Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stamp a Stack Steppin it UP

It doesn't seem right to still be running the heater on May 1st.  We have East winds that are cold.  I am still wrapped up in sweatshirts and soft blankets to watch TV or relax.  CRAZY

I don't know about you, but I am always scrambling for a cute little gift, or card to give someone when they do something wonderful for me or to someone who needs a pick me up.

I decided to create a little pack of Thank You Cards that can be easily tied with a ribbon and gifted to someone.  Or even better used at the last minute for a quick appreciation for something nice they did.

I started out with a simple floral stamp from Number of Years stamp set and a nice greeting from One Big Meaning Stamp set.  I love single layer cards.

A perfect 4x3-1/2 card for writing a note to let someone know they are appreciated.
Then I decided to step it up with a border.

I couldn't stop there because I am addicted to the linen thread.  I love the natural texture and it adds a slight rusticness to the card.  Is rusticness a word?  Probably not but it fits.  I also added a couple of yellow enamel dots to the blue flowers.  It really makes them pop. 

I contemplated pearls and white ribbon which would also look good. 
Wink of Stella painted on the petals would add a nice shimmer. 
Another idea would be to change the border to match the colors of the flowers so that there is a variety in the gift pack. 
The options are endless.

So easy but super cute.  And who wouldn't want a stack of those as a gift.  Plus they make up it just minutes.
Pop on over to Jeanna K's for some more great ideas.


Julie Davidse said...

I just love the little touches on this card! The linen thread bow is my favorite!!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

WOW - you really can't go wrong with either of them! I agree with Julie - I love that little bow ;)

SeeJulieStamp said...

I love simple cards and even though these are stepped up they're still clean and simple. Just noticed the candy dots on the flowers after my second hop.

Lynn Streifert said...

Oh Cheryl, these are both adorable, I love them and will be caseing you for sure! TFS!

Tanya said...

Both versions are happy and fun! I like your ideas!

marlene said...

super cute !! I love it I broke down and bought a thank you card yesterday you are amazing