Thursday, June 11, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

I guess I am in a thank you note mood lately. It seems that every card I make ends up being a thank you note. It may be time to pull out some trusty cupcakes and stamp a few birthday cards! As you can probably tell, today's card is a thank you note too. I went the square route again. I am loving large, square cards lately. They just look so substantial. The only thing I hate is that the envelopes for them are so expensive! So, take a look so I can tell you more about it.

For papers, I used SU's Delicate Dots series. I will be very sad when I finish these papers. They all look so good together, in any combination, and they are so versatile! They work well for a variety of card themes and look good with all sorts of stamp images. My card arrangement just sorta evolved in my head. I had a sketch out to copy but it just wasn't working so I played with it and ended up with a final result that looks nothing like the idea I was CASEing so I will take credit for this one.

I have found that I turn to sketches so much more since I have been blogging than I did when I was making cards just to make them. I think when the pressure is on to create within a certain time frame, my creativity takes a bit of a nose dive. The other reason is that since I have been blogging, I do a lot more blog surfing and see so many more ideas that are "copy worthy." You just would not believe all of my idea journals! I have one for actual photos of cards I like and one for card sketches and then another 2 for scrapbook page sketches and actual photos. I can't forget all my quote and title notebooks either. If I see a phrase that would work for a sentiment or a cute pun, I jot it down for future use. Sometimes, they are the only way to get those creative juices flowing.

So, enough about creativity or the lack there of :-)...I will leave you today with my supply list and a sincere wish for a lovely day. Stop back by this week for some birthday cards and maybe a wedding card too. I have some ideas running around in my head and I think I feel an all nighter coming on! Ciao!

Papers- Colormates Med Belgium Blue CS; SU Delicate Dots DSP; Colobok taupe CS; lt yellow by Bazzill (name ?). Stamps- Verve Heartfelt Thanks Plain Jane; Stampabilities Fresh Flowers; Sandylion clear borders. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black; Colorbox Frost White. Tools- Fiskars apron lace edge punch; corner rounder; Coluzzle oval templates. Pens- SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand.


  1. Beautiful card Kyla! I will miss this DP too when it's gone. I love how you layed this card out to look like an envelope! Love that border punch too. That's one I don't own...yet:)
    I know what you mean about the sketches. I'm beginning to wonder what I did before I started blogging. I do know that my cards are definitely improving using them, so I am quite happy with that. I have started a binder of sketches, most of them are the Mojo ones. As far as cards that I would like to case, I just copy them into computer files by category. Saves on computer ink:))

  2. Love the color combo! Not one I probably would have come up with on my own, but it really works!