as it was exclusive for the event…photos at the bottom of post for that!)  I’ve added 3 gems randomly to the fronts of each card.

With the kit, it comes with all of the envelopes, card bases, glassine bag to hold all of the sentiment strips, the card fronts and even the acetate box to put them all in.  I just added some ribbon once I put all the cards inside.  I certainly plan on doing some more of these greeting card gift sets soon!  I think it’s always nice to have a set of themed cards all together and ready to go when you need to grab one quickly!

Unfortunately, next up I needed a pet sympathy card and I thought you could never go wrong with paw prints and hearts.  I’ve kept this simple and pulled out some favorite Whimsy Stamps “Fill My Heart” and “Furever In Our Hearts” stamp sets for the paw prints and the sentiment. I’ve also used the My Favorite Things “Paw Prints Die-Namics” to die cut a couple of paw prints over the heart that I’ve punched out from red cardstock along with some smaller hearts above it.

I’ve used a glitter brush pen to make the hearts sparkly looking.  This was all done over a kraft colored card front that was cut with a double-stitched rectangle die and placed over an A2 sized white card base.

I really need to get a set of pet sympathy going so that I already have them on hand as needed because it seems like I’ve sent many out and don’t have anymore…and I need another one already.  I actually need to make sure I have several sympathy cards in general on hand, so I know I’ll be replenishing that soon too.

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And lastly, I thought you might want to see all of the projects that I made during my classes and make-n-takes that I’ve done during the Taylored Expressions “Stamp Joy Spring Virtual Event” from last month…gosh, It’s been that long already and I’m just now posting them!🙄

The first four cards were from the classes on the first day (using the same product/style line), and the others are from the second day with all of the Make-n-Takes.  If you’re visiting directly on my website, just click on each photo below and it will enlarge so you can see it better along with the typed details about it!  

I’m really far behind in catching up with whatever the challenges currently are as well as seeing what’s going on with my fellow blogging friends, so I will get going as soon as I can!

Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!😘

22 thoughts on “ATCs, Greeting Card Gift Set, Pet Sympathy and Class Results too!

  1. Darn, my rather long comment disappeared just as I was trying to post it. Sigh… I love the ATCs and the idea of note card sets as gifts really appeals to me. All of your creations are marvelous, but then, it’s you doing them and everything you do is delightful, every time! 😁

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  2. I love the cute fun little froggies Vicki, love the background and so many details on such a tiny space, fantastic,beautiful boxed set of cards and a great idea for a gift. Beautiful pet sympathy card and you certainly have been busy with class cards, each and everyone is beautiful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Wow the background on your ATC cards is amazing and I love the super adorable images too.

    I had never heard of the stamp and give card kit and now I am on my way to check it out. Your cards are beautiful and a wonderful selection of colors for the recipient.

    I love the pet sympathy card. I make several hundred a year and donate them to a small organization. They are hard to make when you need them and since I make some for donations it makes it easy to have a few extra on hand for myself when I need one. Your card is so beautifully thought out and designed and I love the extra sparkle you added too.

    You have been busy with all those amazing projects too. They are all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent with us to inspire and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so I could check out your blog.

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  4. What a wonderful array of fantastic cards and projects! The backgrounds on the first 2 cards are special and so fun with those lounging critters on innertubes! The gift card set is just lovely and I like how the recipient can accessorize each card as needed – what a brilliant idea! I love the pet sympathy card with those paw prints inside the glittered heart! Simple yet effective for such a sad occasion. Congratulations on finding the time to make so many great cards for those classes too – you’ve put me to shame as I’ve been slacking big-time! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter filled with joyful hours! Huggers!

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  5. WOW you have been busy Vicki-fabulous ATC set and love the little cute frog.Love the beautiful greeting card set you made too great stamping and stencilling,lovely pet sympathy card with the little paw prints.Can’t believe how many fabulous cards you made in the classes too-brilliant-enjoy the Easter weekend
    Carol x

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  6. Love the ATCs – they are something I wish I had more time to make as they are so fun. Yours are super fun!

    Great cards – tons and tons of great ideas, lovely colors, and great details. You have been busy my friend.

    Many hugz and happy Easter.

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  7. You have been a busy lady. I would love to try some of the techniques of your classes. Do you post when you are doing them? Everything is great, and your pet sympathy is so sweet, but it breaks my heart that you needed one. When I find a pet lover I know that I will get on with them. Thanks for the sweet remarks you leave on my blog…you are not only very talented but so kind!

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    1. The creations I made for the classes came from the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy Event and was something that I paid for to attend and the classes I took were exclusively for this event. I was just sharing my “results” from the event is all. Thank you for your kind words and support! I really appreciate it! 🙂

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  8. Oh my girl – what a busy crafter you have been. All the cards were eye candy – but I think I liked the frog floating in the innertube the best. I am a whimsy kind of girl so the first two had a special appeal. How lucky for you go take the TE class – love her stamps – so versatile for so many different occasions. We have had sme warm days – like high 82 but now tonight there is a frost warning out. Oh Mother Nature.

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  9. WOW, what a wonderful array of lovely cards. I love the frog on the floaty, so cute. Your card kit to make and give away is such a great idea and made beautiful cards. The dog sympathy card is such a loving gift when someone is going through the loss of their dear pet. When you get busy girl, you get busy!! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful cards and ideas.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  10. Fantastic designs one and all, dear Vicki. The pet loss card is deeply moving + comforting. I really appreciate how the paw prints both appear start inside of, and walk away from, the heart, symbolizing that while a beloved pet may walk out of our lives in corporal form, they remain firmly nestled in our hearts for the rest of time.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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