Cascading Flowers Easy Handmade Thank You Cards

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!
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 the coordinating flower punch. I just love stamp sets that have coordinating punches. Makes things go much faster than having to fussy cut each image!

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

Supplies needed to make these simple handmade thank you cards:

Petite Petals Stamp SetPetite Petals Stamp SetPetite Petals PunchPetite Petals PunchOne Big Meaning Stamp SetOne Big Meaning Stamp SetDot Background Embossing FolderDot Background Embossing FolderMartha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger PunchMartha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger Punch

 

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
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • Stampin Dimensionals (foam adhesive squares)
  • Self-adhesive Rhinestones

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

Easy Handmade Thank You Cards Tutorial:

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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″

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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.

Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp-Thank You 2.25Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp-Thank You 2.25Hero Arts Thank You with Flourishes Woodblock StampHero Arts Thank You with Flourishes Woodblock StampHero Arts Fancy Thank You Woodblock StampHero Arts Fancy Thank You Woodblock Stamp

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These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

Use the coordinating Petite Petals Punch to punch out the flowers.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

Now adhere the scalloped trim banners to your card, starting with lavender on the left, then pastel blue, then pink.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

Use a Stampin Dimensional to adhere each of the flowers to the end of the same color banner.

These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

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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These simple handmade thank you cards take just 5 minutes to create! They feature pretty spring colors and rhinestone flower centers for added wow. Learn how to make them here!

If you make any of these Cascading Flowers easy handmade thank you cards, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out.  So tell me… What are you creating lately?

3 thoughts on “Cascading Flowers Easy Handmade Thank You Cards

  1. Lauren

    I love this! I’ve been thinking I would like to start making my own cards — when cards are almost $6 a piece, I really should! Your cards are beautiful! Pinning.

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  2. Carol Boronkas

    Couldn’t find another way to contact you…Just got through making the card , but the photo and link of the border is not the border you used.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Hi Carol, I have a contact link up in my navigation bar. You can use that to send me an email anytime you have questions 🙂

      The border punch that I originally used to make my card was eventually retired by Stampin Up unfortunately. So after Stampin Up stopped selling that particular punch, I edited the post to link to another punch that was close to the look of the one I originally used. Sorry for any confusion.

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