January 30, 2011

Christmas Thank You Cards

Hi friends. Hope you're having a great weekend. We've been enjoying some beautiful weather in Kansas..which makes me long for spring, green grass, a growing garden and flowers. But alas, the weatherman forecasts more winter is on it's way including freezing rain and snow. Blech.


With that wintry forecast I thought it wasn't too late to show a few Christmas thank you cards. I used this sketch below:

I wanted a card design that would let me use lots of patterned papers because I loved ALL of these cute patterns from Crate Paper. Have you seen their newest releases? They are my favorites that I've seen from all of the new releases this season. I believe I ordered these from Emma's Paperie.
Since the papers were so colorful and full of design, I didn't need to add much more to my cards than a few accents and a sentiment.
The sentiment I used was from Dawn's Signature Christmas stamp set. I first die cut the Tea for Two label, stamped on the sentiment and then highlighted the word *thank you* with a Copic marker. I used a circle punch of a reverse pattern from the Christmas papers behind the label. Using a strip of Scor-Tape, I added some colorful glitter along the horizontal strip of paper. Just the right amount of glitz to pretty things up a bit.
Hope you enjoy! Today the girls have softball practice..seems weird right? We're gearing up for Spring ball.....looking forward to playing a tournament at an indoor facility. That should be fun! I'll be in my studio working on new Papertrey projects for February. It's going to be such a fun release with all the PTI anniversary festivities. One of the prizes Nichole has in store is unbelievable. You will flip out!! My lips are sealed for now though.

Have a great day everyone!

9 comments:

Cindy Marquis said...

These cards are so pretty! I just wanted you to know that I have been a long time fan of yours, but I haven't commented much. (Kinda shy, I guess!) But I look everyday and get so inspired. I love your style and also hearing about your kids, recipes, and country life. I wanted to invite you to my new blog at prairiesedgefarm.blogspot.com. It's about papercrafting, quilting, gardening, and all the other stuff I like. Hope to see you there!

Elin K. said...

Hi - I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award for my blog, and I wanted to pass it forward to you! Thank you so very much for all the inspiration you have given me. :)

Check out my blog to pick up your award!

http://elinselegantdesigns.blogspot.com

Thank you!

SueB said...

there was a segment on CBS' Sunday Morning today re the decline of the "thank you" card. thanx for showing it's alive and well at your little corner of the world, and for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Perfect card-perfect way to get to use all the beautiful paper out there-perfect little dash of sparkle-perfect even littler dash of copic marker! You are da' bomb! :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

You are so creative - i love everything you do! xoox

Renee said...

These are adorable!
Just love them!
And we had snow last week...
60's yesterday, today and tomorrow...then we plummet into the 30's with...snow!
I knew it was a teaser...
You're not the only one thinking Spring...

Heidi said...

What pretty cards! The colors are so soft and wintery. Mishelle you always have beautiful creations to show us!!

Cindy Vernon said...

I love using Christmas papers and/or stamps for thank you cards. Gives an extra use out of those seasonal products so thank for sharing a fun layout with them.

Amber said...

Mish I visit your blog all the time, just don't always leave comments! You're continually inspiring me! Love the Christmas Thank You's. The Crate Paper winter line is terrific. And my Project Life 2011 is on it's way!
Hugs
Amber

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