I hope everyone had a great holiday! Mine was fantastic! But now it’s time to get started on Christmas Thank You Cards. Today, I’m sharing a set of DIY cards that are simple and quick! Check them out below!
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Making the Card Set
The cards are A2 in size and made from white cardstock. I like A2 size because I can create exactly two cards from a sheet of cardstock. And the bottom of each card is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″. This is exactly half of an A2 panel size. All I had to do was create one background and cut it in half. I LOVE to use this technique, especially when making card sets or creating really intricate backgrounds. To create the quick background I used the newer Holly stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.
Each card also has a large “Thank You” sentiment stamped on the top of each card. Large sentiments are perfect for create simple and quick cards! I really like to use my MISTI for stamping, especially the sentiments. This makes the stamping perect each and every time.
This last step is optional, but once the cards are put together I like to add some kind of embellishment. I’m pretty strict about what I add to cards I’m making multiples of. It needs to be easy and very little to no dry time can be involved. On my first card I used a dotting tool and acrylic paint to add red to each of the berries. And on the second thank you card I used a bronze Sharpie to add a little shine to each of the berries!
Tips for Creating Multiple Card or Card Sets
- Make your design simple. Intricate designs can quickly become frustrating, so keep it simple!
- Create your projects line style. This gives you a rhythm to follow while creating and helps the cardmaking process go even smoother!
- If you have one, use a stamp positioner! I can’t tell you how many times this has saved me from having to throw out a project! Plus, not having to line up the stamps each and every time is such a time saver!
- When add your embellishment or final touches, be sure to consider dry time. I like little to no dry time for those final touches, especially when making so many multiples. Remember, each will need it’s own space to dry as well! Sharpies or markers, especially metallics, are a great way to add interest and shine!
- And speaking of dry time, be sure to consider dry time when choosing which adhesives you use. For my cards today I used tape adhesives which require no dry time at all, but the cost of using these can add up quickly, so be sure to consider both factors!
I hope you all enjoyed this DIY Christmas Card Thank You Set. If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my cards today, you can find them all listed and linked down below.
Until next time, happy crafting!!
- Holly Stamp
- Thank You Big Stamp
- Creative Corners
- Versafine Clair Rainforest Ink Pad
- Versafine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Dotting Tool
- Bronze Sharpie Marker
- Foam Adhesive
- Scrapbook.com 1/8″ Adhesive Tape
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