Monday, September 1, 2008

September 1 - Thank You Cards

I've been working on mass-producing Thank You cards this weekend to send to everyone who took one of my classes in August. I know it will take the element of surprise from the people getting them who took a class in August and read this blog, but the design is SO easy to re-produce I thought it would be a great way to start out the month of September. I often forget to send Thank You notes (yes, slap my hand please!) but I'm REALLY trying to get better at remembering to do it. And the first step is to have Thank You notes/cards on hand, right? So here we go...send one to someone you care about today (or tomorrow since there is no mail today)! :)

Thank You Card

Ingredients:
  • Kraft cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
  • Patterned Paper (Melissa Frances)
  • Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
  • White Pen (Signo)
  • Thank You stamp (Stampin' Up!)
  • Chocolate Chip ink (Stampin' Up!)
  • Pearls & Large Rhinestone (Kaiser Craft)
  • Pink Paper Flower (Kaiser Craft)
Instructions:
  1. Cut an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of kraft cardstock in half so you have two 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sized sheets.
  2. Fold them in half to make your card.
  3. Cut your patterned paper into 5-1/2" x 2" strips.
  4. Using your border punch, punch along one of the longer sides of this strip of paper. Adhere it to your card.
  5. Stamp your "Thank You" in the middle of your strip that you just adhered to the card.
  6. Place a small pearl on each end of the stamped image.
  7. Using your white pen dot along the top and the bottom scallop of your patterned paper.
  8. Adhere a large rhinestone in the center of your flower and decorate it further with your white pen if you wish. I added some little white dots to each angle of the rhinestone.
That's it - hope you are having a WONDERFUL holiday weekend! :)

3 comments:

Becky said...

These are beautiful! I always forget to use kraft cardstock...I need to remember to reach for it more often!

Ashley said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

Sharon Milburn said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of these cards!