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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pretty thank you cards...

My stash of cards had become completely depleted of thank you cards and I wanted to come up with a design that would be quick to make.

I started with a few leftover blanks from a wedding invitation kit. The thrift store had asked me if I wanted these since they couldn't sell a kit with so many missing parts. I, of course, said, "Sure. I'll take them," having no idea what I would do with them.

The first thing I did was to fold each blank in half, making it an A2-size top-fold card.

Then, I grabbed some masking tape and masked off the border so that I could apply ink to a pretty stencil I happen to have on hand.

A simple "thank you" was stamped on each one, and I matched some ribbon to the colors of ink I used to create a faux bow in the two holes. Easy peasy.

The insides were left blank for writing a note. I actually made 6 cards, and four of them were done with black ink. I just really liked how that one turned out.

Well, today was another snow-shoveling day. I think we're up to 36+" in February. We may get more yet before the month is over. I sure hope March brings warmer weather! Wouldn't some rain (instead of snow) be nice??

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

Way to make use of the pieces from the thrift store - they are wonderful!

Yes, some warmer and less-snowy weather would be fabulous!

Glittered Paws said...

I guess we sent our "bad weather" east. We have a winter advisory out for 6 pm this evening for ICE - groan - don't mind snow but ice - NO.
What a haul you made with the "free" cs etc from the store. We stampers seldom turn much down. Beautiful thank you cards made with the stencil.

Anonymous said...

Pretty, could add holes to lots of cards to add the ribbon. I have that stencil also. Need to try it out! Mkw

designbydonna said...

These are so pretty. That doily stencil makes a pretty card. Great use of freebies.

Lynne in NI said...

Well you made great use of these freebies, they're gorgeous!
Hope your weather wises up soon! We had ice on the car this morning and by afternoon it was 'almost' t-shirt weather!

Darnell said...

I love how quickly and easily you turned these blanks into stunning cards with the pretty stencil and ribbon, Cheryl! Magic!! Hugs, Darnell