Sunday, January 4, 2009

Simple Thank You Cards

I'm on a roll! Two posts in one day. These are some simple thank you cards that I made today. I made them because I needed to (Christmas thank yous not yet sent) and also for - you guessed it - another challenge! This one is for the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

The only requirement for this challenge was that the cards be "thank you" themed, but I gave myself a couple of personal challenges as well. First I wanted to use only scraps for the cards. Second, I wanted to use some of those Michael's dollar stamps that I have been collecting, but never seem to use. I see them and think "oh how cute and it's only a dollar!" Then I buy a bunch, bring them home and that's it. They sell wood mounted (which is what I used here) and clear stamps. I have a bunch of the clear stamps too. I used a couple of those on the tag I posted earlier today.

Before I get to the cards, I want to apologize in advance for the corny humor. I just couldn't help it. The first two are going to an aunt that I am very close to and a close family friend, so they'll appreciate them. The third card (which does not have any of the dollar stamps) is for an uncle that I rarely see. I wasn't sure he'd appreciate the humor, so I made his card a little more sophisticated - still used scraps though.

Supplies
Stamp: Michael's
Paper: All scraps (yellow cardstock is Archiver's; DP is My Mind's Eye)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Colorbox Chalk Ink (Yellow Citrus; Warm Red)
Embellishements: Scallop circle punches (pierced the scallops to add interest); ribbon scrap; computer generated sentiment punched into a circle
Technique: Prisma pencils


Supplies
Stamp: Michael's
Paper: All scraps (pink cardstock is DCWV; DP is My Mind's Eye)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Colorbox Chalk Ink (Lime Citrus; Rouge)
Embellishements: Scallop circle punches (pierced the scallops to add interest); ribbon scrap; computer generated sentiment punched into a circle; prima flower; MM flower brad
Technique: Prisma pencils; paper piecing - pop dotted the shoe


I think this would have looked better with a black card base instead of the cream, but I wouldn't have been able to use scraps if I did that. I didn't have any black ones big enough.

Supplies
Stamps: Club Scrap
Paper: All scraps
Ink: Color Box Pigment (Red) VersaColor Ultimate Pigment (Black)
Embellishements: Ribbon scrap
Technique: Heat embossing

5 comments:

Ann said...

love the sentiments - ooooooooooooh so jealous when ever Michaels is mentioned!! Wish they would open up in the UK.

Ann xxx

Lythan said...

I love punny cards and these are fab. I can't believe the stamps are only a dollar. I think the last one looks perfect with a bit of cream rather than black. thanks for playing along with the DCM challenge

LUCYG said...

love the cards ... first two are cute and funny, and the third is very elegant (and perfect as is)

Kathy said...

Good to have you playing along with us Judy - I'm glad you found us! I just adore a good pun and these are great. So are the cards!!!!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Welcome to the Daring Cardmakers Judy, I’m so pleased you found us.

I’ve been having a nosey at your blog and I love your work….and your sense of hummer!
Your Thank You cards really made me laugh, especially the Moo-chas Gracias one……very clever me thinks.