Friday, April 19, 2013

A Little Formal 'Merci' Card

A Little Black & White Formal

Just saying 'Merci'
Five cards, same cuts, same ribbons & same bling...different  look
I had a little request to make a few Merci (Thank You) cards and these are ones that I came up with. I love playing with white on white cards, layers and adding black ribbon and some bling, certainly make them pop.

Material I used to make these cards:

White cardstock 
Sizzix Swiss Dot Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Cricut Personal Machine
Cricut Story Book Cartridge
Computer ~ Microsoft Word
Crafter's Companion Envelope Board
Black Ribbon
Dollar Store Bling
White paper for inserts in card.
Foam dimensional stickers
Scotch glue runner and tape

Instructions for 1 card

Cut white cardstock 5"X 8"

Emboss the front of the card with Sizzix Swiss Dot Folder

Using your Cricut & Story Book Cartridge (or whatever die cut machine you have) chose the shape you chose, cutting three of them in three different sizes to form a framed layer.

Print the 'Merci' or 'Thank You' 

Cut and glue the printed Merci (Thank You) onto the smallest of the tags, then emboss all three tags. 
The tags that I used are from Story Book Cricut Cartridge, page 68, accent blackout...

Layer the three tags. Decide the layout you prefer, cut black ribbon to fit, add a bow if you wish, then place your layered, embossed tags ~ embellish with some bling!

To finish these cards, I like to cut out a piece of white paper to insert inside the card ~ you can print up a sentiment or just add your own personal words of thanks.

Envelope Please!
Crafter's Companion ~ so easy to make custom fit envelopes for your cards

Out comes my Crafter's Companion Envelope, it makes envelopes quick and oh so easy...they turn out every time in no time at all.

First, you will need a piece of white cardstock cut to 8 1/4 " square. Then using your Crafter's Companion, score lines on D & F, lower and upper score to make the envelope have more room for your card.
Fold and glue!

Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of the envelopes!! Next time~I'll try and remember!! lol but they do come out very nice and it's really so simple to use the Crafter's it for making cards and paper projects.

These cards are a very nice size, they have a nice classy look to them ~ a nice way to say 'Merci'.

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