Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Thank You Card for a Special Friend

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend and getting some crafting in too.    Today, I want to share a few pixs with you.   First up is a thank you card I made for a very special friend.  For those of you wondering what those characters say, it's "arigato" which means "thank you" in Japanese.  This stamp is by Mari & Me.  The "scroll" is actually from the "Fancy Tag" die set by Spellbinders.   Using it vertically makes it look like a scroll.   I actually got the idea from one of the cards Jenny posted on  Sister Stamps blog that her Aunty Jan made a while ago.  So credit for that idea goes to her.  

I'm so hooked on Memory Box dies now.  Michele at Island Scrapbooking has a huge selection and I really love the effect of the "Floral Circle" (in green).

Other supplies used for the card above:  Japanese girl from Dandelion Design, washi paper from Japan,  flowers by Wild Orchid and All Natural Accents, leaf punches by EK and Punch Bunch,Distress Ink, Sakura (cherry blossom) flowers by Mind Wave from Japan, and pearls by Kaiser Craft.

Next up is a card my dear friend made for me.   OMG, this shows she has A LOT of patience.   She sure did a lot of "quilling" to make those pretty flowers and leaves.  Just love this cute scene.
And here's "part 2" of my b/d gift.   I LOVE this set!!!!  She is so thoughtful and generous. 
And a pretty assortment of washi paper too.  
 And more quilling.  What a great idea.
Well, hope you all have a nice a relaxing Sunday.    Thanks so much for stopping by.

8 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

OMG Karen - what an adorable card for your friend in return... the die cuts are fantastic with the design of your layout.. Do you heat emboss before your color? Just curious her head has this special glossy shine to it.... Your raks and bd gift that you received are just as pretty too.. I haven't tried quilling yet but from what I heard it's pretty easy to do... Ooh now you have more washi papers to your stash - how lucky!
Enjoy making more fun cards to share with all of us...
Enjoy your Sunday~

Creative M said...

What a Fabulous and Fun card!!!TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute cards! Great goodies too!

Loves Happy Hour said...

These are super kawaii!! great job!! the details are all awesome!

Jen said...

Very pretty and detailed card, Karen!!! and the goodies your friend sent you, very sweet of her! I hope you enjoy them all! God Bless!!!

Cely said...

very very cute! what a great gift(s) your friend sent you! when was your birthday? did we miss it???

Dora said...

Awww this is gorgeous Karen, love all the colours on your card and that second from your friend is beautiful too.. yes quilling does that a LOT of time.. I used to do it, but such a long time ago now. xx

eunice said...

Another fabulous card, Karen! I always enjoy enlarging the photos to see all the neat details you always add to your creations to make them so extra special. This washi paper is beautiful, and I love how you added the memory box diecut and flowers in matching colors. The die cut you used for the scroll is neat too...is that a spellbinders die?