Hurray or Fridays! I’ve only been back at work for three days but it seems to have been a long week as far as I’m concerned.
Today I am sharing some thank you cards that I have made:
I wanted to go for something fairly simple that I could replicate easily as I needed to make 20 to say thank you to friends, family and colleagues for gifts and help at Christmas time. However, once I got the basic design together, I did add in a few extras – well sometimes it’s hard not to isn’t it?
Firstly, I cut squares of card 70cm x 70cm and stamped them with the script background. I used Victorian Velvet distress ink, and swooshed on a little more over the whole design, using and Inkduster, and inked the edges.
Next I punched out the large butterflies and stamped the thank you. Originally, I intended to leave it there. However, I felt it needed something more, so cut some black squares, approximately 75m x 75cm (the cards themselves are 80cm square), and used them as mats. Once I’d applied the large butterfly I decided to make some smaller ones, using the reverse side of the designer paper. Finally, I added the gems.
The paper, stamps and both butterfly punches are all from Stampin’ Up!
Now it’s all very well having made these, the next step is to get them written and sent! Last year I failed spectacularly, only managing to send out a third of my cards which is shameful.
If I could, I would send each and every one of you a thank you card. I am so appreciative of all the lovely comments that have been left, particularly over the festive period, and so pleased that you have taken the time to do so. I also hugely appreciate all of you that have signed up to follow my blog – it means a lot and inspires me to keep going. THANK YOU!
Hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend. We’ve just had a skip delivered, which is not my idea of fun, so I shall be working on another of my resolutions – to declutter! I’ll let you know how that works out but I have a sneaky feeling that all may not be sweetness and light in the Beez household this weekend!
Thanks for buzzing by.