When I post little things off to people I'd often like to include a simple Thank you or Thinking of You card - but for the most part all I have are elaborate birthday cards made with friends or family in mind. I just don't make that many simple cards suitable for a Thankyou. So my challenge today was to make some clean and simple and FAST cards (a real challenge for me!) that I could use as needed.
Well these quick 10 min cards are totally perfect, not only as a thankyou but also for using up odds and ends of scrapbook papers and flowers and the odd left over embellishment!
- Papers: Fancy Pants - Forever Yours/Love Story, Bo Bunny - Ad Lib, Webster's Pages - Country Estate, Your Life. Beautiful
- Flowers - various Prima packs
- Rub Ons - Finishing Touch Ideas
- Prima - Say it in Pearls, Say it In Crystals - Zephyr
- Assorted pearly and kraft card stock as the base
- Lace scraps
Now as you can see these are quite simple and follow a similar basic design. To recreate one of these for yourself you would only need 5 elements! The really great part is that because they are so simple, as long as there is a common colour through the patterned paper, focus piece and base card these will look great!
Base card - Patterned Paper - Focus Piece - Embellishment - Word
Here are a few close up photos so you can see the details on each card.
This last card isn't a favourite, as the flower is too small and the embellishment is the wrong shape - but I've included it anyway so you can see the difference it makes just having a slightly larger focal piece.
Those larger flowers really make the card look so much more WOW!
So I now have some cute thank you cards and each one took under 10 minutes to make, no excuse for not using them now :)