Quick and Easy Thank You Card

Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Cottage Crafts Make-n-take, Greeting Cards | 2 comments

I’ll be at Cottage Crafts Boutique in San Jose on Saturday, April 5th, 11-1pm with this quick and easy thank you card as a free make-n-take to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary!  You know I have a hard time deciding sometimes so I’m letting my stampers choose which color they like best:

flower card crisp cantaloupe a

Crisp Cantaloupe

 

flower card pool party 1

Pool Party

 

flower card summer starfruit 1

Summer Starfruit

 

I have a lot of this pattern from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper left over from my Sale-a-bration projects and love it against the Whisper White cardstock.  One of my customers recently asked me why I was using white as a background on so many of my recent projects and I thinks it’s because it’s such a nice, clean and crisp look.  Sometimes as paper crafters, we can pile on the cardstock layers, ribbons and miscellaneous embellishments and our cards end up quite heavy.  I’m sure it’s a phase but right now I’m really enjoying the simpler and cleaner look to cards with less “stuff.”  It’s also quite fun to whip out a pile of quick and easy thank you cards in a flash too 😉

Here are the supplies:

  • Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Perfectly Penned
  • Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Petite Petal Punch, Dimensionals

 

Remember that the Flower Shop and Pansy Punch are available as a bundle option and will save you 15%.  The Petite Petals stamp set and punch are also available as a bundle in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog.

I love adding a strip of designer series paper (this one measures 2″ x 5 1/2″) as a starting point for creating a card.  It gives you a nice background but still allows the base of the card to show and leave you room for stamping a greeting.  Stampin’ Up! is great at providing us crafters with images that coordinate with punches and it’s so quick to stamp it, punch it and pop it up!  I also curled the edges of the flowers with the Bone Folder to give them a little more dimension.

I could add paper piercing, ribbon and Rhinestones but I wanted to keep this make-n-take quick and easy because most of the stampers at the store are in a hurry and some are also new to stamping.  This project does not look intimidating to beginners but my experienced stampers also enjoy it because it quick but still quite pretty.  Win win!

If you are local, please stop by and celebrate Cottage Crafts Boutique’s 20th Anniversary and while you’re there, make this quick and easy thank you card with me 🙂

 

2 Comments

  1. Very nice and simple thank you card. I had a few ladies from Stampin Connections and spilitcoast stampers send me dsp and cardstock scraps so I could create some cards with a few friends. My finance has a brain tumor and we are both home and out of work. I sometimes feel like crafting and making cards with a friend and now I have some papers to craft with. I wanted to send them a thank you card and this is perfect. It helps to take my mind of of things. Thanks for your great videos, I have learned so much through the years. Great job! Kristin 🙂

    • Thank you Kristin! I’m very sorry to hear about your fiancé. My sister-n-law had a brain tumor removed a few years ago. Thankfully it was contained and she is doing well. Stamping has been a huge support for me personally too and a nice relief from difficult times. Positive houghts and payers for you and your fiancé.

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