Paper: High Society Stationery: Double Patterned Notecards

June 5, 2013

Mixed Patterned Stationery | Damask Love Blog

It’s been far too long since the last High Society post…but I’m back with the same snark as always. Today’s set is a little different than the others, because this time around, I actually don’t know the price of the original. All I know is that is that I can’t afford it…and you probably can’t either. How do I know that? Well….keep reading.

Mixed Patterned Stationery | Damask Love Blog{What They Say} This clean notecard has the surprise of a colorful pattern lining the back. This bespoke design was created for a specific individual. Contact us to begin creating your own unique stationery suite.

{What I Say} A few things are guaranteed: death, taxes and when the price isn’t listed…it’s too expensive. “Contact us” is the equivalent to “Market Price” at a restaurant….only difference is that I can probably splurge on the $80 lobster, but I have absolutely no intentions of handing over my mortgage for your colorful pattern lining the back.

I was about 22 when I learned the “Contact us for pricing” lesson. I was paging through an issue of Lucky Magazine and came across a pair of shoes.  The accompanying text had a phone number and instructed me to give them a call for pricing information. Like a dumb dumb, I wasted five minutes of my life calling that phone number only to find out that the shoes cost more than the going rate for kidneys on Craigslist.

Fast forward…ten…um…I mean, five years and I’ll never fall for that trick. “Contact us for pricing” is rich-speak for “Don’t contact us at all unless you own a castle.” Thankfully, I have plenty of crafting supplies to replicate their “colorful pattern lining the back”! Sadly, I have no supplies for making shoes, so I won’t be able to replicate those awesome pumps I saw in Lucky magazine.

Mixed Patterned Stationery | Damask Love BlogFor my version of this cards, I went with the “spirit” of the design rather than an attempt at mimicking the exact same pattern. On the original card, I love how there appears to be one pattern embedding within another – and I love the use of one color throughout. With that in mind, I created my own notecards.

Mixed Patterned Stationery | Damask Love Blog{1} Select a stamp with a matching die cut, then stamp the image that you’d like to embed within the pattern.

{2} Create die cut from Post-it Craft Paper and cover your stamped design. I find that it’s easier to stamp then mask the image. If you choose to mask the area then stamp, I found that it’s difficult to get the image perfectly lined up within the negative space.

{3} Choose a background stamp and stamp the entirety of the card.

{4} Peel away the mask from the card.

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33 thoughts on “High Society Stationery: Double Patterned Notecards”

  1. Amber, not only do you constantly amaze me with your creativity – the entertainment factor is “through the roof” – thank you for an great Wednesday morning – off to work with a smile 🙂

  2. I love the simplicity of these and the added elegance. So pretty! I needed an idea for a birthday card and I can’t wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Your timing couldn’t be any more on point! I have this stamp & die sitting on my desk. I want to make a set of thank you cards for my sister. I had not quite figured out how I would use this set, only that I would.
    I didn’t know there was such a thing as full stick’em on post its. You can bet I will have some by this weekend! Thank you sooooo much for todays post.

  4. Love, love, love reading your blog. Love your amazing creative ideas and awesome humour. What stamp did you use for the background. Thank you!

  5. Love this ides. Thanks for the masking tips. I didn’t know about the post it craft sheets. Thanks so much & have a delightful day!

  6. Pinning this! And this: “Don’t contact us at all unless you own a castle.” made me snort out loud. I love your snark.

  7. I love your high society posts; they might even be my favorites. Really pretty stamping and masking. Love the colors.

  8. Wow, I had not seen the Craft Post-Its before. Thanks for sharing this. Too funny about the “contact us for pricing” – I’ve never called but figured I couldn’t afford it.

  9. I’m with the rest of the crew, thanks for the chuckle, love these cards and yes I think I need some of those post it note pages too.

  10. These are amazing! Simple but elegant. A gorgeous card that would be easy to make in bulk but looks like you spent days making them. Pinning it right now! Thanks, Amber!

  11. I love the notecards so much so that I am going to try and re-create them today! These will make great Christmas gifts for my friends :)Thanks for sharing and I love the entertainment too :)Have a great day…Ciao

  12. Beautiful cards. The design and colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the intro to the Post-it sheets. I use Eclipse and dont think its that user friendly. Definitely buying the post-its!!

  13. Awesomeness. Seriously. I love that pattern-within-a-pattern. And whoo-hooo – how did you find Post-It craft sheets?! That’s so cool! I’ll be searching it out around here and grabbing it on Amazon if I can’t find it locally! Thanks for that tip!!

  14. Yay! I’ve missed your ‘High Society’ posts. They are my favourite. You are so clever. These note cards are beautiful!

  15. Love the notecards!!! I will be scouring around trying to find the post-it paper! Thanks for the instructions!!!

  16. wow yours is what I’d prefer – I just love notecards, my favourite place in London is Smythson’s (they love tissue lined envelopes hee hee).

  17. I have literally spent the day with you. I have long resisted getting the scrapbooking (stuff) pile up, because I knit and crochet felt, etc…
    But your books and stationary tutorials have me excited. I want to make some for ancestry purposes, probably with the family name. I have my great grandmothers letters and ggrandfathers sermon notes. I plan to write to all my grand children as we have lost that craft, anyway I’ve got some ideas for that thanks to you. If you find yourself in the area email me and we will go to lunch
    Betsy

  18. Hi, love the humour and the cards, can I ask what the die and stamp set is called please, I hope its not stated in the post as I’ll feel a right clot!!
    great work
    Sandie x

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