It takes a while to get back into crafting mode after the madness of the holiday season, so here are some quick and easy thank you cards that can be made from leftover bits.
Firstly take a look inside your rolls of gift wrap, they always used to have a solid tube in them, but more and more they have a short roll of Kraft paper inside them. This is great paper and can be used for all sorts of things, from matting and embellishments to making pages in mini books. So be sure to save those insides.
It is always rolled up really tightly, but with a bit of folding and trimming you end up with lots of usable pieces..save the end scraps too, they can always be used to make trims and tags.
To keep these note cards as quick as possible, I used the same stamp 3 times.
It is a fabby little Queen Kat Designs stamp available HERE perfectly cheery as we look forward to brighter warmer days.
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For the first card I embossed over the recycled Kraft paper and then added my stamped image, which I coloured with the BRAND NEW FLEXMARKER COLOURS
As you can see I stamped directly onto the Kraft paper, it gives a totally different effect to the colouring, much more subtle and muted.
For the second card i stamped onto smooth white card, I added a little tape border around the image using LETRALINE TAPE, the tape I have is bright yellow..easy to alter, I simply ran one of my METALLIC PENS over the tape.
For card number 3, I again stamped onto smooth white card and again coloured with the new FLEXMARKERS the image looks totally different with just changing the colours of pens used.
I also used my markers to add doodles around the edge and onto a small tag, remember the left over skinny strip of recycled paper, well it was just big enough to make tags.
and so all 3 cards finished and ready to send out as sweet little thank yous for much appreciated holiday gifts.