Next to birthday cards, I make more thank you cards than anything else. That's because I'm a lucky lady and have so many wonderful opportunities and wonderful friends. I needed a few this weekend. When we were in Chicago, I had a chance to visit an Archivers store and came away with a few new paperpads and treats. It's fun to bust out the new goodies when it's time to craft.
One of the hottest trends now is the chalkboard craze. My Mind's Eye has a great little 6X6 paper pad and some darling tags. I used both on this card.
I'm linking this up to the Papercrafts September Challenge Gallery appropriately called "Chalkboard Craze."
As soon as I saw this stamp set, called "Arrows and Elements" being used on some of my favorite blogs, I knew I wanted it. But it was out of stock for awhile. I was able to order it when I was away, and it was here when I got home. It's by a relatively new company, Reverse Confetti.
The frame, the banner and the sentiment are all from "Arrows and Elements." The script "thanks" is an oldie but goodie by AMuse.
And finally an ombre Thanks using an Archivers exclusive stamp that I picked up the last time I was lucky enough to be close to a store. (The nearest Archiver is a little over four hours away from Rochester!)
Although the colors are quite different, I'm linking this up to the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab for the Honoring Ombre challenge.
Card Recipe #1
Cardstock: Select White, True Black (Papertrey Ink]
Patterned Paper: Chalk Studio (MME)
Tag: Chalk Studio (MME)
Stamp: Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Silk ribbon: Papertrey Ink, colored with a Copic marker
Card Recipe #2
Cardstock: Select White, Pure Poppy, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Arrows and Elements (Reverse Confetti), thanks (A Muse)
Die: Notched Star Banner (Papertrey Ink)
Card Recipe #3
Cardstock: Select White, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: Thank You Grid (Hero Arts for Archivers)
Pearls: A Muse & Recollection