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If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

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June 9, 2012

Elegant Thanks a.k.a. Royal Butterflies

For a Gentleman

My fourth and final 'thank-you' card in this series was created for a gentleman. It's just like his style, regal and sophisticated.

For this quick-and-easy card, I let the cardstock do most of the work. It is already embellished with embossing and sparkly gold accents. So all I needed to add was the 'thank-you' sentiment. For this, I once again used my Beyond Birthdays cartridge and cut the phrase from black, shadowed in cream.

It's often hard to find the right paper designs to suit a male recipient. I think this one fills the bill.
June 8, 2012

Violets Say "Thank You"

This is my 3rd in a series of "thank-you" cards. I used the same pot as on the previous card, inking the edges and popping the rim for definition. That's where the similarity ends. This sweet bouquet of violets steals the show.

The sentiment was cut from Beyond Birthdays on a mat from Forever Young. Flower pot is from Walk In My Garden.

June 7, 2012

A Pot of Pansies

Pansies are my favourite spring flower. I love how their little faces seem to be smiling at me.

This 'thank-you' card would be perfect for someone who has been especially kind to you. Have they brought you a plate of cookies at a time when you most needed a kind gesture? Whatever the reason or the kindness shown, this pot of pansies expresses your appreciation perfectly.

The pot is from Walk In My Garden. I inked the pot's edges and popped the rim layer with dimensionals. I prepared the sentiment on my computer, printing it in green and punched the top edge to be my fence.

I was excited to find a package of these sparkly pansy stickers. So far, I have not found a cartridge that has the pansy on it or the right kind of petals for me to make my own. The search continues.

Update:  At the time of writing, Cricut did not have a cartridge with pansies on it. Later, they did come out with several flower carts and pansies are available.

June 6, 2012

Easy 'Thank-You' Cards

Birds and Music Naturally Go Together

I'm kicking off summer with some fresh 'thank-you' cards, though they can be altered to be for any occasion by replacing the sentiment with your own special greeting.

Today's easy 'thank-you' note is SO easy, I am almost embarrassed to tell you how little work it was.

The card base is the standard A2 size of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cut from white cardstock. The front panel featuring the bird and music was all from one piece of paper. I inked around the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.

I made a simple tag cut from cream cs using Gypsy Wanderings and backed the cutout note with bright fuschia cardstock. The 'thank you' is stamped on top. Ribbon to match and a couple of sparkly rhinestones finish it off. Couldn't be easier!
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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!