Hello! Katie here and I’m popping on to share four card designs today. At this time of year, the focus has been all about Christmas – perhaps you’ve been making homemade presents, or spending time on creative gift wrapping and making the cards ready to send before the end of the year. I always find that I’m often creatively burnt out after the festive lead up so I’m sharing four designs you can lift today to help you out for the next project – thank you cards.
Thank you cards have always been written in my house – growing up it was always a bit of a chore to have to handwrite and make all the cards after the excitement of the presents but has turned into an absolute joy now I’m older. I find sending cards to be a lot more personal than a text and I love to make the cards to show my extra thanks.
All of these cards use the Celestial 6×6 paper pack in various ways to show off the beautiful papers.
First up is the scallop design, which I cut on my Cricut Joy but can be replicated easily by drawing circles next to each other (a glue stick lid or the inside circle of a washi tape roll works well), and cutting the scallop edge by hand. Layering the papers on top of eachother gives a beautiful effect! I finished the card with a simple strip of paper along the top and a thinner strip to join the scallops and card together. I cut the large thank you sentiment using my Cricut Joy and glued this on top of all the layers.
The heart design can be punched or cut by hand, using 12 hearts layered on top of each other. I glued on the bottom six hearts and then used a sewing machine to sew down the hearts straight through the middle of each top heart, which means the top layer doesn’t sit flat and a lovely tactile finish. To hide the stitching on the inside of the card, I covered the inner card with another piece of paper. I used a tag cut out and stamped the ‘Thank you’ sentiment using the stamp from Celestial stamp set, and finished off the card with some enamel dots.
Next is the shaker pocket style card. This design is probably the fussiest and most time consuming than the others but looks really special! I cut up a poly wallet to sandwich in between the card and the top layer of white card, which I punched circles out of. You could also use leftover packaging, or anything see through. I filled each pocket with sparkly sequins and beads, and backed each circle with a different celestial patterned paper. The ‘Thank you’ banner was again stamped using the Celestial stamp set on a strip of white paper and backed again with a patterned paper. Anna recently posted a blogpost sharing her top tips and techniques for Shaker Cards so definitely check that out for a more in depth how to!
Finally, the last design has a little row of bunting flags. These were cut by hand from the papers into six 2cm wide and 9cm long strips, folded over the twine and glued together at the end of each flag. The T and the S flag are attached to the card itself, but the other letters aren’t stuck down and can move freely. I used silver glittery thickers from Hobbycraft to add on the letters and wrapped each end of the twine around the card to secure with washi tape. The inside of the card is lined with more of the beautiful patterned paper to hide the fastening. To add some extra interest in the background but without detracting from the bunting, I punched out some circles on white textured card and stuck them to the front.
I hope you like the cards and it helps you out with some ideas to make your cardmaking a little easier! If you create your own using the ideas here, tag me and StickerKitten on Instagram as we’d love to see your makes!