Green and Brown “Thanks” Card

Green and Brown “Thanks” Card
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I love this simple color combo: muted Spring green and soft brown, don’t you?  I was inspired by a set of Chatter Box artsy.licious brads I found on clearance at the craft store and this ribbon I’d bought ages ago at Michael’s.  I used my Close to My Heart “Art Philosophy” Cricut cartridge to cut this beautiful swoopy square shape twice: once with the green cardstock and once with white cardstock.  I scored the top 1/2″ of the white cardstock and adhered it to the back of this green cardstock to make a card.

Green and Brown "Thanks" Card

Green and Brown “Thanks” Card

Then, I inked the edges of the green card and worked on cutting out a square brown piece of cardstock.  I inked the edges of the brown cardstock after making a random pattern with a Close to My Heart dotted line stamp, attached the ribbon and the fancy metal floral brad.  I stuck it down to my card and then attached the stamped “Thanks” piece that I’d punched out and inked.  I want to thank Barbara for giving me the Stampin’ Up! stamp set that included this “thanks” stamp!  She gave me several leftover craft supplies last year and I finally used them!

Green and Brown Thanks Card with Flower

Just look at that pretty brad!

I just love this brad!  I’m sure you’ll see it again because I also have it in red and in black.

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you can never have too many birthday and thank you cards on hand.  This card was for a couple my husband and I had lunch with – they were a lot of fun and we had a great time together!  I’m still in the process of meeting all of his friends and it’s fun when you click with a couple as if you already knew them.

I like to send as many thank you cards as I can.  I used to be much better about sending cards, and I hope to get back to doing that because that’s part of who I am, and I feel good when I show gratitude and make others feel special and appreciated.

Green flower brad

Here is a close-up of this – I had to pad the envelope when I mailed this.

Thanks for reading my blog – your thank you card for being a reader is in the mail…. 😉

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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