I was recently asked to make a few thank you cards for Pastor Appreciation day this month. The idea is to have some cards out for people who have forgotten to bring one, so they can sign it and show their appreciation for our Pastoral staff at church. Well, a few of the board members are friends of mine and they thought it might be nice to have hand made cards out. Long story short, I just can't say no when it comes to making cards for people! The first 3 cards are put on precut and scored cardstock from Fred Meyer...they sell these great packs of about 500 or so precut and scored cards, in a huge pack, for only $9.99!!! And if you get them on one of the great buy 2 get one free sales or their great 20% off sales, it's really cheap!!! So here they are, plus one I'm not willing to give away.
This first was a simple card using patterned paper I bought a long time ago, and a piece of yellowish paper I stamped a 2 step stamping image from Stampin Up. Then I just put in 2 eyelets, and ran a piece of hemp twine between them and tied a bow! On the inside it says "Heartfelt Thanks" sentiment from Stampin Up.
This second card is a quick Thank You, punched out with my Stampin Up tag punch...I trimmed the stamped one down about 1/8 inch on all sides and mounted it on a piece of punched patterned paper. The tag was then stuck onto a piece from a Mat Stack from Fred Meyer...a while back I got quite a few of those neat little mat stacks on clearance for about $1 each, and they come in handy when making lots of cards fast. I left the inside of these cards blank for people to write on.
This third card is my favorite of the three so far...The image is Stampin Up, then I punched small holes for all the flowers and put in flower brads that I have had for a long time but don't remember where they came from. I mounted the small white stamped piece onto the larger orange, then onto a pretty patterned paper out of one of those huge stacks of paper, then onto the precut and scored yellow paper from Fred Meyer once again. I had a ton of little pieces of ribbon, so i tied them in a knot and stuck one each to the cards with a glue dot. I think these turned out so great...I absolutely LOVE them!
This last card is not for the Pastor Appreciation day, but I wanted to share it with you anyways. I made a bunch of these up at a ladies retreat I went to, and had fun doing this. I love to sit down with a Stampin Up Scrappin Pack and just play with the cardstock and patterned paper. This is a small 3x3 card, so easy to make! This Scrappin Pack is called Party Pieces. The cardstock I think is Tempting Turquoise, but I'm not too sure. I stamped the main card with my canvas background stamp, in tempting turquoise, so you can barely see it. I then cut a small piece of one of the patterned paper from the scrappin pack, inked the edges just a little with orange ink. The stamps on the front are a new set from Stampin Up that I've been dying to try out, called Just Like You. Well, one reason I love this set is because when you buy this set from a Stampin Up Demonstrator, $2 of the sale goes directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities...it does help that the set is absolutely adorable! Back to the card...I used a swirly stamp from the set to make my own background on the top of the card, then used the butterfly stamp a few times. I inked the edges of the top layer with tempting turquoise to make it stand out a little more. 2 eyelets and a little hemp finished off the front. The inside is stamped with "it's just like you to be so nice!" also from the Just Like You set.
Hopefully I'll get some more cards done soon...almost have my stamping room reorganized so I'll have more room to move in there! Hope you have a great day!