I find myself in need of about 30 thank you notes. I have oodles of left over envelopes from several projects we did at camps over the years, so I decided to buy just pre folded cards and use up some of those orphan envelopes. Now the problem becomes what to do with them!
I love handmade cards, but I don’t really have the knack, so I have very limited supplies at hand, but my stash does have two thank you stamps, and there’s a bit of scrapbooking paper in the craft cabinet, left over from the girls’ projects over the years.
I opted to visit Pinterest, and while there, some flowers on a bullet journal caught my eye. So, I took out a box of crayons, colored pencils and a colored pen or two, and here’s what happened…..first a green line. (Yes, I used a ruler.)
Now we add the flowers. I studied these and practiced on some notebook paper to get the idea. The colored pencils are great for adding some shading….depending on the card, I did well and not so well. This one is really good! (Don’t laugh!)
I added a few tufts of grass and the stamp, and I have an “artisan” thank you. Only problem is that I get bored doing the same thing over and over, so I did hunt around and find 6-8 photo cards in a drawer that I will probably use to give myself a little break!
Where there’s a will there’s a way, and if I can do this anyone can!! I think I need to hunt another design so I can finish. I have a real urge to complete this last bit associated with work, so that the true vacation can begin!