Now that all the presents have been unwrapped there's just one more thing to do, say 'Thank You'.
Kara here and I love to send Christmas 'Thank You' cards, especially to those I can't hug and thank in person like my nephews, my brother, and my aunt. I have certain criteria for these cards, though. They must be quick and easy to make, easy to mail, but still something special. After making and mailing so many Christmas cards, extra postage and all, I want these to be just as special without the extra expense. Here are the steps I took to create them.
I cut my 8 1/2 x 11 in. white cardstock in half lengthwise to create several top-folding cards. I scored each at 5 1/2 in., but did not fold them yet. I used the scored line as a guide for centering the Holiday Apertures Dies on the front of my card and ran them through my Cuttlebug with a tan embossing mat.
I created a mask for the greenery from Merry & Bright so that I could get the placement of my candle in the correct spot. I could have skipped this step because in the end I covered the bottom of the candle with pine cones, but I didn't know that when I started ;) After stamping all of the candles I stamped the greenery in two shades of dye ink, Mojito and Appletini. I was then able to stamp my sentiment from Hand Lettered Thanks overlapping the greenery and within the embossed frame. I then stamped the details like the flame and added the die cut pine cones.
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Hand Lettered Thanks // Inks: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Cranberry Crush Dye Ink, Mojito Dye Ink, Appletini Dye Ink, Sweet Gelato Dye Ink, Coconut Husk Dye Ink // Dies: Holiday Apertures, Merry & Bright, Sparkle & Shine Companion Die // Cardstock: White
I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Do you send out holiday 'Thank You' cards?