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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thank You's Abound!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Visiting with family and friends. The big dinner and ALL those dishes!!! UGH!!! And some of you may have put your Christmas tree up after dinner (lucky you!!!). Mine goes up tomorrow. DH won't allow it to go up any sooner! I'm ready for it. After I get up and have some coffee tomorrow morning the decorating will begin. It takes the better part of the day to put the tree up and decorate the house. But it's SO worth it. The beautiful reds and greens of the holiday season. And the lights. I am amazed at how drab and dull the living room looks once the tree comes down. Hmmm, maybe it should just stay up!!! LOL What I thought would be great is to have a bowed window installed in the living room. And have the floor be one like on a stage that is raised and lowered. Set the tree up there and then after Christmas just hit the button and the tree is lowered to the next level of the home and kept there until next Christmas. Do you think that would take the fun out of decorating the tree??? I'd sure like to be able to find out. My luck the hydraulics would fail and the tree would only be lifted half way up!! LOL

Anyway, back to the card. Once again I find myself in dire need of Thank You cards. I use them up about as fast as I make them!!! And here I find myself making more but yet I know it won't be enough!!! But I LOVE making and sending cards!!!

SO here is my Thank You card. I used the Baroque Motifs set and embossed it in gold. Then I stamped on the flower in Purely Pomegranate. If you do this, make sure you take a paper towel and lay it across the top to absorb any ink that my be beading up on the embossed part. Then I stamped the words. Once I got that done I sponged the edges, tied the ribbon around the Very Vanilla piece and taped it in place on top of the Brushed Gold card stock.

For the card itself I stamped the Aida Cloth background stamp on it using the Purely Pomegranate ink pad. I used my Mat Pack and lined up the holes in the template and punched the holes for the brads. I got the card assembled and felt the bottom area needed something more. I thought about going with the photo corners but then brads came to mind. And of course they would since they make the card cost 17 cents more to mail!!! LOL Oh well, you can't put a price on being thankful.

All in all it was a quick card to make. It has an elegant look to it and the Baroque Motifs and the Sincere Salutations sets seem to mesh so well together.

Thank you all for stopping by,


Unknown said...

This is one of my fave sets to use, I love your thank you card, very nice.

Anonymous said...

My favorite card style...simple's beautiful!
I like the look of the raised embossed swirl and the flat flowers...very nice combination, not too busy.

Let us know how that bow window works out for you :)

Trish D said...

It's a beautiful card - I love the idea of using the different sized brads.

Betty O said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. And, you know what? I feel like such a dork saying this, and I'm sure that I'm the last person on earth NOT to know this, but the use of the mat pack to place the holes for a line of brads is brilliant. I have NEVER thought of doing that! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a wonderful hint. I had a wonderful day yesterday. Two of my daughters were here and we went to my sister, Sandra's, for a late dinner. There were 15 of us there and we had a blast. It's been a while since we were all together (if you don't count the time we all spent at the hospital for Sandra's heart surgery six weeks ago). As Sandra, Karen, and I get older (and belive me, we are getting older, it seems more important for us to have our kids get together with us so that they will be able to carry on some of the Mains girls' traditions for family dinners. Bless their hearts, they have quite a lot to carry on.

Shannon McGann said...

What a beautiful card! Don't you just love Baroque Motifs? You can use it for just about any event! The Pomegranate looks amazing!

Sheri said...

This card is SO pretty!