Jul 21, 2016

Quick and Simple Thank You Cards

Hi, Y'all!
After receiving such an overwhelming response to my Quick and Simple Baby Shower Cards post, I thought I'd share with you a quick and simple way to construct handmade thank you cards.  I'm always in need of a quick thank you card and with a little help from my daughter, these came together in a snap. 

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To make these cards, I used 3x5 journaling cards from My Minds Eye.  On one side of the journaling tag, there is a space to record sentiments/memories, on the other side is just a pattern.  I used the patterned side. I had my daughter use my old, big, red Sizzix machine to die-cut the hearts. I then used both the die-cut negative and the hearts themselves to make the cards.

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For this card, I used one of the die-cut hearts that my daughter labored over.  I glued it down to the card.  Next, I used an old Stampin Up stamp to heat emboss the "thank you" sentiment, using gold embossing powder. 

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Lastly, I added a piece of gold striped washi tape across the bottom of the card and embellished with a single gold sequin. This card is done!

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For the next two cards, I used the die-cut negatives but basically did the same thing.  I glued down the negative, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. 

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To embellish the cards I added some coordinating lace and some sequins. Finished!  With my daughter doing all of the die-cutting, the cards came together like on an assembly line. 

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The only trouble I had in making these cards was the actual embossing.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to get consistent results. I ended up throwing away several cards that I had messed up.  I'd love for you all to share any tips you may have as to how to achieve the best results when heat embossing.  I just can't seem to get the hang of it. 

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At least these three cards turned out well.  If you'd be interested in purchasing these cards or others like them then feel free to check out my Etsy shop
As always, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. 

Blessings,