Here are my latest "Thank-You" fall cards. For some reason, they seemed to take a long time to finish. I had so many ideas rolling around in my head, I couldn't decide what to do.
I started by using some purchased plain note cards. I bought them at Target and they were super cheap. The packaging was damaged but the cards inside were fine. They even came with matching envelopes. I loved the bright cheerful orange, which lends itself so well to adding all the other fall colours.
For the first card, I cut a panel from fall leaves paper. This paper came as 8-1/2x11 and you use less than a quarter sheet for each note card so it is very economical. I really like the look of chipboard and make my own from several layers of white cardstock, 65 lb. purchased at Staples.
The most time-consuming thing to make was the sentiment panel. After trying several cuts with the Cricut, I decided to make the sentiment on my computer, using the Renaissance Script font. I printed the sentiment on cream textured paper and cut it to fit my bookplate.
Inside: The graphic (top panel) was created on my computer. The bottom panel is cream with edges inked in brown. I added leaves cut from Stretch Your Imagination, at size 1 and 1.5.