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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Thank you card for hubby

My hubby recently left his job of many years as carpenter handyman, to take a similar part time job and give himself a better work life balance. I made this card for him to say thank you for his generous leaving cheque and many cards and wishes.
I used Visible Image stamp sets inside and out to stamp the images. The letters were die cut with Sizzix dies, and I first stamped some kraft card with the wood grain stamp from the set, the other letters are cork. Behind the cork letters I stamped the metal manhole cover pattern, the wood stamps have a cork shadow. The drill, saw, hammer and paint roller are stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut, the paint, splodges (I like the splodges), lock, key, wrench and screwdriver are stamped directly onto the background.  They look quite sparkly I think, even with no glitter. I used brads on the letters, and made a mini post it note to go on the cork H like a notice board.

Inside the card the insert is stamped with more Visible Image stamps, and with Fiskars Thank You stamps. I added a piece of baker's twine to finish.
He just needs to deliver it now!

I have entered the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - ribbon, twine or floss (Wed 24th Sept)
Darlene's NBUS - 25th Sept (my NBUS the Visible Image stamps, and the Fiskars stamps).
Creative Fingers - #49 anything goes (Fri 26th Sept closing)
Crafting at the weekend - #5 anything goes (Sat 27th)
We Do Doobadoo - something masculine (Sat)
Visible Image - make it sparkle  (Sept)
Cards Galore - make a card (Sept)


  1. Okay, truly, it doesn't get any cuter or more clever than that wee itty-bitty post-it "note" on the cork "bulletin board!" I love how you did this, Cazzy, and how yu made it so very perfect and personable for your DH's thank you card! I wish him (and you) all the best with this big change and a new chapter starting in your lives!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Great card - love how you used all the stamps - it is perfect for the company and very masculine!

  3. OH Caz, its fabulous!!!! Im sure the "office" will love it and really appreciate all of your work in to making this wonderful Thank you card. I wish your hubby many years of happiness in his new part time job.
    {{{Happy Crafting Hugs}}}
    Marg ;0 xxx

  4. Hi Cazzy .......This is brilliant and your hubby will love it x

  5. BrillIiant! what a great idea for a male thank you card which so perfectly goes with the job, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Ribbon, Twine or Floss challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  6. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  7. Hi Cazzy! What a great make and look at that sparkle! Thanks for joining in with the Visible Image challenge and Good Luck! Kim

  8. Great masculine card...lovin the post it note.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Shelter, hugs, Pat K x

  9. Lovely card! It's a very very sweet thought!
    Thanks for playing at Craft Galore Enore Challenge "Make a Card" and good luck.

  10. Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Do Doobadoo, love it hugs Terry xxx

  11. Oh this is so cute. I love the tools, great idea! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Fingers and I hope you join us again! ~ Lizzy DT

  12. what a fun card, lvoe that background. Thanks so much for joining our 'Something Masculine' challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx


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