Monday, November 16, 2015

Southwest thanks you's and freebie

I needed to make a batch of thank you's for friends back east. We received some very nice gifts to help us on our way and I wanted to make sure that I got a note of appreciation out as soon as possible.
This batch I made with a south western theme. 

I love Native American Indian Pottery and hope to someday have a collection, in the mean time I do have a few lovely  Rubber stamps of the Indian pottery.  This one is a Magenta, it is a large stamp and perfect as a focal point.

When I am making cards I prefer using singular focal images, I have never had much success at "building images" for  card making.  

One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing on patterned paper and then fussy cutting:

 Here I used the scraps of the window treatment  and table top project in my craft room .

Professional designers create beautiful papers, I am all for using them as much as possible!

I picked out layers and bases.
The card bases is a Strathmore textured deckel edge, this paper is the color of stucco and A favorite!

Stamped on craft and cut

Back ground through the crimper (yes, I still use mine)!


and completely mail-able
These cards are 6.5x4.75, and odd size.  I purchased a cases of envelopes: 2400 for 15.00 a couple of years ago and 4 large boxes of the strathmore paper.  I had all of the papers cut to my specifics sizes.  A2, A5, A6 and A7 which matched the sizes of the 4 cases of envelopes.
Sometimes you come across these awesome deals and ya have to go for it!
all that paper and envelopes would have retailed for about 3,000.00  I paid 300.00!

The batch:

Here are a few images for you to try out!

and if you don't feel like coloring:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!
Ginny M


  1. These are so colourful and beautiful! What a lovely way to say thank you!

  2. Very beautiful! Thanks for the freebie. Hugs.

  3. Oh sis, these are really extra special so much nicer close up on your block g. Love the use of crimped, will work on n OSA monthly challenge. I don't have one and don't fancy the hand folders Ng all those wee folds .. ;)
    Shaz in Oz.x

  4. Oh WOW.... this is one amazing project!! I love that crimper machine you have! Pretty cool thing :)
    Love those stacking pots, very artistic.