Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank You Card

So what’s better than lots of paper? Lots of FREE paper! And your local stores give away this paper – you just have to know what department to look in. You wont find it in the scrapbooking section, or even in school supplies – you will however find this free paper in the hardware section! Look no further that you paint department – those neatly displayed color swatches are great for card making – and they’re free!!  

Here is an example of a card I made using Paint samples
Thank You Card

You will need
· Dark Blue Paint Sample
· Tan Paint Sample
· Light Green Textured paper
       · Light Yellow Paint Sample
· White Ribbon
· Staz- on Black ink
· Water color pencils and blender pens
· Watercolor paper
· Stampin’ Up Sail Away stamp
· Thank You Sentiment                   
· Adhesive
· Straight Cutter
· Cuttlebug - Sizzix Damask Set Folder
·  Corner Rounder
To Make
1. Cut green textured paper to 4.25” x 5.5”
a. Emboss using Damask Folder
2. Stamp Sail Away stamp onto Watercolor paper and color
        a. Color as desired using Watercolor Pencils and blender pen
3. Cut Dark Blue Paper to 3” x 4.75”
    4. Cut Tan paint sample to 3.25” x 5”
5. Cut stamped image to 2.75” x 4.5”
6. Attach Tan paint sample to the center of the green embossed paper
7. Attach blue paint sample to center of tan paint sample
8. Attach stamped image to center of blue paint sample
9. Stamp “Thank You” Sentiment onto light yellow paint sample
a. Cut around frame and pierce 1 hole on each side
10. Thread ribbon through the holes and attach at top of card


  1. Wonderful card! Really like the sentiment placement and the ribbon!

  2. What a great card and I love how it call came together in the paint section :) Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

  3. Being frugal at it's best. Beautiful card.

  4. Great card. I love everything about it. I have also used the paint sampes in the past, but thanks for reminding me again. I need to go shopping soon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I really like your card! I can't agree with just taking paint samples for cardmaking use, but I certainly think you could use the ones you discard when you're searching for paint colors! :)


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