You know that moment when you need a card and you go to your stash and you look and you realize you’re all out of the kind you need? Well lately I’ve been blowing through thank you cards like no one’s business and I’ve had to be a bit creative - passing off birthday, wedding and sympathy cards as thank you cards. Um.., whoops. I’ve just been so busy card making just hadn’t been happening.
After turning another “I’m thinking about you” sympathy card into a... “because I’m thankful for you” card I figured I better sit down and replenish the thank you cards.
Feeling uninspired I took to Pinterest and stumbled upon what can only be called the coolest card trend EVER! No Scraps cards!!! No seriously - they make no scraps. They take one piece of paper and cut it up and make a ton of cards from it. To say I was dazzled is an understatement.
(Image from Michelle Last found here)
I knew I needed to try....
I grabbed a 6x6 paper pad, one pack of Jillibean Soup Die cuts, and a pack of enamel dots and got to crafting.
20 6x6 pieces of paper left I can confidently say what transpired was magic.
Just kidding... but it was super fun. And super easy because I kept it simple, colourful and bright.
No need to worry if the paper works because it does...I mixed small, medium and big patterns together, added a die cut and a sprinkle of enamel dots and there you have it... a card.
After that I grabbed a few stamp sets in my stash that had "thank you" phrases on them. I stamped them out on some scrap white cardstock I had left over from making the card bases and cut them out. I popped up most of the stamped sentiments wanted them to stand out a bit more.
Seriously how cute are those little critters. I wish I could just squeeze their cheeks.
As I've been raising support for my move/missions journey to Kenya, there have just been so many supportive, kind people who have signed up to pray and even given financially. I'm so glad I have some more cards to send out to these lovely friends and family and strangers so that I can tell them how much I appreciate them. A card seems so little but it's something to just say thank you.
I had so much fun making these cards and I hope you've all enjoyed checking out the close-up photos. If you'd like to see a process video, you can see that below.
But in the meantime... here are a few more close-ups.