Do you ever express your thanks to people who impact your lives on a regular basis but you never see? I’m thinking about people like the garbage collectors and the person who delivers the mail. Not to mention the lovely guy who delivers my Stampin’ Up! parcels! It doesn’t take much to leave a card and/or a small gift for them, but I’ve not get found a stamp set that says ‘thank you for collecting my garbage’. What I have got though is the All Things Thanks Stamp Set which is the next best thing.
USING THOSE SCRAPS
I’m quite pleased with the way I’ve been able to use up scraps of card and Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my recent projects. Today was another one of those successful days.
I started with a small piece of the reindeer design from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper pack. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the DSP to a layer of Old Olive Card, and then to some Shaded Spruce Card.
Next I found a short length of the Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon. I wrapped it around the layered pieces and then secured it on the back with some Tear & Tape Adhesive.
NOTE CARD GIFT CARD
Next I needed to make a gift card holder. I’ve often made envelope-style gift card holders using the Envelope Punch Board, but today I decided to do something a little different.
I began with a Very Vanilla Note Card which comes pre-scored. With the outside of the card up I added another score line on the long side at 6-1/4″ using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the 3/4″ piece inside the card, and used liquid glue at the top and bottom edges to create a small pocket.
Along the edge of the pocket I then added a 1/8″ strip of Shaded Spruce Card using liquid glue.
After that I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layered panel to the right side of the card front so it extended just past the edge.
ALL THINGS THANKS
Now it was time for the sentiments. First I took ‘you’re the best’ from the All Things Thanks Stamp Set and stamped it inside the note card using Old Olive ink.
Next I turned to the ‘thanks for that thing you did’ sentiment also from the same stamp set. I stamped this onto Thick Very Vanilla Card using Old Olive ink and then punched it put using the Everyday Label Punch.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the punched sentiment to the layered panel to complete the note card.
All that was left was the envelope.
Using liquid glue I attached a piece of the same reindeer DSP to the flap of the note card envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP using my Paper Snips following the shape of the flap.
In no time at all I had my gift card note card and coordinating envelope done.
I love how this project turned out. There’s plenty of room to write a specific message on the inside of the note card. You could even change up the paper to suit the person you’re giving it to (although I’m not sure what I’d use for a garbage collector!). Anyway I hope it provides a little crafting inspiration for you as we count down the days to Christmas.
Here are a few links to some of my earlier blog posts using the All Things Thanks Stamp Set: