Monday, April 30, 2018

Sweet Thank You

I love upcycling almost anything- calendars, tissue boxes… and cards that I receive. The delicate thank you tag was on a card from a friend. I mounted it onto a gatefold card and added the wee touch of bling with the rhinestone flower. Simply lovely! 
(Am entering it into several challenges, two that focus on flowers, and two that included inspiration photos which are reflected in the petite pink blooms on the tag and background paper.) 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Flower Power                      (
CAS-ual Fridays- #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers  (
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                                   (  
Bugaboo Stamps-Color Inspiration                                          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                        (

Another entry for the current Butterfly Challenge "Letter D" includes two of the colors (Dark Salmon and Denim Blue) and a bit of Dimension (I mounted the section with the butterflies with foam tape to raise it off of the card a bit.) I embossed the vintage Hero Arts butterfly stamp on vellum with black EP, colored them with Tombow markers (on the backside of the vellum) and trimmed the vellum with Fiskars decorator scissors. I then wrapped the vellum around a strip of blueberry cardstock, and mounted it onto an A2 card made with blue parchment paper. Since I'm working on gift packets of cards for a few soon-to-graduate students, I decided to make this into an Easter card so embossed a sentiment (unmounted so not sure of the company. Maybe Northwoods Stamps?)
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #98 Letter D                                               (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #332-333 Anything Goes  (

Another card to go into the gift packs, this time a fun non-traditional holiday card. I created the sentiments on my laptop and just printed them off. A quick trim, layer of paper and... voilaYou can find the free beverage digi here- 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #381 Anything Goes  (


  1. Fun thank you card, love how it overlaps, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome make with us for our Flower Power challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. What a gorgeous stained glass window effect this is with the vellum. Love the colours together. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Wonderful selection of cards Kathy!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  4. Wonderful Tag! It's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  5. Such a beautiful tag! I love the delicate flowers on it. Thank you so much for joining us at the SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge.

  6. Great card, thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

  7. What pretty projects, love the gate fold card and the pretty flowers and rhinestones. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun
    ~DT Heather

  8. All your cards are great. Especially love the coffee/cocoa one. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  9. Nice cards! Love your upcycling; isn't it great to be able to reuse things? Thanks for joining us over at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  10. Such pretty cards! I love reusing things. Thanks for joining in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun. -DT Amy

  11. Beautiful project
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T


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