Do you send out thank you cards to others? While growing up, my mom always made us write a thank you note to acknowledge the thoughtfulness of the person sending the gift.
Now I also make my kids write out thank you notes for everything. I think that this is a good habit to have in life. So… I am still feeling the Christmas craft mood and thought of a beautiful homemade thank you card I received last year. This year, I decided that I want to make a couple cards to send out instead of using the store bought ones that I traditionally use.
I did not want to spend a lot of money. I knew I had to buy the actual cardstock cards so I stopped at Wal-Mart and picked up a 25 count package of cards with envelopes for only $5.00. I had pretty paper, fabric, ribbon, gift tags and wrapping paper that I have collected throughout the years (and this year while unwrapping gifts!) that I could use to make the cards:
I also picked up small Velcro pads to be able to ‘lift’ articles off of the paper to make it two dimensional:
And then I just went to town pasting:
See how I used my new pinking shears I got for Christmas? And I found a new way to use my old paint sample strips!
Since they are my homemade cards, I decided not to write ‘Thank You’ on the front of card because my handwriting is sooooo bad. The solution would be to buy a thank you stamp:
Wouldn’t card making be a fun project to do with the kids? Below are some examples that I found online:
I love the cards with buttons:
Just be aware of what you put on card if you are sticking in envelope and mailing. I tried tying a ribbon around card but then could not make it fit in envelope. You could always use a larger envelope.
Do you send out thank you cards? Don’t you think a homemade card would really make someone’s day?
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All photos other than mine are from pinterest.
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