Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This Is My Favorite Idea for Thank You Cards

In a spirit of gratefulness, I love to say THANK YOU, so thank you cards are always high on my must-make list. I like to keep a stash of them, and I have people who frequently ask me to make them a stash of thank-you's too. 

Using a large sentiment paired with an interesting background is a simple formula for creating a whole stack of thank you cards quickly. Let's take a look at a few ideas, and I'll show you some ideas you can create with YOUR supplies at home!

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On this card, I paired a large thanks stamp with a stamped floral background, plus a strip of patterned paper.  You could create this idea using whatever floral stamps you have - even individual flowers that can be stamped together to create a background. The green polka dots give this card a fresh springtime feel, and the strip of black cardstock helps the sentiment POP. 

*Just a note: the stamps I used on this card are no longer available, but I have linked a VERY similar stamp at the end, plus some other ideas that would look awesome too!

If you like to do mixed media, and you have fun trying different techniques with the Gel Press, stencils, paint, and more - then you likely have colorful patterned sheets hanging around your craft room. I had accumulated a good stack of prints, so I cut them into card size pieces and added a stamped sentiment. 

This is one of those glue-and-go projects. I picked coordinating colors of card bases, trimmed down some prints, and then stamped and trimmed the sentiment. Fastest cards ever. And every single one is unique!
Cards like this make a perfect gift set because the sentiment and layout ties them together. The recipient will love looking at all of the creative patterns and colors, and they'll enjoy sending out special thank you cards! 

The print on the card above was created with drops of Re-Inker on the Gel Press. I brayered the colors out just enough to blend them and stretch them a bit, and then I pulled prints. The swirly cards below were created with a shaving cream technique, using FSJ Liquid Colors. 

If you aren't into mixed media, and messy playtime, think about your patterned paper stash! Do you have sheets of paper that are so pretty, they can stand on their own as a card base? Those would be perfect for the background of your thank you cards. 

As for the sentiment - think BIG and bold. Whether you prefer to stamp a sentiment or a die cut one, there are so many to choose from if you don't have something in your stash. Here are a few I love, if you want to do a little shopping:
(check out the samples on the website - they are SOOO cute!)

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1 comment:

Doni High said...

All the cards are pretty, but my fav is the first one. Love it!