Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ten Minute Thank You

I was at home yesterday instead of at work, thanks to a snow day.  I was kind of hoping that we'd get a nice amount so that I could introduce Chloe the cutie puppy to a real snowfall--believe it or not, but there hasn't been much more than an inch or two at a time here since I brought her home with me almost three years ago.  We didn't end up getting much snow, but I did end up getting a little stamping done while I was keeping warm inside.  I put together this quick design using the colors from the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash.  The shades of browns and green seemed to call for an earthy, masculine card, so I used some Papertrey Ink stamp sets to put together this thank you card in 9 minutes and 37 seconds.

I used the leafy tree from the Trendy Treetops set as my focal image.  The image is stamped on a kraft panel using green and dark brown inks. I set the panel on a dark brown mat for contrast, then set it aside to work on the cardfront.

To go with my earthy theme, I stamped the kraft card base with a woodgrain stamp using a matching kraft ink for a subtle look.  I wrapped some olive baker's twine around an olive green panel, securing it with a bow.  The "thanks so much" sentiment from the Mixed Messages stamp set is stamped on a tiny tag die cut that hangs from the bow.  I layered the olive panel on a dark brown mat, then adhered the panel to the cardfront.  The stamped image panel is set over top.  The design is simple, but it's the perfect non-fussy thank you card for a guy!
Materials Used:
Trendy Treetops and Mixed Messages stamp sets, Tiny Tags die (Papertrey Ink); Woodgrain stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Rich Cocoa ink (Tsukineko); Jellybean Green ink (My Favorite Things); Crumb Cake Classic ink, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up!); olive twine (Timeless Twine)


  1. It's so crazy to me how some people are having in Washington it's just gloomy and rainy!

    This card showcases the colors PERFECTLY, Lori. That tree is so sweet!

    Thank you for taking the time to play in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Hope you're able to stay warm and cozy! :)

  2. Gorgeous stamping Lori - the twine is a perfect finishing touch!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  3. When I first saw the colors for this challenge I thought of earthy and trees also - you did it so well!
    Thanks for playing along with us over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!


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