Handmade Gift Cards

A simple “Thank You” is the common way to show gratitude for things received, compliments given or opportunities presented. Buying a return card or tiny token to hand out to the person who made our day is the next step in the Thank You process. But creating a handmade card or gift is much more special for both you and the receiver. If everyone in the world could be grateful for the smallest of things the world would be even greater.
Today Several of our CCB Crew Members show us how to make personalized handmade Thank You cards. You can make a few to have on hand, because you just never know when a special sentiment is in order…..First up are Marie Nicole’s Gratitude Cards….
marie nicole completed 2
We all need thank you cards from time to time. Store bought is great, but when you can handcraft your own its just that much more special! The best thing about it is that you can also totally customize the look you want and tailor it to the special person you are making it for. I have put together a list of supplies and a video guideline on how you can create this fun thank you card, but please go ahead and use your own creativity as well! All the supplies coordinate and there are so many options with this stamp set that you can’t go wrong!

Materials Used

Acrylic Stamp Block
Tools Used; Tape Runner Adhesive, Paintbrush, Paper Trimmer,
Scissors, Sewing machine or Stapler, Pencil, Heat Tool (optional)
Glues; Liquid Glue- Aleene’s, Foam Adhesive (optional)

marie nicole completed 3

Step 1
Measure your kraft cardstock against your 5×7 card base and cut it down to the appropriate size. Then, take your Grateful background stamp and stamp your background. Give the ink a few minutes to dry, and then use your Tattered Angels paints to paint in some areas of the background. Let the paint completely dry. You may use a heat tool if you would like.
Step 2
Next, take your canvas sheet and cut a strip. My strip was approximately 1 inch, but I didn’t measure. Apply a strip of tape adhesive down one side of the stamped background you just created, from top to bottom. Then take your canvas strip and push it onto the adhesive, folding and pushing as you go to create ruffles. After your strip is down you can run it through your sewing machine or just staple the ruffles down. Either look yields great results!
marie nicole completed 4
Step 3
Now you may adhere the background down to your card base. In the video, I waited to adhere it down until I had all the embellishments on, but it is easier to do it now.
Step 4
Cut a small square of your burlap sheet and place it in the top 3rd of your card front. I used Aleene’s liquid glue to adhere it down.
Step 5
Next, I used Versafine Black Onyx ink again to stamp the “I Am Grateful” sentiment and then I cut it out, leaving just a small border around the letters. Set this aside to give the ink a chance to dry.
Step 6
Tag one heart tag and paint the Roses R Red Glimmer Glam over the whole front surface. You can dry it with a heat tool or just set it aside and let it air dry.
marie nicole completed 4
Step 7
Go ahead and glue your dried heart on your burlap square, slightly off center. I used my liquid glue for this as well. Then, take the stamped sentiment and adhere it down, half on the heart and half on the burlap. I used foam adhesive to give it some dimension but you can use tape runner adhesive if you wish.
Step 8
Take your black waxed cord and cut a strip slightly longer than the width of the card. Tie a small bow on one side, and adhere it down just beneath your sentiment. Trim off any excess.
Step 9
Let all your liquid glue dry. That finishes your card! I hope you enjoy the kit and that you also take some creative liberties to put your own spin on it! We would love to see your creations using this card kit. If you are on Instagram or Twitter, upload a photo of your card with the hashtag #CCBGratefulCardKit. Can’t wait to see your creations!
Here is the full video of this project so you can follow along at your own pace and virtually see how Marie Nicole created this! Visit her blog for more inspiration!
Next up are Kim, Craftisan Studios‘ Bike Flower Cards…
This is a vintage feel folded flower card. I would make a perfect card for a mom, best friend, or as a thank you card. For this card, I stamped some of the lace with a chevron stamp and Distress Ink – Olive.
kims cards 3

In Addition to the full project on Kim’s Blog, she also created a video for this! 

Next Up are Jennifer Hottinger Sloan’s Fun Birthday Cards! These are so bright and cheery. Birthday People all over will want these cards. To make them Jennifer used some left over scrap materials, Canvas Corp papers, small paper bag and white waxed cord, along with other fun supplies.

birthday cards jennifer
Visit our blog often for more fun projects by our CCB Crew Project, Features and Inspiration!
Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Handmade Gift Cards' has 1 comment

  1. May 16, 2016 @ 9:25 am Barb Housner

    beautiful cards, thanks for sharing


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.