Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thank You Times Five


The Kraft Journal has a “thank you” challenge this week, and I do need several thank you cards!  I have a slew of Crumb Cake Note Card envelopes from a previous SU promotion, so I thought I would make a few simple note cards using some scraps I had on my craft table!  Almost all of them use the “thank you” from the SAB Lotus Blossom; it’s a great size for these note cards.

The first uses the lovely new set available today in the Occasions mini catalog called Moon Lake.  There are lots of cool masculine sets in this catalog, and this is my favorite!  This one uses the Canada goose image, watercolored and mounted on a card base stamped with Hardwood and sponged:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Moon Lake Goose Stampin Up

I love that the images are detailed, but easy to color; here is a chickadee, also watercolored:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Moon Lake Chickadee Stampin Up

I used the chalk marker to create the white areas, and I added a Strawberry Slush baker’s twine and Linen thread bow.

I had this scrap of DSP from last year’s mini laying around, along with a new butterfly diecut I had “practiced” on in Coastal Cabana, and the colors just happened to match, so I added a little piece of doily, some ribbon and a row of pearls:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Butterfly Thank You Stampin Up

I couldn’t do a set of Crumb Cake cards without doing a vintage one; this one uses the Shop Around wheel (ret) along with some Blushing Bride pleated ribbon and baker’s twine and the rest of the doily.  I also colored a wooden butterfly that was a gift from my friend Martha and adhered it to the top:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Shop Around Vintage Stampin Up

Since that little wooden butterfly is new, I am adding this one to the Shopping Our Stash challenge to use something new in 2015!

Finally, a little whimsical card with a touch of Valentine-ness to it!  This uses the photopolymer set Epic Alphabet, which is a fun set to use since it is so easy to line up!  It’s bigger than I anticipated, so my “thanks” took up the whole card!  I added a scrap from the Stacked with Love DSP, a few diecut hearts and a sweet red ribbon:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Epic Alphabet Thank You Stampin Up

Thanks for visiting today!



  1. Love those watercolored images - great cards! Wow oh wow!

  2. Wow, you have been a busy little crafter! Love all your creations, but especially the ones using the Moon Lake stamp set. I skipped right over that one and you have me re-thinking!

  3. You are on a roll! Beautiful cards....love the stamping on the doily!

  4. LeAnne, what a lovely feast for the eyes this morning! I love each and every one of the cards but was really needing inspiration for the Moon Lake, and you did it for me! Happy New Year!

  5. Oh gosh, I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. They're all so pretty. What a great selection to choose from. Can't wait to get my hands on that Moon Lake set.

  6. Such a pretty set of cards today. It looks like you found some mojo;) I like the crumb cake bases. The images from the Moon Lake set are wonderful.
    It's good to see Cassidy's smiling face again. Her hair it getting so long.

  7. Wonderful work on all of your designs! Very pretty! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  8. All the cards are fabulous, Thanks for playing along with us for the Happy NEW Year challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  9. What a pretty assortment of cards today, love the goose! Cassidy looks like she didn't mind having her picture taken today!!

  10. Great assortment of cards. Love them all.

  11. What a great group of thank you cards, LeAnne! Love that goose!

  12. Five beautiful cards. Some of these are going in my "to be CASED" file. Thank you so much for entering the Kraft Journal challenge.

  13. What a beautiful gallery of cards! I never have enough thank you cards, and I already ran out, and I actually planned ahead for once this holiday season! I need to enter our own challenge. Ha! So happy you joined us and inspired us with your fabulous collection! Have a GREAT rest of the week!

  14. Fantastic cards LeAnne! Thanks for sharing and joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Happy NEW Year" challenge!!


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