1.07.2013

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


12 comments:

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.