A far cry from when I grew up. Toys could not be played with or clothes worn until a thank you note had been written. Of course if it was a truly hideous piece of clothing I would drag my feet about writing the thank you note.
This year a neighbor surprised me with a gift card to a restaurant, I had a lovely dinner Christmas Eve with a friend breaking my rule of thank you notes or cards first. Also a friend's mother gave me reversible construction paper and I broke my rule there also. However, this is the card I came up with for the neighbor and will be making one for the friend's mother also.
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I decided I wanted to see how the construction paper cut out. The orange pattern is that paper it cut like a dream. I cut the cup out of foam. I used scrap card stock for the letters. I did have to switch to the SVG format as it would not cut out "thanks" right. After three tries I went in and looked at the points and figured I just didn't want to be editing points for hours. After the change to format set thanks to cut and it did it perfectly. Latte on the circle was suppose to be cut out but also could not get that to cut out so sketched it instead. Will see what happens with that for the next card as I changed format afterwards.
I hope that your holiday was special this year. Also I want to wish you a Happy New Year just in case I don't get around to posting before 2012, Do be sure to stop by in 2012,