Brightly Colored Thank You Cards

Brightly Colored Thank You Cards
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Have you ever explored the paper crafts section at your local Big Lots! store? They have a “big lot” of paper, stamps and stickers to choose from. I found a brightly colored paper pack with fun stripes, adorable birds and flowers and it seemed like the right kind of paper to use for these two summertime thank you cards. The paper pack even came with several different shimmery alphabet stickers!

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Have I mentioned my trick for how to get three card bases out of one 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock? With only two cuts (one at 4″ and one at 8″) you can make three cards that will be 4″ x 6″ and you won’t have any left over card stock to add to your pile of scraps. It’s nice to have a larger surface space for embellishing the card and a larger area to write in inside.

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With just a few simple embellishments, my cards were complete!

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“Thanx” for reading my blog. 🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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