Work of Art Simple Handmade Thank You Cards

By | March 15, 2016

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards?  These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

I don’t know about you, but I just love receiving handmade thank you cards. These days, most people just send out a quick thank you email. So it is extra special when someone takes the time to write a note and send a thank you card.

Handmade cards don’t have to take forever to make. In fact these simple handmade thank you cards can be made in less than 15 minutes. You can easily whip up a whole bunch of these while watching tv in the evening. I used the awesome Work of Art Stamp Set to make these cards. It’s such a great all-purpose set and is one of my favorites. I highly recommend getting this stamp set for your stamp library.

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

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The list below includes absolutely everything you need to make these simple handmade thank you cards. However you may already have some of these supplies or tools on hand – like a paper trimmer, adhesive, and cardstock.

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Work of Art Stamp SetWork of Art Stamp SetWatercolor Thank You StampWatercolor Thank You StampWhisper White CardstockWhisper White Cardstock2014-2016 In Colors Ink / Cardstock2014-2016 In Colors Ink / CardstockBasic Black Ink PadBasic Black Ink PadPetite Petals PunchPetite Petals PunchSnail AdhesiveSnail AdhesiveStampin DimensionalsStampin DimensionalsMini Glue DotsMini Glue DotsVery Vintage Designer ButtonsVery Vintage Designer ButtonsPaper TrimmerPaper Trimmer

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Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to 4″ x 5.25″. Then I inked the the brush stamp from the Work of Art set. I stamped 3 times without re-inking. This gives the lovely ombre effect. Then using black ink, I used the Watercolor Thank You Stamp for the sentiment in the corner.

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

Next I cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″. For my samples, I used the 2014 Stampin Up In Colors – Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Mossy Meadow. I scored each piece of cardstock at 4.25″ and then folded it in half for my card base. So each card base should be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then I used adhesive to stick the white stamped piece to the cardstock base.

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

Using the same color cardstock as the card base, I punched 3 flowers using the Petite Petals Punch. I added Stampin Dimensionals to the back of each flower to make them pop off the card.

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

To finish up the card, I added small coordinating buttons to the center of the flowers using mini glue dots.

This card tutorial is really just a template. By changing colors, embellishments, or the sentiment stamp, you can easily change things up to suit your tastes and needs.

Looking for ideas for simple handmade thank you cards? These Work of Art cards are so pretty, but they take just 5 minutes to make!

I used a variety of flower centers – small buttons, rhinestones, pearls, and even glitter paper circles. Whatever you add, it adds a nice little bit of bling to the cards.

If you make these Work of Art simple handmade thank you cards, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out. So tell me… Do you make handmade thank you cards? Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you have been working on lately.

7 thoughts on “Work of Art Simple Handmade Thank You Cards

  1. Suzy

    I love these cards!…simple but pretty. I also love a mailed card in place of a quick e-mail!

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  2. Lela

    These are so cute! I love mailed cards, too. They are extra special and definitely make me smile. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!

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  3. Laurie

    Love the stamp you used on this card! Simple and lovely! Pinned and tweeted to share. Thanks so much for sharing at Brag About It this week!
    ~Laurie

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  4. Sandra

    So many things come to us electronically nowadays and to get an actual thank you card is a treat. Receiving a hand made one like these is an extra special treat. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  5. Denise/DIY Crush

    What fun and cute cards! Love them! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! I pin all your posts! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

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  6. Nikki

    You are so right, the art of a nice thank you card is dying. I need to get on the ball myself. I have Pinned and Stumbled this so that others can see your work, I’m really impressed with your creativity! Inspiring.

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