Always Be At The Ready

Just the other day Jordan asked me if I had items for wrapping. I usually do. There must be something in the closet, right? I hadn’t taken inventory for a bit, so I wasn’t sure. Were there paper bags? Tissue paper?

I know I never have a specific themed card though. Why is that? I have a stash of blank gold-foil cards, but nothing that’s ever a bit more personal. Goodness. Look what I do for a living? What’s wrong with me?

That’s why when I saw these gorgeous cards from our Miss Laura, I knew I needed to change that….later…when I remember again. ;) (This being the reason why I never have any on hand.)






Ohhhh yeah! Aren’t they amazing? Who wouldn’t be pleased as punch to get a thank you card like this? I’m particularly fond of the grey (black? looks dark grey.) and yellow. You can never go wrong with yellow and grey. :)

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I realized a while ago, that with all of the handmade cards that I have made over the last year or so, I don’t seem to have any “thank you” cards. I thought it might be a good idea to create a few, so that when I have someone that deserves a special “thank you”, I’ll have cards ready to go. 
I picked two different designs to use for the backgrounds on my cards – a circle design from the Backgrund Basics #2 kit (formerly known as More Background Basics), and a leaf design from the new Leaves kit. I die cut each one several times from white cardstock, as I planned to layer them over patterned paper. For the leaves design, I also took the time to remove all of the inside cut lines from each leaf, so that I could have a solid piece to layer behind the intricate design.
After assembling the base of my cards, using patterned paper, and the die cut backgrounds, I adhered a die cut “thanks” to each card. I used two different “thanks” designs, both cut from black cardstock – one from the Hey Mama kit, and one from the Design Team Picks kit. 
These cards were quick and easy to create, but full of texture and interest at the same time. As always, I like to keep my cards fairly flat in design, to make them easier to mail.



[ Designs | Leaves / Background Basics #2 / Hey Mama (thanks) / Design Team Picks (thanks) ]


2018-07-11T06:15:56+00:00July 11th, 2018|cards, cuttables|5 Comments


  1. Dolly Marshall July 11, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Awesome card Laura! TFS Kerri

  2. Nancy July 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I was wondering about the link for (thanks) Design team Picks as this links to another set of words that doesn’t include thanks?

    • Kerri Bradford July 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      It’s in there. It’s written like ‘hello’. For some reason it isn’t in the picture, but it’s there. :)

  3. Michelle Bradtke July 12, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Same as above – looking for the Design team Picks “Thanks.”

    • Kerri Bradford July 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      It’s in there. It’s written like ‘hello’. For some reason it isn’t in the picture, but it’s there. :)

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