Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Thank Yous

One of my biggest challenges after Christmas is getting my thank you notes written when there are so many other holiday clean-up projects screaming for my attention!  I have learned over the years that if I have the cards made and addressed, I can get them out is record time and not have to deal with the guilt of unacknowledged gifts hanging over my head for days on end!

So last night, I pulled out my crate of Kitchen Sink Stamps and went to work intent on having my thank yous ready to go!! Hope you like what I came up with!

Stamps:  A Year of Thanks II, Multi Step Pine Trees, Big and Bold Swashes, and Nesting Dolls by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Bazzil Green Textured, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Inks: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Summer Sky, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi

Embellishments: Ribbon and Flat back Pearls

Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch

I also needed two birthday cards this week (I put yours in the mail Saturday, Angela! Hope it arrives in time!) With green being my favorite color, I knew I wanted to try out the fabulous new Lily-of-the-Valley which is a part of A Year of Thanks II. I love how it turned out and will be making more of these!!

Stamps: A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Certainly Celery and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Textured Green by Bazzil

Inks and Layers for Lily:
   Layer 5 - Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
   Layer 4 - Memento Cottage Ivy
   Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once
   Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
   Layer 1 - Memento Pear Tart

   Sentiment - Memento Cottage Ivy

Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, and Dimensionals

There is still time to join the crew in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20 : Bag it, Tag it, Wrap it! Three great prizes are waiting for three lucky stampers!!

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Check out the great work the crew has cooked up for you today:


  1. What a great idea to have your Thank You cards ready BEFORE the holidays! I can't imagine being that prepared these days. *giggle You always have the best ideas and the most gorgeous cards to accompany them.

    (Thanks for remembering my birthday....can't wait to have a Lynn original in my hot little hands.)

  2. Oh wow!! These are both sooo wonderful, Lynn!! Love the thank you card...hmmmm think I should get started too!! :) Your lily is just stunning too!! I so need to ink mine up!!

  3. I love your thankyou card, Lynn! I guess I love the subtle colors most of all. the new Lily of the valley is wonderful...I'm a May baby, and that's my flower! GReat job.

  4. Both are so beautiful, Lynn!! I love how you used the swirl image with the reindeer.
    The lily of the valley card is just gorgeous! Green and white are so refreshing!

  5. Both cards are just beautiful! Love how you incorporated the Multi Step Pines with the Year of Thanks II. The embossing you used on the Birthday card is very elegant!

  6. WOW Lynn.... both cards are lovely! Angela is sooo lucky! ;) Fabulous way to pull together so many sets and the border from Nesting Dolls looks fabulous as a Christmas decoration! Awesome job! :)

  7. it is time for the thank yous, i'm behind... beautiful cards, lynn!

  8. What a nice combination of trees, houses and the deer in your first card. The second card is so pretty with the lace.

  9. love your cards. i esp love the basic grey eskimo kisses paper...i had 2 classes with that paper! so i really love it...great job

  10. Love the greens on these two pretty cards.Think I need that lily of the valley.

  11. Love the idea for making the thank you ahead of time. It's funny, often when I do birthday party invites for my friend' kids, I o go ahead and make their thanks yous and never thought to make them for myself for Christmas. Thanks for that idea. Love your design too!

  12. These are both beautiful Lynn!! Your combo of papers and designs are so pretty. Love dasher and that lily. That thank you card is stunning!!

  13. The birthday card with the Lily of the Valley and embossing is just beautiful. I'm ok with it being "winter" now, but once the holiday season is over, as far as I'm concerned, it can roll right into spring with flowers like this all over the place.


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