Thankful – Grateful – BLESSED

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m popping in today with a card that is not a design team project! It’s a long overdue ‘thank you’ to Dawn, a sweet lady who was a tremendous help to me re-stashing a good bit of my cardstock and papers that I lost when we moved to Colorado from Florida back in early May. She got me a 25% discount on a huge order which I thought was amazing!

For those of you who are not friends with me on Facebook, let me share my story real quick before I share my project. When we were moving here, my husband was pulling the fifth wheel and I was behind him pulling a small enclosed trailer. The interstate going through Louisiana is horrible (ruts, pot holes, separated concrete, eroded concrete) which beat the pure crap out of us, our five cats and our rigs. It was just awful. The bouncing, bamming and slamming broke the latch on the slide-out storage tray in the under-belly of the fifth wheel which slammed up against the door and broke the lock and two latches. Consequently, the tray slid out and several tubs of my scrapbooking supplies (cardstock, double-sided papers and embellishments) blew out all over the interstate.

As awful as it was, the litter was a beautiful array of color! I pulled over behind my husband and sat there watching as dozens of cars and trucks come through it with colored paper and cardstock sucked onto the grills of their vehicles! As much as I wanted to cry, I had to smile! There was too much traffic to get out to try to salvage anything. But he did fix the lock and latches on the door when we got to the next town and drilled a hole in the slide-out storage tray to put a huge bolt with nut in it, so it won’t ever slide out again while we’re traveling. Never, in a million years, did we expect something like that to happen. As much as fifth wheels cost, one would think the latches would be heavy-duty. I lost probably thousands of dollars worth of cardstock, paper and all kinds of crafty embellishments but at least we were safe. I have spent the last two months trying to re-stash paper, cardstock and embellishments, making a list as I discover what’s missing, and I’m no where near finished, lol!

Now for Dawn’s card that went out in the mail to her today. ;) I’m calling this a zig-zag fold. It was super easy, created with Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisleys DSP. I cut a piece 12″ long by 5-1/4″ wide, found the middle point on one end and cut the piece in a long triangle. I scored it at 4″ and 8″, folded the score lines in zig-zag fashion, then inked the edges on both sides (including the fold lines). I cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ and inked the edges. I glued the pointed flap  to the middle third, then put adhesive on the back side of the larger third and adhered it to the Crushed Curry cardstock, lining up the edge. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and inked the edges, then adhered the main piece to it, leaving the back for a handwritten note and signature. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla which I cut with a rectangle die and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede rectangular die cut. I adhered that to a piece of fun foam and then affixed it to the front flap. I added red gemstones because it needed some bling. :)


I kept the inside simple since the paper was busy. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla which I cut with a rectangle die and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede rectangular die cut.


I’d love to enter this thank you card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #7 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede cardstock; SU Petals & Paisleys DSP
Stamps: SU Paisleys & Posies and Lots of Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B
Accessories: Red gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post today! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


** 3/24/17 Party Pick at PDE Linky Party! **

Hello, crafty friends! Can you believe we’re in the middle of March?! I hope you’re enjoying some nice Spring-like weather wherever you are! The March challenge went live on the 5th over at Let’s Craft and Create and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #123 – enTWINEd! We want to see some twine on your project! C’mon, you can do it! Twine is awesome!

I created a very flowery friendship/thank you card using three coordinating sheets from a new Crafter’s Companion paper pack that I’m in love with. The stitched tag die is relatively new to my stash of stitched dies which I’m also in love with, lol!


I embossed the sentiment on the tag with white embossing powder which coordinates beautifully with the white design on the paper and the lace doily I added beneath the flowered panel. In addition to the twine, I used quite a few red rhinestones and white flat-back pearls.


I decorated the inside with a leftover strip of the floral paper and red cardstock used on the front. The front and inside sentiments are from a relatively new SU stamp set which I’ll be using again very soon. :)


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #40 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #242 – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Gals: #43 – Pretty in Pink
Come and Get It Challenges: Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges: #35 – Make It Feminine
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: March Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #117 – Think Green
Daisy Chain Challenges: #6 – Make It Feminine
Fairytale Challenge: #164 – Favorite Color Combo (green/pink)
Inspiration Destination: #124 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #4 – Embossing
Hiding In My Craft Room: #293 – 3X Designer Paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #54 – Anything Goes
Make My MondayChallenge Blog: #42 – White Embossing
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #224 – Spring Is In The Air
PDE Linky Party: #164 – Tags
QKR Stampede: #235 – Anything Goes with twist of Congratulations
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Bling It Up
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #20 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #186 – Photo Inspiration

Cardstock/Paper: SU Chocolate Chip and Real Red cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6 x 6 paper pad
Stamps: SU Paisleys & Posies stamp set
Ink: SU Real Red ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Stitched Tag die
Accessories:  Hero Arts white embossing powder, twine, SU lace doily, Fiskars corner rounder, white flat-back pearls, red rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to create a project with some twine this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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