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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Thanks Twofer

Happy weekend everyone - hope you get some time in the craft room! I had a chance this morning to create a couple of thank you cards. I was searching through my crafty stash and, lo & behold, found a binder full of embossing folders - yay!! A old Cuttlebug Thanks folder with loads of letters came forward to play in Let's Squash It! #12 - Sand It! using a numbers &/or letters folder. Also, I'll be guest designer at Day of the Month Card Club next month; my card will work perfectly for their September Challenge - World Gratitude Day

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove A2 card;
Paper Studio Brights & Glitter cardstocks;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White:
Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Stock
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Thanks (retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 8 & 32 (retired);
Stamps - Sunny Studio Words of Gratitude

I embossed and sanded a piece of Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock using the Thanks folder, then distressed the edges too. I had a die cut blue panel that I used to arrange my thanks and some red glitter pieces cut with Blueprints 8. I received the September My Monthly Hero kit in the mail on Thursday & had to play with it. Besides a stamp set and gorgeous layering stencils, there are two word dies. I used the outline portion of one of them. 

The little sentiment strip is from a new set by Sunny Studio. I taped the entire set into my MISTI with washi tape and stamped a white on black panel (didn't photograph it). Also stamped and white embossed a black panel; take a look at how fun this is:

After carefully hand trimming the lower right sentiments, I used my paper trimmer to cut strips from the remainder. Now I have loads of these little sentiment blocks with very little effort!! And now, a Twofer:

Additional Supplies: Paper - Sunny Studio Sweater Weather
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 (retired);

I actually embossed this panel first - inked the ef with Salt Water Taffy ink (Taylored Expressions) for a chalkboard effect. Next I embossed the panel & ran blue ink along the raised edges, then sanded it. You can't really see the sanding effect well at all - very disappointing! That's when I went to the TH kraft core cardstock for my Squash It entry.

I'll also enter card one into Darnell's September NBUS Challenge since the thanks die is new and so is the sentiment strip stamp set. Thanks to all for fun challenges!

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Betty said...

great card Linda - and I love having all those little sentiment strips on hand!

Dawn T said...

That is a really gorgeous folder Linda. Your cards are both delightful.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Linda and I love your idea with the sentiment strips.

Greta said...

How fun to discover a bunch of embossing folders you'd forgotten about! Wonderful cards! Great idea using the sentiments stamp that way!

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards! And what a great find. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of thank you cards, linda! how fun to discover that bin full of embossing folders!

Jean said...

All three are so creative - wonderful textures and patterns.

Cat Craig said...

Great tip on the sentiments, and love that you found some folders with text for the challenge.

papierelle said...

Great card!! I especially like that the word 'thanks' appears in different languages. Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

Angelnorth said...

Great cards Linda, the kraft core looks great with the glittery elements!

Arlene said...

All the cards are marvelous, but that last card is sitting on my desk right now. Beautifully done!

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful cards ! I love this EF and the sand it technique is just wonderful with it. Beautiful designs too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at DotMCC.