Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thank You for your kindness

Hello! For those of you who didn't know, this year we moved away from all our family and friends  - about 1,000 miles away! So this year was our first Christmas on our own. Until the evening of Christmas Eve, we thought we would just be home by ourselves on Christmas Day - which would have been a bit strange since we both have a rather large family and have never spent that day away from them. But when we were at our church Christmas Eve service, another family invited us over to share Christmas Dinner with them. It was such an incredible gift - and a huge blessing! So I wanted to make a thank you card for them - to let them know how blessed and thankful we were for their kindness.
I got my color inspiration from this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge:

I started by pulling out some Paper from Basic Grey that seemed to go well with the challenge colors. Then I dusted off some older sets of Craft Secret stamps that I haven't used in forever!
I cut out a circle and lacy oval with some Spellbinder's Dies, and stamped and colored the image with my Copic Markers. Added some sparkly snow with Diamond Glaze and some fine glitter. 
The sentiment banner is hand trimmed, and I stamped those beautiful sentiment stamps from My Craft Spot using PTI ink in coordinating colors. 
Added a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip and some self adhesive pearls. 
Finished off by attaching the frame a little off center, trimming the edges, and adding some jute twine tied in a pretty bow.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you continue to have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Very nice card, I am sure they will enjoy it.

  2. What a sweet thing for your neighbors to do!A very Pretty Card!They will love it!I do!
    Have a wonderful day,

  3. A sweet thank you card and how fantastic that your church family are looking out for you! I'm glad to hear that your Christmas ended up being very special!

  4. Beautiful thank you card! I love the sweet image and the adorable sentiment!
    So glad you had someone to share Christmas with:) Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  5. Beautiful card! Love all the details! Glad you had a nice Christmas. Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.