Tropical Mini Thank You's!

These are some sweet little Thank You notes that I whipped up recently for my customer orders. I was inspired by one of the ladies in my group, Dawn Buck, who had created a wonderful ensemble of cards in a tote using the same set. I started with Old Olive 3x3 note cards (hand-cut, I can get 8 of these out of a piece of 12x12 cardstock!), and added the Palm Leaf print paper from the Island Oasis Designer Series Papers in the Summer Mini Catalog (these items are only available through August 31st!) cut to 2-7/8" square. Next I colored the Palm Tree stamp from Tropical Party Stamp Set (Summer Mini Catalog also) with Old Olive and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut to 1-3/4" x 2-1/2". Palm Fronds from the same set were stamped in Old Olive at the bottom. Next I took a Stampin' Sponge and sponged Peach Parfait and Tempting Turquoise inks to cover up most of the white cardstock. I think this is the step that totally transformed these images and made them look like a tropical postcard! (Dawn did this to her items too, she's a genius!)

I mounted the finished image onto a piece of Old Olive Cardstock cut to 1-7/8" by 2-5/8" and glued it down to the left-hand side of the front of the card. To finish I stamped Thank You on the front right-hand side in Early Espresso ink. (Thank You is from the set Curly Cute from the current catalog). These little notes fit into our 3x3 envelopes (which, of course, I also stamped :)) These are perfect for little tuck-in notes, but alas, the Post Office will NOT deliver them... Just so ya know!

You can only order the Tropical Party Stamp set in either Wood Mount or Clear Mount, and the Island Oasis DSP through Aug 31st. All other items are in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. See complete item list below:

Old Olive 12x12 Cardstock (12), Item #119934, Pg 166, Price $6.95
Island Oasis DSP, Item # 117173, Pg 27 Summer Mini Catalog, $9.95
Whisper White 8-1/2x11 Cardstock (40), Item 100730, Pg 169, $8.50
Tropical Party Stamp Set (5 stamps), Item #118515 Wood, $17.95 or #120081 Clear, $13.95
Old Olive Marker, Item # 100079, Pg 166, $3.50
Early Espresso Marker, Item # 119680, Pg 168, $3.50
Stampin' Sponges (3), Item #101610, Pg 195, $3.50
Peach Parfait Ink Pad, Item # 119783, Pg 165, $5.95
Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad, Item 100814, Pg 166, $5.95
Curly Cute Stamp Set (5 stamps), Item #117014 Wood, $19.95 or #120510 Clear, $14.95
Early Espresso Ink Pad, Item # 119670, Pg 169, $5.95
Mini Square Envelopes (3x3, 40), Item #107309, Pg 171, $7.50

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