Today I want to share a personal story with you and show you how to make cute thank you cards fast and easy with nothing more than paper, stamps and washi tape – with a little bling for fun!
First, I want to say that, hands down, my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set this year is So Very Much. Why? Well it's all my grandmother's fault.
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. That I don't look at her picture, and in all honesty – that I don't talk to her. She was 50 years older than me and yet we were thick as thieves – we got into a lot of mischief and just were typically up to no good. Despite that age difference, she really was my best friend and a lot of my character comes from her.
My grandmother taught me that you can never say “Thank You” enough. Even when you think you have, you still haven't! And as I have gotten older, I have learned that she was absolutely correct.
Thank you cards are probably my favorite cards to make and I think I got that from her, too. March 23rd was her birthday and I still can't believe she has been gone for over ten years. But I ALWAYS think of her when I make a Thank You card and I think that's one of the ways I stay connected to her love.
That said, she would not have liked THIS card at all! Take a look:
She didn't like black and the rough edges of the washi tape would have driven her nuts! She was all about clean lines and such. Not me! Here's another look:
That is the great thing about card making – you can make the card your style or the recipients! It's so very versatile!
Something I want to point out that, despite being only a one-layer card, this project has some depth to it. The tiny dots on the background paper with the larger polka-diamonds – yes, that's a thing because I say it is – on the black washi tape make that white panel “float” so you have a lot of visual interest with just that one layer. Here's a peek to show you it truly IS flat:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card:
And one last thing about this project, well most projects actually; I always try to do a little something inside the card. They feel more finished to me and there's nothing like the surprise of even more cuteness inside a card for the recipient. Here's what I did to this one:
Isn't that a nice touch? It only takes a few seconds and sometimes I can even use scraps from the pieces I use on the front of the card!
This set is only available for just a few more days, so if you think you might need to say Thank You to someone in your world – grab this set. I PROMISE you won't be sad you did. And it's a Sale-A-Bration set, which means it is free with a $50 order – and free stamps always stamp better <wink, wink>.
Now you've got a new trick for how to make cute thank you cards using some pretty basic materials – go forth and say “Thank You”!