Thursday, January 30, 2014

Christmas Thanks

I hate to admit it, but I don't always send thank you cards after Christmas, but this year I was really in the mood. My husband was home, it was snowy and seemed like such a nice thing to do. I think in this day and age people really appreciate some snail mail that isn't a bill.  It is kindof making me sad that technology has changed so many of the "niceties" that we used to enjoy. This particulare card was made for a friend who invited us to their annual Christmas party. We are new in the neighborhood and it was super sweet of her to have us. I actually packaged up some cookies and cocoa and wrapped it in cellophane to give her.

I actually made the card and tag exactly alike...don't know why, but I did. Now I guess she can give one away to someone else and keep one if she likes.  I chose some non-traditional holiday colors since it was after Christmas.  I really like the color combo and it includes SU!'s "Orchid Opulence". I don't use that color much but according to the fashion expert orchid  is supposed to be THE color for 2014. We will see........

I used PTI's "Vintage Picnic" set which I absolutely love. I have barely inked it since I got it which is such a shame. I used it on another super cute project which I gave away, and didn't photograph. I will have to tell you the story about that later.  I used some stickles and glossy accents on the picnic basket, stars and berries for some extra detail.
Here are the thank you cards for the gifts my family received this Christmas. I have way too many Christmas stamp sets and I don't get a chance to use every single one each year, but this was one I wanted to use. I like that it comes with this particular sentiment. Again, I used the same paper and layout as the card/tag above.  I like the unexpected color combo. I needed extra postage of course, but I didn't make them super fat so they could be mailed easier. I am sure the post office grows weary of my postal requests. LOL!

Thanks for fluttering by! I have a baby shower at my home tonight, so I will share all of the fun things I have been working on for that.


harrahx2 said...

I love the colors and the lights flashing on the first card are so pretty! Festive!

Anonymous said...

Oh, those flashing lights!! How did you do that?
Enjoying all of the beautiful cards you made! Thanks for sharing.