Monday, December 31, 2012

La Belle Vie Hop: "Merci" Thank You Card

The Diva's La Belle Vie Blog Hop

Hi Everyone - welcome to my crafty blog!  Whether you came directly from Bridgett Berry or just landed here...Welcome! I am so happy you joined us and hopefully you will get some great crafty inspiration.  Feel free to loop back to the Damask Divas blog to see the entire list.

This time of year I am always so grateful for the quality time I get to have with my family and the time off the kids have from school.  It also reminds me of all the thank you cards I need to write!

So for this blog I decided to use the La Belle Vie paper for French inspired “Merci” (thank you) cards.  I knew the six years of French language would pay off one day :)

To make this card I used the Alphabet stamp set to put together the words, “merci” on a 2 x 3 ½ CTMH My Acrylix block  and stamped vertically across the entire Colonial White Card with chocolate ink along with a 2 ½ x 3 inch piece of cardstock on a diagonal.

Next I covered the card with the La Belle Vie paper, inking the edges in the same chocolate ink and adding a strip along the right side.  I used the Cricut Artiste flower cutout from page 54 also edged in chocolate.  Finally I cut another small piece of cardstock and stamped it with “Thank You” in chocolate ink using a masking technique to get the words just right.

 Here is the complete supply list:

Glamour Lowercase Alphabets Stamp set (D1522)
La Belle Vie paper packet (X7158B)
Chocolate Inks Stamp Pad (Product Z2111))
My Acrylix Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Stamp
        Set (C-size) from the Workshops On the Go
        Avonlea Cardmaking  Kit  (G1041)
Grey Organdy Ribbon
Colonial White Card & Envelope (X1410)
Flower cut out from the Cricut Artiste Collection

I hope you enjoyed this crafty creation!  The next stop on the blog list is Sharon Chapman.  I hope you are having fun on this hop and seeing all the crafty creations using La Belle Vie paper packet!

Thanks for reading!
KD Craft Studio


  1. Feel free to leave your comments! I'd love to hear from you

  2. Beautiful card...Might have to make one myself, thanks for sharing

  3. Love the merci background! Nice job! :)

  4. Your card is wonderful! I love this paper line and have used it in so many ways but I haven't made a card with it yet. You've inspired me :)

  5. Very nice Thank you card! I love your random stamping, very creative!

  6. Very nice!! So many Thank's, hehe!! Great coloring and the single flower is a great added touch to this wonderful card!!

  7. I love your card!!! I also love the paper you used! Thank you for sharing...

  8. very cute - i love the stamping also....