Well, after a long absence from my blog, it's time to start getting it going again. I stepped back a little to enjoy the holidays with my family. We had a great time visiting everyone in Florida and watching Garrett take in all of the holiday traditions. He just turned 1 1/2 and he really got into the presents this year. He was so cute. It was just a good time for me to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate.
So I'm back with not just one but two posts. It just happens to be my day for posting on Lori Whitlock's blog and Epiphany Crafts. So if you want to learn more about my Epiphany Crafts project please check it out here.
Well, with all of the presents and festivities, I need quite a few thank you cards. Lori Whitlock has a bunch of different card designs to choose from which makes it very easy to cut out a bunch of thank you cards fast.
For both of my cards, I used the Card Base and Envelope set #3. One of the cards in the set has a beautiful bracket shape to it and I love how Lori also used that shape on the envelope flap. Here is a little tip on how to add a decorative patterned paper to the flap. Take the card piece and subtract some of the points of the card so that only the bracket part of the shape is left. Then cut out the bracket shape with your electronic cutting machine from and trim it to size with your trimmer. Since both of my cards used the same paper I was able to use both ends to decorate the flaps of each envelope.
The flowers that you see on both of the cards is from a brand new set in the store. It's called Layered Flowers and contains 4 different flower shapes along with leaves for all of them. I think the key to these flower layers is foam adhesive. I love using it between the layers to add interest and dimension.
I used a different set of layers for the flower on my second card. I added a few rhinestones to the middle of the top layer. The thanks sentiment used on both cards, came from another card file, Thanks Card #4, in the Lori Whitlock shop and was enlarged quite a bit.