Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Postcard Thank You's

I had LOTS of thank you note to write after Christmas (that's a good thing as it means I received a lot of sweet gifts!) - so I decided to simplify my approach to said cards and make postcards.
Originally I planned to print the postcard template from Designedly Kristi - but my printer was out of ink and I didn't have a refill handy.....in the mean time I went after Christmas shopping with some of my Christmas cash and found the above stamp (postcard - Penny Black) at Hobby Lobby.  With my 40% off coupon - I got a pretty good deal!
I had forgotten how hard it is for me to create one layer cards till I tackled this project!! I ended up using these stamps:
For the border I used two different colors of markers and a ruler -- just to add a bit of color and fill the card up a bit. 
I didn't realize it when I grabbed my white paper -- but the one side is shimmery -- it added quite a bit to the cards when finished.
Whew - glad to have "thank you notes" checked off my list of things to do -- and I'm doubly glad to own a postcard stamp. Now I can create my own postcards whenever I want -- I have a feeling I'll be using this quite a bit in this next year.


Little Birdie Blessings said...

I really want some of your energy. Not only do you think of great ideas, you actually do them. You're such an inspiration to me. Keep up the good work. ~ Abby

Christa said...

These are fabulous! One-layer cards are challenging for me, too.

I love that postcard stamp!