Monday, May 27, 2013

A Special THANK YOU!

 A special "Thank You" goes out to all our servicemen and women who have fought and who are still actively fighting for the freedom of our country, on this Memorial Day 2013.

Of course, this Thank You card isn't very patriotic, it is a special thank you for a good friend who participated and won my First Annual Blog-aversary Give-Away, Joan Cornell. I enclosed this special card in her package that I sent out.  I had just received this new stamp set from Lawn Fawn, "Critters at the Dog Park", and I fell in love with all the little critters! I wanted to make sure she got the card before I shared it on my blog. So, today is a good time to share it with you all.

I started out by stamping the little "Weiner dog" on white card stock, and coloring in with my Copic Markers. I also stamped the tiny dog bone, that comes with the set.  The green striped scrapbook paper was already decorated with the stamped chair and bird, orange lace strip and No. 05 tag. I mounted the paper on a sheet of white card stock and tied a white satin ribbon into a bow and stretched it across the printed paper and white matting. I attached the ribbon edges securely to the back before attaching the whole unit to the orange card stock base card.
I then stamped the greeting, "thank you" on a scrap of  yellow polka dot paper, and punched a 1" circle out around the words. I then tied it to the bow with a piece of hemp twine.  To finish off the card, I attached the little pup with foam tape to the bottom of the card to give it more dimension, and glued the little dog bone in his mouth.  Can't you just imagine him running around the house with his new bone, saying "thank you, thank you"?

I hope you enjoy this card, and also your Memorial Day holiday. I hope you have a great day getting together with your family and friends, celebrating the memory of what makes this day so special!  See you soon.



  1. This is absolutely adorable!! That little doggie is so sweet!! What a fun card!! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This card is wonderful for a summer theme. The blue stripes make me think BEACH! The way you cut a little slit at the dog's mouth and tucked the bone into its mouth is cute and very creative. It adds another layer t the card as you already have the dog standing out from the card ~ looks like you did this so the dog could run by the chair without bumping into it! Very creative and clever! Love it!