Crafty Wednesday – more thank-you cards

I did a few more thank-you cards for our Words In The Flesh participants. For those of you who may have missed last week’s post, this Friday (February 1st), the Manitoba Writer’s Guild will be hosting a fundraiser at which we have asked local personalities to read a brief selection of our choosing.  There will also be music provided by The Riel Gentleman, a local band. It’s shaping up to be a fun event, so if you happen to be in the neighourhood and want to join us, contact me for tickets, or pick them up at McNally Robinson Booksellers – only $20 each!

Okay, on with the crafty stuff! 🙂

Thank-you Caboose

photo taken at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba

Thank-you Ross House

photo of Ross House Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thank-you windmill

photo of the windmill at the Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Manitoba

Each card has a photo taken at historic sites in Manitoba, approximately 2″ x 3-1/2″. The first two cards were embossed with the Cuttlebug and ‘Victoria’ embossing folder. The stamped images on the Ross House card were from the ‘Rue des Fleur’ set from Stampin’ Up.

The tulips in front of the Windmill were stamped using a two ink process. I used ‘Ink Spots’ from Stampin’ Up, beginning with the red for the blossoms and then the green on the stems and leaves before stamping it on shiny paper. I cut around them and used pop-ups to raise them on the page.

Guild appreciation

made by & photo ID







Like the previous cards, they all have the same note of appreciation on a background of paper coordinated with the front of the cards. On the back is my ‘made by’ logo and a note about the photo.

I hope the recipients all appreciate the cards as much as we appreciate their participation. 🙂


15 comments on “Crafty Wednesday – more thank-you cards

    • The place where the caboose sits is part of the Mennonite Heritage Village, a recreation of an old town. If you ever get to the Canadian prairies, I’d be happy to play tour guide! 🙂

  1. Some more lovely cards here, withershins. I think my favorite is the windmill, too, because of the gorgeous tulips. I had to make a batch of cards this past week from an old calendar. It was my in-laws anniversary and a friend’s mother had died. Am so glad you enjoy doing this, too.

    • I’m glad you like the windmill, too. The tulips were a bit of a challenge to get both colours on them before stamping the paper.

      I often keep old calendars, especially the flowery ones because they do make a good background for cards. Anniversary cards are fun because you can make them so pretty and ‘lovey-dovey’. Sympathy cards are a little less fun to make, mostly because of the reason for making the card. My condolences to you and your friend.

    • Thanks, Christy. The committee suggested adding the Manitoba aspects, which worked out well as I had lots of pictures of local scenery. The trick was deciding what paper colours, and embellishments to add. 🙂

  2. Beautifully crafted cards, Susan! I love them all, and especially the windmill … lighthouses would be just awesome! 🙂

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