Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mail Friendly Thank you Cards

My eldest graduated from high school this month

click to embiggen and see my dear, sweet boy.

With this joyous occasion came the need for thank you cards. 

I wanted to make something personal, simple, good for either gender and most of all, mailable.

Mailability in a card is very important as I hate getting them returned for extra postage when I've thoughtlessly added a button or other equally dimensional embellishment. 

This one is the lumpiest as I made a glitzy one for the relatives that will expect a little pizazz. A little bit of Gelli print does so much heavy lifting on a design like this. 

Simple. Classic.

This one I thought was clean, crisp and would be great for male recipients.

Er... this one I got a big thumb smudge of ink on so... GLITZY! 
I tell you, more design choices are made to camouflage my clumsiness than you'd ever believe.

Clean and Simple.

As you've read here before. Even when making a whole bunch of the same card (say for Christmas) I can never make them exactly the same. Mixing it up keeps it fun.

Gosh, this bird stamp is getting a work out. You can see more here


Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Awesome cards! I love the CAS look and that bird you carved is fabulous! Congrats to Trenton on his graduation! Sorry for all the exclamations!!!!!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love that hand carved bird stamp ! You are so talented !
Corrie x

BettyAnn Maki said...

I love mine. Thank you Nicole and Trenton.
Love you