With Christmas fast approaching you might think that’s all I’m focusing on right now. Well I am, sort of. But I’m not just making Christmas cards. At this time of year I also need to make a stack of thank you cards too. Some will be given or sent out before Christmas to show my appreciation to people who have helped me during the year. Others will be used after Christmas to say thank you for gifts or messages received over the holiday period.
So today my project is fairly simple, but think of it more as a recipe where you can change the ingredients to suit your own taste.
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I chose this striking striped design from the Brightly Gleaming 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I cut the sheet into 6″ x 6″ pieces so I can make four cards from each sheet.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the paper to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I used Paper Snips to cut the DSP to shape using the envelope flap as a guide.
Next I cut a strip 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ from the DSP I had leftover. Using more liquid glue I mounted this to a layer of Pretty Peacock Card. Then I wrapped some 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. With that done I attached the assembled piece to a card base made from Thick Very Vanilla Card.
From the scrap of DSP I had left I cut a strip 5-1/4″ by about 1/2″ wide. Then I glued this piece along the bottom edge of a layer of Very Vanilla Card before fixing the layer inside the card base.
Finally I chose my favourite “thank you” sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and stamped it onto the front of the card using Pretty Peacock ink and my project was done.
I love this card design for many reasons, first because it’s quick and easy to make. Secondly because it doesn’t matter whether I have purchased 6″ x 6″ or 12″ x 12″ patterned paper, both will work. Plus it gives me an excuse to use up and share all the pretty paper I have in my stash.
So grab your paper and your favourite thank you sentiment and get stamping.