Thank You for Your Kindness
by Jinny Newlin
Morning, Poppystamps friends! It's Jinny here today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month. Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such. So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.
I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock. I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.
The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.
I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient. So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.
A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts. I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!