HI YA’LL this is one I have been meaning to post for awhile now.  Dawns THANK YOU CARDS are these adorable little cards and each month she posts a new one.  They are all this small and then you can mail them in a 3 1/2 x 5 inch envelope (that’s the smallest mailable size of envelope.) I really liked this little one because it has this little flap that you tuck the fold on the top into.  You could also turn the side sideways and use that flap as again to hold the card closed… but once you are on her website check all the other ones she has and while I don’t have this exact little punch …you can use any type of punch ..heart, circle, square, little rectangle, star just about any shape… it could also be a birthday, get well, thinking of you just about anything you can think of will work.  I even thought of a St. Pat’s using a shamrock I have..

Dawn’s Thank You with tab

Inside this one I used a stamp that says ‘birthdays a reason to have more cake’..

wishing you a stellar day


So don’t panic cause you don’t have the small punch you can buy one but you probably have some others that you can use instead…or you can use a small circle or even just cut a small square then a slightly smaller one.  Maybe you have some dies that you could use to cut out shapes…or think of all your punches ..well maybe you are not the punch addict that I am but there are so many out there and whenever there is a sale it seems I am always able to find one more that I don’t have yet!! Anyway below are a few of the ones I came up with just looking at my punches…most are being held shut with the punch image …except the birds on the wire… I love that punch and so I used it on the flap and then added a commercial daisy that I had to be the closure…. Yeah, just think of all the commercial embellishments that you have, lots of them might work for closure images…

So as you can see sometimes I just get on a roll….give this little guy a try and you can mail it in the small 3 1/2 x 5 inch envelopes… write a note inside or just stamp ‘happy birthday’ inside…for the crab…I thought ‘sorry I have been crabby lately’… the birds… ‘a little bird told me it was your birthday’….spring…the zebra stripes I used one as a thank you and then another as a ‘GO WILD on your birthday it only happens once a year’.

Googly eyes… I love any excuse to use them…

assorted thank

So this is my new quick favorite… and I think of them as sorta a MATCHBOOK card the only thing I would mention about Dawn’s video is that I think she tells you to score at 1″ then at 3″…WELL THAT WON’T WORK OUT RIGHT …unless you fold the 1″ up and slide the card up …so think it should say SCORE AT 1″ AND THEN AT 4″ the bottom of the card should fold up to score line of the 1″ score… so just a little heads up…


Stuart’s handmade card

Stuart stamped the trees on white then cut it so it looked like Mt Rainier…he knows how much I love that mountain then inside he said it was to make me homesick and to come home sooner…lol… I love it…

This is from my WA BFF and she wrote nice things about me and the butterflies are dimensional…then inside she found a stamp that said…”HOPE YOU GET A LOT OF NICE STAMPS FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY…CAUSE I KNOW YOU’LL SHARE THEM WITH ME …RIGHT….LOL

Cynthia’s easter bunny

Cynthia’s Easter bunny was so cute ’cause he was cut out of faux velvet paper…very clever and very dimensional the card layout is similar to one here but its larger and opens on the side rather than the top…. so many ideas…so little time…EVEN WHEN YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RETIRED…LOL

This was an e-mail I received from calligraphy friend Linda and I am not sure if she wrote a while ago or if it was something she found and saved then sent to me at Easter…in any case its just great….


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