Monday, November 14, 2011

A Thank You Card

I used our paper to make a card that is perfect for a thank you to your Thanksgiving hostess.  It is so easy to make.

Cut a piece of Ivory Text paper  5 1/2” x 12” and score at 3” and 9” and fold along score lines.  You will have a card that is 6” on the back and have two 3” flaps.  One flap will be on the top and the other on the bottom. This paper is great for cards  because it has text and colors but is still light enough that you can write your message over it.  I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Brackets die to give the flaps a decorative edge. 

Stamp “thanks” with Walnut Distress Ink on the bottom flap and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.  Repeat inside the card where the message would go.

Cut two pieces of Golden Flourish 4 ½ ” 6 1/2.” Cut the edges using the other edge of the die.  (The on the edge dies have two possible designs you can cut.)    Glue these two pieces inside the flaps so that the Golden Flourish shows on the outside.  You will need to cut the straight edge of these pieces to make the card so that the top edge doesn’t cover the outside message.

To embellish top flap, I used a corrugated chipboard circle from the Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall set of corrugated shapes.  I filed and inked the circle.   I punched an owl out of a circle of Golden Flourish and put inside the chipboard circle.  Both were sprayed with Glimmer Mist marmalade.  I added jewel eyes and two jewels outside the word “Thanks.” You could easily embellish the card with any of the corrugated shapes you like.  The Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall Jewels add a little glamour and offers several color options.

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