Friday, November 06, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day Six, Fridays, Birthday Parties, & a Thank You Card Tutorial

I couldn't find the photo of what I wanted to be thankful for today so I'll have to post it another day. I don't think I'll have time tonight. Jo's birthday party is tonight and some kids are coming home from school with her. We'll have 2 TVs going downstairs... one with Rock Band and the other with Halo. Cupcakes and Chex Mix are already made. There's candy & soda, too. I'll just have to go pick up pizzas... and lots of them. This is the first year she's ever invited boys to her birthday party! And some are coming after a cross country meet so I've been warned that they eat a lot. I think there are 18 kids all together!
I thought I'd share a little project with you today. Remember these flowers that I showed you how to make here last year? Well, I needed to make thank you notes after my birthday a few weeks ago and I thought since these flowers have been around for a while I'd turn them into thank you notes.
The largest punch I used for the flower is a 3" scalloped circle. So I cut the cardstock to 3" x 6" and folded it in half. Then folded a long piece of seam binding in half, put the fold on the fold of the card, glued it to the front, and tied it on the side. Sorry I didn't take a picture of this step to make it clearer.
Then I just glued the old flower to the front.

Enter His gates with Thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good.
-from Psalm 100


Natasha said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.
Hope the party was fun. My daughter is turning 13 next month and she is still not interested in boys and doesn't want them anywhere near her-we are having a very girly tea party-Phew!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I love the thank-you note flowers! Fabulous!
Hope all goes well with the party!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings to You from the cabin!
Claudia O.

She'sSewPretty said...

This is a wonderful idea Ann! My hubby wants to decorate for Christmas already. I keep saying what about Thanksgiving?! We went to Target on Halloween morning and it was already decorated for Christmas! That's just wrong!
As for your cute thank you cards. I have one of your flowers that I still love!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Personally, I'd consider it a blessing if I could create like you do! I just ♥ folks with a wonderful sense of color and design.

carolyn said...

Love the thank you cards. I love the idea of repurposing anything. Love the posies!
Thanks again for the 30 day of thanksgiving idea.

julie (jane's apron) said...

So glad to see someone paying attention the of my favorite holidays!

Marci said...

Love the look of those cards! Thanks for sharing.

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