Monday, June 9, 2014

Quick Sets of Thank You Cards

Hello friends!  I'm sharing some quick, one layer thank you card sets I made recently.  My daughter turned 16 (!!) and needed these.   Man, does THAT make me feel old! ;)


In keeping with my self-challenge to use things I have, and try not to buy anything new, I pulled out an Inkadinkado set called Chandeliers for the cards above.  The sentiment is from Flourishes' Thank You set.

On the cards below, I used Practicing Creativity's Nature's Wonder, and used a stamping-off technique. Only Old Olive and Regal Rose were used, but by continuing to stamp again and again with the same dab of ink, it looks like I've got more shades of the same hue.   


Another way I've used my self-challenge:  these 3.5" x 5" card bases have been languishing in my drawer from heaven-knows-where, for who knows how long.  Finally, they've been put to use! And, best of all, they are mailable at this minimum size accepted by the US Postal Service.

I know these aren't anything all that special, but sometimes you just need flat cards to help save on postage. Thanks for taking a peek!

18 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous one layer cards!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards Colleen!

Lesley Croghan said...

You've inspired me...I need some thank you notes too. Will try to whip some up next weekend!

~Tammy~ said...

These turned out beautiful! You make
Flat look perfect! Sure wish I could and be happy with it! These are outstanding!

Leintje* said...

Hello Colleen, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! you can read all about it over here: http://marjoleinverleg.blogspot.nl/2014/06/liebster-arward.html

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Shani Thomas said...

On, now I beg to differ...these ARE too special. They're lovely cards! And you know, I'm 'flattening' out my own cards a bit now. A card is meant to be sent. I love a pretty card, but if it's for looks only, it's not my thing. The same way I now leave the insides less decorated - I realized that anyone signing a card needs space to write. These cards are beauty meets practicality...a winning combination indeed!

Charlene said...

So pretty Colleen! I love both!!

walchowDesign said...

Lovely sets, Colleen!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, but you are wrong, Colleen! To my CAS-loving heart, these are VERY special, indeed! I love the stamped off flower so much!! I remember doing that technique all the time and loving it. Now I'm inspired to make some lovely OLCs using that technique again!

Good job on your self-challenge, too! If any of those crafty items happened to be virginal, please link up with my NBUS challenge! Or make something different ... I'd love to have you join in! Hugs, Darnell

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Aren't special??? No way!! These are like the most awesome and elegant CAS cards I have ever seen! I am swooning over them.. Simply outstanding work Colleen! Love them sooooo very much!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both designs are fabulous! One elegant, one very pretty! Way to go with the small envies too~

Bonnie said...

I think these are beautiful and these days getting a real card by snail mail is really special!

~amy~ said...

These are wonderful Colleen!

Lisa said...

BRAVO to you for using up your stash!! I've been trying to do just that with my 6x6 pads. But darn it they just keep coming out with so many pretty ones LOL!!! These are pretty pretty thank yous Colleen!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I thought the first cards were pretty, and then you had to go and show the second cards, too, sigh... I love that they're flat and that you're making use of what you have on hand. I could go forever with what's in my stamp room right now. I don't actually shop very often, but when I do I make up for lost time!

nwilliams6 said...

You are one of the only people I know who can make a one layer card look so elegant. These are so professional looking and really great. Brilliant work my friend! Hugz - lots of them!

lisa808 said...

The chandelier thank you cards look so elegant.

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