139 posts categorized "Thank You"


Mon 01

Wildflower Thank You
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Thank You card I created using some of the new flower dies from the Spring Release:

Lavender Stems Die, Wildflower Stems Die, and Daisy Stems Die. I die cut the flowers using Memory Box Watercolor Paper

and used Karin Brush Markers to watercolor.  


While the watercolored flowers are drying, I used the Crysral Frame Die and the Twilight Purple 6x6 Paper Pack and die cut the frame. I adhered the frame directly to the card base of an A2 card. When the flowers are dry, I layered them on top of the frame, over-lapping.

I die cut the Thank You sentiment using the Sunny Orange 6x6 Paper Pack, 3 times. I adhered them layer by layer. Than adhered the sentiment on top

of the stems. For a finishing touch I added a twine bow and some iridescent gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Sat 20

Thank You Daisies
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing a super easy thank you card made with the Layered Daisies die from the 2021 Spring collection.  I drew inspiration from this year’s Pantone colors Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

The daisies were die cut from Bristol paper.  To make them look fuller, each daisy consists of two offset pieces.  The centers were die cut from the lightest yellow sheet in the Sunny Orange paper pack.  Copic Sketch markers YR24 and YR 21 were used to add shading to them.  


Arranged and adhered the daisies onto a light gray panel from my stash that had been die cut with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate.  The Thank You Posh Script sentiment was die cut from Bristol paper three times and stacked for dimension onto its black shadow piece.  Added Crystal Glaze for some shine and dimension to finish.


And that is all from me for today.   Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend and week.






Thu 18

Sideways Over the Rainbow by Jean Okimoto

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The new Arched Collage and Color Wheel 6x6's create a perfect rainbow - like on Michelle's Rainbow Shaker card.  Or add a watercolored Wrapped Stitched Rectangle, Color Wheel 6x6's bright pastels, and Graceful Garden glitter diecuts for a totally different look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to take advantage of these great dies and papers from our 2021 Spring Collection.

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Cut watercolored paper with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Arched Collage.  Save the offcuts for another project.

Cut 3" strips of the Color Wheel cardstock in different widths (from left to right) - 1-¼", 1", ¾", 1", 1". They're from these sets - Twilight Purple, Vibrant Violet, Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua.

Tape them together to keep them intact, then attach them behind the Arched Collage.  There are 9 Color Wheel 6x6 Sets - a total of 108 beautiful colors!  Use your favorite shades (or the recipient's) and vary the widths for different looks.  Or stack the colors vertically, like a real rainbow.

Cut a white Thank You Posh Script background.  Cut the delicate top layer from the pink Graceful Garden Glitter Pad sheet.  

Cut Stitched Rain Boots (a classic favorite for many years) and punch ¼" dots from the glitter sheet too.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for boot on the right.

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Slimline cards are always a nice surprise in the mail.  The envelopes look like plain everyday mail - finding your handcrafted card inside makes it extra-special!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and safe.  See you again this weekend!






Mon 15

Mixed Floral Bouquets
by Anne Thompson

I made two cards for today's post using several of the new floral dies and plaids and solid color cardstocks from the new 6X6 pads to create some mixed floral bouquets.


materials used on the Lavender Stems card

  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • "Thank You" stamp from JOYFUL MOMENTS CL5266
  • Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink
  • white notecard
  • purple gems
  • green satin ribbon bow


If you look at this card closely and the photo below you will notice that I forgot to add something to my photo.  Got it?  I used green cardstocks from the Lush Greens cardstock pad to die cut the SEED STEMS.


the second card, oranges


and the materials used

  • DAISY STEMS 94538
  • SEED STEMS 94534
  • white notecard
  • orange satin ribbon bow


I love the look of the various plaid papers for the flower blossoms and the wide variety of greens from the Lush Green Collection for stems and leaves.  Using different but complementary plaids for the backgrounds adds even more texture and interest to each card.  I can see making many of these cards for all sorts of occasions.

Happy Crafting!

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Mon 08

It's Time for a New Memory Box Collection!
by Anne Thompson

Yes, it's time for a new Memory Box Collection!  Today is the day that the newest of the new for SPRING 2021 products are here!!!  Clear Stamp Sets.  Dies.  An Embossing Folder.  Products for Slimline Cards including dies and slimline PAPER.  And, speaking of paper, there are new glitter papers, plaid papers, and tons of solids all in 6X6 pads.  

I chose a small floral cluster stamp from ALL THE HAPPINESS CL5265-D for the focal image on the cards I made for today.  


materials used

  • white notecards
  • green cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003...this paper pad has 48 6X6 sheets of 110# cardstock, 4 each of 12 shades of green!
  • plaid paper from SPRING PLAID PP1012
  • VersaFine Clair green inks, Shady Lane and Green Oasis
  • the smaller floral cluster stamp and matching die from ALL THE HAPPINESS CL5262-D
  • "Thank You" stamp from JOYFUL MOMENTS CL5266
  • THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT (2 dies) 94529
  • Prismacolor pencils in shades of pink and green


To make these cards, I first stamped the floral image on the plaid paper and cut it out with the matching die.  I added some color to the flower petals and leaves using colored pencils.  I attached a whole bunch of white pearls in tiny/small sizes for the berries and larger clear fancy gems for the flower centers.


I used several of the green cardstock papers for backgrounds against the white notecards.  On one of the cards I stamped "Thank You" and on the other two I used the Thank You Posh Script with a plaid background and either glitter paper or green cardstock for "Thank You" on top.


These were so much fun to do that I finished three more playing with other plaids and colored pencil accents.  I love stamping on printed papers and adding bits of color like this.

I know I can't wait to see what other folks on the Design Team will feature.  Check this blog every day!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature







Mon 18

Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Chocolate Hearts Cards
by Anne Thompson

I need a bunch of thank you cards, I've got all of these great new dies from Memory Box Valentines 2021, and there are two bags of chocolate hearts in the cupboard.  Hmmm... 


materials used


I added plaid papers to the fronts of the three notecards.  I figured out how many chocolate hearts I wanted on each card and chose dies the right size from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies set, placed them on top of the plaid papers and cut right through the card fronts.  Then I used large glue dots to secure the hearts into the openings.  I used the punched out pieces to decorate an envelope for each card.  I cut the sentiments from an extra notecard and added them with glue onto the card fronts.

And that's it!  Easy peasy!  I'm going to gently secure all the chocolate hearts to enough cards so that I won't be tempted to eat them myself.  Mom and I can use them for thank you notes to her caregivers and tuck them into valentine baskets for friends and neighbors.  Guess we will hand-deliver these unless I include them in boxes to send to relatives and friends we may not see before Valentine's Day.


I like how the hearts pop up from the inside of the card, and there is still plenty of room to write a message as well.  You could also use the same idea to make tags that could be attached to valentine packages.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Sun 27

Embossed Thank You Card
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. I don't know about you, but I am in the process of making and sending thank you cards. If 2020 taught me anything, it is to be grateful for the wonderful people around me and to tell them how thankful I am for all they do for me.

For today's card, I used one of the Memory Box 3-D embossing folders. Sometimes I use the embossed paper "as is" and don't color it, but today I felt like a splash of color.

To make the design, I ran my folder through my die cut machine to emboss the paper. Remember to spritz the cardstock lightly with water before embossing it to help the details of the folder really become noticeable.

Once I ran my paper through the machine, I turned the paper over so that I was using the flat "de-bossed" side of the paper ranter than the bumpy side of the paper.

First, I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink:


Next, I added some Stormy Sky Distress Ink to the top and sides of the card:


Finally, a little Bundled Sage to color the trees:


To finish the card, I added my sentiment to the center. I am also thinking about using this design for winter birthdays.

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!







Sun 08

Sparkly, Poufy and Bright by Jean Okimoto


The Stitched Circle Wreath can be a poufy, sparkly addition to holiday cards with a special yarn - and a some simple stitching.  Add a soft felt polar bear, a quick greeting and layered 6x6  prints.  Hi, Jean Okimoto back again after some photo-uploading glitches last night.

Cut red cardstock with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut the circle with the Stiched Circle Wreath.  Stitch it with white sparkly yarn - tape the ends of the yarn to the reverse side of the circle with Scotch Transparent Tape.  Sparkly yarn is my new favorite accent - and it's perfect for the Memory Box ready-to-stitch die designs.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white wool-blend felt and cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through.  Define the polar bear's eyes using a needle or skewer.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the face for  the eyes and nose.

Cut a 6" x 2-¾" strip of the Christmas Plaid sheet.  Cut a ¾" x 8-⅜" strip of lime green cardstock.   The greeting is from the Berry Wreath Clear Stamp and Die Set.  Stamp it with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair on the chartreuse striped sheet from the Garland Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  Dry the ink and trim the greeting.

Punch ¼" dots of glittered cardstock from the Holiday Glitter Pad.  Attach everything to a slimline Smoky card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam dots for the right side of the greeting.


Thanks for visiting...enjoy your weekend!







Wed 23

Thankful Pumpkin
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  it’s a shocker, but I am sharing a fall themed thank you card today! *lol*😂  I needed to get in some coloring therapy and the Halloween Pumpkin stamp from the Christmas collection fits the bill.  This was not quick because of the coloring, but it’s an easy one so this will be a short post.

The leaves on top of the pumpkin were stamped along the bottom edge of an A2 sized alcohol ink-friendly panel using the masking technique.  Stamped the pumpkin image, removed the masks, then colored in with Copic Sketch markers and Polychromos color pencils.


The sentiment from Harvest Love and Kindness stamp set was heat embossed on black cardstock with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Assembled the panel onto a white card base and added highlights with a white gel pen to finish. 


And that was it!  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.







Thu 17

by Michelle Bala


Happy Friday! Michelle here, sharing my version of watercoloring! I used a whole bunch of distress oxide inks and colored pencils. 

First I stamped the pumpkin onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper with waterproof black ink, like InkOn3 black out ink. After the ink sets, I use washi tape to secure it to a flat surface. Next, I brush some water all over the paper. Not too much. I do not saturate the paper. Now I grab my distress oxide inks and start watercoloring. I smoosh my ink pad onto a non porous surface like a piece of plastic. Than I add some drops of water and mix up the color. Using a small paint brush, apply your color. 

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I used shades dried marigold, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, barn door, squeezed lemonade, crushed olive, mowed lawn, and vintage photo. This is a slow process. Add a color at a time, a layer at a time.  After the inks and paper dry I added some shading with colored pencils.  The next step is a little tricky. I placed the panel in my Mini Misti so I can get perfect placement for heat embossing. I used gold embossing powder. 


Next,, I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than my A2 card base. I added some gold paint splatters. I adhered the pumpkin panel onto a gray cardstock base with foam tape. 

Lastly, I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and added a few gems.

Thanks for taking a peek! Hope you give this watercoloring technique a try!

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