This past month my husband and me went away together for a belated Anniversary trip. For the first time in over 5 years – yes 5 years, that’s not a typo – we got away overnight for two whole nights to Blue Mountain. My mom graciously offered to drive from my parents home (which is over a 3 hour commute) to watch the kids during that time. She wound up staying a week so we could get a whole bunch of overdue mini home fix up’s done as well. Believe me when I say a Thank You card is the least I could do for her.

Now knowing my mom, who is the type of mom to return Christmas presents I bought her as a teenager and then spend the money back on me, would ask me why on earth I would send her a Thank You card. She’d be the first to say “That’s too formal, what’s wrong with you?” Yes she’s that mom. She feels it’s her civic duty to help. So I figured I’ll make the card anyway and then get my daughter to write in a Thank You to her as a Grandma Thanks for staying with me card. That way it’s “not from me”.

Because I was testing out the baking soda dough recipe for Christmas ornaments that we’re making this year, I got an idea to make some to use for these Thank You cards.

Here’s what I did and what you’ll need to do this:

– Baking Soda

– Cornstarch

– water

– cardstock

– twine

– yarn (your colour choice)

– mini screwdriver set

– stamps

– dye ink