This Thank You gift bag was created to say thank you to everyone who has continued to do their jobs through this time of uncertainty, change and home isolation. Thank you to health carer workers, public service workers, restaurant and grocery store workers, to delivery and transportation workers, to gas station workers, to teachers and students who all keep doing their work from home or their regular work spaces. This is a bag full of thanks to those workers whose place of work have been closed or whose work hours have been cut who look out for and help their neighbors with health issues. This is a thank you to little ones who are trying to help their parents get through these stressful times.
Materials used include: Simply Made Crafts by Helen Griffin -Luxury Handbag Gift Box die set, Karen Burniston’s Word Set 1-Greetings die set, lightweight blue cardstock and black, silver and light blue paper scraps, double-sided tape and glue.
What a romantic image of Paris ! When I received the two dies that I used on this card, I looked at the packaging images for ideas for colors and layout and then did some modification to the easel mechanism.
Changing the frame from a hanging charm to a larger flat panel on an easel was as simple as using ½ inch wide, red-sticky-permanent double-sided tape to hold in place the rectangle piece that was cut out for the frame. And adhering the flat panel to the easel.
Because the flat panel is larger than the original frame pull tab, I had to add an extension tab. I used clear removable tape to smooth over the catching point where the extension level changes. In order to be able to fit the card in an A2 envelope, I punched a hole and tied a ribbon to the tab as a pull grip.
But how does the card recipient know to pull the ribbon? Read my last post on CRX.
Paris Easel Card
Paris in the Springtime Die set from Die Cutting essentials issue 49
Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups for Elizabeth Craft Designs 1104-Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set
“Pull Here” stamp from Concord and Ninth’s Mail Drop Stamp Collection
Thanking our military for their service is the theme of this card using a Karen Burniston’s pop-up die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The glitter stars are 3D by folding on the score lines and placing a double thickness of foam tape under the center of the star.
Because this was the first time I had assembled the star accordion card, I accidentally placed the center section with the start being upside-down and the connecting tab on the wrong side. My solution was to cut off all the stars’ tabs and connect them using a yellow ribbon. My heat embossed “Thank you” was a bit messy so I fussy cut it out and used a white gel pen for emphasis. A red and white checked gingham paper was used to back the stars and cover up the ribbon.
I wanted to share some of the cards I’ve made for a card ministry that sends cards to those who may need a word of encouragement or thanks. Letting people know that someone cares about them is what greeting cards are about, especially handmade ones. I encourage anyone reading this to think about making at least one card for someone you don’t know, but might appreciate being told they count as a human being.
Both cards were created from many scrap pieces left from other projects as well as flowers and leaves cut from food boxes. I have tried my best to remember all the dies used to produce these pieces.
Window Box Card:
- Window & Flower Box – Crafter’s Companion “Window” CC-MD-E-WINDOW
- Layered flowers – “Card Making Magic” by Christina Griffiths from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 37
- Hello, Hugs, Smile – Recollections 10 piece word set
- Cardstock – “The Pier” boxed cards from American Crafts
- Blue Window Blind – Build-A-Scene Dies Xcut-Docrafts, “Shadow Box Dies – Seaside” XCU 503272
- White Gel Pen – Gelly Roll 08
- Scotch Foam Tape
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
Thank You Card:
- Thank You Banner – Computer generated sentiment die cut using Uchi’s Design Animation Die Cut Set DC101
- Blue Paisley Swirls – Tonic Studios “Paisley Edge” designed exclusively for Scrapbook.com 2486e Paisley Edge Dot & Drop Die
- Yellow & Orange Swirls – Crafter’s Companion “Swirl with Leaves” CC_MD-E-SWIRL
- Green Leaves & Flower – “Card Making Magic” by Christina Griffiths from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 37
- White Hearts & Bottom White Bar – Crafter’s Companion “Garden Bench” CC-MD-E-BENCH
- Yellow House – Build-A-Scene Dies Xcut-Docrafts, “Shadow Box Dies – Seaside” XCU 503272
- Home Hobby by 3L Premium Double-Sided tape
- Ms. Sparkle & Co. Red Permanent Double-Sided Tape
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue