4.27.2009

fresh from the Makery: portable gratitude

I'm actually not very creative. As often happens, this week's project is inspired by something I saw elsewhere and decided to make my own, slightly more crafty version.


Standing in line at Paper Source with some pink and white paper goods for my Mother's Cookies notecards redesign (more on that in a later post), I noticed these miniature thank you cards. Great idea, right? Part of me feels a little guilty about making my own version for the Makery, but on the other hand, nothing wrong with a little competition. And it's not like I'm making any money off of these...yet!


Anyway, my portable thank you cards are a tad bigger, measuring 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. The white card is layered over some of that orange paper I purchased recently, as mentioned in my last post. I think I did a pretty good job of matching the ink to the paper color. Both the orange paper and "giddyup" font were inspired by the little starfish die cut motif. I've had this particular paper punch for awhile but had never used it in a project. It's a little random I guess. Seahorses seem like generous creatures, though, what with the males carrying the babies and all.


The set of ten cards comes with a felt holder, which, sadly, will only hold about half of the set at a time. But, really, how likely is it that you're going to have more than a few people to spontaneously thank in one day? So carrying four or five at a time should be sufficient. Otherwise, you're probably being a little too generous with your gratitude.


The cards plus holder are packaged in a cellophane sleeve and ready to send to the lucky winner, who will be determined from the names of folks who leave a comment on this post by the end of the week. If you like what you see, you know what to do. If you're new to the Makery, you can find some background info to your right.

And, hey, thanks for playing!

6 comments:

Billz said...

It's me....Billy.....I want these. They are so CUTE!!!

RBG said...

Thanks, Billy! You're in - so far you're the sole bidder but I'll let you know by the end of the week who these little cards will be headed to.

java diva said...

These are such a great idea!! I never thought to have tiny thank yous on hand for spontaneous acts of gratitude. And to think that I'm a cardmaker!
Well, I don't want to add any competition for Billy. ;) But if he wins, he can send one my way! hehe

Jolina said...

Those cards are absolutely darling! I would love some, but will bow out this week since I won last week (or was it the week before? time flies!!). I just got back from the store to buy thank you cards, because I needed to have several thank yous just here at work! Those would have been perfect.

RBG said...

You guys are too polite. Really. Jo, your pom pom pushpins are in the mail as of this morning. Enjoy. And Billy and Java Diva, stay tuned to see who wins! This is an item I will likely make more of for the shop - I have designs in the works for the magenta and blue paper I bought as well.

Auntie Kay said...

I have not been able to check my emails for a week (playing and sightseeing too much) but had to post a comment. These are the greatest. I will purchase some when I get settled in June.
You are doing a great job.