Saturday, December 26, 2020

Hugs and Best Wishes

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that the holiday spirit stays with you throughout the coming year! I know you've been really nice, so you're probably going to have to send a few thank you's for the gifts you've received! 
I wanted to incorporate the colors of the season (reds and greens) and some holiday foliage (mistletoe) on this holiday thank you card. My favorite way to thank someone is with a big hug. That's probably because sometimes I just can't find the right words to express how I feel when someone does something nice for me.

This card starts with a color block background. I simply divided the cover size of my card (5.5" less 1/4 inch for the border = 5.25") by 5 (the amount of colors I wanted to use) and came up with 1.05 - so I cut the strips a little bigger than 1". I taped the strips together on their reverse side and then trimmed the panel to fit my card front. 

I cut the Holiday Mistletoe from white card stock and adhered one along the top and one along the bottom of the card. A big LUSCIOUS hugs is adhered right in the middle of the card. I cut the outline die from gold glitter paper because I just can't resist a little sparkle. 
You can see how nice and flat this card is - that makes it easy to mail with no extra postage! The stamped sentiment is from a retired set.. maybe you have it - called "Sentiments of Love".
Signing off for 2020 - my wish for us all is that 2021 brings all good things - good health, prosperity and employment, and much love and happiness.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Sentiments of Love
Dies | Poppystamps Luscious Script Hugs, Holiday Mistletoe

Luscious Script Hugs
Luscious Script Hugs

Holiday Mistletoe
Holiday Mistletoe



Lisa Elton said...

Terrific card Jeanne! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Hello, my friend, Jeanne! Oh, you are so wonderful! Your beautiful card arrived today 12/26 and it is so beautiful! Your beautiful butterflies were such a sweet gesture and your kind words blessed me. I wish you and your family a blessed new year!
Jeanne, I got a new tablet and I can't find your email address. Could you email me so I can add it again?
Happy New Year, my friend! May the Lord bless you. You are a blessing to me! Warm hugs to you and Miss Moriko! Marisela (Mari)

Nora Noll said...

What a fun way to use the Mistletoe!! Love your color blocking!!