Monday, February 16, 2015

Big thanks

Today I have spent time packaging up stamps from my collection that I am selling. I haven't used them in quite a while and I am running out of storage space.  So hard as it is for me to let go, the time has come to thin out my collection.  I am also working on a project for hubs. When complete I will have use of all the space in my craft room/office/dressing room. Then I get to redecorate and make this room more functional for me.

So back to the sold stamps, I am including a little thank you note inside each package.  I am getting a lot of use out of the Casual Fridays stamp set Big Thanks that I bought used about a year ago. I also got out my We are Memory Keepers envelope punch board and made some cute little envelopes for my cards.

The size I wanted was not included on the punch board, but a bit of trial and error with printer paper was all it took to figure it out.  I will share those dimensions below.

Here are my cards to tuck in with the purchased stamps. I hope they bring a little smile to the recipients.

I have some medium weight small patterned papers that I got free with one of those British card making mags to make my little envelopes.  They end up measuring around 2.25 inches square. My little cards are 2 inches square.

I cut 2 inch strips from cardstock along the 8.5 inch side (5 strips make 10 cards), then trimmed the strips to 2 by 4 inches. I scored them to be top folding.  Next I stamped them with Versamark ink and added a coordinating embossing powder to match the envelope.  I made 8 of them with envelopes in about 20 minutes. In the photo each card is sitting on its respective envelope.

Envelope dimensions - cut a 4x4 inch square and score the first line at 2 inches.  If you want a slightly bigger envelope, a 4.5 by 4.5 inch square scored at 2-1/8th inches will give you an envelope to fit a 2.5 by 2.5 card.

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6 comments:

  1. These are great thank you notes, Cat! Love the pretty patterned papers and thanks for the envelope instructions. I'm sure the organizing/purging of the craft room is difficult, but oh what fun the redecorating will be! Looking forward to some photos!

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  2. Cat, what darling "BIG THANKS" mini-cards with pretty envelopes you've made.

    How fun it will be to redecorate your craft room.

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  3. Cat, what darling "BIG THANKS" mini-cards with pretty envelopes you've made.

    How fun it will be to redecorate your craft room.

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  4. Love your mini cards with the beautiful matching envelopes!

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  5. What a great idea for the sentiment. I use an old SU scripty thanks, but I might switch up to use this one now.

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  6. What a lovely way to say 'Thank You', Cat! LOVE your envies so much, too!

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