Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thank You for a Boss

I made this card for my boss in honor of Boss's Day (ahem, it was a week and a half ago). She fearlessly leads our team of 4 and is a great supporter of my crafting (if only I could convince her to let me stamp during the work day). LOL. This was made with supplies from a SU card kit and I'm in LOVE with the new textured designer paper. It's thicker than the regular DP, and the texture just begs to have you get up close and touchy with it. I like the effect of ink distressing with a sponge over the top as well.

2 Sisters Challenge #10 ~ Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 90 ~ Anything But Buttons or Bows Somehow I made a feminine card without any frills - not even a scrap of ribbon!
Stamping Vacation Embellish It ~ Brackets/Parenthesis My verse included brackets, I hope that counts.
365 Cards Day 197 ~ Country Charm The colors and sunflower made me think of my rural roots.
Sentimental Sundays #26 ~ Distressing I used ink distressing.

My Creation
I didn't want to use the standard 'thank you' sentiment and think this pretty much sums up how my team feels.

Image Detail
The flower centers were embossed and then punched out. The leaves are made from cutting out 'petals' of a punched 5 petal flower.
Ins and Outs ~ Boss's Day Thank You Card
Stamps: Stamping Up (Day of Gratitude, One of a Kind)
Paper: SU (Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, DP)

Ink: SU (Early Espresso, Old Olive)

Accessories: SU Punches (Scallop, Circle, 5 Petal Flower, Decorative Label), SU Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pop Up Dots

Techniques: Dry Embossing, Ink Distressing


  1. oh wow Cat ,, this is absolutely GORGEOUS ,, I love the flowers and the way you did this ,,, fabulous papers and colours :-) I am sure your boss will LOVE this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. What a fun card - love those Fall colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Cupcakes!

  3. wow cat this is fabulous, arn't bosses mean not letting you stamp at work lol... Hugs kirsten...x

  4. Oh how pretty.....I love it....thank you for playing with us at TMITA/PCC

  5. Cat, this is fantastic! It is totally girly and not a ribbon in sight! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

  6. So nice to see a boss recognized, it seems to be pretty rare LOL! This is a lovely and cheery card. So glad you played along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  7. What an adorable card with so many cute details. Love those flowers and your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes. "Hugs" Carol

  8. Lovely card, super flowers and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week.

    Pat xx

  9. Great design, love the card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes! Hugs Nilla

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE the use of the DSP as flowers. Sooooo creative. Lovin' your blog.

  11. Oh Cat this is just so cute! Love those flowers and the whole card! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at Paper Cupcakes!
    Hope to see you next week!
    Paper Cupakes Blog
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  12. Very pretty....I love sunflowers and these are very unique...made me smile.

  13. Very nice!! thank you for playing with us at Scrappy Frogs!!!


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