Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Christmas Thank You

We have friends who have been so sweet to us this Christmas season.  We are blessed far beyond what we deserve, and I just knew that I needed to start making some Christmas thank you notes.  Life sure has its share of disappointments (I've had plenty lately), but I really do try to dwell on the blessings in our lives.  And even when some people are, let's just say, not so nice....I try to remember that God has sure been gracious toward me.  I can only try to display that same grace towards others.
I made this quick and easy card using a piece of October Afternoon patterned paper, added a bright red doily that was cut using my Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die Cut, added some green, ivory and red solid baker's twine with jingle bells, am Echo Park gift sticker, and a die-cut "thanks" from Studio Calico.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #216 - Thank You Theme - I used Cheery Lynn Designs sweet French Pastry Doily Die Cut.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas Theme

Cut It Up Challenge Blog Challenge #86 - Brrrr!  Winter Theme - I used two die-cuts.  I used a doily die-cut and a sentiment (thanks) die-cut

Scrappy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #32 - Holidays - I used two die-cuts.  One is Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die and the other is Studio Calico "thanks" die.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Die Crazy" - I used two dies on this card - the Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die and Studio Calico sentiment "thanks" die-cut.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Sunday Linky Party - I love to play along in this challenge every week, and I know they would love to have YOU play along as well.

Inspiration Journal - Tis the Season

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a striking and very dramatic card Karen. Yes, life has a way of developing our characters I have discovered!!
    Hugs and Blessings

  2. I really love the colors and the Christmas touches on your card! It's very pretty thank you so much for entering this weeks challenge and good luck hugs Amy xox

  3. What a pretty Christmas thank you card! Karen, my prayer for you this Christmas is that you greatly sense Gods presence and how greatly you are loved. You are such a blessing to others, may you be richly blessed in return. Thanks also for the guest spot on the design team. It's been a real gift to me. (Hugs)

  4. Thanks for a view of this pretty "thank you" card. I love the colors and the design.

  5. Everything works together so nicely, Karen! Love your card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. This is beautiful! Love the bold color scheme. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!


  7. C'est chou, j'aime le petit bouquet de grelots, biz

  8. A super thank you card perfect for this time of year. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  9. What a wonderful card Karen! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  10. Thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Warm holiday wishes!

    Love and hugs

  11. Great card. I like the way you layered the presents on the doily and the bells and holly leaves look great too. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  12. I love the delicate font on your thanks and the red doily is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!