Sunday, January 3, 2010

First Blog Post of the New Year!

I've been away for a couple of weeks and haven't been able to do any paper crafting until this afternoon - I think I was in withdrawal!  I have signed on for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge for 2010 so expect to be making 10 Christmas cards per month - I don't know what I'll do with them all:-) (I do know - I will be sending the blank cards to our troops overseas so they can send them to their loved ones).

At any rate, now that Christmas is over, it's time for the thank you notes!  I used store-bought cards for a few of my notes but wanted to make something a little more special for others.  I found some beautiful blank red cards I bought in 2004 from Crane when the Dallas store closed down.  I bought a monogram stamp from Paper Source with a Christmas gift card I got along with some beautiful printed Japanese paper from Paper Source.  I also used a lovely thank you stamp from Inkadinkadoo that I bought from Jacksonbelle Embellishments before Christmas.  Last of all, I used the classic butterfly punch from Martha Stewart (I love this punch and use it all the time).  I decided to stick with these few items to make variations of a theme of thank you cards.  Here are some examples as well as the back of the envelope with the embossed "M."  They are pretty simple but still look elegant, I think.

That's it for now - back to making a few more variations on a theme!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen--
    This is a lovely thank you card! Also in your blog you mentioned sending blank cards to troops. This is a great idea. How does one do that? I might consider it too. Thanks. Bo