Friday, September 9, 2011

Easy Thank You Cards


Every year my school has a book fair, and as part of it, many families purchase books to donate to the classroom.  Ours is coming up soon, so I thought I'd make a bunch of little thank you cards to have on hand at school.  These were very easy to make, using My Creative Time's Small Talk stamp set and the Cricut Recess cartridge.


I used a 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" card base, scored at 3 1/4".  I then took a 3" square of kraft cardstock and stamped the border and sentiment from Small Talk on them, and I used pop dots to adhere the book cut from Recess (sorry, I didn't save the size on this one).  A little Glossy Accents on the apple finished it off.  It was very easy to make 9 of these at once, and it would be simple to switch out another cut for the books to fit your need.


For my envelopes, I used the square envelope from the Walk in My Garden cartridge.  This is my favorite envelope for square cards, and it's really easy to use.  For my 3 1/4" cards, I just cut 3 1/4" envelopes.  Perfect!  Another tip for envelopes:  I always use thin patterned paper, not cardstock.  It's much easier to work with.  I also use my Gypsy to hide the scoring tick marks.  It's obvious where to score because of the shape of the cut anyway, and I like the look of it better.

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, and Rustic Cream Cardstock
The Paper Company Kraft Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Little Boys and Their Toys" Patterned Paper
My Creative Time "Small Talk" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy & Dark Chocolate Ink
Glossy Accents

15 comments:

Kate said...

This is so cute. I love it. You are so sweet Katie. I really need to get me that Walk in my Garden Cartridge.

Hugs
Kate

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a great project and wonderful cards!
Carolyn
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http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

TheLastOfNine said...

These are small and simple but still so cute.
Gloria

chillin with Quillin said...

cute, love the envelopes!!!

~ Lori ~ said...

Those are so cute! Cards like that would be a cute gift to give to your favorite teacher to use!

Glora said...

These are awesome Katie. I love that you made them ahead of the event too, that will make it so nice. The envelopes are perfect too. Hugs- Glora

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are just amazing... I am sure they appreciate you at the school.. Super cute cards (I can't believe you didn't save the size of the books.. lol good thing I don't have that cart. wonder if I need it. again lol) Thanks for the tip on the envelopes.. I never had much luck making them.. maybe I will try again. hugs from ukiah

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Cute cards and what a great idea. TFS.

Shar said...

Super cute, Katie! Love this simple but sweet idea. And the envelopes are adorbs too.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

you are so smart and organized! I want to be you when I grow up! :) I love that little stamp set!

cherylj559 said...

Katie, that is so nice to make those handmade thankyous. Your envelope color asst. is cool!

ChatterScene.com said...

I love these!So cute.

Abby said...

Katie these are just adorable!!! CUTENESS!!!!

Abby

Sue Alger said...

I think these would also make great "thank you" cards for a teacher.

Smiley21 said...

This is very cute!