Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thanks for Volunteers

Today I made a bunch of thank you cards for some wonderful people who gave their time and energy to clean up the yards of some abandoned properties in our neighborhood.  We all appreciate what they did and wanted to let them know so a friend and I got together and made this CAS thank you card for them!

The inside is simple too, I made the message on my computer and then added some color with washi tape!

I needed something to add a little interest to the "thank you" strip on the front of the card.  I tried jewels and buttons but they just didn't give the look I wanted.  I went through my stash and didn't have any black brads, either.  Then I found some gold colored nail heads...and I wondered if I could color them with a sharpie and make them black.  I tried and it worked like a charm!!  They came out very black and shiny and were exactly what my card needed!!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up: Background Basics (retired)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves 
Other:  Nail heads, black sharpie marker, washi tape, foam tape, Cuttlebug embossing folder

1 comment:

  1. Lovely card Janet and friend! A really effective CAS card with the leaf cut out in the middle, a really fab design. What a wonderful way to improve the area where you live and to work together as neighbours, something which is missing in a lot of communities. Your cards are a great way to show your appreciation of all their hard work. Debra x