A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Masculine Christmas Thank You Card

I needed to make a thank you card for my Dad for his Christmas gift and I was inspired by three challenges:

SCS CAS challenge "Chilled Thanks".
SCS Technique Lovers challenge "Everything Old is New Again: Black and White".
Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge "A Holiday Thank You".

Here's my card:

I used black and white shimmer cs. I die cut the sentiment and the sloped house and trees circle die out of my top layer of white, added it to a black cardbase, and die cut some tiny snowflakes out of the scrap of white and glued them on.

Paper - white shimmer and black shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box Countryside Circle die, Cheery Lynn small snowflake dies, Dee's Distinctively Thank You die


  1. Great card for your dad, the black and white shimmer must look amazing IRL :)

  2. Masculine look and so perfect for your Dad x

  3. Love that die and all the shimmer, Susan! I know your Dad will love getting this!

  4. Your dad will love this Susan. So classy done in black and white. xx

  5. This has such a clean and tailored look, Susan, so perfect for a masculine thank you. Thanks for the inspiration! Sorry for double notification- forgot to go to Chrome again (sigh).

  6. FABulous Christmas thank you card..love it..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. Wonderful masculine card. Great colours and simple design.


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