Sunday, July 25, 2010

So Many Thanks...So Little Time...

I don't know about you, but I feel like I can never send
enough 'Thank You' cards.  I sometimes think that the
simpler you can make them, the quicker you can get them
to the one who deserves it.

It is H{Ippity} Hop Monday here at
Julie's Open Window.
There are so many fabulous 'Ippity Chicks'
that have created something to share with you
today, so make sure you stop by the
Ippity Blog and check them out!

Today I wanted to share something that is
simple, quick, dimensional and elegant.

I used some fabby DP from Teresa Collins and stamped
the images with Ranger Archival ink in 'Coffee'. 
I gave the panel a little 'depth' by inking
the edges with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in 'Old Paper'.

I layered Spellbinders 'Labels 9' dies to create the panel
for the sentiment.  The side border was created using
Martha's 'Deco Border' punch.
A few pearl and silver embellishments and a little
organdy ribbon finish it off.

I can tell you that the 'Bit of Burlap' stamp is one
of the most versatile images I own. 
It's great for backgrounds and adding textures to other images
such as the butterflies on my recent projects.
To see those, click here

I am so happy to be able to offer these wonderful stamps

I have them in stock and ready to ship!

Let me show you what I used and then tell
you about today's 'Ippity Double Deal'...

'The Simple Things'

'A Bit of Burlap'

This week's 'Ippity Double Deal'...

Purchase both featured stamp sets for
only $21.99 w/postage included
(reg. retail price is $24 + postage)

Just email me at
and let me know you want The Ippity Double Deal'.

Here is a public thank you...
To Ippity DT member Maria Gurnsey for choosing my
card as the winner of last week's Ippity Challenge
over at SCS.  It really meant a lot to win because
it was a CASE challenge and it was Maria's card
I CASED!  Here is a quick click to see it.

One more thing....

There is still plenty of time to play
this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.

Unity Stamps is this week's sponsor and they are
offering a very generous
prize package worth $75
to this week's winning creation.
So what are you waiting for???

Hope you will go out and make it a great day!


StampinCathy said...

This Thank You card is fabulous. I just love the colors, embellishments, and your creative style.

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Sounds like you're having lots of fun with the Ippity line!

Off to camp in the morning for a week--no technology for me for a bit! Have a wonderful week, my friend!


She said...

Hi Julie. What a lovely card. I love these stamps. S xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Very fabby dp Julie, and love how you've used it :) Very elegant :)

Anne Jagger said...

What a gorgeous card.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers along the side over the lined paper.

Jan said...

Love this card! I like the aqua ribbon and how it reflects onto the pearls!

Tracy said...

Very pretty - love how you combined those stamps! TFS!

Andrea said...

Love the use of the pearls!

Bogner's said...

I love all the bling on your flower. Very beautiful thanks card!

Emily Keaton said...

Super cute Thank You card! I use thank yous all the time, too, and try to keep stocked up. Love the ledger paper DP and how you used A Bit of Burlap!

Susan B. said...

Pretty card Julie! The pearl and silver embellishments are striking on this card!

Aleks said...

holy moly so pretty!! That stamp really lends itself nicely to some bling and pearl!! :) Plus I'm totally loving the netty type of ribbons!

NoraAnne said...

I really love your card, very simple but so much to it at the same time! That Teresa Collins DP is perfect for this card and really shows off the ippity stamps wonderfully! LOVE IT! and thanks for the fun challenge over at the Play Date, I finally made time to play along!

Elisabeth said...

Simply lovely!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Julie--this is BEAUTIFUL! I think that you are rocking IPPITY! It was meant to be that you became an IPPITY CHICK:) LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! This is a fab card--and I love that teal pop! LOVE IT ALL!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty thank you card Julie! Love the pop of blue! That bow is gorgeous!

FibreJunky said...

That is one gorgeous card!! Love all the little details and especially that bit of burlap stamp!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful! absolutely beautiful!

Lone Pine Designs said...

I love this Thank You card...beautifully done!

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH cards are FAB but I REALLY love the color ribbon you chose to use with that first one. So unexpected and so stunning! You are so CREATIVE!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I've used Bit o'Burlap too much, so now you have inspired me to. You really made this card spectacular with adding just a bit of those challenges too! *smile*