Elegant Thank You Cards

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life.  Lately, my true friends and some family members have stepped up and shown support when others have failed me.  I am so grateful for the people God has blessed me with in my life, and I am stronger because I have God and those people to lean on.  I have a magnet that says, “I’m only as strong as the coffee I drink.”  Well, I’d rather have one that said, “I’m as strong as the One I lean on.”

So, here are some more thank you cards I’ve made for some friends I’ve seen recently.  If they read my blog, they’ll just have to wait and see which one from these last two posts will show up in their mailbox next week.  😉

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You + Hugs
Thank You + Hugs

These cards came together easily because I used coordinating cardstock from the glittery Garden Party collection by DCWV. I also used an American Crafts MiniMarks “Mail Phrases” rub-on transfer, a Cricut cartridge, a Fiskars Punch, a ki memories embellishment, a Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper, CTMH ribbon, and odds and ends.

THANK YOU for reading my blog post and have a great weekend!


A Thanksgiving Treat Bag

It’s a snow day and I am stuck at home, so why not post a fun crafty blog?  We have 2″ of snow and are expecting get a total of 7″ today, so I am grounded at home.

Not too long ago, my friend Terry had me over to her house to make this  Thanksgiving project.  I think it would make a great hostess gift; a Thanksgiving favor or treat bag; or a nice “pop-by” gift to bring clients.  I can’t remember what exactly we put inside this bag: an instant apple cider packet and perhaps some chocolate or caramels?  The recipient of this will have to let me know.  😉

These adorable mini lunch sacks are from Stampin’ Up!, along with everything but the cinnamon stick.  The specialty printer printed paper, lunch sacks and stamps can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (good through 1/3/11) on pages 12-13: Day of Gratitude (clear mount or wood mount rubber stamps).


Thanksgiving Treat Bag
Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Here is a close-up of the paper-crafted part and the water smudge (arggggh) on my stamped sentiment:


"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings"

"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings"

Thank you for reading my blog, and have a very happy Thanksgiving this coming Thursday!  We have SO MUCH to be thankful for, so count your many blessings.  🙂