Wednesday, March 4, 2015

thanks so much

Okay, I'm officially Earth-toned out after making all those dad cards. So, I decided to make some thank you cards for Operation Write Home using the bright and cheery palette of MME's breeze paper pad.   :)

First, I made a guy/gender-neutral version.

MME breeze; Recollections black; Stampin' Up! neutral (gray)
Paper Smooches sentiment from Graceful Beauties stamp set in Distress Ink black soot
punches: Martha Stewart button; Marvy circle; SU owl builder (for small circle)
SU basic gray baker's twine; inking in DI black soot with Ranger blending tool

Then, I made an all girl version.

MME breeze; Recollections black; Stampin' Up! neutral (gray)
stamps: Paper Smooches sentiment from Graceful Beauties; SU petite petals
SU petite petals; SU brad; SU white baker's twine
stamping (and inking with Ranger blending tool) in DI black soot 

Love this Paper Smooches sentiment. Also really like the simplicity -- and versatility -- of the layout and the way the sentiment strip pops against the pattern paper with the contrast created by using the black and gray strips.

Parting Thoughts

March Challenge
Mar. 1 - Mar. 21
Next up, more thank you cards -- using the same layout, but with patriotic papers.

Hoping everyone will play along with our in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lamb weather-related Words 2 Scrap By challenge. Annie is hosting this month and if offering a $15 gift certificate to Stamps of Life for our winning entry.


  1. Fabulous thank you cards! Love the papers! Thanks for sharing these with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  2. I always appreciate when card makers do well at masculine cards. I love both versions "with a bow" as they are perfect for our Cards With Envy Challenge. Glad you were able to join us this week. Take care!

  3. Fabulous CAS cards Sybrina! I love the papers, the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx