Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Card Set - Thank you

It seems I've been making a lot of Thank You cards lately. I know I should be making my dad's Father's Day card, but I'm not sure what to make him (he doesn't have any hobbies).  So I have been focusing on end-of-the-school-year gifts.

This is just half of the card set that I am making. I haven't decided what the other 4 cards should be yet. I would like them to use a different stamp, but I'm not sure which one. I've been experimenting with several different options and have not found one that I'm satisfied with. I originally had planned to make the Thank You cards with Hero Arts 'Newspaper Tulips', but none of the stores near me, or even the one I order from online have it. Simon Says Stamp carries it, but I wouldn't be able to get it before school ends. :(  So I used Hero Arts 'Artists Butterfly' stamp instead. I love this stamp and it looks great paper-pieced!

The fabulous paper is from My Mind's Eye, and the sentiment is Hero Arts Impression Obsession (sorry, just realized I posted the wrong company name)- which I picked that up at a more local store, Scribes' Nook. They told me they could order the Newspaper Tulips, but it would take a little time to come in.

I am entering several challenges, but not with all the cards. I just wanted to use one post for this to make it easier to set the whole (partial) set.

I am entering the last card  in Cas-ual Friday's #56 Sweet Spot. If you look closely, you will see the pretty pink polka dot paper around the edge. This is such pretty paper, I felt bad covering most of it up.

The inspiration for these cards came from CASE Study's challenge #94, with Joy Taylor as the muse. Here is Joy's beautiful card:
So I am entering my  first two cards for this challenge (as one entry though).

I am also entering my card (the first one) in DYSU challenge # 75 - paper piecing.

The last challenge I am entering the first card in is:

If anyone has a suggestion for a stamp that would work well for the remaining cards (matching with the Artists Butterfly though), please let me know!

Have a great day!


  1. These are so pretty! The combination of patterns is beautiful with the stamped image. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU!

  2. You've done such beautiful piecing with the large butterfly! This makes a gorgeous card set--what a lucky teacher. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at CASE Study and CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Sooo lovely!!! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week! xxx

  4. hi - wow those are truly inspiring. i love how you made set of those with different color combo. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  5. Lovely cards, stunning butterfly, love the colours. Thanks so much for joining in thenSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. Wow, these are all fabulous! I love how different they all ook with the different papers, a fab set of cards.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. Beautiful Jeanette! This is a fabulous set and anything you add will be icing on the cake!

  8. What a pretty card set! Love the different butterflies stamped on the patterned paper, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  9. Such a simply gorgeous set. WOW. I'm in awe...Great job with the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week:)

  10. Love your variation of the butterflies! Darling design with the polka dots and elements. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Those butterflies are SO pretty! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!