Thanks from the Heart

Now that Christmas is over, it's time for me to make and send thank you cards for those wonderful Christmas gifts.   My only problem is that I am overwhelmed by all the fabulous new goodies I have to create with.   What's a girl to do?  Why, go look for some challenges online and use one or two to make you card.

First up, a sketch challenge.  (Big surprise, eh? I LOVE sketches!)  Try Stampin On Tuesday has a sketch that was perfect for the Thank you sentiment I wanted to stamp.  Don't you love when that happens?

TSOT #99
The scallops were a bit hard to see, so I grabbed my Pool Party ink and sponge, then just sponged the tips of the scallops so that there was some definition.  It's still hard to see in the pictures, so I took a close up to show you what I mean.

This was the easy part.  The hard part was choosing colors, so I went for a color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Then I went looking through my new paper to find paper that would work.  The More Amore DSP pack was PERFECT! 

HSS #150

How many thank you cards do you need to make this month?  I still have 5 more to make, I think, so come back to see what I come up with.  Hopefully it will inspire you to create your own!

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Recipe: (all items from Stampin' UP!)
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, From My Heart, P.S. I Love You (retired-on Clearance Rack)
Paper: More Amore Specialty DSP, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Basic Black, Primrose Petals, 2011-12 In Color DSP Patterns Stack
Misc.: Scallop Circle Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Scallop Border Punch

Hearts a Flutter Bundle Wood
Hearts A Flutter Bundle

P.S. I Love You - Wood-Mount Stamp
P.S. I Love You
Clearance Rack WSL

More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
More Amore DSP

From My Heart Clear-Mount Stamp Set
From My Heart


Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous thank you, Heather!! What beautiful work!

Mynnette said...

This is fabulous!!! LOVE the colors and how you used them--this is a perfect Valentine-ish card! Thanks for joining us at TSOT and hope to see you again next week! :)

paula laird said...

This is a gorgeous card!!! I love the colours & the way you have put this beautiful card together. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

stampinbygenny.com said...

I love the layers and embellishments. What a perfect thank you card! Thanks so much for playing at hand Stamped Sentiments.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Great use of the dsp!!! Love the accents- perfect!! Love the pop of black!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful card Heather! I love that main stamp, I didn't think needed it but now I am sure I do. haha

Nathalia O'Connell said...

This is such a great card!

Sarah said...

Great card Heather! Love how you used the sketch - the main stamp is stunning and I love the cute heart. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin On Tuesday :)

Krista said...

Cool layered scalloped edge and the stamps you chose! Cool pop of black! Thanks for joining us at HSS! P.s. I'm like you, I had to use a few challenges to get me out of Christmas mode! :-)

ebeth9267 said...

Wow, I love all your layers and details which come together for a fantastic card! I am so glad you joined our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Great layout and I love all the elements! I really like the just the little accent of the black! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Bobbie said...

So pretty! Great details and layout. Thanks for playing with HSS.