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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cars and Trucks Thank You Cards

Hi Everyone!

I know that it's been a VERY long time since I posted on this blog.  School work consumes most of my time.  But, Gayle's son and daughter-in-law are having a baby so I have been busy creating and I'd like to share some of the creations with you.  

Ricky and Lauren are expecting a boy.  They are using a cars and trucks theme to decorate their nursery. The baby shower that Gayle is planning will have a cars and trucks theme.  I decided to create some thank you cards for Ricky and Lauren with the same theme.  

I looked through my supplies and found a few stamps, buttons, brads, ribbon, Washi tape, and some papers that I could use.  

The road was created with a piece of ribbon.  I applied Scor-tape to my card and then added the ribbon to the Scor-tape.  

The cars are buttons from Favorite Findings.  The traffic signal was created with a stamp from the Paper Smooches Metropolis clear stamp set.  I used rhinestones to create the lights.  

The truck paper is from Momenta.  I die cut "thanks" 5 times and layered the words on top of each other. 

More car buttons. The cars are on Road Washi tape from Denami Design.  I used a black marker to create the thin road.  I used a white Uni-ball pen to add the lines on that road.  

I made Lauren a total of 15 thank you cards so stop by again soon to see more of them.  I started Christmas cards today so I'll be sharing some of them too.

Have a great night!


Emily Keaton said...

You put so much variety in these thank you notes--all so clever and colorful!! Lovely work, Carol. I know these will be appreciated!

Emily Keaton said...

(I tried emailing you twice, but my email kept coming back undelivered. So sorry to have to answer your questions about the bridal shower gift here--I just didn't know how else to contact you!! Hopefully, you'll find this in time. I'm so sorry!)

Hi Carol,

I am SO sorry for the delay in replying to your questions! I was tied up with houseguests last week (and tied up with getting ready for them the week before!). I'm just now starting to get caught up on, well, everything--including my email and blog reading and stuff. So I just got around to reading the comment and questions you left on my notepad tutorial post. It usually doesn't take me this long!! So sorry.

Making thank you cards as a bridal shower gift is a WONDERFUL idea! I love giving card sets as gifts, and a bride is sure to appreciate them. She'll certainly use them!! When I make a set of cards, I generally stick with even numbers of cards and the actual number usually depends on how complicated the design is. If I were in your situation, I might go with either 8 (for a more complicated design) or 12 (for a simpler design) notecards in the set. But truly, I think that whatever you feel most comfortable with would be just fine!! Handmade gifts rock :)

I hope this helps--and I dearly hope that I'm not too late. But if I am, please accept my sincerest apologies!!

Best of luck to you! And thanks so much for all of your sweet comments recently. They warm my heart!