July 3, 2013

Stamp Your Story Blog Hop with Hero Arts...

Hi everyone, today I'm blog hopping with Hero Arts as they share creations using the Stamp Your Story line of stamps.  You can find the Stamp Your Story line of products in the Hero Arts Online Store or at  your favorite local shop.

For my cards today I'm using the Not Perfect stamp set, the Texture and Shape stamp set and the Brush Strokes stamp set.  I created  some very simple thank you notes for Josey to use after her birthday on the 4th.  The patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Travel Girl line and the thank you stamp is from Avery Elle.  The white sequins are from my Neutral Sequin Collection.
I love the artistic flair the Stamp Your Story line of stamps has and it was fun combining the different brush stroke stamps.  
To add a whimsical touch to the thank you notes, I slipped the finished cards into Vellum Envelopes.  The cards take on a soft, muted look but still show through the envelopes.  I also stamped on the outside of the envelopes with some of the same stamps used on the card fronts.  I added star Washi tape to the bottoms of the envelopes.  
For address labels, I used some sticky backed label paper and drew an outline with a red pen.  Next I stamped a fun sentiment on the label.  Here Josey can write the addresses.  You can see that with just the right placement that the label will cover up the thank you sentiment so that when the recipient opens the card it will be a surprise.  
I hope you enjoy my cards today.  I still think it's very important for kids to write thank you notes and to know how to address an envelope.  I'm still surprised when kids don't even know where the stamp goes on a card.  If you'd like to follow along on the Hero Arts blog hop, you'll be clicking over to Lisa Spangler next.  You can also click on the Hero Arts link at the top of my blog post for all the participants.  There will also be a prize drawing randomly drawn from all of the blog hop participants blog posts today......so be sure to enter by leaving a comment at the end of this post.  Winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog soon. Thank you to Hero Arts for inviting me to blog today!  

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful thank you cards, Michelle, and how genius to create a vellum envelope that adds elements to match the card!!

June K said...

Great card with the vellum envelopes. I like the way you added the label to cover the card sentiment.

Sarah Thomson said...

Couldn't agree more on the need to get kids to write thank you notes - and these are just lovely.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous cards, and the vellum envelope idea is a brilliant idea!

Elena said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love the idea using vellum envelopes!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

These are awesome and those vellum envies are very, very cool! :)

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful set of cards! Neat idea for the envelopes!

angelastamps said...

Ooh lovely ideas. Love the use of the vellum envelopes. I love it when my granddaughters take time to make thank you cards. x

angelastamps said...

Ooh lovely ideas. Love the use of the vellum envelopes. I love it when my granddaughters take time to make thank you cards. x

judy said...

Lovely set of cards and I love the vellum envelope!

Shan said...

The brush stroke stamps are very cool!!! Can't believe your daughter is going to be 16! My little niece, the firecracker baby, will be 2 tomorrow!! :)

Kari D said...

As always, Mish, you card sets are amazing! Thanks for your continued inspiration.

Kari D said...

As always, Mish, you card sets are amazing! Thanks for your continued inspiration.

jenway9 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! It looks likes these cards were hand painted!

cm said...

Your cards are absolutely DARLING, and paired with the vellum envelopes, they become oh-my-stunning! I'm with you: Thank You cards are ever so important, especially for kids to write. Learning to express gratitude is important. You've just given me ideas for my niece...
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Reah said...

Great idea using the vellum envelope to enhance the design.

Kristy Hansen said...

What a great little way to put together a thank you card. Love the vellum envelopes--Thank you for the great ideas. ks

Shelly Johnson said...

Love these, so creative. Thanks

adele holcomb said...

What a darling card -- the vellum envelope really makes it something extra special! It's wonderful that you are teaching your daughter to write thank you notes (and making it fun too!)

Silke said...

How cute are this cards, love the vellum envelop!

Lizzi Baker said...

So good to teach children gratitude. And in such a pretty fun way. Love your use of the new stamps

mtscrapgal said...

I totally agree with you about kids writing Thanks you notes. It seems to be a lost art today. The new HA stamp set is perfect for your cards. The vellum envies add so much to the design. Thanks Michelle.

mtscrapgal said...

I totally agree with you about kids writing Thanks you notes. It seems to be a lost art today. The new HA stamp set is perfect for your cards. The vellum envies add so much to the design. Thanks Michelle.

hodgins said...

Thx for reminding us all that we need to teach our kids appreciation! Beautiful cards!!

hodgins said...

Thx for reminding us all that we need to teach our kids appreciation! Beautiful cards!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous thank you card...love the vellum envelopes.

Jingles Max said...

I love these cards. The vellum envelope adds a great touch and the labels look professional!

Dana said...

Awesome card set!! And i LOVE the envelopes!!!

Kriz said...

Amazing set of cards.
Lovely!!
They are full of colors.

Стокли said...

Such a lovely set!

Laura Turcotte said...

Love your thank you cards---those stamps are really, really great!

Jackie S said...

Love all the different stamps. Great colors

Carol Doggett said...

Love the colors, and the vellum envelopes! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Terri said...

Love the cards and the envelopes. Very pretty.

Pam W Merwin said...

Loving the combination of brush stamps that you used in your card designs! Your cards a beautiful :)

Renee Cliffe said...

Wow!!! I think you've thought of everything :) The card color combo is fab with the pattern at the bottom.

Jennifer J. said...

I love your style. What a fun blog hop.

Kanan Pandya said...

So pretty and trendy cards, love the vellum envelope too. It looks great with these cute cards. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Kim M said...

Lovely cards! Love the colour combo and the design is fantastic!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards--I like the vellum envelopes.

Donna Cala said...

You are magic to every product you showcase. I love today's projects.

Bridget said...

Lovely cards, lovely colors! Thanks for sharing :)

anni said...

Love the cards and such a clever idea for the envelopes. I think I have a stash of vellum envelopes. I need to find them and give this is a try..

blupixy said...

Your cards are always beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

I love the notecards especially the colors you've chosen. The vellum envelopes were such a great idea. Thanks for sharing the great idea.

cosmictwirling said...

Love the card. Those colors really pop and the vellum envelopes look fabulous.

Mel said...

What a fabulous presentation of a thank-you card! I also think it's awesome when parents teach their kids to write thank-you notes. That vellum envelope idea reminds me of how my husband and I did our wedding invitations. Really cool, surprising look! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great cards and I love that you used vellum envelopes . Also , very good that the kids are writing thank you cards . TFS .

joy said...

Love this cute little card set! The Stamp your Story stamps are so versatile.

Dana D. said...

Adorable card sets.

Jen W. said...

These are so cute! The vellum envelopes show the notecards off so perfectly!

richardbreaks said...

I just bought that stamp set, and have yet to ink it up! You have me ready to go for it! Love your cards AND the envelopes!

Laura C said...

I love the vellum envelope. It just is so unexpected and perfect!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

such a lovely set of notes... vellum envelope is such a new idea..

Karina McQuistan said...

I love the colors you used on these cards! They are so cute and fun, and yet simple enough to do a bunch at one time! Thanks for sharing!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

How lovely with vellum envelopes.

Virginia L. said...

Very inspiring! Love the gorgeous set of cards. GREAT use of all elements and stamps!

Seema Keswani said...

Love the envelopes!

ThePurplePlace said...

Wonderful inspiration and perfect for our Holiday this week! :)

zgagi said...

Love the vellum envelopes!

Kezzia Froese said...

Those are beautiful cards and I LOVE those envelopes!

Karen Petitt said...

Lovely bright, fresh and colourful thank you cards - love those vellum envelopes hugs Karen P

Barbara said...

These are lovely and the envelopes are so clever. Great idea! Thanks

scrappyToo ~Veerle said...

Love the colour combination!

scrappyToo ~Veerle said...

Love the colour combination!

Susan said...

Great set of cards and patriotic too!

Dorothy C. said...

Perfect note cards for your girls. Love the use of the vellum envelope.

Tammy B said...

oh i did enjoy your cards! i enjoyed the vellum envelopes and label placement even more! thank you for such great inspiration!

Saralina said...

i like your velum idea! it makes it a little more extraordinary. :)

Angela Nebinger said...

I've been drooling over the new hero arts stamp collection for weeks.. love what you've done with them!! On I go to the next hopper :)

Angela Nebinger said...

I've been drooling over the new hero arts stamp collection for weeks.. love what you've done with them!! On I go to the next hopper :)

VikkiCH said...

sweet ideas! you designed a nice set of cards.

Anita Rex said...

I really love how you used the stamps! And thanks for the reminder of teaching kids how to send a letter!

julie e said...

Your thank you cards are so sweet!

Pat said...

These are adorable! Love the color combo, too!

justasiam said...

I like how the envelope adds to the look of the card!

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely cards.

Robin Cooper said...

Great cards! Thanks for showing us ways to use those stamps.

Isabelle said...

wow! good production!
love cards kit ready to send!
Thank you

Leni said...

Love the colorcombination! Fresh and happy cards! I laughed when you told that kids don't know the exact placement of a stamp on a card. My 14 year old asked me about it last week.....! Oeps, didn't I show him that?

fran g. said...

love the vellum!

Tami McBeain said...

Love your cards and the use of the vellum envelope is brilliant! Love the little address label covering the sentiment! So creative as always!

jeanine said...

These are a wonderful set of thank you cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your colour combo ... and the vellum envelopes

Judy Tuck said...

Lovely set of thank yo cards. Great idea to slip them into vellum envelopes.

Therese said...

What a GREAT set of cards and a great way to use these stamps!

Shanta said...

Such a great project!! lovely!!

KimC said...

Such fun creative thank you notes. Thanks for sharing.

Liliana said...

Beautiful card set, thanks for sharing!

Maggie said...

Love the cards! Beautiful colours!

Mariëtte said...

Great ideas, love the envelope

Jan Henry said...

Vellum envelopes...who woulda thunk it! I'll bet they would be easy to make also. Would need the proper adhesive though.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love your cards--great design and perfect colors.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING your FUN design!! Such INSPIRATION!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Amber Bracken said...

These are super cute. What a great idea!

Amber Bracken said...

These are super cute. What a great idea!

Carol said...

Fabulous ideas, Michelle! I'm just crazy about the colour combination you used and the whole concept of the vellum envelope is brilliant.

Donna Brown said...

Love the idea of having a set of thank you cards. Great idea with the vellum envelopes.

Donna Brown said...

Love the idea of having a set of thank you cards. Great idea with the vellum envelopes.

Tona said...

What great cards! I love the address label idea too.

nancy said...

Awesome idea of putting your wonderful cards into vellum envelopes!

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Harriet said...

Super Thank You cards. Thanks.

Kris Van Allen said...

I love the colors you chose!! So happy and vintage!!

Kailash said...

A lovely set, the vellum envelope is just fabulous!!

rommelsmom4 said...

The thank you notes are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

tammykay said...

Oh my goodness, stop the bus! I love the color combination on these simple but beautiful and fun cards! I also loved the fun idea of using vellum envelopes. I agree with you Michelle on the value of sending thank you cards, or any card for that matter. Everyone loves to receive a card in the mail!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the color combo and the bit of sparkle from the sequins! Fabulous idea to use the vellum envelopes!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow, these are Beautiful. Would Love to receive this in my Happy Mail!

Lilian Bohacec said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Lilian Bohacec said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!!!

NanW said...

Very clever and so sweet.

Karen McAlpine said...

Great note card set!! Love that brush stroke stamp!

Sabrina said...

Great cards!! I agree with you 100 percent!!

Niina said...

Love the color combo!

Charlotte C said...

Love the idea of velum envelopes. Beautiful card. TFS.

Unknown said...

very fresh look! the vellum envelopes are cool too
thanks
Holly

heartforhandmade said...

Ohh these thank you notes are just so pretty. I love the colors and the stamping you did. And that vellum is just perfect for an envelope

Janet said...

Super cute cards! Love it! The envelopes are just precious can these go through the mail?~God bless~

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love the card sets...great colors!

Debbie said...

I love the use of the sequins, and the vellum envelope is fantastic
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Kazumi Edwards said...

I love how this kit looks like art.

Lauren said...

Such a cute set of cards! And I agree, every kid (and adult for that matter) should know how to handwrite Thank You notes!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun set of cards! I love the vellum envelopes!

Sue McRae said...

Love the idea of sending cards in vellum envelopes. Fun for the recipient and the postman.

Carole said...

Love love love the colorful cards - I too have my daughter write , address and stamp thank you notes - cute idea with the sticker on the vellum envelope - fabulous !!!

Carole

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome card set! Love the brush stroke stamps. My son just had a birthday in June and he depleted my stash of thank you cards...and he didn't know how to address the envelopes correctly! *sigh* I've got some work to do...thanks for sharing your fun cards for the hop!

jcappetta said...

Awesome set of cards.Love the vellum envelope and the labels you created!

jcappetta said...

Awesome set of cards.Love the vellum envelope and the labels you created!

ericarose said...

Fabulous set of cards!! I love the vellum envelopes too!!

Annie Wills said...

Just got one of these sets in the mail the other day and now I can't wait to use it. Love the vellum envelope too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Laura Jane said...

CRAZY over those Vellum Envelopes! Great hearts from HA!!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful cards with lovely stamps and brilliant idea of vellum envies

mewTilman said...

Your thank you cards are so cute! Can't wait to try the red and blue with brush strokes.

wanda hansen said...

Love the cards, very simple, yet elegant. Love anything with vellum. Nice job.

BrendaB said...

Such pretty cards! Love the idea of the vellum envelopes, too!

Kelley said...

Cute thank you cards! Vellum envelopes are so much fun.

Laura M. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing ;)

brenda said...

Love the cards and how you mixed the different stamp sets together!

Sheila H said...

You combined stamp set magnificently!

Carol Perry said...

Really love the idea of vellum envelopes. Your cards are very fun will be a surprise to whom opens them up. Great job!

Maureen Chandler said...

Thank you notes are so very important and yours are wonderful - love them! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Helene said...

love the pop of red with the pale blue!

Helene said...

love the pop of red with the pale blue!

Helene said...

love the pop of red with the pale blue!

Linda said...

How lovely!! I agree, thankyou cards are a lovely old-world idea that should be kept going today!

Linda said...

How lovely!! I agree, thankyou cards are a lovely old-world idea that should be kept going today!

xxxhrmxxx said...

I am with you, I love sending and receiving Thank You cards, and yours are beautiful. :)

Viki said...

Great cards Michelle. My kids love sending thank you cards out. They also enjoy making the cards.

karenelr said...

Perfectly fabulous art! I love how you used the vellum for envelopes! Thanks for the eye candy!

karenelr said...

Perfectly fabulous art! I love how you used the vellum for envelopes! Thanks for the eye candy!

Linda E said...

Hi, Michelle. What a great idea for your thank you notes. Love the use of vellum envelopes with address stickers. The color scheme is my current favorite. Thanks for sharing and thanks for an opportunity to win a prize.

Linda E said...

Hi, Michelle. What a great idea for your thank you notes. Love the use of vellum envelopes with address stickers. The color scheme is my current favorite. Thanks for sharing and thanks for an opportunity to win a prize.

Jacqui Blondel said...

Lovely thank you cards, great colour combo. and the vellum envelopes are just gorgeous

Jacqui Blondel said...

Lovely thank you cards, great colour combo. and the vellum envelopes are just gorgeous

Jacqui Blondel said...

Lovely thank you cards, great colour combo. and the vellum envelopes are just gorgeous

JanLee said...

Such a clever idea, thanks for sharing. The colors are divine!

Genevieve said...

I love the color combo and the way you work the art

Karenladd said...

These note cards are so adorable and LOVe the vellum envies! The more I see the brush stroke stamp the more I like it!

Eloisa Morais said...

Lovely Cards Michelle! Thank you!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Such a gorgeous set. Love the vellum envelopes!

Lane Cermak said...

So very cute!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely set! I love your idea of using vellum envelopes but covering the sentiment. TFS

Leslie Hanna said...

What a great set of Thank You cards, and kudos for having the kids send thank you cards!

Betty Meyskens said...

Super great thank you cards! I agree as well that we need to teach our kids to write thank you notes. I love making my own thank you cards and sending them to people - the best feeling is when you get a comment back about the personal touch of your card. The vellum envelopes is so cool!

Robin said...

Wonderful cards! I think sending cards are so important for the sender and sendee(?).

Andrene said...

Adorable card! And I love the vellum envelopes and handmade labels! Brush Strokes is my current favorite right now-you did a great job with it.

Andrene said...

Adorable card! And I love the vellum envelopes and handmade labels! Brush Strokes is my current favorite right now-you did a great job with it.

TenSGal said...

Fabulous! Love these....and love how you did the vellum envelopes and labels, too! wonderful!

Susan

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card set! I love your envies, too! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Vicki said...

Didn't know wash tape would go through the mail on the outside of the envelope. Good to know.

Kathy JH said...

Love these thank you cards! The colors are perfect. And I love the envelopes!

Gina said...

Really love your cards, the color combinations are perfect!!!!

Doris said...

beautiful set of cards and envelopes!

Susan Lang said...

Michelle - you are right about thank you notes. I was taught they were part of receiving any gifts. Great idea on the envelopes, I will give that a try.

babs7665 said...

Love, love, love these.

babs7665 said...

Love, love, love these.

Barbra said...

Fantastic color combo! Love the cards!

Barbra said...

Fantastic color combo! Love the cards!

Tricia said...

Love these sweet Thank You's, Mish!

Becky S. said...

Cute card and great idea with the label.

Jeana said...

Your card designs are beautiful! Love the stamps and ink colors you used!

Suzanne Queen said...

Wonderful cards. The stamps are great, too.

Deborah Nolan said...

I really, really like your color palette, and the vellum envelope is brilliant!

Suzanne Queen said...

Wonderful cards. The stamps are great, too.

Winnie said...

Super sweet thank you cards! I agree, I think it is important for people to write thank your, and since they have learned to do it at a young age, they will have that ingrained in them. I love the use of the vellum envelope!

Kathryn A said...

Terrific cards! Love the colors and those great stamps!

pcm said...

the cards are super but that envelope is the cherry on top! LOVE!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

What a lovely set of cards. Also love the vellum envelopes!

Brenda said...

Nice creations....all set up to be sent out to recognize people.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely collection of cards, the vellum is such a mice soft touch. Yes, thank you's seem to be becoming a lost art.

Memories by Manda said...

Wonderful cards. I love the brush stroke stamp. So much easier than an actual brush + paint!

Memories by Manda said...

Wonderful cards. I love the brush stroke stamp. So much easier than an actual brush + paint!

Janet L. said...

Great cards! I love the vellum envelopes, too. You're right, more kids need to write thank you notes!

byheleng said...

WOW! they are so gorgeous! Love that brush stamp already! :)

Bart said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the vellum envelopes too!

Letty Abad said...

I Love the vellum envelope idea and the color combo!

cal8007 said...

Great cards, Michelle! Love the idea of the velum envelopes - it's like getting a little peek of what's inside. Thanks for the samples!!

Carmen L

Shirley said...

I like the look of those brush stroke stamps!

Marsha said...

Cute cards and great idea with the vellum envelop.

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