Monday 13 January 2014

Many Thanks--KIS #31 Text

Do you own any 6x6 paper packs?
I have bought only a couple, as I like to have full 12x12 sheets for scrap-booking. However I do regularly purchase the 6x6 sampler packs Close to My Heart makes available to consultants. They are cut-down versions of each of the designs in the current CMTH paper packs. They are kind of like a sneak peak; seeing designer paper in the catalogue is just not the same, but having it in your hot little hands makes you want to buy it and play!

So I saw this card by Dena Hughes:
and decided to CASE it for some thank-yous I owe. I never bought the Surf's Up paper pack from last summer, but i DO have some 6x6 pieces of it.

Here's take #1:
Decided the sentiment panel was too small, 
so take #2:
Satisfied with the design; decided to try a more neutral look,
 take #3:

Then remembered the current challenge at Keep it Simple!
So I made a couple more versions, using the paper from another 6x6 sample, Scholastic:
Take #4:

This final one is my fave, 
Take #5:
See the library due date card ? How cute is that? Text upon text.

Also have to say, I LOVE this stamp:
A True Thank You --M1029
So much you can do with it, and the other M-sets with the Framework alphabet: paper-piecing, emboss-resist, colouring, blackboard technique... and what a bargain at $2.95!
It's my birthday month, so how about a giveaway? Comment on this post by January 27th, 2014, for a chance to win A True Thank-you, above
Heartfelt birthday
Dotted Love

That's it for today, folks!
Happy Crafting,


  1. I LOVE your versions of the mini Thank You! You took it to new heights. I so appreciate the inspiration I get from my blog friends.

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards & stamps are perfect!!!!!

  3. Your cards are wonderful! Those Thank You stamps are fab!

  4. Hello Caroline, I am taking the BP card class with you and was so taken by your great cards that I thought I would peek a little further !!! What a nice surprise ! I have yet to start my cards , so I better get busy and stop peeking so much and get busy !1 Thanks for your get inspiration.

  5. Wonderful cards and I love that you were able to use older papers/scraps. Happy Birthday!

  6. Fabulous collection of them all.

  7. Just found your blog. Love your work and Happy Birthday!


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