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Springtime Cards and Two Little Words


Lovely warm spring, this time of year is just so inspiring. It brings out more creativity.  I am just obsessed with yellow right now.  For some reason it is saying spring is here!!  It seems the right time to be grateful for many things.

Springtime Cards - 4

Do you know what those important two little words are?  Thank you.  I think it is so important to let people know that they are appreciated.  Periodically, I’ll get some little gifts for the lovely ladies who work with me, keep me on time, help me with all sorts of things, put up with my irritation with certain things, and just generally hold the office together.  My boss gets one too, for without her I wouldn’t have a job.  So, I have a lot to be grateful for with these ladies, and I like saying Thank You! I wanted to do some cards to go with a little gift for the office staff.  I started with yellow cardstock, and found a couple of bird stamps.  I used a grass green ink.

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I just had to use some of the handmade papers that I won in a drawing from Kathy at Kathy In Ozarks.  She ordered me to use them and not just hide them away.  So, I used my deckle edge tearing edge and tore some strips so this lovely handmade paper would go farther.

Springtime Cards - 1

That bottom corner needed something, so I used a little tiny heart.

Springtime Cards - 2

Some fern green ribbon to add a bit of movement.

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A sweet pansy stamped on a flower cut out in green will add some interest.

Springtime Cards - 3

Voila, all put together!

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Close ups of the cards, each is a bit different in placement of the papers and ribbons, and which bird stamp was used.

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Springtime Cards - 9

They were given with these cute little daisy pots, with growing medium and seeds.

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These didn’t cost much. But the value in giving them is in the sentiment of gratitude. I think it is fun to see people’s faces when they get an unexpected gift. It is truly the thought that counts, just to say Thank You for all you do.

Which one do you like best?


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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


11 thoughts on “Springtime Cards and Two Little Words

  1. I really love the Hummingbird one, enjoyed seeing your note cards and how you made them, love the addition of the fancy paper. God Bless

    • Hi Rosemary, I hope you will see this, your email isn’t correct so my replies to you keep coming back. I respond to all comments with a personal email. Thank you for commenting.

  2. Rosemary B here: ^^ Hey, nice name up there 😀
    I can’t make up my mind. They all look good. Each one. This is a sweet gift

  3. They’re all pretty neat – I like the green on green. I like #2 and #3 best, but all three are great. What a lovely gift. And giving unexpected gifts is so much fun!

  4. I love your cards-they look wonderful and will make great gifts. I love hummingbirds so that is probably my favorite if I needed to choose-great job!

  5. I cannot choose….they are all as delightful as the thoughtfulness they represent. I am sure the recipients will never forget that you care.

  6. Just had to stop by to admire your little bird cards didn’t I? A thank you is always appreciated and with a personalised card as well, no wondered the recipients were thrilled!
    Wren x

  7. Your cards are adorable Carole. Love the hummingbird. I wish more people would use those two words. I was brought up to say thank you for everything, but so many people didn’t learn that growing up.

  8. Such pretty cards. I love the paper you used.

  9. Very pretty and cheerful cards that will put a smile on anyone’s face 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration.

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