How to Make A Thank You Card – Paper Craft Ideas

Today's post is all about making a thank you card, another paper craft idea for you all!

This card goes out to my Aunt and Uncle.  They are an honorary Aunt and Uncle, my mom's cousins actually.  (Both my parents were only children – which makes for an entire family that can fit around one table at this point.)

This extended family only lives about 5 hours away, but I have only seen them probably about 10 times – and most of that is at weddings and funerals.  This was no different – as I saw them at a wedding this past weekend.

Somehow my sister and I wound up at a four person table with this Aunt and Uncle.  I knew we would have a pleasant time visiting, but that was not at all what we had.  We had a blast!!!  They are awesome!  We laughed and laughed as we devoured a Chicago style deep dish pizza.  My sister and I were planning on splitting one, and then they were ordering the same exact thing as us, so we just got a big one.

As our bellies grew miserably full, the laughter didn't end.  I am one of those people who always want to know how people met.  So I asked.  I had no idea that they started dating right out of high school.  All the way through him joining the Army, rather than him getting inevitably drafted.  Their first apartment, the little town they lived in, and more.

It was great!  I have no idea why I never would have classified these two as funny before.  Nice, great, and cheerful people, but if someone ever asked me to describe them, I don't think I ever would have said funny.

It was such a highlight of the trip – from unexpected dinner companions to laughing hysterically – and relentlessly teasing Aunt Lucy for not making an apple pie (or 12) to bring with her.  (She is known for her apple pies!)

So this morning, I knew that I had to make them a card and just let them know how much it meant to me to spend an evening really talking to them.

Now that you know the story, let's move on to the card.

I have a feeling that Uncle David will look at it and say, “That's nice.”  So I decided to really make the card more with Aunt Lucy in mind.  That is why it is a bit more girly.

The patterned paper gave me the jumping off point for the card.  It is the All Abloom paper from Stampin' Up!  That gave me my color palette of Strawberry Slush and Mossy Meadow.  The yellow should be Daffodil Delight, but I went with Hello Honey for the ribbon and it coordinates perfectly for this card.

(You can see the entire supply list at the bottom of this post.)

Then it came to the background.  I initially started with Daffodil Delight, moved to Mossy Meadow, and opted for just Whisper White.  That got dry embossed with the new and upcoming Filigree Frame embossing folder that will be available on August 28th.

For my top layers, it came down to shapes.  I tried a circle, I tried a square – and opted for a combination of the two with the Window Frames Framelits.

It's kinda like a mullet – business and party all in one!

The message was simple.  It was stamped from the Lots of Thanks stamp set from Stampin' Up! in Strawberry Slush ink.  Add a backing of Strawberry Slush and drop those layers onto another Whisper White square.

How to Make A Thank You Card - Paper Craft Ideas

Then wrap your big layer with the yummy Hello Honey ribbon.  Tie a bow with the same ribbon and attach it to the strip of ribbon.  If you struggle at all with bow tying, be sure to check out the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It helps you tie perfect bows all the time!

For the inside, I went with just another piece of Whisper White that is dry embossed with the same Filigree Frame.

Here is the finished card:

How to Make A Thank You Card - Paper Craft Ideas

Here is the supply list for the entire card minus the embossing folder that isn't quite available yet.  To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item name below and you can recreate this card for a friend or family member that you really want to tell them that you so enjoyed their company here recently!

Thank you so much for joining me through my story with my family all the way through this card.   I love creating cards for specific people and for specific people, I find it so enjoyable!  I hope that you liked today's paper crafting idea and learning how to make this card!

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