Papertrey is in full Christmas swing this week. It's given me a great opportunity to get a little ahead on my holiday planning. If there's one thing that is a must around our house at Christmas time, it's writing thank you notes for gifts received.
I thought it would be fun to make a little Christmas thank you card kit for the girls. Having an activity after the big day winds down will be something the girls will enjoy. I designed one card for the girls to see as an example
It's bright and cheery and full of little design elements. For the main focal image on my card, I stamped a Vintage Label in Raspberry Fizz onto Kraft cardstock and then cut out the image with Spellbinder's Labels 1 Nestabilities die templates. This set with coordinating dies is going to be a big hit in my stamp room! I then stamped the thank you sentiment from Signature Christmas and punched out lots of circles. This little sentiment is so great because you don't often see a thank you sentiment specifically for Christmas. To finish off the main image, I stamped and paper pieced a pair of mittens from Winter Swirls with Raspberry Fizz ink. For the patterned strips, I used Holiday Cheer patterned paper....you'll going to flip over this bright and cheery paper! My background on the Vintage Cream card base is stamped with Polka Dots II in Aqua Mist ink. Some fancy cream ribbon, a rhinestone and decorative punched edges finish off the card. The cute cards will fit into Vintage Cream A1 Envelopes, a cute little size for thank you notes. All of the new Christmas stamp sets and patterned paper will be released on the 15th over at the Papertrey website.
For the girls' Christmas thank you kit, I assembled all the pieces so that they're ready to be added to card bases. The only tools needed will be a pair of scissors to trim the ribbon bows.
Each little accent piece has Scor-Tape on the back that can be easily peeled off. The mittens and snowflake circles from Winter Swirls have pop dots on the back.
Ribbon has been cut for each card and a few packs of rhinestones will be fun for some bling bling.
I tucked all of the *ingredients* for the Christmas thank you kit into an old bread tin. All the little embellishments are tucked into old tin molds.
I know that sometimes kids don't like to sit down and write thank you notes....but I think it's very important and I know the grandparents, etc appreciate it. If you make it fun for the kids like I've done with my Christmas thank you kit, I can almost bet they'll be excited to write those thank you notes. When it gets closer to Christmas, I'll tuck in some postage stamps and a few nice writing pens. One more thing to check off my holiday planning list.......YAY!!