This time of year, you might find yourself showing gratitude in ways that take on a hint of craftiness as you decide how to reach out to those that are closest and thank them for their generosity and good will. You might have a table or desk with crafty items scattered about with half-made cards, special notes and other tiny expressions of love you plan to giveaway on Thanksgiving Day, or sometime thereafter. For this reason, we put our CP Gals to the task of creating gratitude projects with the help of Crate's warm, welcoming collections. The charming series is titled, "Thank You Notes". This first installment is from our CP Gal, Piradee Talvanna....
In wanting to try something new for this week's theme, I decided to focus on the things that I'm most grateful and thankful for at the moment using various cards and the beautiful Crate collection, Close Knit. It's my take on this week's "Thank You" theme and not surprisingly, the central subject is my precious new daughter, sweet Sophie.
In addition to the cards, I opted to create extras and turned them into an album about my daughter, Sophie. First up is the cover! I used the Silhouette to cut out the title and sub-title details. I backed the title with patterned paper to make it pop and to add contrast.
On the second page, I used one of the cards hosting the Crate patterned paper, Laughter, as inspiration for the layout (love the quote!). It captures an amazing moment - I find it hard to believe how fast my daughter is growing each and every day. Before long, her hands will be as big as mine! Goes by so quickly...
And having fun with the array of embellishments that are a part of this collection; from the cute heart dimensional stickers, to the wooden buttons and not to forget, the awesome wood veneer.
Finally, here are the thank you notes/cards where I documented all the things that I'm grateful and thankful for when it comes to this little princess; along with the various photos of all her different expressions.
To create the cards, once again, I used the Silhouette machine to cut out the title work. And just like before, I backed each title with patterned paper.
And a quick close-up of the other cards made from various Close Knit embellishments. I especially love the wood veneer and double layered dimensional stickers.
In crafting thank-you notes this month, find a way to bring them together - whether inside an album or as part of a display on Thanksgiving Day.