Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vintage Thank You

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 Imagine my surprise when my husband brought in a plain brown box from the mail box last week.  It was from one of my sister-in-laws and it was not expected!! I excitedly opened it to find this remarkable gift! For NO reason!!

Isn't it beautiful!? a tea mug with cover for the top plus a tea strainer that sits inside the cup all wrapped up in this beautiful round box!! I was so blessed!! She would say the reason she gave this gift to me was because I sometimes share my papercrafting supplies with her -  but ladies! this is WAY more than anything I have given her!!  Thank you, again, Kay - my cup overflows! : )

Because she loves papercrafting as much as I do I wanted to create a thank you card that was very special. 
I attempted to copy the postcard and butterfly design that is on the mug.  I do not own a beautiful butterfly stamp like the one on the mug so I went to my scrap bin where I recall once using a butterfly paper.  

Every bit of my card is from my scrap bin with the exception of the postage stamps on the lower left of the card and the inside of the card.  Those were from my bulging sticker tote : ) 

I was excited to read this weeks challenge at "Tuesday Throwdown":

Vintage / Shabby Chic with Ribbon or Fiber.  Create a vintage card or project and add ribbon or fiber to it. 

 Seemed like a very good fit to me : ) so I will enter this card in that challenge! I am fairly sure this will be my first time to enter. If you are not too busy chasing bunnies this weekend I encourage you to join this sweet challenge.

My card making challenge is  not hard yet : ) I think I often make a card a day - what has been harder is posting the cards and getting out to meet new friends and say hi to my peeps and new followers.  Time is sometimes short.  I say this to emphasize how very much I appreciate the time you take to cheer me on! I know there is so much to see and do in blogland and it means a lot to me that you take the time!

This is my 17th card and "only" 88 days to go!! 

Have a wonderful day!


Scrap paper
Cuttlebug dual die cut/embossing folder for large butterfly
Martha Stewart punch for small butterfly
Brown pearl gems from CTMH
Unmarked piece of ribbon from the scrap bin


Theresa Krout said...

Love the gift and love the card!!! Super cute!!! I cant wait to see it in person. Wow your 100 days seems to be going pretty fast and you are doing great.

Brenda Burfeind said...

What a fabulous gift. I love your card. I an also challenging myself to use up scraps and such. You did a Wonderful job!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful. Great job on using scraps and moving forward on you 100 card challenge.

diana fernandez said...

A fabulous card to go with such a wonderful gift!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, what a wonderful gift, such a beautiful design and the card you have created is also gorgeous! Funny, when we were out today I spied some beautiful gift wrap with lovely vintage butterflies on it...I had to get it for my card making stash, lol, hugs Carole Z XX

Kelly said...

your card is gorgeous! love all the vintage-y layers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

That's a beautiful gift you received - and well deserved I might add!

I love your butterfly card! I have a thing for postage stamps - maybe because I collected them as a child - those butterflies look beautiful! I have a lot of postage stamp stickers myself and always forget about using them - I need to get them out - yours look gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

That's one more card towards your goal! Way to go, Patti! Enjoy your Easter celebrations!

Helen F. said...

What a thoughtful and lovely gift from your SIL, Patti! As a tea drinker, I would appreciate this too! Your card is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it :-)
PS: the mug packaging is so pretty

Diane said...

Wonderful sweet gift! Gorgeous card!
Way to use up your extras. Had a great time tonight at our card making get together. Thanks for all your help ! Your the bombdiggidy :)

Kristie Goulet said...

What a lovely gift! Gorgeous card!

NanaConnie said...

This is such a gorgeous Thank You card for such a delightful gift, Patti! You're right about it being a perfect fit for our theme. I'm so glad you chose to play in our "VIntage/Shabby Chic" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Debi said...

What a lovely thank you card for such a thoughtful SIL. It's nice that you took the time to try and recreate the beautiful mug design in your card. It's also wonderful that you shared the story and the cards with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck. Hope to see you back often.
Debi DT TT

Dianne Ayers said...

I love your Easter flower image, and the card you made. You are right I think, it's the colour combo that is very appealing.
Nice to have thoughtful friends, isn't it. Your thank you card is lovely.

Beverly Ann said...

Easy Peasy... you can do it...your like...almost done alread :)

Asha said...

Lucky you! That's a fab gift. Patti... and what a sweet SIL you have. I guess it works both ways. Love the cards... a perfect match for the gift.
hugs, Asha

Nikki C said...

That is such a pretty gift to get in the post love it when you get something just because :) hugs Nikki

Beth F. said...

Oh my goodness! Your butterfly card is stunning! It looks like it should be in a frame. It really matches the tea set perfectly.

Carmen M. said...

Wow what a great vintage card!