Monday, January 21, 2013

Lots of Thanks & a Birthday

After having visitors in the office last week, my boss asked me to make some Thank You cards to send to the visitors. Since I do not know them very well, I made cards I thought were nice. Hopefully they will too!

This card is based on Operation Write Home Sketch #156. As you can see, I took some liberties with it.

Crate Paper paper and die cut
Accent Depot brads 

This card isn't based on a sketch. I am still working through the bits and pieces from the card kit I sent out in November!

Products used:
KI paper
misc paper
Prima flowers
KI and Doodlebug rhinestones

This fuzzy looking card is "homework" for Operation Write Home's Bootcamp - The ABC's of Color. I used the complimentary colors of orange and blue. Honestly, I had planned on using this paper for this card before the assignment came along. Why? Well, because I saw THIS card by Kristie and couldn't resist scraplifting it! I LOVE this design! I can see this being one of my "go to" card layouts! I masculine-ed it up by forgoing the doily.
Products used:
Crate Paper
misc star punch
Queen & Co micro brads

I also had to make a few Thank Yous for my birthday.  I somehow misread the stamp and thought it said "thanks from the bottom of my heart." Oh well!!

Products used:
KI and Scrapworks papers
SU stamp
Spellbinders die

And last but not least, here is the card I made for a friends birthday last night. I had started the card awhile ago and believe it is based on a PageMaps card sketch. It was halfway done and I finished it last night so may or may not look anything like the original sketch!

Products used:
Cosmo Cricket paper and ribbon
Bazzill & Prima flowers
unknown but very pretty brad

patterned paper:4
flowers: 4
die cut alphas: 4
die cut shapes: 1
punches: 1
misc embellishments: 2
stamps: 1
ink: 6
pens: 5



OWH: 7
Brave Girl: 1
Other: 4

cardstock: 125 sheet package of 8 1/2 x 11 white for OWH cards (I'm not going to count this against my purchasing but also not count when I use it. I also bought 250 envelopes for the same purpose.)
cardstock: 27 sheets
1 set Thickers
4 dies
3 punches
1 embossing template
2 storage2 adhesive

cardstock: 2
patterned paper: 20
3D alphas: 41
buttons: 1
brads: 29
flowers: 12
ribbon: 6
alpha stickers: 33
stickers: 4
rub-ons: 1
die cut alphas: 4
die cut shapes: 6
punches: 1
misc embellishments: 3
stamps: 1
ink: 6
pens: 5


Desert Rose Stamper said...

Oh my you've been busy. Nice group of cards. For today's homework - I like the two colors -- orange and blue -- the plaid paper is nice in the background.

Paula S. said...

I can totally understand why you scrapl-lifted Kristie's layout and it's great that you showed a masculine variation too. The lighter shade of blue offsets the warmth oranges nicely too. Sometimes if the complementary colors are of equal intensity it can be overwhelming. Nice job. Thanks for sharing it!

Angela Boutiller said...

You are very busy! I like the complementary colors blue and orange!

Christy - said...

Your visitors are going to be in for a wonderful surprise. Very nice cards.

Nancy Keller said...

Aww!! Your visitors are sure to love your cards! Isn't it nice when someone asks you to make a card for someone for a special thing like that. I love your boot camp homework. Keep up the great work!!!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wow Susan, you've really been busy and all your cards are fantastic. Love your take on this week's sketch, and the DSP is so very pretty. Thanks for playing!

Donna Nuce said...

I like the orange and blue card! All the cards are fabulous!

Linda said...

I think I like your first card the best just because of you paper choices...all are super nice! tfs!!!