Thursday, January 22, 2009

Super easy thank-you card

I just had a baby, so of course I had a bajillion thank-you cards to write! I made these en masse, assembly-line style with a couple clear acrylic stamps and some leftover scrapbook supplies:
When I do a lot of stamping, I tend to go too fast and end up with weird extra marks everywhere (I'm totally Stamp Challenged and I freely admit it!!), so basically I placed the flowers to cover wherever the stray ink went!
Instructions:
*Fold 8.5"x5.5" piece of cardstock (I used Prism) in half to form a card
*Stamp circle in bottom right corner of card front. I used a Heidi Swapp acrylic journaling stamp.
*Place flower (I used some leftover Prima flowers) somewhere on the circle, covering any stray ink.
*Set an eyelet, brad or button through the center of the flower.
*Stamp "Thanks a Lot" stamp (mine was a Michael's dollar stamp) on opposite side of circle.


All done! You could dress it up by adding patterned paper to the front of the card before stamping it, or adding several small flowers instead of one big one, or even putting the stamp/flower embellishment on its own matted piece of cardstock and putting it over some coordinating paper.

3 comments:

Ashli said...

This is going to be so exciting! CAn't wait for some new ideas!

Lu said...

Very cute and simple card! Love the idea. I'm going to be needing a few of these soon...well, I already need like 20 from my shower yesterday...ay yay yay!

Megaland said...

What a great idea. I love how pretty they are. I'll need to make these!