Monday, September 23, 2019

I Am Grateful...

  • that Honeycrisp apples and apple cider have appeared at my local farmer's market
  • that it's cool enough at night to drink hot green tea and hot chocolate
  • for our local library, its incredible librarians that I've gotten to know over my lifetime (I live where I grew up), and the knowledge I've gained from all its books
  • for authors that are ambitious enough and curious enough to write biographies and historical accounts
  • for the crazy middle school cross country runners I coach
  • for my backyard clothesline 
  • for the pleasure of sleeping on sheets dried on my backyard clothesline
  • for the swing under the huge tree in our front yard
  • that my oldest girl is enjoying her college freshman year
  • for Cherry Coke being a surprisingly acceptable substitute when the local pizza place is out of Dr. Pepper
Do you ever make quick little lists, either mental or on paper, of things for which you feel warm gratitude?  Or maybe its specific people for which you are grateful.  In which case, do you tell them?  It's easier for me to write rather than say what I'm feeling, so I send cards to express my appreciation.

Thank you card using Stampin' Up!'s Magnolia Blooms set - Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

I used the Magnolia Blooms stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Beginner Brochure along with a color scheme of Petal Pink and Basic Gray to make this thank you card.  I thought the pattern from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack looked pretty with the flower image. 

close up of thank you card using Stampin' Up!'s Magnolia Blooms set - Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

Stampin' Blends alcohol ink markers were used to color the flower and leaves.   And how gorgeous does the delicate edge of the Ornate Frames die look with the font of the sentiment?! 

Customer thank you cards using Stampin' Up!'s Magnolia Blooms set - Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

I had customer thanks yous to send out, so I made several.  I hope they love these!  

Tip to easily create the DSP triangles
 - cut 2 squares or rectangles of any size from DSP (you can use dies, punches, or a paper trimmer)
 - cut first shape from bottom left corner to top right corner, with desired pattern facing you
 - cut second shape from bottom right corner to top left corner, with desired pattern facing you
 - adhere to cardstock, as shown on my cards (I glued mine to Petal Pink and Whisper White cardstock panels)

Magnolia Blooms set item #152729

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper item #149592 (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP sale!)
       --------------->Click here to see other cards made with this paper

Ornate Frames dies item #150664

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