Thursday, September 21, 2017

When Words Are Not Enough to Say Thank You

I was honored to be asked to make a special thank you card.  After listening to the request, I realized this card had to be something more than special - it had to be full of love, because of the kindness that was offered in the aid that contributed to my friend's long recovery.  Words, I felt, could not be enough.

So, with that in mind, I set to work and here is the result:

You can see there is a combination of of stamped sentiment, sponged edges, layered florals, and thinlit die cuts.  

While I wanted the colors to be subdued and soft, I found the perfect shade of pop (Watermelon Wonder - In Color '16), and made a layered flower.  To make this flower, I punched 4 layers of card stock, fastened them together with a tiny SU brad, then rolled each petal up until I liked the look.  This took a bit of time and fuss… and love.

The butterfly on top of the note tag is a layered with multiple punches to repeat the shape, adding dimension, texture and even a little flutter.  The gold die cut center adds the shine.  The personal note tag can be pulled out from the pocket by the burlap ribbon.

My favorite little accent is this detail in the corner.  I cut, rolled and sponged a layer of the designer paper to create a curl that I purposely made to reveal a subtle bird in flight… freedom.

Above the curl, I added a rhinestone accent and a piece of a doily.  Did I mention that I love texture?

This card helped me to slow down and enjoy each layer as I built it, loving each piece.  Maybe I achieved the goal for making this thank you card after all - it had to be filled with love.

NOTE:  There are some ideas that made this card in the "flying spirit of birds" from Time Out Challenges.  Were you able to find my winged friends - and their spirit - in this card?  Thank you Steph for recommending!

May your day be filled with creative joy.


  1. Wow! Luci, it was so wonderful to see your comment on my blog today. Thank you so much for the visit and kind words. I think of you so often as I pass the old homestead. I hope you are doing well, and your men too. This card is so gorgeous, and filled with creativity and LOVE. I love all of the little details and the thought and heart that went into the design. It is perfect for the Time Out Challenge at the moment... Sending hugs.

    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful comments. I am so happy to see you are keeping your creativity alive and sharing your inspiration for all to see! All is well with us and I hope the same with you. Let's visit soon! xo L-

  2. Luci, we can see this card is made with love and so much thought and care. I love all the tiny details you have added and the curl you made from the designer paper is a piece of art. I am so pleased you found our challenge and thank you for sharing with us at Time Out

  3. I am sure your friend really was happy with your lovely creation, and that is what is so neat about the cardmaking, I think people can really feel the love that went into them!!

  4. This card will surely be loved and cherished! So many beautiful details and iI love the soft, shabby look. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  5. I know what you mean about words not being enough sometimes when you want to say thank you. This is a wonderful idea and the person receiving it will know you put your heart and soul into it. I love the soft blue colouring and all the detail is amazing. I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!


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