Thank you cards are always good to have on hand – think about it… You’ve always got someone to thank, for something! And how much does it brighten your day to receive a thank you card, especially when it’s for something you did just because?? Don’t forget to thank the people that impact your life on a daily basis, whether in person, a quick text, or a nice handmade card! Here are a couple cards I’ve made up to inspire you… One is more simple than the other, so pick your level and go to it!
Quick Card – Use your scraps!
I like this card because it didn’t take a lot of supplies to create. One sheet of B&T Duos paper was enough to create FOUR cards! I love the Stella B&T Duos – as with all of the CTMH collections, the patterns coordinate so well that little thought needs to go into “matching” so you can jump right into creating :) Just cut out your pieces, then flip and flop until you get a combination you’re happy with. I love that CTMH doesn’t waste any space and provides you with a coordinating strip of paper to use with your projects at the top of each piece of paper, on the opposite side of where all the information is shown.
I used Thoughtful Tidings for the sentiment on these cards, distressed all the edges with Cocoa ink, and added a little bling with some itty bitty sparkles.
Banner Card – a few more steps!
This next card can be adapted for any occasion – just change the words on the banners! This one uses a lot of the same supplies as the last card, with the addition of the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and the Trinity Alphabet stamp set. Here’s a quick picture of the supplies I used, including the pennants for my banners already stamped.
Here’s a tip I use often, especially with the Art Philosophy cartridge. Instead of cutting out just the amount of shapes I need, I fill the page and cut as many as I can, then save the others in a little bag to use later on. They’re a quick grab for other projects and with all of the coordinating stamps, it’s great to have extra tags and shapes on hand for when you need just one or two! Here’s a picture of the banner pennants I cut out – look how many you can fit on one 12×12″ page!! I think I got 121 cut at 1″! These will come in handy for making quick custom happy birthday cards!
Once I distressed the edges of my pennants and papers, I used Chocolate Waxy Flax to string my banner together. Waxy Flax is stronger than string or twine and makes it super simple to shape your banner once it’s strung together. I like to adhere each pennant down individually and then the Waxy Flax can hang off on it’s own. Here’s my final card:
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