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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

A Simple Thank You Card - Understated Elegance

I spent a few days in Manila with Trisha, daughter of a very good friend, Isabelita, who was here for a two week vacation from the USA. We stayed at the fabulous home of Jigs Adefuin and Oliver Ortiz, owners of the prestigious Adefuin Design Studio and ADOR Interiors in Makati Metro Manila. They pampered us with the comfort of their home, great food at fantastic restaurants, fun night life and a foot massage. What a wonderful treat! We had so much fun. I can't thank them enough for the wonderful time. This beautiful couple exudes such elegance in their work and their lifestyle which inspired me to create an elegant thank you card for them. 

 My favorite color is sage green and I love combining it with dark brown and cream colors. I saw a cover for a card folder on Pinterest created by Christina,, using these colors and I copied the layout. I did a print and cut of the cream cardstock layer with a flower from the Silhouette store simply named 'Flower' by Hero Arts ( Design id #17643-picture is color red in the store) and the sentiment that I created. I embossed the green layer with my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix folder 'Branches WIth Leaves' from the Fall set.(set of 2 folders).

Notes on the flower print and cut: 

I tweaked the flower a bit using the edit points/nodes to improve the shape. I cut the stem using the knife tool to turn it into a solid color using the FILL COLOR function. I did thicken the lines of the flower to have a better print using the LINE STYLE function. I ungrouped the flower to isolate the stamen (tiny circles) to make them into a solid color using again the FILL COLOR Instead of welding the stem back to the flower, I  position it back in place and simply grouped everything together. Make sure that you check PRINT LINES OF SELECTED SHAPE under LINE STYLE and DO NOT FORGET to select the image that you are wanting to print and prompt NO CUT under the CUT STYLE. Under the Preferences on my PRINT window, I always have the SHOW PREVIEW BEFORE PRINTING checked so I can review everything before it prints. Sometimes the registration marks are showing correctly on the preview window but they don't show completely on the printout. Make sure registration marks are big and thick enough and are not too close to the edge of your paper. You can make all the necessary adjustments by increasing or decreasing the Reg Marks Margin and Reg Marks Size.

Anyone interested in the card file which includes the base of the card and all the layout pieces along with 
the Thank You sentiment minus the flower, just let me know in your comment. There are tons of flowers and flourishes from the Silhouette store that will work with this layout, all you need to do is insert the design on the layout with the sentiment.

Happy crafting!


  1. Love your card! It is beautiful!!

  2. Hi Gayle. What a beautiful card once again. I would love the file, please.


  3. Love this and would love to have the file.

  4. Your title for this card is perfect. I absolutely love the elegance of this card. This came together so beautifully that I think I have to change my favorite color to sage also! I would love the file and I thank you for sharing your creativity. You are certainly gifted.

  5. I love your card, and would love to have the card file that you offered.


  6. It is a beautiful card, and I would love tohave a copy of your file for it. Many thanks, Susan

  7. Another Beautiful Card. Would love the files for it.
    Thanks Kaz

  8. Love how simple, yet elegant this is!!! My I also have a copy of the file, please?

  9. CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the embossed leaves and the colors are PERFECT and one of my favorite combos!!!

  10. Absolutely love this card!
    Would really appreciate the file.
    ~Theresa (

  11. Hi Gayle, this card is indeed very elegant and I'm sure the recipient loved it too.
    I would love to have a copy of the file.
    Thank you

  12. Lynn C. ( 30, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    Very elegant, classic card, Ligaya. Loved it.
    Would love to have the file. Thanks so much
    for sharing.

  13. Wonderful card, very elegant. Would love a copy. Thanks for always sharing your creative ideas!

  14. Thanks so much for all the helpful details. I just love this card! I have the flower and the embossing folder and going to accomplish this. The trouble I had was in printing on the Cameo ---need to go and get my setting right to accomplish that! Thanks so much!

  15. Love the simplicity and elegance of the card...TFS!!

  16. I love your card! I would love to have a copy of your files. I just went to the Silhouette store and bought the shape. Thank you for sharing! Donna

  17. Thank you, Gayle, for the file you so quickly sent me! I would love to know what font you used to print the thank you. It is beautiful and didn't come through so I must not have it (yet.) Thanks, Donna

    1. You're welcome, Donna. I used a combination of 2 fonts, the first letters (T and Y)were made from Baroque Script and the rest of the letters were made from AdineKirnberg-S.

  18. Gail, I realy love this card and would love to have a copy of the file. You are so gracious to share these files. Thanks in advance.
    Central Florida

  19. Ate Gayle,

    I love this card. I really would live to have a copy of this file.

    you are so creative!
    Maria Sheila Jhun
    Troy Michigan

  20. Helo po gaganda ng mga gawa nyo.Sana magawa ko din yung ginawa nyo mag mpake uwi na ng Pinas para mas maraming oras makagawa ng cards at mas malaking craft room hehehe!

  21. Really love your cards... Love to have this file. Thanks

  22. Elegance in simplicity! pasend ng file ate.. thank you! =)