My mother was a stickler for her kids sending thank you notes. Present times were also thank you note times. Birthdays, holidays, First Communion, Graduations - no matter the occasion, if we were given a gift of any sort, we were made to sit down and write a than you note. There was no getting out of it. Funny thing is, I liked writing to people, even thank you notes. I wrote letters to my cousin Rose who lived a couple hours away. I wrote to out of town grandparents and other relatives. I also learned to appreciate and cherish the thank you cards and hand written notes I received from others. My parents are both deceased, Dad 30 years and Mom 4 years), how grateful I am that I have letters they each wrote me in college plus a few cards I kept from my mom in her last few years. I love seeing their words written in their own handwriting.
I'm so grateful for the opportunities I have as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator of 12 years to share card making with others. It gives us all, the opportunity to be creative and to reach out to others and spread kindness. I have no doubt our handmade cards are appreciated as we have created them with love. I believe the words we write in them carry just as much power as people just want to know they are thought of, loved, and appreciated.
I've have worked hard this year in being more consistent with sending my Stampin' Up! customers a handmade card and a little Stampin' Up! gift each month as a small token of my appreciation for supporting me in my Stampin' Peace business. This way they get a little something to help them keep on stamping and making cards. And they have an extra handmade card in their stash to use when needed. I have gotten lots of positive feedback from doing this which I love, and it keeps me motivated to continue doing it into the future.
* Be sure to Download Project Sheet - Forever Greenery Thank You Card so you can make this card too.
I wanted to find just the right card to use up some Retired Braided Burlap Trim. I think it looks great paired with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. Some alternate ribbon choices include Braided Linen Trim, Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, and Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack all from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (pgs 160-161).
There are so many beautiful shades of green in the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up. They are Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Seafoam. Which ones do you see in these cards?
Stampin' Up! products used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.
I hope you'll join me in "making someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today". And, if you need help in creating cards and/or purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I'm here for you.
Have a wonderful day, and THANK YOU for visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog. I appreciate you!