158 posts categorized "Thank You"

03/11/2022

Fri 11

Ruffles, Layers and Rainbow Colors by Jean Okimoto

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Create a spring-ish thank you card with ruffled, layered blossoms and rainbow colors peeking through the Slim Diagonal Collage.  Hi and Happy Friday - Jean Okimoto here with 3 of my favorite design elements - slimline cards, inky collage backgrounds and flowers.

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Cut smooth white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Slim Diagonal Collage - run it through your machine lengthwise.

Blend wilted violet, salvaged patina and twisted citron Distress Oxides on a strip of smooth white cardstock.  Dry the inks, then spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Trim it and tape it behind the diecut collage.  Attach it to a white slimline card (8-⅝" x 3-⅝").

Cut two of the (slim-petaled) Riverbank Large Layered Blooms from a 6x6 sheet in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut the round center section from a light yellow-green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut Ruffled Blooms from two shades of purple in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Assemble all of the flowers.

Cut 2 large and 1 small leafy stems from the Layered Star Flowers set from sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  

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Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamps - on the light  yellow-green 6x6 with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink.  Cut it with the greeting strip die included in the stamp set.

Attach the diecuts to the card.  Attach the leafy stems with foamtape microdots on the top 3 leaves of each stem.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have a great weekend!

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02/02/2022

Wed 02

DIY Hybrid Blossoms on a Slimline Thank You
by Jean Okimoto

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Mix and match design elements from the new floral die sets for hybrid blossoms on a slimline thank you card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to create unique flowers in your favorite colors.  I wish growing flowers could be this easy!

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Cut an assortment of Vibrant Violet 6x6 sheets with the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral and Cottage Flower Stem Sets.  Mix, match and layer the pieces onto 3 flowers.  The smallest flower is a a pair of the Cottage Flower Stem's top layer - cut from different shades of violet 6x6 sheets.

Cut the leaves - from the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral - from Lush Green 6x6 sheets.  The leaves are designed to be layered in different shades of green - but they're just one color here so they don't compete with the flowers.

Cut the flower centers from a lighter shade of green, spread Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue over them and set them aside to dry.  The  two Cottage Flowers have a section of the Gentle Blossom's  center.  The Gentle Blossom has the Cottage Flower's center.  

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with the Vertical Line Collage.  Tape a strip of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach and assemble the flowers and leaves.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the matching die from the set.

Attach Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Enjoy the versatility of these new floral dies - and the great range of coordinating colors in the Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections.  Create flowers for all seasons and occasions by mixing and matching these great options!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

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01/22/2022

Sat 22

Cottage Flower Thank You
by Trina Pham

 

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card today that I made for a crafty friend who helped me update my blog recently.  I used the Cottage Flower Stem die from the 2022 Valentine’s release and skipped the middle layer so I could do some die cut coloring.

The flower stem and flower center were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock.  To give it strength, the flower stem was die cut from thick white cardstock, then adhered beneath the first one before some easy coloring with Copic markers.  Okay, maybe not so easy because I messed up on the stem/leaves. 😂  Another flower stem was then die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and the stem/leaves were re-colored.  I liked how the flower turned out on the first one, so it was cut off and pieced on top of the second one.  The resulting dimension was a nice unexpected surprise.

 

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Next, a piece of Bristol paper was die cut with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle and splatters added using diluted black gouache paint.  The Thank You Posh Script was die cut three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock, then stacked for a floating effect.  For some shine, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it twice with clear embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added clear shimmer to the flower to finish.

 

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Kept it pretty simple so the Cottage Flower Stem could shine!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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01/17/2022

Mon 17

Watercolor Floral Thank You Notes
by Anne Thompson

There are two new dies in the Valentines 2022 Collection that I featured in today's thank you notes:  Cottage Flower Stem and Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.

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to make this card

  • trim cardstock 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Woodgrain Heart from a darker cardstock and add to the notecard front
  • die cut the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral pieces from Watercolor Paper and paint with watercolor paints
  • assemble the blossom and leaves on the heart and add three of the Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones in the center of the blossom

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And here is the card using the other floral die:

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For this card I used a red cardstock on a red notecard, a yellow cardstock for the Woodgrain Heart, and both cardstocks for the Thank You.  The watercolored floral is the COTTAGE FLOWER STEM 94611.  I added a few CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102 for a little extra sparkle.

These would make lovely valentines by changing the sentiment on each design.  

Happy Crafting!

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12/29/2021

Wed 29

Thank You Memory Box
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing my last Memory Box blog post as part of their design team:( Thank you, Dave and Monica, for your generosity and the beautiful products you supplied to us!!!!  And a HUGE THANK YOU to all my crafty friends on this blog!!! I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!!!
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Today's card is pretty basic. I used the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and embossed a piece of white cardstock. Than I trimmed the cardstock to measure 4 x 5 2/4". The card base meausres 4 2/4 x 5 1/2. I adhered the embossed panel to the card base with foam tape.

Next, I used the Bennet Alphabet Dies. This set of dies has two dies per letter. The letter die and it's coordinating shadow. I die cut the words 'thank you' from the 6 x 6 pattern paper pack Woodsy Plaid. I took the shadow dies ( the larger die) and die cut the glitter background from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. I adhered the plaid pattern on top of the glitter. Than I adhered the whole letter to the embossed panel with foam tape.

That's all for me...God Bless you all!

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12/27/2021

Mon 27

Woodgrain Heart Poinsettia Thank You Cards
by Anne Thompson

It's time to send out those after Christmas thank you notes, and mine are both a nod to Christmas and to the upcoming Valentine's Day.  When I was going through my supplies from the 2021 Valentine Collection thinking about valentines, I found the Woodgrain Heart that I thought would be the perfect background for a Layered Poinsettia thank-you-for-my-Christmas-gift card.

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materials used

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock
  • cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005
  • plaid papers from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • WOODGRAIN HEART 94552
  • LAYERED POINSETTIA 94605
  • THANK YOU STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94541
  • CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102
  • CHRISTMAS FAIRY JEWELS JWL005
  • white pearls

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to make this card design

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  • Trim plaid paper or cardstock to 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard.
  • Die cut the Woodgrain Heart from cardstock and add it to the front--I used Scor-Tape to anchor mine.  In the photo below you can see the beautiful detail in the heart.

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  • Next die cut the Layered Poinsettia from a cardstock that coordinates with the plaid or cardstock background and heart.  I assembled mine using Glue Dots and another in the center back to hold it onto the heart.
  • Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script from white cardstock and use glue to add it to either the heart or the background on the card.
  • The last step is to add Christmas Fairy Jewels and Christmas Fairy Crystals to the flower centers and the card background.

This may also give you an idea for those valentines you will need to start making soon.  Just change up the flowers and the sentiment for a lovely valentine!  Need some supplies?  Check out the 2021 Valentine Collection here.

Happy Crafting!  See you again in 2022!

Anne Signature

11/25/2021

Thu 25

Thanks Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today I have an easy Thank-You card for you.

To create the background, I used Simon Hurley's Stamping Foam and pressed it on the Ringadings 3D Embossing folder.  

Next, I rubbed the ink pads directly onto the stamping foam, misted it lightly with plain water and stamped it onto white cardstock.  

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I mounted the background on a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

I die cut the word Thanks from glitter cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.  

Then I glued it onto the shadow die cut and adhere it to the card.

To finish the card,  I added some Clear Fairy Drops.  

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That's it for today!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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08/31/2021

Tue 31

Thank You
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card that focuses on the simple, but beautiful Eucalyptus Collage Craft Die.  I combined it with the Wrapped 

Stitch Rectangles Die and the Thank You Posh Script Die. 

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I made my card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 from kraft cardstock. I trimmed a second piece of kraft cardstock slightly larger than the card base. Secured the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles Die and die cut. Next, secure the Eucalyptus Collage Die in the center. Die cut the image.  I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the branch. I die cut the sentiment from the same kraft cardstock and used the same color pencils to add color. I adhered the top die cut panel to the card base with foam tape. Adhere the sentiment with glue. For a finishing touch I added some Bright Jewels gems.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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08/30/2021

Mon 30

Flower Bouquet Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a monochromatic bouquet Thank You card for today.  I have seen so many beautiful cards like this and wanted to try one with some fall colors and the spring released flower dies.  I used cream and light orange to create a late summer/early fall feeling.

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Woodgrain Background:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks, twice, from the cream color Woodgrain card stock.  Paint each plank with Ranger Vintage Collage Medium and let dry.  Then paint with Gansai Tambi Champagne Gold to create a glitter effect.  Let dry.  Glue the planks lengthwise on a side folded A2 size card base.  Make sure to stager the planks so the seams do not line up.

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Flower Bouquet:

Die cut the following flowers from the light orange oar from Sunny Orange paper pack; Lavender Stems, Daisy Stems, Wildflower Stems, and Seed Stems.  I was able to arrange all dies on 1 sheet of paper and die cut it at one time to save time.  Splatter the die cuts with the Gansai Tambi Champagne Gold to add some of the same glitter to the focal point.  Let dry.  Arrange the bouquet until you get a good arrangement and tie with twine.  Add glue to the back of the twine and stem and glue 1 string and trim. Take the other end, add more glue to the back of the knot and wind the twine.  Trim an hold in place until the glue dries.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script die from the same light orange paper as the flowers from the Sunny Orange paper pack.

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Assembly:

Cut 3 strips of clothe strips slightly smaller then the length of the card.  Fray the edges of each strip.  Glue on to the lower half of the card.  Fray and trim the clothe until it looks organic.  Glue on the bouquet of flowers to the left side of the card.  Arrange flowers and foliage and then glue some in place and leave some floating.  Glue the Thank You die cut on top of the clothe.  

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08/26/2021

Thu 26

Thanks Balloon from a Cursive Script Circle by Jean Okimoto

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Cut Thanks Cursive Script Circle from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Wiggle and pull the offcut areas away from the diecut - that's easier than vice-versa.  Cut the bottom section of the large Balloon Bunch balloon from the lime green glittered 6x6 too. Cut the yellow-green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection with the 2-¼" Circle Basics die.  Attach the solid circle behind the Thanks Cursive Script Circle.  Attach the glittered bottom piece behind the solid circle to form a thanks balloon.

Cut the two smaller balloons from 6x6 sheets in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the thanks balloon to the smaller balloons with foamtape.  Tape white twine behind the balloons and tie them together near the bottom.

Cut the dark green 6x6 Lush Green sheet with a portion of the 2"x7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the 6x6 Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet with a portion of the 1.7" x 6.7 Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cutting precise rectangles with the Slim dies - or portions of the dies - is easier than measuring and cutting rectangles with a paper trimmer.

Cut the pale orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a vertially-grained slimline card of Cream Woodgrain cardstock - use a double layer of foamtape at the top of the thanks balloon.  The Woodgrain cardstock adds texture but doesn't overwhelm the other design elements. 

Color Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the smaller balloons.  5 of them instead of my usual 3!

Special thanks to everyone who bought all of last week's BLOOMERS Card Kit from Impress - I appreciate your support!  Stamps and Memories in Hawaii ordered kits too. Hope you'll experiment with beautiful Memory Box colors and papers to create unique cards inspired by the cards.  Thanks for ordering the kits Ann and Roxy!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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