Don’t you just love receiving a homemade thank you card?
Especially one you didn’t expect to receive? I DO!
BUT most of all…I love making them!
This last week I had to get on the horn and make some long overdue thank you cards and of course, I have to make it a little country, a little ranch like, and touches of the season.
These cards are using mostly background papers that I find online HERE
There are so many background papers to choose from you can really go crazy! I do like to buy them in big bulk packages as they provide more for my money. Plus, the variety in that one pack is huge and sparks some creativity!
So…here is the scoop on how I put these together:
I made up a template for the jean pocket and used my favorite vintage card stock for the tags. I made my own tags but you can also purchase them already done too.
Of course, enjoying the ranch life we have to have cowboy type background paper.
Using inks from Stamping’ Up! and thank you stamps, I added distressing color to the outside of the card and directly on the card. This gives the old-time look. (when you purchase from SU! you really get the BEST of inks and card stock, my personal preference) The ink I used was More Mustard.
Finally, I give the card an overall look by stitching around the edges from my sewing machine. I didn’t do this to all of them, but looking at it, I like it better. It added a ton to the overall look.
Hope you find making special thank you cards to your loved ones and friends, brings them joy as well as knowing how much you care for them.
Making homemade cards is truly a great gift you can give to anyone!
Spark someone you love today with a homemade thank you card!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,