Thank You

June 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm 5 comments

I finally sat down today and put together a few Thank You cards that I was in dire need of making.  This card uses some paper I picked up  during my recent vacation.  We stopped in a small card store (somewhere in Germany – I can’t remember where!) where they carried cards, journals and a small selection of decorative paper.  The paper is not card stock, but similar to heavy duty wrapping paper and is just gorgeous.  They had several different sheets and I selected this one for the soft pretty colors.  The store clerk carefully folded the paper and wrapped it in between two pieces of cardboard and I was able to place this on the bottom of my luggage – it made it home in one piece! 

 Now,  I used to  hoard paper, especially paper I just buy….I’m always thinking I should save it for something special, but I have since changed my ways and am determined to use what I buy.  These thank you cards (I’ll be making several)  are for some special people I want to thank and the paper is perfect! 

I started with a Barely Banana base and added a piece of Sahara Sand on top.  These colors were chosen because they matched nicely with the colors on the decorative paper. Since the paper is not cardstock, I took a piece of chipboard and wrapped the paper around it, to give it some weight.  I wrapped some ivory scalloped ribbon around this section.  Thank You, from the Many Sentiments set from Flourishes was stamped in Sahara on banana and Oval Nestabilities were used to cut this and  a slightely larger scalloped piece of Sahara   The paper has a touch of gold in the design and the Thank You looked a little dull, so I simply wrote over the stamped words with a stardust pen to add a little sparkle!  This is the fastest and easiest way to add just a touch of glitter. 

Stay tuned for more Thank You cards and other cards and I get back to stamping!!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hope  |  June 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    absolutely beautiful card. I love the paper!

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  • 2. Sharon  |  June 23, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Good to see you back stamping and with paper like that ……WOW….and what a great way to add sparkle (stardust pen). Simple but elegant!

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  • 3. Pat Adam  |  June 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Beautiful card and the background paper is lovely. Pat

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  • 4. Sharon (notimetostamp)  |  June 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Love this — too bad that wasn’t a real DP because I’d surely want us to get some — LOL!!! I LOVE your idea of wrapping the light weight paper around a backing sheet of heavier weight — I am sure that adds so much depth and richness to the card — TFS!!!

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  • 5. Jany  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Great paper! I love the look of it!

    Reply

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