Hi friends! Happy November! I LOVE November because it means that the weather is going to start cooling off here in Arizona and we get to start spending a lot more time outside! I also LOVE Thanksgiving! Gratitude is something I try to focus on all year long, but I love that we get lots of extra reminders this month and lots of additional opportunities to share and think about what we are grateful for! Design team member Amanda Rydell has a darling DIY Thank You card for us today and I love her little reminder at the end of the post that we should take the time to tell people when we are thankful for them! I always have a running list of people I want to send thank you cards to and I have to admit, I am not always the best at actually sitting down and doing it! I need to be better and this is a great little extra push for me! Of course, it’s wonderful to thank people in any way, whether that’s via text or email or just telling them…. but I think it’s also super fabulous to go the extra step and send an actual card once in a while too like Amanda is showing us today. It really doesn’t take long to make a card when you use things you already have on hand, and the recipient will definitely know you are genuine and that you care about them!
Please tell me I am not the only one who feels the need to hoard and keep all the little cut up left over scrap papers. Maybe it’s because all of Maggie’s pattern papers are such eye candy and how could I throw such prettiness in the garbage??
Just the other day I was in need of a thank you card and instead of going to the store to buy a card I dug through my scrap papers and made my own. This is a great way to use up left over papers and handmade is always better anyway, right!
Using my scrap paper, I layered a few pieces together and used my sewing machine to adhere them all together. On the front of the card I used a floral paper embellishment and puffy gold alphabet stickers to write my message. To finish it off I attached a couple of tassels to a gold paper clip.
Since my card is flat, I used a small glassine bag to hold a note that I typed, along with a gift card. The gold paper clip that you can see from the front holds everything together. To help my recipient see the note, I folded a pink ticket in half and stapled it to the top of my paper to create a little tab that can be easily pulled.
P.S. You might want to take a look at my DIY Tassel Tutorial here if you want to make some bigger cute tassels like Amanda has used on her card! You can get the little leather ones from my Bloom collection here and the tiny little ones from Gather here. I like to use 2-3 and layer the small ones with the big ones!
Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Gather Collection / Typewriter / Gather Ephemera Die Cuts / Gold Puffy Script Alphabet Stickers / Black & White Buffalo Check Paper / Black Music Notes Paper / Gold Paper Clips / glassine bag / Small Leather Tassels / Tiny Tassels