I am in desperate need of thank you cards.  Like needed them this past Monday.  So today is all about making easy thank you cards that are still stunning!

We spent most of yesterday taking down all the Christmas decor.  Which then turns into winter cleaning trying to get up all the pine needles from the tree.  Then that turned into cleaning/scrubbing the kitchen and the cabinets.  Anyone else ever go down that cleaning rabbit hole?

This morning though I felt really guilty because yesterday should have been thank you card day, but you just heard how that went.

The afternoon is full today, so how could I quickly make thank you cards?

First, I started with my favorite sentiment set from this year's Sale-a-Bration.  It has a ginormous “Thank You” stamp that can do most the heavy lifting on your card.  Years ago these large sentiments were not at all popular, now they are fun and trendy – which worked out well for me.

By letting the huge sentiment be the focal point I only needed a few elements to make the card pop.

I grabbed the Pop of Pink patterned paper and found to patterns that would work perfect.  One has a bit of gold in it, the other has some black and white stripes.  So I have a little black and white and some metallic.  Then for a color, I stuck with Melon Mambo.  You can use any color for your accent color, go nuts!

I stamped my giant “Thank You” in Tuxedo Black ink and then used little strips of patterned paper behind it.  It looks like that patterned paper goes all the way behind the sentiment layer, but it doesn't.  Another great paper saving tip right there!

Then I stamped my pink sentiment and look what happened.  I smeared my pink while trying not to sneeze!  UGH!!!


Making Easy Thank You Cards


Now what?  Start all over or find a “oops fixer”?  I opted for a “oops fixer” as that is when I often find fun ways to add to the card and it usually turns into a happy accident.

Since I started with gold, I grabbed my Gold Foil paper.  Then I grabbed some Whisper White card stock.  The pink sentiment got stamped on the new strip of Whisper White and then layered onto my Gold Foil to make the banners.

I LOVE the way the oops turned out – and now that I will be making several of these, they will all have the foil banner.

Here is the final version of my thank you card:




If you want to make the same or similar card I shared with you today, below are a list of the supplies I used.  Simply click on the images below to order them through my online store.  Remember with Sale-a-Bration, you can't buy the selected items, you can only earn them with a $50 merchandise order.

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Leave me a comment if you like this project or have questions about it.  Making easy thank you cards is a great way to spend the rest of the morning!


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