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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mr Cardmaker is a Quick-on the-Thanks Kinda Guy

Christmas came and went, and, at the moment, my condo is full of the (count them!) 14 storage crates (those 15 gallon babies) and 4 cardboard boxes that it takes to put the whole shebang away.  Oh yeah, we get hosed down with some Christmas around here! 

Christmas day, however, we were so happy to have so many gifts from loved ones around the country.  Needless to say, I wanted to come up with a really nice thank you card for everyone so I could express my gratitude. 

I came up with this--


Here is a really GREAT example of how that word "JUST" allows you to make a lovely, yet not-so-overworked and super-decorated card.  See it there in the sentiment?  Love that!

So, the base here is a 4 1/4" square, from PTI white card stock.  I love the 110# base weight.  I have used 120# in the past, and it is some really nice stuff, but I can never get it to stay folded, it's so thick!  Scor-Pal or not!  I now use my 120# for images I want to use my copics on.  Much better!

The blue cs is Baja Breeze from SU!, and it went through my devoted Cuttlebug with a swiss dot folder.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye, the Lost and Found pad.  LOVE this paper!  It has some really nice masculine patterns, and great colors--all very blue and brown and grey based stuff.  Pretty!

The envelope and the clouds were cut form the same collection of dp, and I used the envelope and cloud duo dies from A*Muse Studio. I popped the envelope up a bit with some foam tape.

The sentiment and note stamps are also A*Muse, from the Life is a Song set.  I am getting lots of use from that set!  I stamped them both with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

I hand cut the tails on the sentiment strip, and edged it with some white ink.  I did the same edging on the piece with the notes.

I made 9 of these puppies, wrote them out and got them in the mail, PRONTO.  'Cause gratitude gets stale pretty quick.  Just sayin'. 

Hey, nephew Elliot's birthday is coming up.  I have a great card coming along for that ski-crazed kid.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by for my first posting of 2012!!!
All Best-
Richard

6 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this design! What a great thank you card!

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  2. bwahh! I am laughing about your Christmas decorating! You should have posted photos of your house, that I would have liked to have seen! :)

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  3. Wow...14 crates? Your house must look like Santa's workshop.

    Love this sweet little card with that cute little envelope...awesome creativity!

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  4. Very cute! I love the little envie design!! I'm with Mel....I'd love to see photos of your "hosed down" Christmas! LOL Wishing you a very healthy and Happy New Year!!

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  5. I'm sooo gonna steal, borrow, CASE this idea. Man you really drop some awesome creativity on your blog. How do you say? "LURVE IT!"

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  6. When I scrolled down and saw this card I couldn't believe the timing! I just finished a card last night using an envelope of the front of my card! It will be shown on this coming Wednesday's post. Great minds huh? Love your idea with the notes coming out of the envelope. . .Mine has snowflakes popping out. My envelope is a large punch, but looks very much like your envelope from a die. Great thank you card! Best, Curt

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