Friday, September 14, 2018

Thank you & Happy Day Cards

I have this really pretty paper that I was saving.
That was until my daughter used it for her 8x8 album she makes for her boyfriend every year.
When I saw that she had cut into it, I swear I was hiding my emotions really well....then she said, you were saving this paper weren't you.
Yes, I wear my emotions on my sleeve, lol.
But in all honesty, I am glad she cut into it, as who's to say when I would...or if I ever would.

So it gave me a reason to make a couple of pretty cards with the left over pieces....considering she used both of them, lol.
I made this "Thank You" card.
Such a simple yet pretty card, I let the paper do all of the work.
The sentiment is from an old Studio G ditto stamp set.


And because I had another pretty piece of paper, I also stamped "Happy Day" from the same stamp set for an upcoming birthday card I need.


Because there was a tad more pattern on this sheet of paper I used them for the insides of the cards where I can write a sentiment to the recipient or stamp one.


The inside to the second card.


Here are both of the cards together.
See the pretty copper or rose gold foil on these...so pretty.
So simple, pretty paper backed onto some grey cardstock and mounted on the card!


I needed to use my Tim Holtz travel sized Stamp Platform, as I stamped it 3 times to get the ink a nice crisp black that I wanted.
It was only the second time using this tool and I got it marked up...I feel like I ruined it and cried to a friend via text about it...as I knew she would understand, lol.

My friend suggested to use nail polish remover, but she said it dulled the shine on hers.
Another friend had read to use a Magic Eraser..but I know from using that on my floor that it takes the finish off.
I didn't want to lose the shine, so figured I would just live with it.
At least it is straight and a happy sentiment, lol.
Turns out I wiped it off with hand sanitizer!!!!

I have been AWAL most of the summer due to cottage time and enjoying the outdoors.
But decided to link up my to a challenge on these cards..I'm hoping to do more in the future :)
I have linked up with "Paper Business Papercraft Challenge #10" Anything Goes with the option of Thank You.

I hope you all have a very Creative Day
Tracy 💗💗💗


8 comments:

  1. Such pretty cards--just beautiful!! i know what you mean about saving papers/fabrics/ etc...
    but using them is better, right? Hugs, Julierose

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  2. Two gorgeous cards,love the paper.xxx

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  3. Beautiful cards!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  4. Wow, they are both so gorgeous!! I love the papers!! The insides look amazing, too!! I'm glad you were able to remove the sentiment...it would've bothered me, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Beautiful cards & yes that paper does a lot of talking. I have paper that I also "save" for just the right layout - umm I wonder if that will ever come about.

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  6. Funny how we hoard paper - I can almost see your face when Kristy asked if you were saving it. lol
    They are beautiful cards & I do love the shine of the gold - and the extra added paper on the inside.
    Thanks for playing at Papercraft Business Challenge this month - come back & play again soon!

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  7. Isn't it wonderful when the Paper can do ALL the work for you... That paper is STUNNING and so are your cards!! I too would be upset if one of my kids used that pretty paper.... But then again... I save paper for no other reason than it looks to pretty to CUT! LOL Have a great day! :)

    Theresa

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  8. Two stunning Cards,lovely paper.

    Have a great day.

    Merethe

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