Thursday, January 26, 2017

NEW Design Gig!

I am thrilled to tell you that I have been chosen to design for Simply Stamps!  This isn't an ordinary "stamp site" - while they have a few rubber stamps, they also have self inking stamps [so convenient], along with inks, and other products.  Take a few minutes and check out the site.  Meanwhile, I am having fun making some out-of-the-box projects [and cards].

For my first project, I went with something, that I believe, adds that last little pop for sending out our cards.

Yep, a finished envelope!  Just that last little pop to finish off our handmade cards.

I started by creating an envelope topper template in my Silhouette, and cut out 6.  I used copy paper, to keep the envelope light.  Sometimes my cards go over the basic weight and costs more postage.  The last thing I want is for the envelope to cost me more ;).

Once I cut out the template, I stamped them, sponged on ink for a more finished look, and adhered them into the envelope.  
I finished off by stamping on my self inking return address stamp.  

I love these!  Eventually, I will probably make matching cards.  However, that really isn't necessary - just having the envies decorated and ready for mailing is awesome.

Here are the supplies I used for today's project:
STAMPS:

Remember I said SS carries ink?  You betcha!
[Nice and juicy, and fabulous]
These are the colors I used:
Geranium
Seattle Sky
Lilac
Hunter Green
Putty

That's it for my first DT assignment.  What do you think?  Like I said earlier, pop on over to Simply Stamps and check out the array of products they have.  It is pretty fabulous.

On a side note; SS is running a challenge of writing letters!  Yep, get off that phone, sit down, and actually put a pen to paper.  You can see the rules HERE.  The challenge runs until February 14th.


Thanks for stopping by~

10 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

fantastic ideal!!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations ! What a fun and creative idea x

~amy~ said...

Congrats Vicki!!!!! Looks awesome!

Lisa Elton said...

YAY, congrats to you Vicki!!

Cheri said...

Congratulations!!! They got lucky when you joined them...I'm going to travel over there and take a peek....just wanted to say these envelopes are fabulous.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Congratulations Vicki- I am thrilled for you!

Sheila H said...

Congratulations, Vicki! I look forward to more of your projects. Your envelope liners are so nice - a gorgeous finishing touch. BTW, I do write letters to friends and family. Our youngest son forbids me to e-mail him. He's a big fan of snail mail. But I don't do Instagram so won't be participating in the challenge. Have a great day :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

First of all, congratulations! And secondly, your envelopes are so amazingly beautiful. How fun to get cards in envelopes with such bright colors on them. And I love how elegant your address label works with them too!

Ruth said...

Well finally I get a chance to check all of this out! This is very exciting indeed. Great news and the site looks fab - I love a good stationery shop :) looking forward to seeing more of your projects. Xx

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on being part of the team, Vicki - have fun!!!! Definitely going to have a look what they have to offer!!!! Your decorated envies is such a great idea - really makes your card even more special for the recipient!!!!

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