Posts tagged ‘thank you card’

October 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 282: Thanks a bunch

2014-10-15 Thanks a bunch TCCCB

At The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge blog this week, challenge is to use an image with a hat. Stop by the blog to check out the projects my teammates created. Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring us this week.  I used an RSD image (Isabella with gardening friend): printed her out on cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and fussy cut. On my card case, I stamped the leaves in various autumn colors. The sentiment and black stitches are from SRM Stickers.

I’m entering my card to these fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #4); Addicted to Stamps and More #117 – Make Your Mark; and Cards und More #117 – Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


September 14, 2014

Paper craft project no. 264: Thanks a million clean and simple card

2014-09-14 OLC Thanks a million - 613 Avenue

It’s Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create! We have Rick St. Dennis sponsoring us once again. My teammates and I hope you’ll join us there and share your awesome projects! You can’t go wrong when the challenge is anything goes :o)

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July 6, 2014

Paper craft no. 217: Thanks so much mixed media card

2014-07-05 Thanks so much

At 613 Avenue Create this week, it’s Anything Goes with the optional twist of using our Create Your Own Challenge chart. We have 2 sponsors this week: Delicious Doodles and Creative Bug. Do check out the challenge blog to see what my teammates created and we’d love for you to join us!

For my project, I went with a mixed media card, with the wild rose digi image from Delicious Doodles. I used stickles, sentiment, stencil, embossing, flowers, and watercolor from the chart. Here’s a step-by-step. (I’ll see if I can shoot a video showing how to make a card like this in the next few days. I actually made this card based on the birthday card I made for Kylie.)

1. Print image on cardstock. Color with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut, and set aside.

2. Stamp background text where image will be positioned. (Here I used jet black archival ink on an OTC script stamp and a STAMPlorations text stamp.)

3.  Place 12×12 Specimen stencil (The Crafter’s Workshop) over card base (140-lb cold-press watercolor paper by Canson). Smoosh some mustard seed distress ink on mat and with a very wet brush, paint ink through the stencil.

4. Place a 6×6 Sketch Grid stencil (TCW) over card base. Tint modeling paste (Liquitex) with scattered straw distress ink on mat and apply onto stencil, being careful to stencil just on the two sides and top of the card. Allow to dry. (Or if you’re like me, you’ll bust out the heat tool and zap the whole thing dry in a few minutes.)

5. Emboss “thanks” sentiment (from Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments) in green and stamp “so much” (from Sentiment Builders: Thank You) in black.

6. Smoosh spiced marmalade distress ink on mat and water it down. Loosely watercolor it onto the card, letting it pool where the modeling paste has dried. With a sponge, lightly apply ink all around the card.

7. Mount image on card base with foam tape. (For added interest, I partially stamped the script stamp on the image too.) Finish the card by applying Diamond stickles on the flowers.

The current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #83 was my inspiration for this card’s layout. (I’m most likely pushing it a bit with the “clean” part, but it is quite a simple card to put together.) Since I used markers to color my focal image, I can enter my card to Addicted to Stamps and More #102 – Make Your Mark. Over at Country View Challenges, it’s “Stencil It!” for July. I’m also entering my card to Sister Act Card Challenge #64 – Anything Goes.

My card also doubles as a reminder card for two challenges I’m part of: TIME OUT Challenges, where we’d love to see projects inspired by the phrase, “fun in the sun” (I went with fun yellow colors in my card, and those flowers look bright and happy to me) and The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where our theme this month is “Touch of Nature.” I hope you’ll check out both challenges!

When I made this card a couple of days ago, it was because I needed to add to my “Thank You” stash…you never know when you’re going to need this kind of card. “When” came a lot sooner! Yesterday, I had the most wonderful birthday, thanks to the girls in the STAMPlorations design team: Cornelia, Debra, Kylie, Maria F., Monika, Nonni, Sandie, Shirley, and Vicki. With Nonni orchestrating the whole thing (and giving me a big scare by telling me the blog was hacked), I had a ball looking at the cards they made for me and getting to know a little bit more about them when it comes to what they like to read! So until my thank you cards get to you, ladies, this card will have to stand in :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


November 22, 2013

Paper craft project no. 86: Heartfelt thanks

2013-11-22 OLC Heartfelt thanks
11/23/2013 update: This card is the Headliner at The Paper Players!
Thank you so much for choosing my card, Nance!

I know…this is my second post for today. I’m a little stressed out, you see, so I’m trying to distract myself from the current situation the hubby and I are facing: WE HAVE NO WATER! There. Sometime last night, one of our pipes burst and water from our 5,000-gallon tank had emptied out to our backyard, leaving us with no water in the house. That’s the thing about living in the country…we get our water from a well. Our old well had dried out about 6 months ago and so we had to have a new well drilled. The well people, however, have taken their sweet time to get our new well drilled, so we’ve been getting our water from our elderly neighbor’s well for months now. They were supposed to have finished Monday. And now this. So we found ourselves at the truck stop closest to us at one in the morning and spent about 4 hours sitting at Subway. We just got back home and I think I’m good for a few hours. We are hoping the well people will come early this morning to fix our water problem.

Anyway, I saw the current challenge over at The Paper Players and that it ends in about 7 hours. This week’s challenge is to create a CAS project with leaves. For my card, I CASEd the card that I made the other night because I liked how it turned out and wanted to create variations of it. I used JustRite stamps (autumn leaves) and STAMPlorations stamps (the brush stroke and ink blots are from the Holiday Artsy set and the sentiment is from the VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers set). I used tuxedo black (Memento), and two mid-tone shadow inks from Hero Arts — butter bar and soft apricot. I affixed gold sequins and rounded the bottom corners. Done in under 10 minutes. I need another distraction!

Thanks for reading, and please keep your fingers crossed that we’d have our water back before the day’s out. I’m not really keen on the idea of staying in a motel or driving to and spending hours at truck stops just so we can use the facilities this weekend. The hubby, trying to make light of the situation, asked me, “Would you like me to make you some tea?” HA-HA. I countered, “What’s wrong with you?” in the same way that Eliot Spencer would ask Parker*. I will have to skip my daily raspberry zinger today for self preservation :-)


*Reference to the TNT show, Leverage. (We finished watching all 77 episodes on Netflix the other day. I really liked the show and wish the network hadn’t cancelled it!)

November 9, 2013

Paper craft project no. 77: Thank you so much

2013-11-09 OLC Thank you so much
Here’s an A2 one layer card I made earlier today. I couldn’t wait to take the new stamps in the Vignette series from STAMPlorations for a test drive. For this card, I used the image and sentiment from the Art Deco Border Builders set. I stamped the image in Versamark ink, sprinkled copper embossing powder, and heat embossed. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black. Next, I made 3 score lines using my score board, affixed 3 chocolate brown paper brads to the front, and then rounded off the bottom corners of the card with my corner rounder punch.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m off to play some more with my stamps!


July 27, 2013

One Layer Card No. 18: Heartfelt thanks

2013-07-26 One Layer Card Heartfelt thanks

A2 card using direct stamping, repetition, and layer stamping techniques.

Stamps: flowers (Stampin’ Up); sentiments (Stampin’ Up, Fiskars)
Inks: peeled paint, mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink); tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Stamp flower with stem and leaves with distress ink then stamp outline with tuxedo black.

2. Stamp sentiments.

3. Ink flower stamp with mustard seed distress ink and stamp several times on the top left and side, then stamp flower outline in tuxedo black.

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July 22, 2013

One Layer Card No. 13: Thankful

2013-07-21 One Layer Card Thankful

A2 card using layer stamping, distressing, edge sponging, blending, and masking techniques.

Stamps: inchie flowers (Inkadinkado), sentiment (Fiskars), text background (Hero Arts)
Inks: tattered rose (Tim Holtz Distress ink); wicked black (ColorBox Cat’s Eye Archival dye ink); coffee (Ranger Archival ink)

A little note about this one layer card: This card was inspired by Heather Telford’s three square layout found here. Her card had square cut-outs. I used the inchie square stamps instead in keeping with the type of cards I’m making for this blog :-)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Cover about 2/3 of left side of the card front with Post-It note.

2. With a foam applicator, sponge and blend tattered rose distress ink on the exposed right side of card front.

3. Stamp text background, followed by inchie square stamps.

4. Remove mask and stamp sentiment.

5. Finish by shading and distressing the edges with more tattered rose distress ink.

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