- Mrs. Corn
- 9 years ago
A couple of people requested a how-to on my DIY Thank You notes.
Here is a step by step:
1) Since I knew I was going to purchase 4-Bar envelopes from Paper-Source, I looked up how big their matching folded cards were so I could make my own. Turns out, folded they are 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 folded which makes them 7 x 4 7/8 unfolded.
2) I chose a heavy cardstock, in this case Paper-Source’s Luxe Cream 210g Text weight paper in 8.5 x 11 and was able to cut two cards from one piece of paper. Since each sheet breaks down to $.575 (not including tax and shipping), each card breaks down to $.2875. Which means that 20 cards end up being $5.75 as opposed to just buying the cards in the 20pack that Paper-Source has for $5.25. Wait. That can’t be right. I must have gotten the paper on sale because I know when I got the paper, it made a lot more sense to just cut the cards than to purchase them pre-made.
3) Next, I used my trusty Fiskars 12″ cutter to cut and score the cards.
4) To stamp the hydrangea, I used an Anna Griffen stamp and a Platinum Planet Brilliance Pigment Inkpad (just like I did on the escort card envelopes)
5) I have a ‘Many Thanks’ stamp and a chocolate brown stamp pad from a Stampin Up binge I went on a few years ago. I used that to stamp the sentiment and then went over it again with the Platinum Planet Brilliance ink to make it offset.
Other than cutting the paper, it really wasn’t that big of a hassle to make these because stamping goes very quickly. Alternatively, you can always feed these through a printer so you can use an design element from your wedding in case it doesn’t happen to be in stamp form. And I am sure you could really make out like a bandit by doing it this way if you happened to come across paper that was actually discounted .
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