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DIY – Thank You Cards

It’s been almost a year since I last did a set of Thank You cards and let me tell you, I have a lot of them that I (we) need to send out. So I made another round and went with a colourful Fall theme this time.

This weekend in Canada, Monday to be specific, is our Thanksgiving so I didn’t want to be too late posting these just in case anyone wanted to get a little inspiration and make their own.Β For our neighbours to the South, if you see Christmas crafts here next month when you’re posting turkey recipes and centerpieces, that’s why.

For these I used felt, twine, wood veneer, a stamp set and IKEA’s LAPPLJUNG RANDIG fabric. And surprisingly rekindled my relationship with my glue gun that I thought had failed me.

DIY Thank You Cards

DIY Thank You Card

DIY Thank You Cards - apple

DIY Thank You Cards - bunting

Thank You card craft

DIY Thank You Cards - Feather

DIY Thank You Cards - apple basket

Fall Thank You Card

Apparently I also decided to cook us Thankgiving dinner this weekend. That should go swell.

Maybe you’ll see a Christmas card series on here much earlier. Possibly Monday when Sunday I dial up Swiss Chalet.

DIY Thank You Cards using kraft cardstock, IKEA fabric, wood veneer & felt - northstory

18 Comments

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    ohlidia
    October 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

    LOVE these!

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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    Victoria β€’ Restoring our Victorian
    October 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

    For what it’s worth, it makes way more sense to me to have Thanksgiving APART from Christmas. The way we do it here, you cram all the stress into 30 days. And at Christmas, when you are running around to multiple family things, you are sort of like – didn’t I just see you?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

      See now I have thought the same thing b/c I keep thinking you guys get about a month in between one major meal to another. Then the gifts. Then the decorations. We go into full on Christmas decorating mode right after Remembrance Day in Canada (Nov 11) as a sign of respect. Then literally the 12th it’s Christmas lights out of the garage.

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    Stacey
    October 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    If I ever got a beautiful handmade card like this I’d just FREAK OUT! They’re so pretty, Alex. Obviously lots of love, creativity … and sticky fingers went into these. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful to have you to keep me inspired with all your projects. Good luck with the cooking!

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

      *cough* mailing address please *cough* πŸ™‚

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    Tara @ Suburble
    October 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    These are so beautiful, Alex! I love your felt handiwork. So gorgeous!

    I can’t imagine how I’d react to getting one of these cards. It would probably stay on my mantel for half a year. I’m one of those people. πŸ˜‰

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Did you say Mantle? Yeah that’s a must have in our next home. I can’t stand having Christmas without a real fireplace. Trying to explain where Santa leaves presents becomes a work of art.

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    Time With Thea
    October 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Pinning because I am starting to collect ideas for diy cards of all kinds. I recently bought an expensive card to mail but I didn’t put the correct amount of postage on it. The card came back to me and I had to re-purchase the entire amount of postage. By the time I was done, it was a costly message to send. Thanks for the inspiration! ~Thea

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Been down that road many time! Now whenever I send a card that has any form of layers or texture on it I bring it in to get weighed to make sure the postage doesn’t need to be doubled.

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    Becky
    October 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    You’re having Swiss Chalet on Monday?

    I’m coming over….

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I should have called Swiss Chalet in the end. My squash burnt and I bought the wrong chicken legs that had almost no meat on them. Epic fail.

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    Thalita - The Learner Observer
    October 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    You are a crafting mega genius!!!!!!! Seriously, your kids are gonna have the coolest, best school projects ever… forever, all thanks to you! Also, Swiss Chalet? YUM! Who needs turkey?!

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I think that my kids probably think I am going to be that mom who wants to volunteer at the school events. Like they’re having a dance and I am all soooo…can I decorate the gym?

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    Lisa
    October 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    These cards are gorgeous!

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      Alex
      October 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Many thanks! πŸ™‚

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    B.Brittain-Marshall (@ritewhileucan)
    September 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Alex, your thankful cards are so adorable. I especially like the cut edging on the felt leaves …and that you added some non-traditional colours! I am a bit of a card loving gal (stationery geek, if truth be known) so I can’t help but ‘tweet’ about this. P.S. Nice to meet not only a fellow Canadian blogger but one who loves typography as much as I do! πŸ™‚

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