I made four cards to write a note to four friends that have done something for me and made a positive impact in my life. I got the idea from this video on the science of happiness:
You may want to send a note to a friend, or four, also. Make these quick and easy cards to get started.
Cut each of your Simple Surface papers to fit the card base. Then layer up the scraps left over and the others you gathered (I threw in some Creative Girl papers). Just stick the top edge down in a messy sort of way.
Punch an icon into your top paper scrap. Layer your glitter behind that and stick the set down.
After the papers and glitter are stuck, take a bit of rafia or twin and slide it under the whole set. Wedge it up to where the top edge of the bottom paper is taped down. Wrap it around and tie. Add some cute wood veneer shapes and canvas brads. If you want a little sentiment, the woodgrain Tiny Text are perfect for fall themes.
Now all that's left is to write some thank you's and deliver them to friends.
I'll start by thanking all you! I have been writing this blog for about 6 years. This is our 946th post since we moved to Typepad around 4 years ago (can you believe that?). We have some truly loyal readers that support us and have stuck with me through thick and thin. You all have logged almost 80,000 comments!
I feel like many of you are my friends even though we've never met. But, I have met some of you. Once at Disneyland with my family, someone called out, "Hey Julie, I love your blog." Once at the grocery store while bagging brocolli, someone said, "I just have to tell you, your blog is great." And many times at trade shows and crafty events you have introduced yourself. You have no idea how it makes me feel..... it's a mixture of joy, pride and slight anxiety since I like to tell myself nobody I know reads this blog! (Yes, I have writen a post or two about personal things including my social anxieties.)
Today I want you to know that I think you are awesome! You inspire me with your projects, you kindness and the way you care about your friends and families. And yes, just typing this is making me smile. Thanks for that too!
As another way to say thank you, we are giving away our Simple Surface deck and the Wood Charm set I used in this post on our facebook page today. Head on over to enter yourself!
Products used in today's post: Simple Surfaces, Creative Girl, Wood Charms, Adhesive Glitter Sheets, Canvas Brads