4 Ways To Make Your Own Thank You Cards Using Stamps | Photo Tutorial

Hello crafters! This is Zeyna from Mummy On My Mind back with another Mom & Child craft, this time with the theme of May in mind.

You can have a look at my previous crafts projects, where I created a Number Recognition Game for my Toddler, a 3D Seashell Memory Frame, a Newborn Baby Shadow box Frame,  Newborn Keepsake Photo Album and a Hand Drawn Dinosaur Birthday Card.

The theme for the month of May is “Floral”, and as you may already know, Pretty Paper Studio have launched their very own line of clear stamps, two of which were kindly sent to me, so I simply had to try them out to show you how they are.

Below is a photo tutorial of how I made Thank You Cards, made four different ways using the Pretty Paper Studio clear stamps, and so easy and my son was able to make most of it with me with my guidance and instruction. The Thank You card was in fact made for Master Z’s Swimming Teacher, as a note of appreciation for her efforts in teaching him how to swim. Master Z was so proud to hand this little card, made by himself, over to her, and she was full of smiles after receiving it too!

Card 1:

For the first Thank You card, I began with using one of the Folded Cards and asking my son, Master Z, to cover the Pretty Paper Studio Ing’s Doodle Stamp with a blue shade of Distress Oxide. Before stamping it on to the final card, I did a few test runs, as you should anytime you start with a new stamp.

Once I placed the stamp, I asked Master Z to press hard on the back of the paper to ensure the print was made. After revealing the beautiful print, I used the Deco Foil in gold and Deco Foil adhesive to create a rough gold border on the empty sides of the card.

We then used some crafts glue and Kaisercraft Miss Betty Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts of some roses to further incorporate the floral theme, asking Master Z to paste it in place with my guidance.

I added the cut out Thank You sentiment from the Kaisercraft Fairy Garden Paper Pad and Master Z stuck it in the middle of the floral composition. Voila! Our first card was made, as seen below! (This is the one he chose to give to his Swimming Teacher by the way!)

Card 2

For the next card, we repeated the first step of inking the Ing’s Doodle stamp using two shades of Distress Ink, to create a gradient within the final print (which looks gorgeous in the close up). Master Z then stuck on another floral die-cut piece on top of this once the ink had dried.

I then used Anjali’s Islamid Greetings Card Stamp Set, taking the stamp that says Alhumdulillah (meaning Praise be to Allah), and applied it using the Clear Stamp Acrylic Block onto a small tag. I finished it off by applying a block of colour as the border using my Tombow brush pen.

You can see the final result below, and how the rose under the Alhumdulillah stamp beautifully compliments the die-cut roses above.

Card 3:

For the third card, Master Z wanted to experiment with more colour, so I decided to see if the stamps worked with Watercolour. We gave it a few tries, and this was our final multi-coloured result. I had to be quick in applying the different watercolours to the stamp, ensuring all the colours were wet enough to make a print. Also, rather that turning the stamp upside down, which created huge water puddles on the card, I let the stamp sit flat and put the paper on top of it, pressing it down to create the stamp print.

Watercolour does not achieve the same kind of crisp detail as the ink pads or even Distress Ink does, but I really like the blurred effect and so did Master Z.

Once the print was dry, I went back to add the border using the Fairy Garden Paper Pad as well as other die-cuts, cutting and adjusting their positions for Master Z to stick on once I had the composition sorted.

This is the final look of the third card, and possibly my personal favourite from the bunch due to the colours. The card sentiment reads “Thank you for making my life magical” and is decorated with little butterflies.

Card 4:

For the fourth card, I used one of the dreamy looking cloud papers from the Fairy Garden Paper Pad to use as the back drop of the card. I cut it to size and stuck it to the front of the card.

Master Z stuck on another composition of roses and a “You are so Wonderful” sentiment. Just above this, I used the stamp that said “JazakAllahu Khairan” (which means May Allah reward you with goodness) using the Altenew Persian Blue Crisp Stamp Pad and the Clear Acrylic Stamp Block, which comes with it’s own guides, so it is very helpful.

To finish it off, I used a template and gold Deco Foil to add some magic to the card, and there you have it! The finished fourth card!

Below you can see all four Thank You cards, two of them with Islamic sentiments, and all of them using stamps and simply sticking methods that your child can help you with to create your own notes of appreciation to give out.

I hope you enjoy reading my photo tutorial, and if you do get inspired to recreate it, please do share your projects with me by posting photos on social media using the hashtags #ppsuae #prettypaperstudio #madewithppsuae . Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and/or Facebook, so I can see!

Pretty Paper Studio are bringing back Show Us What You Made contest!

How to participate:
1. Create a project using any of the supplies you purchased from Pretty Paper Studio / www.ppsuae.com. You can use your old project but it shouldn’t be older than January 1, 2018.
2. Post the photo of your project on our Facebook Group Album by the name – ‘Show Us What You Made 2018’.
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All the above steps are required to qualify for the prize.
Contest starts from May 1, 2018, and will close on May 31, 2018. The winner will be announced on June 6, 2018.
International entries are welcome.
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