Simple DIY Thank You Cards for Anyone

Simple DIY thank you cards are quick and inexpensive gifts that will show appreciation for any occasion. They're also great for people for us card makers!  I think I make mostly birthday cards and thank you cards – oh wait, and Christmas cards.

Today I am sharing a fun card using some new supplies and also a stamp set that has been out for about a year.

 

A simple DIY thank you card is an easy way to say thanks to someone without spending too much time or money on it.

 

One of my favorite new supplies is a die that I almost missed my first time through the catalog.  The Blooming Happiness dies are worth the price just to get the two edging dies in the set.  Consider the of the dies bonus ones.  These dies are coordinate with the Happiness Abounds stamp set and can be purchased for one year as a bundle.  I have listed them all in the supplies section below.

For the sentiment, I went with a Thank You from the Cup of Tea stamp set.  I just love mixing and matching all of my supplies – when I do that I just feel like I have really gotten my money's worth!

 

Choose Your Colors.

If you're looking for something different than traditional thank you cards, try making your own simple DIY thank you card with some fun colors.  For this card, all you need is white, black, and your “pop color”.  For me, I went with Polished Pink.

A fun thing to do is make a set of 4 of these cards.  Choose a different “pop color” for each card.  Tie a bow around the set and give these as a gift.  They are delightful!

 

Choose Your Supplies.

There's no need to spend a lot of money on fancy paper and envelopes when you can make your own simple DIY thank you cards at home. All you need is a few supplies and a little creativity.  Based on the number of supplies you need for this one, I would recommend these supplies for someone that is ready to 100% dive into card making or already has a stash of basic supplies.

Here is the full list of supplies I used.  I am listing the large Die Cutting and Embossing Machine because you can emboss your background and do your die cutting of your cute sentiment layer with the hole punched edging with the same machine. If you bought just the mini machine you won't be able to fully emboss your background using the folder I did.

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Cut Your Layers.

To start, cut out your design using your dies and your Trimmer.

Basic White:

  • 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • 3-1/3″ x 4-1/2″
  • 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

Basic Black:

  • 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • 2″ x 3″

Then dry emboss your 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock.  Fold your card base and add your dry embossed layer on top.

 

Do Your Stamping.

Now it's time to stamp your flowers in your “pop color” and your little dots in Tuxedo Black ink.  If you don't have the Hello Ladybug stamp set, and it's not on your wishlist, you can use a black marker to create your dots.  All of this is done on a piece of Basic White 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ card stock.  Once done add to your card base.

Stamp your small flower in Tuxedo Black ink along the bottom of your die cut white card stock.  Stamp your sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink above where you want your ribbon to sit.  Color in your flowers with your pop color.

Layer your sentiment layer onto your Basic Black card stock.

 

Add some finishing touches.

To make them even better, we are going to add a bow on top.

Take your pop color ribbon and wrap it around your layered sentiment pieces.  Then tie a bow with your 10 Second Bow Maker and add it on top of your wrapped ribbon piece.

Use Dimensionals to add this all to your card and you are done!

 

Thank You

These simple DIY thank you cards are perfect for any occasion. Whether you need to send them as a gift or just want to show appreciation, these cards are sure to impress!  See you in the next project! XOXO, Meg

 

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