Thursday, May 20, 2010

Elegant Notes: Easy as 1-2-3

Have you noticed the lovely Elegant Notes with envelopes on page 168 of the annual Stampin' Up! Catalog? One package of these ultrasmooth beauties contains fifteen (15) Very Vanilla note cards and envelopes!  Very generous!  They come pre-perforated so all you have to do is punch out the perforations and use as desired.


This is very simple yet elegant.  I just added a piece of Rich Razzleberry from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper to the back of the openings and stamped "A Note of Thanks" in Razzleberry; the stamp is from the Thank You Kindly set on page 145 of the IB & C (big catalog).  The card is ready to add a personal message inside and sent to the recipient!  These notes come with the dry embossed frame around the front already.


This note also uses Razzleberry Lemonade DSP in a different print.  To dress this up a little, I dyed Pink Taffeta Ribbon by gently pulling it over the Melon Mambo ink pad, drying it and tying around the card front with a bow.  A notch above the first, but still easy-peasy.


This is like Sample 2; I simply took a silk flower from the Pretties Kit, lightly sponged it with Melon Mambo ink, adhered it to the bow with a Mini Glue Dot and centered it with a small ivory half-back pearl.  Again, eeeeeasy!

So there you have it, truly as easy as 1-2-3 to decorate some lovely note cards to show someone that they are worth a little extra effort!


However, we want the envelopes to compliment our decorated notes!  I took another note, removed the perforations and used it as a stencil to lightly sponge the flaps of the envelopes with Melon Mambo Classic Ink to carry the design over to the envelopes.  I can always add cardstock or DSP to the back of this note and still use it when I'm through stenciling; I've gained decorated envelopes and not lost a thing!

Elegant Notes  #116450, pg. 168, Catalog, pkg. of 15,  $9.95

Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper, 12 x 12", pkg of 12 sheets, #115675, pg. 162, $9.95

Free stencil to decorate matching envelopes:  priceless, lol!

The new and adorable Mini Vintage Tags from the Summer Mini Catalog would be perfect to adorn the front of these notes also!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed the ideas.  Come back soon!

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1 comment:

Tiearra Burbee said...

Margaret! I LOVE this! So very neat and clever! Love your wonderful work.

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