Sunday, January 10, 2010

How to make a simple thank you card

Did you know that Close to my Heart pattern papers have two sides? The back is just as pretty as the front as you can see here. I turned Twitterpated paper over to make this card. I'm a sucker for blues and greens on any project!

To make this card you will need to cut your paper as follows:

5 1/2 by 11 colonial white paper, folded in half. You will attach the card front to this when it's done.
5 1/2 by 5 1/2 crystal blue pattern paper
5 1/4 by 5 1/4 colonial white paper
5 1/2 by 1 1/4 sweet leaf pattern paper
5 1/2 by 1/2 colonial white paper
2 by 2 crystal blue pattern paper
1 3/4 by 1 3/4 colonial white paper
3/4 by 3/4 colonial white paper (you'll need two)
1 by 1 crystal blue pattern paper (you'll need two)
2 by 2 sweet leaf pattern paper
5 1/2 by 1/2 crystal blue pattern paper

Distress everything in cocoa ink if desired.

Using the Gratitude stamp set, stamp a flower in tulip ink on the larger colonial white cardstock square.

Glue to crystal blue matching mat. Poke a hole in the center of the flower and add a crystal blue brad.

Attach large colonial white cardstock to the crystal blue card front. Add the long sweet leaf strip 1/2 inch up from bottom of card, glue long colonial white strip in center of green one. Turn your flower diagonally and attach to the right of the green strip as shown.

Stamp the Thank you on the left hand side of the skinny colonial white strip in crystal blue ink.

After getting this far I realized I had a little too much "white space" so I took the two smallest stamps and randomly stamped in sweet leaf and crystal blue all over the white background.

Add crystal blue strip one inch down from top of card. Glue sweet leaf square 1/2 inch from top and 1/4 inch from left side of the card.

Stamp small flowers on little colonial white squares in tulip ink then mat it onto the crystal blue squares and attach as shown on card. It's easy and fast. Use a different paper pack and stamps and you can have a whole new look!

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