Thinking of You Workshop Your Way
I’m crazy in love with the Thinking of You Workshop Your Way (WYW) stamp set. I’ve used it a ton and will keep using it long after the paper and embellishments that come in the workshop are used up. I’ve got two, very different cards for you today along with multiple links back to my blog for other projects using this versatile set.
This card uses a wreath from the Flower Market Cartridge cut with Chocolate cardstock as a base. I laid it on the top panel, lightly traced around it with a pencil, removed the wreath, and stamped the sprigs in Fern ink. After erasing the pencil lines, I laid the wreath back down (without gluing!!) and added the sentiment. I stamped several flowers, three Pixie with Smoothie centers and two straight Smoothie, on White Daisy cardstock and cut them out with Micro-tip Scissors. I arranged the flowers over top of the wreath for placement only. NO GLUING YET! When I was happy, I took a picture of the placement using my cell phone. Then I used the two smallest flower center images to fill in a few spots. Some of these last images went under the wreath, which is why I didn’t glue it down until after they were stamped. I consulted my phone pic to place the cut-out flowers back in place for gluing, added the White Twine bow with Liquid Glass, then added Bitty Sparkles (which come in the WYW) to all the flower centers not covered by the bow. I used a top panel cut to 4″x 5.25″ and mounted it with foam tape over top of a 4.25″x 5.5″ card base because I like the way it looks. You could certainly do this card without that layer, though.
I used Christmassy colors and included links to Merry Christmas or Mini Christmas (French) that reads “Joyeux Noel” to show how easily this becomes a Christmas card. These $2.95 stamps happen to be my favorites, but there are a number of small sentiments that would fit inside that wreath for Christmas (see p. 59 of the current Seasonal Expressions catalogue). Change the flower colors and use a different sentiment inside (see pp. 45-50 of the Annual Inspirations catalogue, in particular) for endless variety.
As promised, here are some links to other projects using this WYW set with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge: Thanks card, Floral Hello card (includes a link to a Cricut Design Space cutting file), Thanksgiving invitations (includes a link to a Cricut Design Space cutting file), and Hydrangea Thank You notes. Not all of these projects uses exclusively CTMH products, but they will show you why I’m so crazy about this WYW.
My second card also combines the WYW with a $2.95 stamp set called A Little Jingle. I began by embossing the bells in Silver then used the two vine images from the WYW and embossed them in Gold. I then stamped the vines again on two Post-It Notes (one image per note). After trimming out the vines with my Micro-tip scissors, I laid them over the corresponding images on the card and stamped the sentiment multiple times in Sea Glass ink. It didn’t give me as much “oomph” as I wanted, so I added some sponging before peeling off my Post-It note masks.
So simple, but I love how it turned out. I also love how flat it is (even though I did that same raised panel thing) because my post office is getting stinky about requiring extra postage for “bulky” cards.
As I mentioned in one of my blog posts, I pretty much bought this set because of how well it dresses up many of the Flower Market cuts. The more I use it, the more I love it.
Until next time,