Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thank You Cards

Mornin' hens!  I am so excited to show you these Thank You cards I made for Lil' Chick.  I gave these to her as one of her shower gifts.  I even included lined envelopes and personalized stamps.  OMG, I just LOVE how these turned out!

Ok, so I made two sets of cards for her with different designs.  The first set is for those gifts from the baby shower.  Since the shower theme was bumble bees, I decided to use a bumble bee as my image.  To start, I stenciled a light gray background onto each card applying the gray color more in the center and fading the color as I went out.  

I found this cute bee image in the Silhouette on line store and using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the base layer from black cardstock and then cut the face and stripes from yellow cardstock.  I wanted the top layer of the wings to be vellum, but I also wanted them to lift up and I didn't want the adhesive to show through.  So, I welded a skinny bar between both wings, making them one piece, and then hid the bar (along with the adhesive) under the first yellow stripe.  I was so proud of myself for figuring that one out!! I know, it doesn't take much!  LOL!  Ok, so next I added a few details by giving the bee some pink cheeks with a Copic marker and adding some detail to the wings with a white marker.   Then I baked up some homemade black enamel dots and adhered them to the antenna. To finish, I stamped the sentiment below the bumble bee and rounded the two bottom corners.

Next up is the second set of Thank You cards.  I thought these would be great for those gifts that are received at the hospital or after Jaxon is born.  Lil' Chick's colors are gray, navy and red, so I wanted to do the second set in these colors.

I began by using a chevron stencil and applied some distress ink on the background.  Then I found this cute little onesie image in the Silhouette on line store and cut them out of navy and red cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.  I also cut the letter "J" out as well.  Now, I knew I wanted the onesie to appear as if it were on a clothesline but I couldn't figure out how to keep the trifold card closed.  Then it came to me!!

I elongated the crotch of the onesie and cut a slit in the card!! Woo-hoo! I even amazed myself with this one!! {{{snort!}}}

So this is what the whole onesie looks like after I elongated the crotch. I used a black marker to define the rounded edge of the top flap so it would resemble a clothesline. Then, I glued just the shoulders of the onesie to the top flap and added little pieces of brown cardstock to look like clothespins. To finish, I adhered the alternate colored "J" to each onesie and stamped the sentiment to the top of each flap. Aren't they GREAT?? I just love 'em!! Okee dokee, that's it for me today. I hope you hens have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon! {{{hen hugs}}}
Note: The "thanks" stamp is an older $1 stamp from Michaels (Studio G) and no longer available.Supplies:


  1. OMG!!! Both of these are SOOoooooo Cute! I love the little Bee card and then I saw how the night shirt card opens.... So, So cute!!!!

  2. Oh my Goodness, those are the best ever Thank You notes. I LOVE the bee. And you are one smarty pants to figure out the onsie tab and bee wings. Got your Mojo going! (The perler dots are great, Thanks for that fun tip.)

  3. These are darling, what a sweet Grammie-to-BEE you are!

  4. These are adorable. You did a great job on them.


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