Quilled Flowers Congratulatory Card

Here's an idea for a quilled thank you card that would work just as well for a birthday or to offer congratulations or sympathy. I made it for my dental hygienist who retired recently... it's kind of crazy, but I actually looked forward to appointments and wanted to thank her for always welcoming me with a genuine smile and lots of friendly chitchat.


 quilled bouquet of pink and red paper flowers thank you card


Along with the card I gave her a pair of pretty Japanese paper, brass, and resin earrings handmade by Cléo Raksanyi of Cléo's Origami. The colorful pattern reminds me of celebratory fireworks, perfectly fitting for commemorating Fran's lengthy career. She loved them!


quilled flowers thank you card with origami paper dangle earrings


At first I had stamped a gold ink thank you sentiment on the card that slides into its tiny envelope, but it didn't show up too well. I then had the idea to use a glossy thank you sticker that Cléo had included in the package... its shiny metallic lettering looked lots more appealing. I love it when things fall into place like that!  


Want to learn to quill? Check out my tutorials on this page and also here.

And now let me add my heartfelt thanks to all of you who visit this blog. It means so much that you keep coming back to see what's new. I wish you happy, healthy holidays spent with those you love. 



Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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  1. Ann, Have a lovely holiday. Pat

  2. Beautiful card, Ann! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a pretty card. She's going to love it and the earrings too. Thanks for finding all the pretty things you find for us to see all year long. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks so much, Pamela. Happy New Year to you too!


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