Saturday, January 31, 2009

Christmas 2008 Thank You Cards

Since moving up to northern MN and having no family around, we have been making a tradition to do a 12 hour trek back to northern IL to visit family and friends. I created several thank you notes to send to family and friends who gave us a lot great presents and for DH's hospitality during our one week stay at their house. I also made matching CD holders which held a CD of pictures from the holidays.

For the first card, I was inspired by this card by kauai17. I had some basic grey paper I hadn't used so this was the perfect opportunity to use some new paper and a new set. I made several Christmas thank you notes for friends and family for all of the goodies that they gave our family during the holidays. We also stayed with my DH's parents for a whole week so I wanted to thank you them for their hospitality and generosity. I made two of these cards to give my parents and my DH's parents. The second was inspired by Jenn D with this card. It's a little hard to see, but I used a snowflakes clear stamp set I bought from Wal-mart for $3. I really needed to make the cards simple enough to replicate since I had to make over 12-15 of them.


I created several CD cases to give to family because I am the official picture taker especially when we are around my DH's family. I am the only one snapping away with the camera and love doing it. I inherited this from my mom who takes a picture of anything that will sit still long enough for a picture. She takes pictures of practically everything from food to people leaving a party - geesh! The CD case that is standing up actually holds 2 CDs in it. I created it just like a stationary holder with a belly band holding it together.

stamps: inkadinkado birds galore, wal-mart snowflakes, stamp n'around snowman, studio g clear stamp paper: unknown dp ink: studio g ink, pallette burnt umber/l'amore red/landscape, sharpie markers to color snowman accessories: nesties, ms lace punch, ribbon, brown satin ribbon from wal-mart, string, computer generated sentiment, blank CDs, sharpie to write title on CDs