Pretty Thank You Card (Plus Meet the Puppy)

Boxer puppy pictures are at the end of today’s post.  But first, let’s stamp a card!  Who couldn’t use a pretty thank you card, especially one as easy to create as this one? The Petal Passions Designer Series Paper is easily colored using Stampin’ Blends, while Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer Paper adds beautiful bling! This pretty thank you card is a cinch to create using the step-by-step tutorial I have made for you. I hope you enjoy today’s card.  Have fun creating your own!

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Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Petal Palette (145785 W or 145788 C) OR Petal Palette Bundle (145973 W, 145974 C)

Paper:  144243 Berry Burst Cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”) scored at 5-1/2” to form the card base, 100730 Whisper White Cardstock (scrap), 144245 Lemon Lime Twist  (4” x 5-1/4”), 145601 Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper (Lemon Lime Twist – 2” x 2”, 4” x 1”, 4-1/2” x 3”), 145589 Petal Passions Designer Series Paper (3-7/8” x 5-1/8”)

Ink: 144083 Berry Burst,  131181 Soft Sky, Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs:  144603 Daffodil Delight, 144597 Old Olive, 144604 Pink Pirouette, 144605 Pool Party, 144602 Rich Razzleberry, 144608 Color Lifter

Other: 143263 Big Shot, 141705 Layering Circles Framelits, 145655 Petals and More Thinlits (included in bundle), 102845 Blender Pens, 145489 Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic Edge Ribbon, 145632 Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, 141897 Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, 138309 Fine-Tip Glue Pen

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

1. Using Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs, color the Designer Series Paper pattern shown in the picture as follows: Large Flower – petals in Rich Razzleberry with center and highlights in Pink Pirouette; Leaves – Old Olive; Medium Flowers and Roses – Pink Pirouette with Daffodil Delight centers if needed; Small Flowers – Pool Party. Outline all images in Soft Sky ink using a Blender Pen.

Pretty Thank You Card

Notice how I left white highlights which I colored in with Pink Pirouette?

2. Adhere the designer paper to the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Add Berry Burst ribbon 5/8” up from the bottom. Adhere to the card base.
3. Accent the large flower with Wink of Stella. Add round Clear Epoxy Shapes to the center of the large flower and two small flowers.

Pretty Thank You Card

4. Die cut the lacy border and leaves from the Petals and More Thinlits collection from Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer Paper. Adhere as shown using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Pretty Thank You Card

5. Ink the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, masking as necessary in order to place the words on top of each other.  (I inked the sentiment, placed a post-it note over “you”, and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I repeated the process, only the second time I covered the word “thank”.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig will help you place the words perfectly. )  Die cut using the Layering Circles Thinlits. (I used the second smallest circle.) Create the corresponding scallop circle from glimmer paper. “Pop” the sentiment on top of the scallop using dimensionals.  Adhere to the card. Tip: Tear & Tape Adhesive will stick perfectly over the glimmer paper.

Pretty Thank You Card

Just think of all the pretty thank you cards you could make from a package of Petal Passions Designer Series Paper! And if you are not in need of a pretty thank you card, how about a birthday or thinking of you card?

If you would like to check out more cards made with the Petal Palette Bundle and the Petal Passion Suite, check out these posts:

On the CASE:  A CASE of Petal Palette
A Peek at Petal Palette

If you enjoyed today’s “Pretty Thank You Card” and would like to make your own, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code. Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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Meet the Puppy

I wasn’t in the market for a new family member.  But who could resist this sweet face?

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Meet Happy Tail’s – Anscha Dressed for Success, otherwise known as GQ.  I own GQ with his breeders, Amy the Handler and Gena Koshiol.  Because Amy is on the road at dog shows, she knew she would not be able to give GQ the type of home and socialization a puppy needs.  She enlisted my help … and the rest is history.  GQ will live with the Schach Pack until it is time for him to be nationally campaigned in two years.  During the time he is being campaigned, he will live with Amy, but Kim and I will see him on show weekends.  He will return to his forever home with us when he retires from the show ring,

Not only has GQ won the hearts of my husband and I, Muffy has adopted him as her own!

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Her face may be silver, but she is still young at heart! I will be sure to post pictures of GQ’s puppyhood.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and card.  Remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…


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  1. Great card, and so fun to see pictures of the new puppy and Muffy. I remember when you posted her puppy pictures, time does fly doesn’t it?!

  2. Forget the card! Let’s talk about this adorable GQ. He is one LUCKY Dog and well good things come to those who wait. Thanks for sharing, Molly looks good, hope Brody is fairing well too and Lexi. Oh yeah let’s not forget You dont know Jack!
    By the way love ❤️ the card!

  3. Sharing your life and loves makes us all feel like part of the family! Hello GQ! Thanks for sharing… Georgia

  4. Such a lovely card and what an array of color.
    GQ; what cutie. Muffy; the great protector .
    Enjoy your day, stay warm and have a wonderful weekend

  5. Omg , MsAnn , he’s soooooo, CUTE , yep you can’t say no to that cute face , Love love him already, Muffy is such a great Baby , awwwww, lots of love going on , congratulations ???, on your new baby ♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  6. Love the beautiful car, but I think GQ was the star of this blog post. So cute!

  7. Ann this is beautiful… and I have NO idea HOW I missed the lemon / lime glitter paper!!! ??? Probably because I just don’t scan the catty like I used to …(I’m getting very frustrated with SU… backorders, etc).
    Now how cute is that little GQ? OF COURSE you take in another pup! But how sweet that Muffy is so protective… adorable. Hugs

  8. Sweet little guy! I enjoy reading about your dogs. I used to show our Brittany. Good luck!

  9. Congrats on the new puppy. He is adorable! And Miss Muffy is a senior…how did that happen? Hugs to all of the wiggle butts.

  10. I love the details and the color combination you chose for your card. It is beautifully designed. As for the handsome GQ, well there’s no doubt he melts hearts. He will have a wonderful home with the Schach Pack! I love how Muffy is watching over him. Happiness.

  11. Sensational coloring and I adore the touch of sparkle. Welcome to GQ.

  12. GQ has the most amazing markings on his mouth ….looks like lips ….lol

    great card! always LOVE your cards!

  13. Beautiful card and adorable puppy! Welcome GQ! What a darling picture of Muffy and GQ. Hope Brody is doing well.

  14. OMG!!! The puppy is so adorable…..Congrats!!!! Our boxer is 14 now and I do miss those puppy days but cherish every moment right now with her. I know her time is coming….Enjoy!!!

  15. L. Alyece Garrett

    Always love your cards and comment . love you Alyece

  16. Chris R. from Iowa

    Gorgeous card. Love your coloring. I have seen some really nice cards made with this set but not quite like yours! Wowzers!

    Ah, GQ is so handsome! Love his brindle coloring and long legs! Muffy looks so sweet with her adopted son. Much better than that fish she used to hang on to! I am sure Brody is proud of the new not-so little one. Hope he doesn’t pick up any bad habits! Love the name!

  17. L. Alyece Garrett

    Always love your cards and your dog pictures and comments.

  18. Oh Ann…I love it when you send out puppy newsl. GQ she is cute and the best photo is of Muddy guarding him. He’s a very lucky dog to live with your family.

  19. Oh, I am so happy to see the pictures . I just love seeing Muffy again.
    What a lucky little pup to have you as his mommy.
    Beautiful card.

  20. Well Hello GQ! You don’t know it yet, but you will soon figure it out, that there is NO PLACE like THIS HOME. You will be loved well.

    Ann your coloring skills are really coming along. Sweet card, and I do have that stamp set already. Thanks for the new ideas.

  21. Love your new baby. Just adorable! Best of luck with him. Great card too!

  22. Beautiful card, Ann!! Your coloring is fantastic & a breath of fresh air (and optimism that spring is coming…). 🙂 Thank you for sharing how you achieved the look.

    GQ is utterly adorable! Love his brindle coat. He’ll grow up to be a super handsome fella! So glad to see Muffy, she’s a beauty still. Hope all is well with your Brody and Lexi.

  23. Oh my goodies, thanks for the puppy pix and the Muffy update. Gotta love um.

  24. Beautiful card and that face…oh my, so sweet.

  25. Love your new puppy! The card is beautiful, too!

  26. Stunning card, love the colors! Thank you for sharing the details, I know that is time consuming! GQ is definitely a keeper!! Hope you are off to a great 2018! Hugs!

  27. Too, too cute!!! Melts the heart.

    Beautiful card, too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  28. Your card is so beautiful! GQ is adorable and can see why everyone in your home loves him. Smile BIG! 🙂

    Mary from NH

  29. Love your new fur baby. We just adopted a boxer/husky mix and oh my what a doll she is. She is black and white and we love her to death.

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