Making a Handmade Thank You Card

I woke up this morning all excited to make a card – and making a handmade thank you card was the first thing I wanted to do!

This is the first card I have made in my new stamp room!  I have always believed that everything should start with gratitude, so the new stamp room was christened by making a handmade thank you card – what could be better?

It started with two of my favorite new stamp sets:  Timeless Treasures and Perfect Pairings.

The colors started with the new Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon.  I am a sucker for narrow ribbons as they can add little pops of color and texture and not be like a giant cheer bow on the front of the card.  So Bermuda Bay was a given.  Add in some Hello Honey and then I finally settled on Rich Razzleberry.  Then I needed a neutral and pulled in Smoky Slate because all cards are better with some Smoky Slate!

After I wiped the drool off the Timeless Treasures stamp set, I used it to create a subtle background on my card front using the grid and the dot stamps.  The grid is stamped with Smoky Slate and the dots in Hello Honey.


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


The Perfect Pairings is perfectly named.  It has stamps that were designed to pair together.  Either by splitting the pair and stamping one part on the front and one in the inside, or as I did below, together on one piece of card stock giving you the trendy look of mixing fonts.

Perfect Pairings is a Sale-a-Bration choice – and remember what I always say – free stamps always stamp better 🙂

The Thank You part is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the Kindly is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.   The circle looked a little plain, so I added some Hello Honey faux stitching.


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


Choosing which color would be the mat backing for the sentiment layer and which would be the heart was more of a challenge than I really should admit on a Monday morning.  But I haven't even finished my first cup of coffee, so I admit that I was crafting challenged this morning.

The answer came from the ribbon.  If I wanted a bow on the heart then the heart HAD to be Razzleberry.  From that ah-ha moment forward, the card came together quickly.


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


Right before I added the card front to the card base, I wanted to add something else to the left hand side, but I didn't want to “add” something, but it needed something.

The Hearts Border punch was sitting right in front of me, so I figured why not?


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


It was the perfect touch!

And just like that, the card was completed.


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


Here are the supplies I used on my handmade thank you card.  To order any of the supplies I used, just click a pic!


If you are the type that uses a tool and them immediately puts it away, I simply do not understand you!  This is what my space looks like after making one card:


Making a Handmade Thank You Card


I will be editing the photos from my stamp room makeover over the next two days, I took over 150 pictures, so it takes a bit!  But I gotta tell you, it was fantastic to be creating in my new stamp room today!  Thank you so much for joining me in making a handmade thank you card – I can't wait to share more creative projects with you ;).


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