Bright and Cheery Thank You Card

It’s been another of those weeks of awful weather again here, hope things are calmer where you are!  We’ve been lucky to escape most of the high winds, but there’s been enough rain to make me look up plans for an ark…  Luckily, it’s meant that I have taken advantage of some extra time indoors to create some lovely projects!

The card I have for you today is a thank you card, made for my brother, who will soon be staying with a friend’s family in South Africa and wanted a card to thank them for putting him up while he’s there.  The only specifications were 1) must say thank you and 2)no coloured digis.  So, I headed back to my comfort zone, and came up with this:

thank you

I based the card around the current sketch layout over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

cas colours and sketches 61

The flower was cut on the Silhouette, using a 3D flower cut file and is held together with a simple paper fastener.  Originally, there was a mint green, pearly top to the brad, but I managed to pick it off and added a dollop of Glossy Accents to the top instead.  The papers are from the American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray Paper Stack – a lovely collection of bright, bold colours and patterns.  The sentiment was stamped directly to the cardbase.

thank you flat

I hope it will meet my brother’s expectations!  I always find it a little tricky making cards for family or close friends, in case they’re disappointed, but don’t know how to tell me!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CAS – Colours and Sketches 61 (see sketch above)

CASE Study – Challenge 178

Mod Squad Challenge – Flowers

Handmade Harbour – Bright and Happy

Kraftyhands – Spring Flowers

Stay safe in this awful weather, thanks for reading x

20 thoughts on “Bright and Cheery Thank You Card

  1. Well, I can safely say that you not only rocked the challenge, but you managed to fit the requirements in very nicely thank you! It’s a smashing bright and cheerful card. Just the ticket to make us forget for a few minutes, the foul weather we’re having at the moment. xxx

  2. Very bright and to the point lovely card. The colours match really well. Thank you for playing along with us at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.

  3. This is beautiful – what a stunning flower, love the bold and bright colour scheme too. Thanks for joining in this week at CC&S – Jacqueline xx

  4. This is definitely bright and cheery! Great job with the layered flower. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S! 🙂 I hope you’ll join us again soon.

  5. This card makes me smile! Love the pattern paper selection and the bold yellow flower! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  7. Love the dimensional flower, and your design is very interesting. Thanks so much for joining us at CASE Study this week!

  8. This is defo a bright and cheery thank you card, your brother should be very very pleased with this.

  9. It certainly is bright and cheery, love how the papers lead into that amazing flower and noone could fail to love this card!

    Louise xx

  10. A lovely card to cheer us all up. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

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