Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Belated Thank You

So college son number two is preparing to start his freshman year at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology this week. Go fighting engineers! (And yes, that is their mascot! bwa ha ha!) Do you think that it is about time John sent out his thank you cards for those graduation gifts?

I do such a bad job of making my boys send thank you notes. I usually make them thank the gift givers in person. But a thank you note is a really nice thing to do, and we need to do more nice things in this culture, don't you think?

For today's card, I used up some old Stampin' Up product. I made the base cards out of my stash of the retired sage shadow card stock. I also used the retired really rust card stock. For the papers, I chose the Autumn Vine designer papers from the 2009 Holiday mini catalog. I figure if I start using up some of these old fall papers, then that will give me an excuse to buy the new Spice Cake designer papers from the 2011 SU Holiday mini!

{recipe: all products from SU!, Engraved Greetings stamp set, Falling Leaves stamp set, Autumn Vine designer papers, sage shadow card stock, really rust card stock, white card stock, more mustard and chocolate chip inks, square lattice embossing folder, linen thread}

Whenever I start crafting autumn projects, I always wish that Stampin' Up would make some little felt leaves, similar to those felt snowflakes from the past. That would have made this project so much easier! Instead, I had to stamp and carefully cut out six of those leaves. Maybe one day I will break down and actually buy a Big Shot die cutting machine. Perhaps in four years, when my oldest sons are finally out of college. ha ha ha!

Thank you for visiting the cafe today!

1 comment:

  1. It's just like receiving it...tell John I said you're so very welcome! There is no possible way I am going to lecture you on this. We try as parents BUT it goes to that generational acceptance thing we were discussing...and they've decided the thank-you card just didn't make the cut OR a thanks in person is good enough. Love you.