Monday, November 5, 2012

How do you show your Thanks?

 There are so many ways to say "Thank You" to someone special.  As the Holidays approach, we will be attending dinners, hosting dinners, exchanging presents, just for starters.  Since our theme this month is based on Thank You gifts, I decided to come up with something that was affordable, easy and handmade, as I want it to be a gift from the heart.  The theme can be changed up to match the occasion for the token of appreciation. I chose an everyday theme for my thank you.

Most of us have paper supplies these days and personal cutting machines.
I gathered a few supplies and cut out a card that says thank you at the top.
Then I embellished it with some more die-cuts, handmade paper flowers, rhinestones and ribbon.  I wanted damask patterned paper and didn't have some on hand, so I created my own using white paper, black ink and a rubber stamp. 

Inside the card is where the real thank you gift is found.  I chose a coffee card from Starbucks, but any gift card would be a perfect fit for the little pocket envelope on the inside flap of the card.  The inside was embellished  and a square of contrasting paper was glued to the bottom flap.  This is where you can write a personal message.

This is the card right after it came out of the Cricut machine.   I used the Artiste cartridge from CloseToMyHeart.
Here is a close-up of the front of the card.  I love the aesthetic of France
and the black and white with a punch of color.

I hope you feel a little more inspired than when you first stopped by!  Have a Blessed Holiday Season and HAPPY CRAFTING!




  1. Love, love, love those little roses on the front! Very fun!

  2. Anyone would be honored to receive such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your creation!


  3. Thanks, Meggan! I always want to share if someone here goes. I take the smallest scraps of paper and cut them in a spiral. (As small as 3/4").. kind of looks like a coiled snake. Then, I use a paper quilling tool and roll them up from the outside edge. When released, they loosen up and I glue the rose to the circle of paper that is left in the middle of the spiral. I tell you all of this because it is one of my favorite things to do on a lap tray while I am watching TV. No little scraps go to waste! :-)

  4. Thank you girls for the kind comments. I have really enjoyed looking at your designs as well. I look forward to the hop every month! It is a lot of fun to see everyone sharing designs and ideas.