Quick and Easy Thank You Card

Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Cottage Crafts Make-n-take, Greeting Cards | 0 comments

Here’s a quick and easy thank you card that will be the make-n-take for Monday, March 17th at Cottage Crafts in San Jose:

 

Quick and Easy Thank You Card

 

  • Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes, Petite Petals, Happy Watercolor
  • Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Black Stazon
  • Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Whisper  White, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Petite Petals Punch, Lg Oval and Scallop Oval Punches

 

Since Monday is St Patrick’s Day, I wanted to use green and Pistachio Pudding is my new favorite color :-)  It’s a very light green and I love using black with light colors.  The Whisper White panel measures 5 1/2″ x 3″ and is stamped with the Flowering Flourishes stamp set.  I stamped the little flowers from Petite Petals in Black Stazon and punched them out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch.  I popped up the flower and the greeting with Dimensionals and added Rhinestones to the flower centers.

Do you have trouble tying ribbon on your cards?  If you’re using a thin ribbon like the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, you can cheat and make it look like you’ve tied a knot by using two separate pieces.  Take one piece of ribbon, about 11″, and add a glue dot to each end.  Wrap the ribbon around the left side of the card and glue the ends down on the front, near the top.  You want the ends to meet but not overlap so it doesn’t end up too bulky.  Take another piece of the ribbon and tie a knot.  Use a Glue Dot to adhere it directly on top of where the ends of the other ribbon meet.  You’ll end up with a much neater and slightly less lumpy knot.  You could also follow the same steps if you tied a bow.

Even though this design and color scheme would work for a variety of other greetings, thank you cards are my favorite to create.    It’s great to have a stack on hand so you can easily grab it and send it out in a timely manner.  A general rule is to send the thank you card within a week of receiving the gift and if you have some on hand, you are more likely to send it out in a timely manner 😉

Of course receiving a gift is not the only reason to send a thank you card.  This might be one of the best reasons:

 

 
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will be inspired to create some quick and easy thank you cards and send some to your friends :-)

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