Thanks So Much Ribbon Handmade Card

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Ok, so I need to quit making my projects sideways (camera set up isn’t great), and late at night lol! My ribbon is kind of skewed in a couple of places, but you get the idea and you can make yours straight :). I found my glitter paper that I like, then went to see if I had any ribbons to match the colors, and came up with  several. Then I punched flowers from the glitter paper and put rhinestones in the centers. My tag was made by stamping and then cutting around the image, and matting it onto the dark brown paper. The base card is also dark brown, and the embossed paper is Kraft paper, the same as the tag. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Masking Tape Background Technique for Paper Crafts

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Sometimes it’s fun to grab something you have around the house and use it for another purpose. Such is the idea behind this week’s project. I saw a neat background on a project, and hunted it down to find out how it was done. The best part is that it’s done with masking tape, or painter’s tape, and it’s super duper easy and customizable to any project just by changing the ink colors and/or the width and length of the tape.

For the rest of the card, I used a length of ribbon, a flower stamps, and a thanks stamp. See the video below for complete instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank You Tags Handmade Card

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This is a super simple Thank You card that makes use of ribbon and 2 tags for an interesting look. The ribbon is hard to see, but it’s a white background with a silver design printed on it. I actually got it at the Dollar Tree at Christmas time, so keep your eyes open in those sorts of stores for economical supplies that can be used all year.

To make this card extra easy, I used silver Thank You stickers instead of stamping and embossing, and I used a metallic red heart brad for an accent. The small tag is from a McGill punch, and the white tag is a Cricut die cut tag that I cut in half. I believe the cartridge was Accent Essentials. I inked the edges of the tags with Ranger Walnut Stain. Thanks for stopping by!

3-Panel Thank You Card

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This is a very easy card, just using 3 different coordinating patterned papers, a flower, 2 ribbons, and a tag cut in half for the greeting. I used papers from a cardstock pad, and that’s always the easy way to find coordinating papers. The paper on the opposite side is the same color as the flower, so it’s a neat way to visually bring the whole card together. I would love to see what combinations you come up with!

Sunset Bird Handmade Thank You Card

I was wondering how to make a sunset type of background with just ink, and after a few mess-ups that just didn’t work out, I came upon the way to make this card.

The inks I used were a marker and then two distress ink pads, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China. After using my yellow marker, I applied the distress inks with the Ink Blending Tool.

The cute bird is one of my all time favorite stamps. It’s from the Urban Tapestry  collection. I also used a Thanks stamp and some ribbon. I think I could have placed the bird stamp a bit better (so the sun isn’t in his tummy LOL!), but I like how it turned out overall. Enjoy!

Flowered Thanks Stamped Card

This is a simple & fun stamped thank you card. I used Open Almond Petals flower stamp, a jewel for the flower, a little border to serve as stems, and thanks stamp, silver embossing powder, black ink, and of course paper: orange cardstock, white cardstock and a patterned gingham paper.
I stamped the black flowers and stems first, then I stamped another flower on a separate paper and also stamped Thanks on a piece of white paper the width of the card. Both the extra flower and the Thanks were embossed with silver & the extra flower was cut out. After gluing down the parts of the card, I  used a zot for the extra flower and placed it off-center above the left flower. The gem went in the center and I was finished!

Thanks So Much Card

This is a very simple Thank You Card, but the different placement of the greeting with the ribbon woven underneath sets it off quite nicely.

Because I used pearl paper, I also used a solvent ink (StazOn) so it wouldn’t smear on the slick paper. The ribbon is just a generic 1″ satin white ribbon.

Video instructions below 🙂

Simple Thanks Card

It’s great to say “Thanks!” and here’s a fun and easy way to do it. This card just uses 2 stamps, silver embossing powder, a Southwest Punch, and a few bling jewels.

I actually found the beautiful butterfly stamp at a dollar store, so the actual image is very thin, but it works quite well on plain untextured paper. You never know what you will find at dollar stores 🙂

I used StazOn ink for the Thanks stamp because it adheres well to those slippery surfaces, like the pearl DCWV paper that I chose for this card.

Elegant Thanks

I love to have extra cards around that I need the most often, like Thank You cards & Birthday cards. You always need them sooner or later. So, my first choice are ones that are easily made and work for almost any recipient.

This Thank You card is an easy & fast one, plus you can easily change up the colors and adapt it for birthdays as well. Enjoy 🙂