Thursday, August 23, 2007

Easy Thank-You Notes


I had some Stampin'Up! white note cards (they are 5" by 3 1/2") and needed to send out some thank you notes from Averie. Summer has just been crazy busy and my kids don't go back to school until September. So, easy it is baby.

I ran the front flap through my Cuttlebug with this dry embossing folder. Then trimmed 1/8 th off the bottom and the top. I trimmed 1/2 inch off the side of the front flap. Then, cut a strip of designer paper from the Darling Doodles Double Sided DS Paper from Stampin Up! to fit down the side. I adhered the entire white note card on a piece of Purely Pomegranate card stock.

I stamped the round thank you stamp from the
Think Happy Thoughts Set onto Groovy Guava card stock with Purely Pomegranate ink. Punched it out with my 1 1/4 inch circle punch, layered that on a piece of Purely Pomegranate card stock punched out with my 1 3/8 inch punch. Next, I had a note card that I ran through the Cuttlebug (and ruined) so I used my 3/4 inch circle punch and punched out some of the embossed circle flowers. I glued that in the center and added some designer paper with my 1/4 inch circle punch to some of the centers. Then, I added two SU! dimensionals to the back.

I took the 1 3/4 inch circle punch and punched about half way into the front flap. Close the flap and then stick your circle just over the punched out part. Because of the dimensionals, it's raised just enough to keep your front flap closed. Sentiment inside is from the stamp set In My Thoughts from Stampin'Up!

I'm so proud of Averie... she signed each one by herself. She left out the r in her name on a few, but hey, she did it and was super excited to sit down and thank everyone.

Have a super rest of the week and a fun weekend!! I register Sheldon (my oldest son) in HIGH SCHOOL tomorrow morning. I can't believe he's going to be a freshman. I think he grew at least two inches over the summer and is officially the tallest person in the house.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
~Cambria
©Stampin'Up! 1990-2007



33 comments:

Alexandra said...

Very nice thankyou cards - love them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Hi, HYENa Kathi from NB here:
These are soooo cute and wooo-hooo for Avery! :)

OMG...High School????!!! You and your DH barely look old enough to have graduated yourselves. You could totally make it in the door as students at the prom yourselves (might not want to actually do that, though. ;) ).

Your blog has kept me salivating over the latest SU stuff all year, even if I rarely have time to stamp these days. Hope to see you soon before I forget what ink is!

Nancy said...

Lovely!!!

Alora Sweetser said...

How cute!!! I need to get me a few of those - gotta love anything quick and cute! :o)

BTW - your DD is *adorable*! She's the same age as my oldest who will be turning 5 in a few weeks...gosh, it goes by sooo quickly!

Rock on stampin' sistah!! :o)

Dee said...

What a wonderful idea...It is saved and put in a folder to keep..I have to order a few sets of SU to be able to make the cards. I do have the punch! LOL!
Thanks so much for taking the time to show us how you did it.
Hugs, Dee in Oklahoma 8^)

Allison said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the layout.

Would you be so kind as to answer a quick question?? How do you emboss only the front flap? Where does the rest of the cardstock go while you are embossing?? (Feeling foolish here...)

StamperSharon said...

Absolutely adorable, Cami -- I love these!

Jenny K said...

Oh, Get Outta Town! These are completely fab. I have been volunteered to make all of the birthday cards for the staff at my son's elementary school and these kewl cards of yours are the perfect starting point that I was needing. Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea

Julie Campbell said...

What an awesome idea! I love seeing cards that are easy to mass produce, but still have a ton of style! So cute!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this card is is great, the way it opens fantastic.

Dottie K said...

This is just adorable. Love what you did with the strip on the inside c/s and how cute to punch out the circle. Love my cuttlebug! TFS :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are just GORGEOUS! What a neat layout!

Kathy W said...

Love this idea and the layout. Nice colors too! Thanks for sharing.

chelemom said...

These are awesome cards...holy cow! Isn't it scary how fast the kids grow up? It really could slow down just a bit...dont' you think?

Libby said...

So cute & simple - love it!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty! I love the way you embossed only the front of the card.

Heather P. said...

These are lovely!!

Kathy said...

What a great card-very clever with the cut out.

beate said...

Cami, it's freaking gorgeous! Hugs!

Angie said...

what a darling card!! I love how it opens and everything!! I too have a freshman, Chase started high school a week ago...so far so good!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the cuttlebug idea. Thanks! My oldest starts HS next week too. I am so traumatized!
Pat
www.patstamps.blogspot.com

Yvette said...

This is just too cute. I love how well you described it. Thanks so much!

yvonne said...

wow, these cards are just stunning!

Cheryl said...

these are ABFAB!!!! I love them. I stalk your blog a lot and am finally getting around to leaving a message. I also subscribed and will be adding you to my blog list. Great work.

cdaly said...

Gorgeous - love the cut out circles :)

Laura Roth said...

Very nice! Thanks for the lesson! You're awesome!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card!

Trudee said...

OH man these are SO cute!!! I might have to case this arling layout, Cami!! YOU ROCK!!

Helen & Co. said...

SO Gorgeous!!! - all your work is lovely!

Giulia said...

This card is fantastic!
Your blog is very very nice and full of tips and ideas!

Bye from Italy!

Debbie Olson said...

This is brilliant, Cami! You're the *BEST*!

L. said...

So fabulous!! TFS - I case'd them for a gift I needed to do. Thank you so much!!

MJ said...

This really is a great teacher gift and easy to boot! You are amazing. I need to do these today since school starts Thursday. WHaaa! The summer went way too fast.