Simple Saturday Thank You Cards

Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Whole Lot of Lovely - StampinUp Idea

I created a pair of simple thank you cards today that show the WOW! of Stampin’ Up! designer series paper. 

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Both the Whole Lot of Lovely and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper patterns used are part of the BUY 3 GET 1 FREE SALE.  Details and selections here

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  • My first thank you card and envelope flap use a stunning floral pattern from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (on the list of My Favorite Things from the annual catalog) and part of the sale!  The result is decidedly feminine.

    Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Whole Lot of Lovely - StampinUp card ideas

  • The second thank you card and envelope get a modern, unisex style from Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (also on the list of My Favorite Things from the annual catalog and part of the sale).

    Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Coffee Break - StampinUp Idea

  • Both cards use sentiments from Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love how the interior comes to life with a coordinating sentiment.

    Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Whole Lot of Lovely - StampinUp

  • Each sentiment gets a pop of color from Subtles (Calypso Coral) and Regals (Garden Green) Enamel Shapes.

    Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Whole Lot of Lovely - StampinUp Cards

  • An additional piece of designer series paper is added to the Whisper White Medium Envelope Flaps and snipped with Paper Snips to fit.
  • Measurements are the same for both cards.  From bottom to top. Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Layer below the pattern is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Patterned paper measures 3″ x 4 1/4″.  Sentiment is approx. 1″ x 3 1/2″.

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28 Comments:

  1. Would you please share the dimensions of the layers for your thank you cards. They are great!

    • Would love the dimensions!

    • Happy to share the dimensions. They are the same for both cards. From bottom to top. Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″, Layer below the pattern is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Patterned paper measures 3″ x 4 1/4″. Sentiment is approx. 1″ x 3 1/2″. I don’t have the cards to measure and be exact (sent to friends). However, this should be close 🙂

    • From bottom to top. Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″, Layer below the pattern is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Patterned paper measures 3″ x 4 1/4″. Sentiment is approx. 1″ x 3 1/2″.

  2. Kadie in Arizona

    Two BEAUTIFUL cards that spot-light our FABULOUS Designer Series Paper. Nicely Done My Friend!!!!!

  3. Love these pretty cards, Mary. The DSP really gives them a lift and shows how just the change of paper can make one feminine and one masculine. Have a great Saturday!

  4. Wonderful cards! I agree with the previous comment…just a little dsp change makes the card completely different. The first dsp you used is gorgeous! I would like the dimensions, too, please. Have a great weekend!

    • Love hearing that, Amy. Measurements are the same for both cards. From bottom to top. Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″, Layer below the pattern is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Patterned paper measures 3″ x 4 1/4″. Sentiment is approx. 1″ x 3 1/2″.

  5. I love that designer series paper, but I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. I like how you did this. With such a complex pattern, you minimized it just enough to simplify the design. Good job, Mary – like always!

    • Keeping the sentiment simple allows you to play with some of the stronger patterns! I appreciate your feedback!

  6. jo ann deheer

    loooooove this card and i am needing some more t’you cards so . . . with your permission :))) i will be CASEing very soon!

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    Loved the mixed metals card yesterday. Wow, a zillion and one comments! I have both packs of these papers you feature today. I love the cards and will be CASEing away.

    • Beautiful. Duplicating something I make means the world. I have added the dimensions above, Chris.

  8. I love these, Mary! That extra border of white is divine – and really helps the DSP to pop. <3

  9. Oooh , vary pretty dsp, my fav, I find my self not wanting to use it
    Houring, lol
    And lovely card and envelope ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  10. I love how you always add the same designer paper in the card to the envelope. I bought the dies for the envelope flap and they don’t look like yours. how do you measure and cover the envelope flap?? Thank you so much. I love your sight Kate

  11. Lovely cards Mary! I too love the way you decorate your envelopes – takes the card to the next level!

  12. These cards are such a great idea. One could use absolutely any DSP …even retired designs one may have around the house…for the front pattern. Also, i just want to add….I love your blog…and your videos. I have my own demonstrator but so look forward to going to your site. Bless you Mary.

  13. Here’s a link to Mary’s YouTube tutorial on how to make the envelope flaps with the DSP.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/574068283742659520/

    What a great way to take your card up a notch! Thank you, Mary.

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