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Expressing Gratitude: Handmade Thanks So Much Card Tutorial

In today's blog post, we're going to explore the art of expressing gratitude through a beautifully crafted Thanks So Much card. We'll be using the stunning Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and the versatile Kindest Expressions Stamp Set. Get ready to unleash your creativity and create a heartfelt token of appreciation!

Kindest Expressions Thanks So Much Card using the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper Blog Banner

Thanks So Much Card Video Tutorial:

Here is the edited version of yesterday's live stream where I shared how to make this card from the R. C. Kinsmon Studio Monthly Card Tutorials for June 2023.

Gratitude Card Materials Needed:

  • Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper

  • Kindest Expressions Stamp Set

  • Cardstock in coordinating colors

  • Die-cutting machine (optional)

  • Ink pads in complementary colors

  • Adhesive and foam tape

  • Embellishments (optional)

  • Scissors or paper trimmer

  • Bone folder

  • Clear stamping block

Side angle view of a handmade Thanks So Much card, highlighting the dimension and layers created by the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set.

Expressing Gratitude Thanks So Much Card Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare Your Materials: Gather all the necessary materials mentioned above. Having everything organized will make the card-making process smooth and enjoyable.

  2. Cut and Score the Card Base: Start by cutting the cardstock to your desired size for the card base. Fold it in half using a bone folder to create a clean and crisp fold.

  3. Choose and Trim the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper: Select a pattern from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper that resonates with the theme of gratitude. Trim it to fit the front panel of your card base.

  4. Stamp the Sentiment: Take the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set and choose a sentiment that best expresses your gratitude. Ink up the stamp with a coordinating color and carefully stamp it onto a separate piece of cardstock.

  5. Die-Cut or Hand-Cut the Sentiment: If you have a die-cutting machine, use a suitable die to cut out the sentiment. Alternatively, you can carefully trim around the stamped sentiment with scissors.

  6. Assemble the Card: Adhere the trimmed Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper onto the card base. Use foam tape or adhesive to attach the sentiment to the card, creating a focal point. Feel free to add any additional embellishments for extra flair.

  7. Personalize and Finishing Touches: Take a moment to personalize the card further by adding a handwritten message inside. Consider embellishing the card with ribbons, sequins, or other decorations that match the theme.

  8. Share Your Creation: Once your card is complete, share your masterpiece with friends and loved ones. Spread joy and gratitude with your heartfelt creation!

Front view of a handmade Thanks So Much card displaying the vibrant colors and textures of the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper, along with the heartfelt message from the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set.

Handmade cards hold a special place in the hearts of both the giver and the recipient. With the stunning Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and the versatile Kindest Expressions Stamp Set, you have the perfect combination to create a Thank You card that will be cherished. We hope this tutorial inspired you to explore the beauty of expressing gratitude through your own creativity. Enjoy the process, and happy crafting!

Close-up view of a handmade Thanks So Much card featuring the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set

We would love for you to share your own stories of gratitude when you received a handmade thank you card. Make sure to leave your gratitude stories in the comments section below on this post. We can not wait to hear them all!

Side angle view of a handmade Thanks So Much card, highlighting the dimension and layers created by the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and the Kindest Expressions Stamp Set.

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and remember to stay crafty!

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