Trio of Thanks

Here are a few of my Christmas thank you cards.

The first card was created based on a sketch at Caardvarks. When I first looked at the sketch, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, so I passed it over and did the cards you’ll find below. But when I went back and checked out the challenge again, I realized the lines could easily be snowflake trails (snowflakes being my theme for the evening, lol). I don’t have my sewing machine with me, so I hand stitched (which probably resulted in a better finish anyway). I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, though I did have to pull out the eyelet border instead of the plain scallop. One day I’ll get me one of those larger scallop border punches.

Next up is another challenge card. This sketch can be found at Stamping 411 (SSC132). This is another challenge blog that I discovered recently. This was a fun sketch! I’m not really sure how I got here, but I think it just jumped out when I was browsing my stamp index. I don’t normally like to have stuff hanging off a card (though I do like the look of it) because I worry about how to mail it. Thankfully this one will be accompanied by other stuff, so I’ll just use a slightly larger envelope.

Finally I have a CAS card, for a challenge over at Our Creative Corner (OCCC). I tried to do dry embossed lines above and below my snowflake border, but they didn’t come out very well. You can see them IRL, but barely in the photo. I’ve been wanting a scoring tool, maybe it is time I looked into one.

All supplies Stampin’Up! unless otherwise noted.
Thank You
Stamps: Short & Sweet;
Ink: Tempting Turquoise;
Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise, Tempting Turquoise Prints;
Other: felt snowflakes, eyelet border punch;
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Whimsy jumbo wheel, Much Appreciated;
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence;
Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise;
Other: scallop border punch; circle cutter (Coluzzle); rhinestones (HeroArts);
Thank You CAS
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes;
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence;
Paper: White;
Other: dimensional; rhinestone (HeroArts);

13 thoughts on “Trio of Thanks

  1. I love the snowflake theme on your cards and the lovely colors on all of them! WTG doing some hand stitching! It’s a great look!

  2. Karen I just love these cards – the colours are so clean and fresh and I just love the embellishments you used for each of them.

  3. Such wonderful cards!! I love how you changed up the lines in the sketch to make them work for you on the first card. Thanks for playing!!

  4. I love all three of your cards. Your color choice is lovely and they are all pretty clean and simple! Great job on the CAS challenge. So happy you were able to play along with us at the OCC this week! Hope to see you back with us again next week.

  5. Such fun colors together and great for a cold, winter day! Great job on this week’s Sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

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