Thank You Card

Cards

Another card to share today, this time a thank you card.

I love this background stamp from Hero Arts and decided to spice it up a little bit by heat embossing with a glittery gold!

To tone down the shiny I used shades of red for the sentiment. The “Thank You” sentiment is stamped in red ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I left heat on the embossing powder longer than normal to give the finish a matte look instead of the shiny finish you typically get from heat embossing. This matte finish on the red cardstock makes a nice juxtaposition against the glittery background.

This was a nice, simple project for a card in a hurry. I will definitely be using this great background stamp again!

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Boo!

Cards

I love making these little 3″ x 3″ cards for sending quick notes or as gift tags. I’ve been working on making some for Halloween, and in the same spirit of yesterday’s post, I wanted to share this cute card!

I started by heat embossing the polka dot stamp using VersaMark and clear embossing powder, then adding the silver glitter tape (reinforced with some Tombow permanent tape adhesive), glittery Boo! sticker, and the cute mummy sticker.

This little mummy is probably my favorite sticker of all time.

BOO!

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Glittery Fall Colors Glass Ball Ornaments

Home Decor

OK, here’s the thing.

I LOVE GLITTER.

A lot. So, why not glitter up some ornaments?! I wanted to make something that would make a fun Thanksgiving tree/arrangement and came up with these colors. These sparkle like CRAZY! I used the floor polish + glitter instructions you can find anywhere online. I definitely prefer a finer glitter – you get a lot more shine out of a finer glitter as opposed to a chunkier type.

I also made the “tree” shown in the photos. I searched and searched for a cheap, generic tree that could be decorated for any season, not just Christmas. I couldn’t find anything, so I decided to make my own! I purchased some sticks from a craft store, but you could definitely just pick up some sticks from your backyard (not an option in the urban areas I’ve lived in!). I used floral foam secured to the bottom of a galvanized bucket, then filled the bucket with some awesome glittery/sequined fall floral filler. I really love the way the tree/bush turned out, and it’s surprisingly sturdy!

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Colorful Bubble Glitter Embossed Thank You Card

Cards

I have always loved stamping and making cards. Recently, I’ve become really interested in learning new card making methods, and wanted to share my first thank you card!

I recently had a birthday and wanted to thank my sister for the awesome gift she sent me. This is what I came up with!

I love using darker paper and a metallic or white gel pen to write my message inside.

Because I’m still feeling summery, with fall coming on strong, I wanted to keep this card colorful and bright. I used an embossing powder that was a black base with rainbow glitter to heat emboss the thank you’s. The glitter was a fun effect. I chose the red, green and blue bubble background paper to match the colors of the glitter in the embossing powder. I’m excited to create and share more cards in the future, and would really love to know what your favorite card making tips, tricks and methods are!