The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A One-Layer Thank You

I realized last week that I really need to work on some simple thank you cards, something relatively flat and easy to mail with little frou-frou. Something that my hubby wouldn't mind writing his thank-you notes on, say, after his birthday. Which is exactly the situation that resulted in this card.
While it isn't exactly "manly," it also isn't "girlie." So I'm goin' with "gender neutral" here. And, yes, I know that button may cause a bit of trouble in the postal system, but I had to risk it. My design, created with the leaf from {ippity}'s Now & Always stamp set, was just begging for some kind of focal point, and that SU Pumpkin Pie corduroy button was perfect. So I had no choice but to include it. :)

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
  • Unity Stamp Company Challenge: Falling Leaves (any project, created with Unity/Ippity stamps, with leaves on it)
  • {ippity} Challenge: Fall (use Ippity/Unity stamps to create a project inspired by autumn)
  • All Things Unity: #40 No Layers (Use any Unity and Ippity stamps and create anything with only ONE LAYER!!! )
  • Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: #73 make a one-layer card
  • Less Is More: anything CAS goes
Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss today!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps:
Now & Always from {ippit} by Unity Stamp Co.; Sentiments O' Simple by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: ivory CS, SU pumpkin pie CS
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: SU scallop trim border punch, SU pumpkin pie corduroy button, hemp twine
Techniques: one-layer card

24 comments:

Larissa said...

Wow amazing card! The felt button is the perfect touch for your card.

Hugs,
Larissa

Marisa said...

How fun is this! Brillaint use of the leaf image and the button is the perfect touch for sure! Great card :)

Bonnie said...

I love this and you're right! That button is just what it needs to take it to the top!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a beautiful, fall themed thank you card, EM! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :)

Mandi said...

Brilliant
Thank you for helping us with our target for 100o entries
Mandi
LIM

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, talk about a lot of challenges... love that the leaves aren't colored in.

Winnie and Patty said...

Emily--what a great one layer fall CAS thank you card!!! I love the orange! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Benzi said...

Love your falling leaves, Emily. It is a great one layer.
Now, I'm off to check out your dryer sheet flower.

Chrissie said...

This is just great!
Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous one layer beauty!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Emily beautiful card. I love how you used the button to connect the leaves. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Brenda said...

Emily this is gorgeous and such a beautiful design. Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one awesome one layer card. Love how you used the leaves and made a flower with it. Great border too! Thanks for playing along with us at ATU!

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous!!! the corduroy button is so perfect with the pattern of the leaves, and corduroy is such a fall texture. I love the punched edge with the colour poking through, and the font...
Your husband writes thank you notes? Whoa. I can't even get mine to say thanks out loud, although now the kids shame him into it once in a while.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Look at you, rockin' the ippity stuff this week! This is a FAB clean and simple card, and I love everything about it. I hope your hubby didn't think it was too girly, 'cause I don't think it is. The placement of those stamped leaves is PERFECT!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love this card! Gorgeous colors, and that button in the center creates a flower from the leaves. :o)

Jen said...

You created a beautiful card with that leaf stamp...love the entire b/g! The pop of color with the button is the perfect touch...wow!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I am totally digging your one-layer card! The leaves are soooo cool looking. The button is yummy. The care is so pretty!!

shuggy said...

cute!

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a FABULOUS CAS one layer card Emily! Such a great design and I love the look of that corduroy button and fancy border at the bottom of your card.
~Meredith

lisa arana said...

Oh, this made me gasp. STUNNING effect for a OLC!

Aleks said...

This is soo so pretty! I love the way the petals spin off the "flower"

JenMarie said...

LOVE this! Glad you joined us at the IPPITY challenge!