Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Easy Thank You Cards

My class gave me a generous gift card for Christmas, so I needed to make a lot of thank you cards.  I came up with two designs that were easy to mass produce.  This first one I made for each of the girls in my class.  I got a Silhouette for Christmas, and I used it to create my card base.  It's a 7" x 4 7/8" rectangle, scored at 3 1/2" (it fits an A1 size envelope).  I added the "Thank You" with a font from my computer.  The patterned strip is cut at 2" x 4 7/8", and the white is 1 3/4" x 4 7/8".  I stamped the cute shopping bags from My Creative Time's Keepin' It Classy stamp set.

I adhered a strip of pink paper on the inside of the card to make the letters stand out when the card is closed.

The card for my boys is an A2 size.  I used my Silhouette again to cut the "thank you" from fonts welded together on my computer.  They are cut from kraft cardstock and stamped with a Papertrey Ink Woodgrain stamp.  When I made my holiday cards, I accidentally die cut too many snowmen, but they found a good home on these cards!

Shopping Bag Card Recipe:

The Paper Company Kraft Cardstock
Patterned Paper from my Stash
Papertrey Ink Rustic White & Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
My Creative Time's "Keepin' It Classy" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, & Summer Sunrise Ink

Snoman Card Recipe:

Papertrey Ink True Black & Rustic White Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Little Boys & their Toys" Patterned Paper
The Paper Company Kraft Cardstock
Papertrey Ink "Made of Snow Mini" Stamp Set & Dies
Papertrey Ink "Background Basics:  Woodgrain" Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


Carolyn/MamaC said...

What fun and cute 'Thank You' cards! And easy, too...great!

Glora said...

These are both perfect! And I'm glad to see that your Silhouette machine is coming in handy. You will have to tell me how you like it :)! Hugs- Glora

Annette Allen said...

fun cards...love that snowman..

liz at liz's paper loft said...

very cute Katie!!! love how the thank you is cut out! be careful you Bug might be getting jealous! hehehe

chillin with Quillin said...

cute cards, love the snowman!!!

Jovan said...

Super cute cards!

Happymom2010 said...

Great cards Katie!!! Love the one with the "Thank You" cut out, so elegant. Hugs,

Got2BCrafting said...

Your cards look great Katie!! I have been wanting to get a Silhouette, but I think my DH would kill me if I told him I NEEDED another machine!! I do want to know how you like it tho!! :)
Happy New Year!

janner said...

Really cute cards. I love the purses.

Linda said...

Love the thank you cards you made. Please let us know how it goes with your Silhouette. I have nothing but good about it. I'm still learing the Cricut.

Sandy C. said...

Oh Katie!! Can you PLEASE!!! do a video with your Silhouette? I really want one, don't need one, and I would love to see how they work. Thanks so much. Love all your cards. Sandy C.

Ruth G said...

Super cute! It's so inspirational to make great thank you's when you are so grateful for someone's generosity! TFS!

Hank hendricks said...

Your card is great...I need it for my Gift Card envelopes to use.