Thanks or thank you cards are so useful. Whether it’s in response to a single event, or a combination of things, sending a card through the mail can really show your appreciation. I like to keep a variety of thank you cards on hand and some are more elaborate than others. So when I’m thinking about cards to make for my stash, “thanks” always appears on my list. Today’s simple Sunday card is one I made for my World Cardmaking Day Challenge back at the beginning of October. With a bold sentiment and simple striped paper it’s an ideal gender-neutral option.
I began this project with the striking gender-neutral striped paper. This is one of the designs in the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. This paper was to be the coordinating feature for my project and so I cut three pieces.
The first piece was cut 2-1/4″ x 6″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of DSP and glued that down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. This would be used to line my finished card.
Finally I cut some DSP 3″ x 4-1/4″ and glued that to a 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Finally I glued the assembled Very Vanilla layer on the inside.
For my sentiment I turned to the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. This has three large sentiments, “thanks”, “thank you” and “so grateful” plus 16 phrases to use on the outside or inside of cards. It’s also available in French as Mercis Fignolés.
I decided to keep this card really simple with the “thanks” sentiment stamped onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card using Pretty Peacock ink.
After punching out the sentiment using the Timeless Label Punch, I attached it to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my #simplestamping project was complete.
Simple designs like this one are a great way to make cards in bulk. Imagine having a selection of cards and envelopes with the DSP all cut and attached. Then when you need a card in a hurry all you have to do is stamp an appropriate sentiment, punch it out and fix it to the front. It’s the perfect way to use up pretty paper too!
For more projects using the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, see these earlier blog posts:
- Just so grateful for everything
- Making a pretty notepad for everything
- Ornate products available in two weeks
- A favour for all you do
- Let’s leaf it for the guys
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in a bundle with the Ornate Borders Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.