Although the practice of thank you cards may be a dying art, there are still plenty of occasions to give one. Luckily you can always be prepared when the occasion arises with these easy handmade thank you cards.
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I’ll never forget the moms at my son’s 6th birthday party explicitly stating not to bother with thank you cards. They said they knew how much we appreciated having them there and cards were redundant. I totally get that.
On the flip side, a quick thank you note to your child’s teacher at the end of the year is a great idea. It’s also sweet to send them when people do unexpected things for you without any occasion.
- Cardboard Scraps (I recommend a thicker cardboard)
- Stamp of your choice (I got mine for $1 at Michael’s)
- Black Pigment Stamp Pad
- Adhesive (I used a tape runner, but any adhesive will work. Just allow for drying time.)
- Decorative Paper scraps
Stamp your stamp as many times as it will fit on a scrap piece of white paper. You can use the back of your patterned paper as long as it is not double-sided. These will be white on the back.
- Don’t worry if they’re not perfect. You can always trim them up once you cut them out.
Cut out each stamped image that fit on your scrap paper and glue it them to your cardboard.
Cut the glued pieces out of the cardboard and trim up the edges, leaving a border of cardboard around the paper.
Take your ink pad and ink around the stamped paper, being sure to cover the cardboard so that the brown doesn’t show through. Again, don’t worry too much if you can’t cover the sides entirely.
Cut enough sheets of cardstock in half (bisecting the 11” side) to equal the number of stamped images you have. Assume you fit 6 stamps on your scrap paper then you would need to cut 3 sheets of cardstock in half.
Fold each cut piece in half and trim any uneven edges.
Cut another piece of your decorative scrap paper into strips and glue one strip to each card as it looks in the picture above. If the strips are longer than the width of your card, just trim up the edges.
Lastly, glue your mounted stamped image on the center of the paper strip. Viola! You’re done.
A kind gesture is never wasted and these easy handmade thank you cards make it a breeze. These are easy enough to make that the kiddos can get in on the fun. Make it a summer activity this year, then make a list of people to give them to.
That’s 2 budget-friendly activities that will let you kids be creative and teach about caring for others. That’s a win-win in my book.
Don’t forget you can change these cards up by swapping out your stamps and your paper. Swap out the paper strips for glittery ribbon or use a word stamp to create a special occasion card.
Congratulations works for weddings, graduations, and promotions. Welcome can be a baby card, a new home card, or more. This simple card design makes it easy to customize the card to your specific needs.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.