Friday, December 7, 2012

Baby Shower Thank You cards

Last month after my baby shower I decided that I would dust off the old craft table and make some thank you cards. I wanted something simple that I could put together and get out before a month passed after the shower.  If I don't do something right away I tend to forget and I wanted to make sure to express my appreciation for all of the great and thoughtful gifts everyone gave me.

I liked the crispness of a white card with a blue onesie with just a spark of green so brighten it up. I didn't want to do anything too labor intensive since I had to make quite a few but I still wanted them to look homemade.

I used the New Arrival cartridge for my cricut to make the onesies. I really like the new Cricut Craft Room software because it works on my Mac (the original pay version, which I bought was Windows only so I had to keep my laptop around just for that) and because it has a lot more features than the original version.  I decided on a good size for the onesie and then I just filled the sheet of paper with them on my computer.

The green strips were some scraps that I had that I just cut down to 1/2" thick and 5.5" long which is the width of my cards. I taped them down and then added the "Thank You" to the top in a nice, bright blue.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up Vivid Greetings set.

The last step is to add my "signature" stamp to the back. I add this to every card I make so it's just my little way of showing that it's made by me. Now they are ready for personalized messages and to be sent. All in all it took just a Saturday morning to make and I like the clean simplicity of them.