On Sunday I showed you a #simplestamping project using a single ink pad and stamp set. I thought it was really sweet, ideal if you need to make a stack of thank you cards in a hurry. But if you want something a little more elaborate here’s another idea for you using a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.
With snow still on the ground here in Nova Scotia and temperatures well below freezing, my project was bound to have a bit of a winter vibe.
THOUGHTS OF WINTER
I began by using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Pool Party Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I used my Big Shot and multipurpose platform to emboss a piece of Vellum Cardstock using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Then while I was at the Big Shot I cut some Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the large snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.
Using Mini Glue Dots I attached the embossed Vellum to a layer of Blueberry Bushel Card. I hid the Glue Dots by fixing them to the back of the Vellum behind the embossed +.
Next I wrapped a length of Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with more Mini Glue Dots. Then I added the die-cut snowflake over the ribbon with a few more Glue Dots.
Finally I attached the assembled piece to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the front of the card I used Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp the ‘thank you’ sentiment onto some Very Vanilla Card. Then using Paper Snips I cut around the sentiment before adding it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A LITTLE MORE WINTER
All that was left for me to do was to create a coordinating liner for the card and matching envelope. I chose the large snowflake image from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set for this.
I inked up the image using Blueberry Bushel ink and stamped it off onto some scrap paper. Then I stamped the snowflake across the top left corner of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. I inked the stamp again, stamped off and then added another snowflake across the bottom right corner. The finished layer was then fixed inside the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Once I’d repeated the snowflake stamping across the same two corners on the front of a Very Vanilla Notecard Envelope I was done.
On the subject of thank you cards, do you have a preference for how you express your thanks? Or how you like to be thanked? Do you prefer the more formal “thank you”? What do you think about a quick “thanks”, or even “Ta”? Are there times when one style of thanks is more appropriate than another? I’d love to know your thoughts.
I like the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set because it has both thanks and thank you in a variety of fonts. In addition there’s sentiments for the inside too. It’s a set that’s seen a lot of use in my craft studio and I’m sure it will see a lot more.
Here are links to some of my other blog posts with projects using the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.