As soon as I saw the challenge at Retro Sketches, I wanted to die cut half of the largest shape in Framelits Apothecary Accents(127003) and use the paper piercing tool and Essentials Paper Piercing stencil(126187) to create a faux envelope flap to suit that sketch.The paper piercing adds a nice finishing touch to that pretty shape.
Next, I teamed it with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #165 from Paper Players, its such fun deciding which combination to use. I have gone with the top line: Thanks, Button, Ribbon. I DID have a bit of a struggle threading the ribbon through the holes in the button! The Very Vintage Buttons are so pretty, don't you think?
The card is Soft Blue and Very Vanilla and after I had used Summer Silhouette to stamp the base in Smoky Slate, Soft Blue and Marina Mist, I put it through the Big Shot to dry emboss with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.
The prettiest 'thanks' I could locate in my messy room today was this retired one, I'm sure if I tidied up I could find more things. Maybe tomorrow.......
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Update:Exciting news for me, I got a SHOUT-OUT from Retro Sketches for this card!!!