But before I do I wanted to give y'all a little tip---NEVER pass up and old cookbook/notebook ($5) filled with paper that has browned over the years. I almost did because there wasn't any recipes...but I'm so glad I didn't. I love the feel of paper that has been around- the texture and the color are amazing...But please do not run the paper through an adhesive machine or use tape adhesive directly on the paper--IT WILL TEAR!! ( I'm really not shouting, I'm trying to save you from shouting something like this #?*! later). I have now used this paper for tons of gift tags (graduation time of year), cards and I've only just begun!
So onto the "Thank you's"....I made 4 identical cards - a great idea is worth repeating and chain work is great!! Here's what you need...
*Index card (vintage or new) with initial of first or last name
*papers in a variety of styles - I used 3 - vintage, dotted, lettered
*ribbons, flowers, embellishments
*stamps with sentiments ( Here is a great source for stamps)
*Inks- stazon (jet black), color box (chestnut roan- my favorite)
*tag punch for "merci"
*ATC sizzix die
*little easel (from Dollar Tree - 2 per pkg.)
|Layer papers varying size and edgings, ink edges if desired. |
The dotted paper was cut with the sizzix ATC die.
|Stamp sentiments on vintage plain paper that has browned over time. |
Adhere large sentiment to paper.
|Using ribbons, tie around card. Separate each color and tie a series of bows. Adhere |
heart charm, flowers and small tag.
|Here is one of the cards with a different color index card.|
I like it, too! It matched the colorful personality of the teacher.
Hope this gives you a little inspiration to take a few minutes and make a heartfelt thank you - you will be glad you did! Until next time,
P.S. We are still trying to reach 100 followers..the letterpress is waiting for a new home!! Spread the word!!