Monday, March 14, 2011

Get carded - Thank you cards

Hello! Recently two friends surprised me with delightful gifts. Although I had received the gifts in person and thus could thank my friends right away, I still thought it would be fun to send them thank you cards. So here's what I came up with:

Both cards were made the same way, using similar materials. From background to foreground:

White cardstock.

Scrap of art paper (from paper nirvana source).

Bird body cut from vintage greeting card. Template from unknown source. Body edged in StazOn ink.

Wing cut freehand from art paper scrap.

Vintage button glued on wing. Unknown source.

Vintage cotton cord piece wrapped around wing. Cotton cord from thrift store.

"Thank you" stamped with stamp from dollar bin at Michael's. 

These were easy to do, and this is a good mix-and-match project for using up all sorts of paper scraps. No vintage greeting cards? Then use a modern one - or part of an old map, ticket stub, etc. Can't really go wrong!