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Monday, July 29, 2013

Thank You Card Set

Hello, my friends! I hope you're having a beautiful start to the week. :o)

This will be my quickest post ever, which is fitting since these are certainly the simplest cards I've ever made. (Although crafted with the same amount of sappier-than-a-maple-tree love.) These are my final contributions for July's I Feel the Love Project recipients. Part of the collection was to send blank thank you cards for a beautiful mother (Yvette) to send to those who have made donations to help with her daughter's medical expenses.

My previous set for Yvette was also floral in theme, but vastly different. This time I played with my Copics, coloring up a lovely tulip digital stamp from Fred, She Said.
The differences between the two are color and embellishments. The blue and yellow card has rhinestone-centered flowers along the entire border, while the pink version has pearls.
The card base is a square frame cut file from Bird's Cards, one of her gorgeous designs that she offers for free. The floral patterned paper backgrounds are both "handmade" papers from Jo-Anns, although I forget the company. They are very pretty in person and inked with Victorian Velvet and Faded Jeans distress inks. The computer-generated sentiments are cut out with My Craft Spot's Tiny Tag metal dies.

The interiors are lined with the same papers as their fronts and topped with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square for Yvette to write in. I truly hope she enjoys everything that will soon be heading her way. It has been a joy to create for her and Mariyah this month!
Thank you for visiting! I wish you a sparkly day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Cameo Creations~ Two Shades of Blue
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
 *Creative Creations~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art~ Thankful Thursday July Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Make a Set
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Stampin' for the Weekend~ Sparkle and Bling


  1. Love those TU card sets, lovely colouring and that frame is just gorgeous...
    TFS Karen - enjoy your wonderful Tuesday!

  2. These cars are beautiful I love Them. Your coloring is amzing my friend
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  3. such beautiful cards Karen. I love the images and colours. The way you have framed them is gorgeous too.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

  5. Hi Karen, Simply gorgeous as always the images are so colourful and the lovely shaped frames are gorgeous x

  6. Hi, Karen, so very pretty. They will make perfect thank you cards. Always happy to see yor work. Love, Annie

  7. My sweetest friend, these are absolutely gorgeous!! I just love the flower frame!! And can I just say that your coloring is off-the-charts amazing??!! The flowers look like pictures!! Your shading is perfect!! They are anything but simple...they are simply stunning!! And they will be loved!! I hope you are feeling much better my dear friend. Thinking of you and praying for you. Huge HUGS :)


  8. Karen, your card set is absolutely beautiful! The square frame cut file is something I may have to go check out! I love the pretty papers and the coloring is beyond gorgeous! Love, love this!
    Have a super day my friend!
    Sherrie K

  9. A stunning card - thank you for entering Creative Creations challenges, challenge#15 Anything Goes. Good Luck x

  10. Beautiful cards...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Wendy x

  11. Thanks for entering the crafty ribbons challenge with your cards
    P x

  12. Karen, these are so beautiful and so elegant. The floral centres are stunning. What gorgeous loving creations! Have a great rest of the week.

  13. Beautiful cards Karen. Love the cut work base,just perfect for your beautifully coloured flowers.
    Jayne x

  14. What a beautiful thank you card set, Karen! I love the flower images and all the pearls look great! The flower frame looks so pretty! Love it! :)


  15. They may have been made quickly, but they simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  16. These are just lovely - what fab set!

    Just perfect for our sparkle and bling challenge at Stampin' For The Weekend!

    Sorry about the problem with the wonky linky!

    Hugs Julie x

  17. Love your cards and the sweet design of each. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  18. Hi Karen,
    Your cards are absolutely stunning, beautiful and gorgeous of course. For quick and simple cards they are AMAZING!!The base of the card is FABULOUS and as for the ribbon...very Creative! LOVE it! The coloring as embellishments are Beautiful! Ivette will love these Thank you cards. I DO!!
    Sending a HUGE amount of my love, smiles and hugs,
    your angelic friend


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