Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Grunge" Thank You Card


One of my former third graders, who is now a junior in high school, gave me a really sweet gift the other day.  I made this card for her thank you note.  It was pretty easy to make, and I think she'll like the bright colors and the "grunge" look.  I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock at 5 1/2" x 3 3/4", distressing the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, and stamping all over it with the stamps from the Papertrey Ink Grunge Me stamp set.  On top of that, I glued the "thanks" that I had cut from the Cricut Don Juan cartridge (sorry I don't have the size - my poor Gypsy died yesterday).

To get my pink layer just the right size, I first cut my cardstock 5 1/2" wide and trimmed one end with my ekSuccess Bumpy Roads border punch.  Then I was able to trim it to 5 1/2" x 4".  The turquoise layer is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, and Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
Raspberry Fizz, True Black, & Hawaiian Shores Ink
"Grunge Me" Stamp Set
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
ekSuccess "Bumpy Roads" Border Punch

9 comments:

Kate said...

Katie I love this card. Especially that Grunge Me Stamp Set. She is going to love this card. Your so sweet.

Hope you get a new Gypsy soon.

Hugs,
Kate

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun card! I am sure she will really like this card!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Vicky said...

love your card, Oh Katie is provo craft going to send you another one or do you have to buy a new gypsy,

jen said...

Katie I love your grunge card...great job. tfs
hugs,jen

liz at liz's paper loft said...

so cool, the colors are fab too!

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice, love the colors!!!!
Paula

Linda Kaiser said...

I love this card! The look is soo much fun!

Yikes, I was sad to hear about your Gypsy. Hope she can be fixed!

Linda

Glora said...

Katie, this is FABULOUS. SO perfect for a junior high girl!!! The colors, the grunge, and yet cute too! Perfect! Hugs- Glora

Sandy from Ukiah said...

OH NO.. what happen to Miss Gypsy??? I hope she will be able to be recovered...
Super cute card.. I love the grunge look