Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mini Thank You Cards

THANK YOU cards are a staple at my house.
How about yours?

Someone is always doing something nice for my family and I
and I love to keep thank you cards on hand.

So today....  We are going to share some quick and easy
Thank you cards that you can make and keep handy.

Shannon Anderson- Serenade

Designer Tip: Using punches really speeds up the card making process.

Supplies Used:
Serenade Dot, Serenade Dragonfly, Serenade Garden, Serenade Pendant, Serenade Poppies, Serenade Promenade, Serenade Stripe, Serenade Trellis, Serenade Cut Outs, Serenade Rubons, Serenade Brads, Serenade Noteworthy

Amy Tadeo- Mistletoe

Amy said: "It's our family tradition to make thank you cards on Christmas Day after we open all our gifts and we always, always make sure to send a thank you card to Santa."

Supplies Used:
Mistletoe Boxes, Mistletoe Countdown, Mistletoe Greetings, Mistletoe Stripe, Mistletoe Twas the Night, Wasabi Journal Double Dot, Wildberry Stripe Double Dot, Mistletoe Jewels, Mistletoe Noteworthy

Mini Cards
Robbie Herring
I must say that I've honestly never thought about making mini-cards, but I loved this idea! I also decided to make mine quick and easy! Using the Noteworthy pieces and one piece of Double Dot cardstock made these go together super fast!
 This one is a bit of a different size. It's 4 x 2 1/2". I did it the same way as the other one with a bit of different placement. The center layer of the flower is punched from the Double Dot and the top layer is also from the Noteworthy package. I cut some slits between the petals to make it more dimensional. 
This last card comes in the largest at 3 3/4 by 4 1/4. Instead of using ribbon to tie it together, 
the brad can be attached through the back to do that duty. 
The eyelet on the front of the card, goes through the layers of the flower, too. 
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Coffee Vintage Dot
Noteworthy: Serenade
Brads: Serenade
Petals: Serenade

Tip: To really speed up the process on these cards.

1. Cut all the cardstock backs to the sizes named.
2. Pre-punch 6 leaves and 2 flowers. 
3. Distress all pieces of cardstock, Noteworthy pieces and leaves. 
Use the end of a pencil to scrunch up your flowers a bit for added dimension.
4. Add eyelets to all six punched holes. (Punch holes all together by holding the cards closed.)
Don't forget to punch through the layered flower on the 3rd card.
5. Attach ribbon, as shown.
6. Glue down flowers on the first two cards and add the brad to the last one. 
Ribbon: Licorice, Olive and Buttercup

Samantha Wright
 I made my minis using "leftovers" from my Bo Bunny stash! 
Reasons to create mini cards:
1. It's a great way to utilise every bit of Bo bunny goodness and of course.... there is NO waste 
2. They are quick and fun to make
3. Who doesn't love a homemade thank you card?
 This photo is just to show a size comparison(mini vs an average sized card)
 This card measures 3"high x 4" wide.
This card measures 4 3/4" high and 3" wide.

Supplies Used:

Card Kits: Ambrosia, Vicki B
Double Dot Cardstock: Violet Dot
Chipboard: Garden Girl 12" Chipboard
Jewels: Garden Girl
Double Dot Ribbon: 3/8" Turquoise


  1. Wow these cards are just fantastic!!

  2. Love them all, but the Christmas ones are my favs!! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Wow, these are super! Each set is so eye catching and so very creative.

  4. Brilliant! Such a good idea - thanks for the inspiration. Elizabeth

  5. Brilliant ideas for cards! I am on a high!

  6. Such wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!! I'm inspired to go create some myself!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! These are all gorgeous!!!! LOVING the flowers!

  8. All of these cards are so cute. Such good ideas!

  9. Really cute cards! Love all of the variety in this post!!!

  10. just gorgeous and I must say that first collection..the colors are so so amazing. I also love to have some cards on hand for when I need them quick

  11. These are such great card ideas and so darn cute. Love them.

  12. Oh My! Love these cards. So cute and fun. the Christmas one with the chevrons are darling. So much fun. Great job DT.

  13. Great job girls and fabulous Idea to do mini Cards.