Every year at Thanksgiving I try to write a lot of thank you notes. I write them for expected things as well as for things people have no idea they’ve done for me. My goal is to write one each day this month which is what prompted the idea for this challenge. Our objective: create a “gratitude card” that could be used to thank someone for something special during the Thanksgiving season.
Emily sent us each an envelope full of little things to play with, many of them cut (I think) with her Cricut machine. From her envelope of goodies I chose to use the cut out leaves, some paper flowers, and a stamped Thanksgiving greeting.
I added some cream colored burlap left over from this project and used a sparkly brad to hold the flowers together. It’s really a simple card, but it was good for me to do it.
Once upon a time I made cards constantly. I was in card groups, did a lot of scrapbooking, etc. Then my kids got old enough to swarm the table every time I did it and when my 6th was born I got too tired to stay up all night crafting, so the paper and glue became activities for children and I gave up trying to get things done. Considering how much I did these things in the past, I was surprised at how difficult it was for me to put the card together (a crying two year old didn’t help much) and I realized that I’m not used to a canvas this small. Still, it was very healthy for me and I’m excited to do more of it.
Many thanks, Emily, for making this a fun and easy project!