DIY Thank You Cards

Nothing says thank you like a personalized thank you card. A little token filled with personalized sentiments to make someone smile. When do you send a little bit of thanks? After a shower or wedding? A birthday or holiday? For CCB Crew Member Patti of A Soul’s Heartbeat created a series of thank you cards for her cousin to pass on to friends, family and medical crew who are helping her through a recent car accident.

What a great idea Patti!!! Such a warm way to help your loved one heal through the trauma and also share gratitude. Being grateful for your loved ones and for life. These card are beautiful and we are sure everyone will love receiving them…Let’s scroll down to read Patti’s story and see her project…

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My cousin was recently struck by a car and is recuperating at home for the next few months. She has a huge support network of friends in the area whom I am sure will provide food, comfort, friendship and support. With these gifts of loves come the need to say thank you. I have made her a set of eight thank you cards to either hand give or mail to those she’ll want to say a special thank you to. This provides a win win situation, I get to give her a gift of love with these cards and envelopes and she in turn gets to re-gift them to her friends.
Materials Used 

Tools Used

  • Martha Stewart Scor-Board
  • WRMK 123 Punch Board
  • WRMK Corner Chomper
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • ATG double sided tape
  • Tweezer Bees
  • Cuttlebee Scissors
  • Creative Memories Tearing Ruler
  • Various Stamps-Spellbinders, Stampin’ Up, Penny Black, Just Rite Stampers
  • Cutterpillar and Fiskars cutters
Step 1
Using the Kraft paper from the Mixed Media Pad cut the 12”x12” piece into an 8.5” x 11” piece and a 3.5 x 7” piece. Toss the skinny strip but retain the end piece from the 3.5”x7” piece for a later project. Cut the 8.5 “x 11” piece in half either direction (depending on how you want your cards to open), score all pieces in half. This gives you 3 card bases, 2 at A2 size (4.25” x 5.5” and one 3.5” square)
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Step 2
Either with your fingers or a tearing ruler tear your paper into strips to fit the fronts of your card bases. Cut your burlap, included in the mixed media pad, into a piece slightly smaller than the front of your card base. Remove the outer threads from the burlap until you achieve the look you like. Retain the pulled threads. At this point tie and knot seam binding around your decorative mat, I had tea dyed mine before using. Tie the seam binding into a bow. Glue the burlap and, the torn decorative mat with the seam binding to your card base.
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Step 3
Using either a pre-made tag or a piece of paper stamp your front sentiment and attach to the front of card. Tear decorative paper scraps for inside of card and stamp with sentiment.
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Step 4
Mist your card fronts (and insides as well if you like) with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold. It takes just a little to really step up your cards.
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Step 5
Taking four or five of the threads you pulled from the burlap secure them with one wrapped around the middle and tied. Glue the bundle behind your ribbon bow. The burlap is very strong and can withstand the tug and pull of the tied knot with no problem.
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 Step 6
If you want to add a little more punch to your cards you can always fussy cut and pop up. I fussy cut the flower, misted it with water, shaped it and allowed to dry. Then I popped it above the other to give more dimension.
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Step 7
To make envelopes I use Georgia Pacific 110 lb paper and either the Martha Stewart Scor Board with the envelope maker or WRMK 123 punch board. I use the ½” Corner Chomper to corner the envelope edges. Using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tattered Rose I go around all edges before gluing the envelope. I then ink over all outer envelope folds. I add double sided tape to the inside top so the recipient can glue the envelopes closed when sending by simply removing the glue.
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Here is a great video of this project for you to enjoy on Patti’s You Tube Channel.

 Too see more of Patti’s works visit her Blog A Soul’s Heartbeat or her You Tube Channel….
Happy Creating!!!!


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