Whether you’re leaving a tip for a server, showing appreciation to the healthcare worker giving you your vaccine, or just want to say thank you, today’s simple Sunday project may be just what you need.
This card came about as I was looking for ways to use up some smaller pieces of patterned paper. I’d made a couple of projects using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) and was concerned about the growing pile of leftovers. So I pulled out a small card and envelope from the Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack and set to work.
I began by folding the small card base along the pre-scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Then I chose the blue background paper with subtle white flowers from the Hydrangea Hill DSP. After cutting a 1-7/8″ x 4″ piece I fixed it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I trimmed a 1/4″ strip of Early Espresso Card to 4″ long and glued that along the edge of the DSP.
To complete the front I turned to the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set for a “Thank you” sentiment. Then using Early Espresso ink I carefully stamped the sentiment in the white space below the DSP.
While I had the stamp and ink in front of me I also decided to stamp on the front of the envelope too. That way the server would know it was for them.
I could have left it at that, but instead I decided to decorate the inside of the card too.
In my DSP scraps I found a pale blue piece that was actually the middle section of the large hydrangea border pattern. It was bigger than I needed so I trimmed it down to 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.
Then going back to the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set I found the perfect sentiment… “The little things you do so well and so often make a big difference to so many people”. Using Early Espresso ink once again I stamped this sentiment towards the top of DSP. Then all I had to do was glue the layer inside the card base and my simple project was complete.
While it’s customary to tip a restaurant server, there are many others who provide a service who are often overlooked. Whether or not a tip is included in the envelope, I’m sure a simple thank you note like this would be very much appreciated. What do you think?