Hi friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, and I am excited to share a little project (combining my love of card making and new year resolutions) I’ve been working on. With the new year beginning, I, like many of you, have been re-evaluating my life, my priorities, and my goals. One of my resolutions, or goals for 2017 is to be more grateful…and not just passively, but actively. I’ve created a list of things I will work on to become a more grateful person, and one of the things on my list is to TELL people that I am grateful for them. I want to be better about expressing my gratitude for people and their actions, both large and small. One way I will do this is by mailing or delivering “thank you” cards regularly. To get started, I created a beautiful set of cards!
By clipping the cards onto this cute little clipboard and hanging it up near my desk, I will be reminded constantly of my desire to be grateful, and to express it!
Here’s a look at my cards and how I made them.
Start by cutting a 4″ x 5 1/2″ base from patterned paper:
Cut a 2″ x 5 1/2″ block of coordinating paper and adhere it to the top or bottom of the base:
Here’s one of my BEST tips: Use a small hole punch (this is the 1/16″ punch from We R Memory Keepers to create a little notch where I want the twine to wrap around my card:
See? Now the twine won’t slip and I can tie a nice bow without it sliding around!
Now add die-cuts or stickers to embellish (I always use plenty of foam squares for dimension):
Use a metal die or a digital die to cut out “thanks” or “thank you” or whatever sentiment you’d like. I will be cutting a bunch of these to have ready to put on cards.
After the sentiment is added, place the entire piece on a card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) cut from coordinating cardstock.
Repeat the process several times. Attach the cards to a cute mini clipboard and hang (or place) where you will see it often and remember to express gratitude to those around you!
Happy New Year – and may your goals and resolutions help you become a better person in the year to come!!
Woodland Forest “Thankful” Patterned Paper
Woodland Forest “Leaf Toss” Patterned Paper
Woodland Forest “Ephemera Die Cuts”
Woodland Forest 6×6 Paper Pad
Woodland Forest Cardstock Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Punch