DIY Card Making:  How to Make a Thank You Card

I have struggled with the perfect card for a friend that always just blows me away with her willingness to give and give and give – and I have needed a card for her for quite a while.  After making about 15 different cards, I have decided on this one.

So if you need a thank you card and want to learn how to make this one, let's go!

To start, I grabbed my patterned paper and that gave me my color palette.  The patterned paper is called Sweet Sorbet and it is not a paper that you can buy.   It is the Sale-a-Bration paper from Stampin' Up called Sweet Sorbet.  And the colors I pulled in on this version of the card are Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding.

When I say this version of the card, what I mean is that this is the simple version – the quick and easy, clean and simple version.  I made this card with more layers and more pop to share in Stamping Family today.

Side note:  I am really excited to have enough of a voice to post a video in Stamping Family today!  It has been a week since I got sick, was running a fever, sounded like I ate a slowly dying frog and spent a week in bed.  I LOVE making videos for that group of stampers and it is great to be back in the proverbial saddle!

Back to the card:

DIY Card Making:  How to Make a Thank You Card


My starburst circle (the circle with the pinked edge) started as a plain circle, but it just felt a little flat – it needed a bit more.  I added a layer behind it and it made my circle too big, and then I remembered this Starburst Framelit set.  It is rapidly becoming one of my favorite nesting dies.  I love me some scallops, don't get me wrong, but it is SOOOOOOOOOOO nice to have a different edge around my circles.  KWIM?

I love the Summer Starfruit satin ribbon with this.  I was wanting ribbon and as I pried my tired eyes open this morning, I was hoping that the yellow in the patterned paper was Summer Starfruit and not Crushed Curry just so that I could use this ribbon.  I tied my bow (if you struggle with making bows, be sure to grab yourself a 10 Second Bow Maker – it will end your bow tying frustration!)  What you are seeing is two separate pieces of ribbon.  There is one piece that is about 5 inches long that wraps around the patterned paper and the Crisp Cantaloupe layer.  And then the bow is tied separately and stuck on using a glue dot.


DIY Card Making:  How to Make a Thank You Card

Onto the stamping:  I used a stamp set that has two parts so that the second part could go in the inside of the card.  The stamp set is the One in A Million Stamp Set from Stampin' Up.  The front was stamped in Pistachio Pudding and the inside in the Crisp Cantaloupe.

(For the stepped up version, I kept the same inks and sentiment, so that part is unchanged.)

DIY Card Making:  How to Make a Thank You Card

Here is the inside of the card:

DIY Card Making:  How to Make a Thank You Card

Here is a list of supplies that I used to create this card:


To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item name and add them to your shopping cart.  You can be making this card this time next week.  To make the stepped up version of this card, just be sure to add some Pool Party card stock to your order.

stamping familyTo see how to step this card up via video tutorial and also get a print out with all the supplies and dimensions, be sure to check out Stamping Family!  With over 80 videos in the site in just under 6 months, there is a lot to see in there!  Click here to learn more about Stamping Family today.

I hope that you enjoyed this DIY Thank you card and that you try making one today for someone that really goes above and beyond for you!



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