Friday, June 18, 2021

Elegantly Said Make & Takes for Team Meeting plus video

Because of the pandemic Team Meetings are still being held virtually.  Starting tomorrow June 11, the Stay at Home will gradually be lifted.  But we're not out of the woods yet, as I won't be getting my second vaccination until June 22, and children under the age of 12 have yet to be given the shot in the arm.  So, until it is safer, team meetings will remain virtual.

That means Make and Takes, traditionally made during these meetings, will also be done virtually.  How that will work I am not sure.  Before I reveal my plan I want to describe the projects for the meeting.

The 3 projects include: a note card, an A2 card and a treat box.  

I made a video describing how to make all three projects.  It can be viewed here or on You Tube

Thank You Note Card


  • Basic White Note card 5 X 3 ½”

  • Basic Gray cardstock 3 1/8 X 4 ½’

  • Basic White cardstock  2 ⅞ X 4 ¼”

  • DSP 1 by 4 ¼”

  • Silver Foil ¼ by 4 ¼”

  • Basic White 3 ¼ by 4 ¾” for inside



  • Basic white 1 ⅝ X 4 ¼” - punch both ends

  • Simply Elegant Gold trim 12”

  • Gilded Gems  3


  • DSP 2 ¼ X 5 ½” (optional) and not included.

Elegantly Said Thank You Card


  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 ¼ X 11” scored and folded at 5 ½”

  • Basic White Cardstock (2) 4 by 5 ¼” (one for inside)

  • Basic Cardstock 3 ¾ X5”

  • DSP 1 ½ X 5”

  • Copper Foil ¼ by 5”

Mini Treat Box


  • Simply Classic treat Box #1 13/16”

  • DSP 1 ¼ by 9 ½”

  • Elegantly Said trim (gold) 15”

  • Scrap of Basic White ½ by 2 ¼”

  • Scrap of Silver Foil ¾ by 2 ¾” 


Simply Elegant Suite  #155764

Elegantly Said Bundle #155753

Elegantly Said Stamp set #155095

Elegant Tag Punch #155762

Simply Classic Treat Boxes #155566

Elegantly Said DSP #155761

Copper Foil #142020

Silver Foil (retired)

Copper Embossing Powder #155555 (includes Silver & Gold)

Heat Tool #129053 

Basic White note card & envelope #159232

Whisper White cardstock #159276

Basic Black cardstock #121045

Basic Gray cardstock

Simply Elegant (Gold & Silver) trim #155766

Gilded Gems #152478

Versa Mark ink#102283

Tuxedo  Black Memento Ink #132708

As a bonus I demonstrate how to make a book mark using the Elegant Tag Punch

Making a Book Mark with Tag Punch

1 Insert top end of 1 ¾” strip of DSP into top end of punch.

Tip:  if you experience difficulty inserting the cardstock through the top insert it from the exit slit in the front pulling the tail out.


2.  Then insert the bottom end into the opposite end of the punch

My Plan:

1.  Design the make and takes.  Create a PDF with measurements

2.  Make kits for 7 team members

3  Mail kits and PDF - giving the post office 2 weeks to get the kits to team members.

4.  An e-mail to team members re the plan

4.  Create a video

All the planning has been done.  I created an extra kit for myself which will be used during the meeting to help with the direction.

A couple of days before the meeting I decided to release the video early so that the make and takes could be done prior to the meeting.  Then during the meeting each item will be discusses and each member can discuss difficulties encountered making the item.

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