Wednesday, December 7, 2011

5th Day: Thank You Card Kit

Blank cards make great gifts. Emily's gift idea is not just a stack of plain cards, it's a complete homemade card kit, using the Silver Valley collection. It includes two sizes of blank cards, envelopes, patterned paper strips, and embellishments, all together in a decorative tin.

Here are some tips from Emily:

• Make sure that you don't adhere the kit label to the lid, otherwise the recipient will have to ruin it to open the kit. The label slides right off in the example.

• When buying kits, people buy them because they generally do not have those supplies at home. To make a fun-filled kit, trim patterned paper strips to the appropriate size and border punch edges so the recipient can add them to their cards.
• Use old package labeling for new products. The tin that holds this set together used to hold chipboard embellishments. The acetate sheets that the card embellishments are adhered to is from some old product packaging too.

• 6" x 6" paper pad is perfect for making these small envelopes.
• Since the tin is small, re-size your cut file so that the envelopes fit inside the tin.

• Make your own embellishments by adhering foam tape to the cardstock stickers and placing them on an acetate sheet. You can also use mount the cardstock stickers to punched patterned paper circles and affix them with foam tape to an acetate sheet.
• Pre-stamped "Thanks" tags in coordinating colors are essential for easy thank you card making.
• Use clothes pin to hold small trinkets together.
• Gather extra buttons to add to kit that coordinate to your kit's colors.

If you are enjoying our gift ideas this week, leave a comment. We love to hear from you!


Diana Waite said...

what a COOL idea! I even have all the supplies! :)

photo wedding thank you cards said...

It look like a box after your first glance it was a card. This is the cutest card I have ever seen.


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