These easy handmade thank you cards feature pretty pastel colors, a textured background, and popped up flowers with rhinestone centers. One of these cards is sure to wow your recipient and it only takes about 5 minutes to make.
I always like to keep a stash of handmade thank you cards in my desk. I know most people just send out thank you emails or texts these days, but there is just something about a hand-penned note of gratitude to show how truly appreciative you are.
These flower thank you cards feature the Stampin Up Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch Combo. I just love stamp sets that have coordinating punches. Makes things go much faster than having to fussy cut each image!
Supplies needed to make these simple handmade thank you cards:
In addition you will need the following tools and supplies that you might already have on hand:
- Cardstock in white, lavender, pastel blue, and pink
- Ink Pads (lavender, pastel blue, and pink)
- Paper Trimmer
- Die Cut Machine or Cuttlebug
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
- Foam Adhesive Squares
Easy Handmade Thank You Cards Tutorial:
You will need to start by cutting your cardstock. For these flowery thank you cards, I used pretty pastel colors (lavender, baby blue, and pink). As with any project though, feel free to use whatever colors you would like.
Time Saving Tip: For any card project, I find it easiest to do all my cutting right at the beginning. It saves time to only use the trimmer once.
For the card base, cut a piece of lavender cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score the cardstock at 4.25 inches and fold in half to form your card base. So your card will be 4.25″ x 5.5″ in size.
For the card front, cut a piece of white cardstock to 4″ by 5.25″.
For the scalloped banner pieces, cut the following sizes from cardstock:
- Lavender – 1.25″ x 4″
- Pastel Blue – 1.25″ x 3″
- Pink – 1.25″ x 2″
Next you will need to stamp your “Thank You” sentiment in the lower right corner of your white cardstock. If you are like most card makers, you probably have a lot of thank you stamps on hand. Pick one that has a pretty script font.
If you don’t already have any thank you sentiment stamps, here are a few pretty choices that would work well for these cascading flower thank you cards.
Now it is time to emboss the white cardstock. I used a Dot Background Embossing Folder but you can use any embossing folder you like.
I used my Big Shot Die Cut Machine to emboss the cardstock. However, but if you don’t want to invest in a die cut machine and you are only interested in embossing, smaller machines like the Cuttlebug are a much more affordable option.
Use Fast Fuse Adhesive (Stampin Up) or the Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner to mount the white embossed cardstock to your card base. I like to use a stronger adhesive for textured pieces because it has more sticking power than standard adhesive rollers.
Next, grab your Petite Petals stamp set and stamp the dot patterned flowers on to a scrap of white cardstock. Stamp one flower from each of the following colors of ink: lavender, pastel blue, and pink.
Be sure to clean your stamps between colors so you don’t muddy your ink pads. This stamp scrubber is great to keep on hand to quickly clean your stamps between colors. In a pinch you can also use baby wipes.
Use the coordinating Petite Petals Punch to punch out the flowers.
Now use the Scallop Trim Border Punch to create your banners. **Update: Stampin Up is no longer making the border punch I used when I originally created this tutorial. The punch I linked to is a Martha Stewart punch that is similar.**
Punch along the long edge of each 1.25″ strip on both sides to create the decorative border. There will be a partial scallop at the end of each strip. I just trimmed those off so it would be a bit neater.
Now adhere the scalloped trim banners to your card, starting with lavender on the left, then pastel blue, then pink.
Use a piece of foam adhesive to adhere each of the flowers to the end of the same color banner.
Add a self-adhesive rhinestone to the middle of each flower for added sparkle and you are done! Quick and easy!
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