A magazine I read recently polled their readers to find out if handwritten thank notes are still de rigueur, or if it’s ok to just send email thank yous. The results were fairly evenly split. Some thought email thank yous were tacky, others argued that at least some sort of thank you was sent.
I like sending and receiving personal thank you notes. It’s a bit of work, but hey, somebody took the time and thought enough of me to purchase a gift or do a kindness, so it seems like the least I can do.
Anyhow, I didn’t have enough cards on hand, and had no idea what I was going to make or do, and therefore was putting off sending my Christmas thank yous this year when I saw this video by Jennifer McGuire. (Isn’t she the best teacher?)
I may have mentioned it before, but I am a sucker for cool techniques. Jenn inspired me to immediately go make my own set of cards with trendy chevron borders.
First, I found these embellishments hiding in my stash.
Aren’t they yummy? Since they were K & Company, I went searching for my favorite paper stack by K & Co.
Love, LOVE this paper. And, it’s a perfect match!
The cards are from a set I got on clearance at Joann’s ages ago.
How simple is that? Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? 🙂
I only made a few changes to Jennifer’s directions:
- I used two 8″ square bases, rather than 5″. This gave me enough completed chevron pattern to cut nine 2″ x 4.25″ strips.
- I didn’t cut along the diagonal peaks, but just cut strips. (Mainly because mine didn’t line up as nicely as hers.)
- To disguise the rather uneven edge, I used the Scallop Sentiment Border Punch on both long sides of some strips.
The “Thank You” is from the Inkadinkado Garden Flowers clear stamps set.