A handmade card will brighten anyone’s day. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea, all you need is some washi tape, baker’s twine, and a stamped greeting.
I am so excited about my latest Handmade Thank You Cards. Lately, I have been on a card kick, I think it is because they are a quick project and feel like I have completed something in a short amount of time.
I actually remember the very first card that I made. All of the girls in my family are pretty crafty, and one of my older sisters had been introduced to rubber stamps and had actually begun selling them herself. One of her first “parties” was with all of the girls in the family. I was immediately hooked!
The card I made had an image of a big white sheep, and then I used flocking to make the sheep soft and fluffy. I can’t remember what the greeting on the card was, but I remember how impressed I was with myself. And I still get that “I made this” feeling every time I finish a card.
Supplies Used to Make a Handmade Thank You Card
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Handmade Thank You Card Tutorial Video
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How to Make a Handmade Thank You Card with Washi Tape
I used Washi Tape on my cards and started by selecting some colors and patterns that I thought went well together.
My card is a 3.5 x 5-inch card and so I cut my cardstock down to 5 x 7 inches and then scored at 3.5 inches for the fold. Start in the corner with three strips of different washi tape.
Lay the next strip at about a 90-degree angle from the top diagonal strip. You will want the piece to be long enough that it goes past the scoreline on the card.
Don’t worry about getting your scissors out for a straight edge, simply grab your ruler and use the edge as a guide to tear your tape.
Add a total of four vertical strips and three and a half diagonal strips of washi tape.
Time to clean up the washi tape at the top of the card. Use the ruler again as a straight edge and tear the excess washi tape from the card.
Draw the utility knife close to the outer edge of the card to cut the excess off from around the edges of the card.
Look at how cute it is already!
Next, you will need to stamp your greeting. I used a rubber stamp that I already had on hand and a brown ink pad.
Make two notches on each side of the card by measuring about 1/2 inch up from the bottom and lightly penciling a mark. Take a 1/2-inch circle punch and punch out the notch with just the edge of the punch.
Tie it up with some matching bakers twine and Tadah! Your card is complete!
This card seriously took me less than 10 minutes to make. It is super simple and super cute.
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