Thursday, January 4, 2018

Post Holiday Thank You Cards

     One of the things about the Christmas holidays and all the gifts is that there is an immediate need for Thank You cards.  I usually start making them during the holidays and this year was no exception.  I made more than a dozen, some of which I shared with family members who needed them.  I'm still making a few more and will post those as they are completed.  In the meantime, here are the first two I finished and mailed.

     First card:


     This one was pretty simple to make; it's nothing more than die cuts, dp, and CS.  The background cut was done with one of my newest die sets from Sue Wilson (Merry Christmas to me!), cut from bleached dp.  The sentiment piece is actually the 'negative' piece left over from cutting out the word "Thanks."  That's a die from Memory Box and I think it looks like a cloud.

     I layered the cuts together, and layered them onto a pink card base which had been embossed with my "Linen" folder.

     Challenges:
Crafting by Designs
Digi Choosday
DL.ART
Everybody Art
TTCRD

     Second card:


     This is another card done all with die cuts but it's a bit more complex.  The card base is another pre-made card and, again, I ran the front of it through my "Linen" embossing folder to give it a bit of texture.  The sentiment is cut with the same Memory Box die as I used above but from different color CS.

     The "quilted" star was cut with my other brand new die (from Stampin' Up) and I know I'm going to have tons of fun with this one!   Talk about versatile - more design combinations than you can imagine.  Great value for the money.

     All of that glittered "paper" is actually cut from 6" x 6" sheets of washi tape.  The sheets have a clear backing paper which peals off to expose the adhesive.  I cut 4 different colors of the glittered washi sheets, then pieced together the shapes to make the star.

     That is my first stack of washi sheets and I plan to order more of them right away!  I can see all  kinds of possibilities for that kind of washi 'tape' and I don't want to run out of it in the first week of using it.  lol

     Challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Word Art Weds.

     That's all I have for today but I am getting back into my routine so I'll probably have a post each day this week.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

12 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

These are beautiful "thank you cards" Connie!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards, love the quilted colours and the die negative is Great.
Faith
x

Becca Sadler said...

Thank you cards are a lost art of communication, so it's great to see these and know that someone else still sends them, too! Both of these are lucky and an extra blessing to whoever blessed you. Thanks for submitting to PCCB! Becca=DT

Donna said...

Hi NanaConnie. I am always looking for easy ways to say thanks. Love both of these cards. I too still have a few thank yous to send out from Christmas. That's what hope to get done by the end of the weekend. I've been doing a few at a time. That way I don't hand my hubby too many to write in at once. He doesn't like writing them but I do insist. LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!

DIANA L. said...

This is really PRETTY I love Pink & Purple together and purple is the trending color this year!!
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge # 219 “New Year” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day & a Happy New Year!!
DIANA L.

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katieo said...

2 beautiful cards. I love the combination of dies you used on the first card and how you used the negative space. The quilt square on the 2nd card is gorgeous. The linen embossing folder adds a fun texture to the pre made card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART New Year Challenge

Tracy Freeman said...

Great Thanks card, love the quilt design on the second is fab.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Ine Swinkels said...

Nice work! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

erika said...

I love CAS style and the colors used! Thank you for taking part in the Digi Choosday challenge! Erika DT Member

Seija said...

Great Cards and wonderful lettering! Thanks for joining us at EAC. Hugs Michi

Jana Forrest said...

Hi NanaConnie! Wow great ideas for thank you cards. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck this week and hope to see you again soon! Take care, Jana Forrest DT~CGCC

CTgirl said...

Lovely cards!!
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs! - Rene DT