You know that Christmas wedding shower where we illustrated our love story? I mentioned it in a post yesterday, if you missed it. Well, that reminded me that we needed some thank you cards for all the swell gifts we received.
I had already bought all the supplies to make some DIY stamped thank you cards but just hadn't carved out the time to make them. Thank YOU blog world for the motivation!
I just wasn't content with the idea of going to the store to buy some thank you cards. I can't think of many things that express appreciation quite like something handmade.
So here's my little DIY stamp project, that could really become any type of card you wanted it to if you changed the letters.
- 1 sheet of foam
- A block of wood (Or some hard surface to glue letters to)
- Super glue
- Acrylic Paint
- Blank note cards
The project itself was really simple. I drew an outline of the block size in pencil on the foam, since the sheet is clearly much larger than my notecard. Then I freehand sketched letters and cut them.
Then I glued them BACKWARDS on my block. I emphasize that because I may or may not have fluid them regularly the first time and had to redo them. Oops!
Then I just mixed my paint colors and painted the letters on the stamp. It took me a few tries to get the groove of actually getting all the letters to read on the card. I pushed them all down then gradually lifted the left side, then the right side and then I went back and lifted from the middle down. (I hope that makes some sense!)
Regardless, put a bunch of paint on there, push the stamp on the card and then find your groove!
The great thing about acrylic is that it makes it really simple to switch colors in between. I just washed it in the sink with soapy water.
I'm pretty happy with the final product, and I hope it will really help get the message of gratitude across!