It’s Bobbi Lemanski here sharing some quick thank you cards for your 2020 card box. One of my 2020 resolutions is to let others know how thankful I am for them. It’s great to verbally tell someone “thank you,” but when you follow up with a personal note written inside a card, it really shows how important that person is to you. It takes time to write a note, but a note can be read over and over. 🙂 To make it easy, I like to have a stash of thank you cards ready to send at any time.
All three cards that I made today are A7 (5″ X 7″) size, but they can easily be made as an A2 (4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″) card size. My three cards use the following Honey Bee stamp and dies sets including one of my faves – Background Builder!
For my first card, I used my MISTI tool to stamp the thin, horizontal background lines in various colors. I simply stamped, moved/advanced my card up on the tool and stamped again. I also flipped it upside down. to stamp lines on the top and bottom. The stamp from the Background Builder is a three-line image so three lines of each color were stamped at once. (Note: The reason I love the Background Builder set so much is because it can add just the right professional touch to any projects, quickly and simply. It’s a staple in my stash and it is only $14.95! I can’t live without it. :))
I left an opening for the gracious phrase which was stamped in black. The thank you phrase was embossed on black cardstock using WOW! white embossing powder and adhered to the card front with a black dimensional foam strip to make it stand out.
My next card is a very clean and simple design. I stamped diagonal lines using one of the stamps from the Background Builder set in black, teal, aqua and a bright yellow. Next, I stamped “thank you” on the diagonal in black, too.
The card front was adhered to a warm gray card base, allowing a thin border of gray around the card front. The Bee’s Knees Enamel Stickers were added in matching colors to finish the card. Note: If you don’t like the bulk of the stickers for USPS mailing (may require additional postage), you could simply use the dot image in the Background Builder stamp set to stamp the dots of color. This would keep your card completely flat for mailing.
My last card uses the dot image from the Background Builder stamp set to make the background for the words. I stamped the image in various bright colors.
The “gracious” word was die cut in black and a bright aqua for the background. The “thank you” phrase was embossed in white on black cardstock and adhered right below the “gracious” word. The card front was attached to the a bright aqua card base to finish the card.
Three modern, contemporary, thank you cards are done and ready for the new decade ahead. They were quick and simple to make all at once, too. No glitter, no fussy cutting, coloring or masking – just clean and simple for the new year!
Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design