Thankful Cards by Shanna

This time of year I love to send out cards of gratitude to those I love. Even though we thank them all year it is nice to put some of those things to words every now and then. When I am making a batch of cards there are two schools of thought: 1. make an assembly style line where all the cards end up the same 2. put out a pile of your favorite products, create a theme and make each card slightly unique. This is my kinda card making!!shanna noel for amy tangerineI pulled out some of my favorite Plus One items and a handful of kraft card bases. I also pulled out some other basic supplies including some doilies. shanna noel for amy tangerineThe first thing I did is get my theme down. This is often the base of the card anything larger I might be using on it and the sentiment I am using. I find that since I am reproducing this I like to use something like a stamp or label maker for this kind of project. For these cards I wanted them all to read "thankful for you" and decided to start with a doily folded over the top of my card. shanna noel for amy tangerineFor my first card I keep it simple but cutting a heart out of my plus one paper and attaching the sentiment I made with my label maker right on top. This could not be easier but turned out perfectly adorable! shanna noel for amy tangerineWith my second card I dove into the puffy stickers. I though the little geo tag would be perfect "pointing" down to my sentiment, and I love how it draws your eye right to the "THANKFUL". By keeping my doily and sentiment strip the same I am just changing it slightly by adding a different embellishment. shanna noel for amy tangerineFor my last card I quickly added my doily then put my sentiment strip on a little tag because I really wanted to use those adorable clothes pins in this project. I love that pop of aqua on this kraft and white card, and my adding a mustard tie to the end of my tag it adds in another texture. shanna noel for amy tangerineIn a matter of minutes I have created three unique cards by simply changing your favorite Amy Tangerine embellishments!! I hope you have an amazing month, and take a moment to document your gratitude! -Shanna

That is some serious eye candy! Makes me want to pull out a stash and make a batch of cards! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop for Plus One and Stitched at your local scrapbook stores and online at and Simon Says Stamp!