Thank-Yous From Scraps

Thanks, Coach Card

Got scraps? Put them to use on a heartfelt note. Check out these beautiful thank-you cards-all made from leftovers.

Honor a coach with a handmade note of thanks like this one. Combine scraps of photo-realistic paper for a background, then create a focal point by matting a framed sentiment made from cardstock, textured chipboard, stickers, and a rub-on.


Add a personal touch by using a photo as the card's background. Cover the image with vellum to keep the focus on the message.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Stickers: Scrappin' Sports and More. Rub-ons: Making Memories. Chipboard, brads: Junkitz. Photo corners: Chatterbox. Design: Lisa Kremer.<br> SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts. Stickers: Making Memories. Design: Polly Maly.

Thank-You Card

Odd-size scraps of double-sided patterned cardstock create a playful background for this greeting. A little paint, some machine stitching, and an embellished medallion take the card from simple to sensational. Using scraps often results in cards that aren't typical sizes, so plan ahead if you'd like them to slip into standard envelopes.


SOURCES: Patterned paper, die cut: Crate Paper. Rub-on: Scenic Route Paper Co. Eyelet: We R Memory Keepers. Ribbon: American Crafts. Design: Melissa Phillips.

Thanks Card

Sophisticated and sweet, yet oh-so simple to assemble, this card features large scraps in an eye-catching, layered background. Trim smaller scraps to create the dimensional garden of hearts and flowers.

Tip: Work with coordinated scraps leftover from a layout to save tons of time when it comes to picking products for your greeting.


SOURCES: Cardstock: The Paper Company. Patterned papers: EK Success (red windowpane), Stampin' Up! (green), We R Memory Keepers (red stripe, red ticking, flowers). Die cuts: Cricut. Stamps: Stampin' Up!. Buttons: Bazzill Basics Paper (green), Blumenthal Lansing (yellow). Ribbon: SEI. Design: Donna Bryant Durand.<

Bloom Card

For this thank-you, perch cardstock petals stamped with a graphic pattern atop a zigzag-stitched stem. These petals were hand-cut for a fits-every-time finish. A small striped band and cardstock scraps punch up the neutral background.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Sassafras Lass. Font: Tweed off the Internet. Stamps: Sassafras Lass. Brad: All My Memories. Punches: Fiskars. Design: Pattie Milazzo.

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