Greeting Card Stories: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

After my post about my greeting card plan for 2016 and 2017 I realized I should really start making more personalized greeting cards in my life. It’s been a long time since I’ve made handmade cards for anybody. Lucky for me, as per usual, I had a list of greeting cards ready to be made. This week I will be sharing with you the story of those six greeting cards, three at a time. Firsts comes the story of the thank you card, the thanks so much card, and the you go girl card.

The thank you card was for a friend who bought me tea. The thanks so much card was for a friend that let me stay at her house a few weekends ago. And the you go girl card was for a friend who moved to Chicago to try her hand at a new city.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

The first thing I do is always find a stamp, sticker, or piece of paper to base the card on. For the tea card I chose the gray, white, and coral wall paper sample that I’ve been holding onto for just the right person. For the staying at a friend’s house card I chose the mustard colored tree and birds patterned wall paper. And for the you go girl card I chose a You Go Girl sticker made by the lovely Sarah Moore (which clearly had to be put to super good use).

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

Next I chose some additional sheets of paper and colors to be used for each card.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

Then I cut them down to size.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

And aligned everything to see how it looked. This was approximately when I realized that the green polka dots on the You Go Girl card were not nearly as cute as I had hoped they were going to be. So I decided to add some small rectangular strips to the card instead that were the same color as the dots on the back of the paper.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

I started to piece them together and add some white dotted line embellishments. This was also approximately the time that the mustard yellow card needed to be trimmed down because it was no where near even.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

The hardest part is always adding words to the cards. You can see on the first card I tried writing what I wanted to say directly on the front of the call, but I decided that it looked silly being so tiny so I wrote it on a bigger sheet of paper and decided to cover it.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

Then I glued everything together and added the final touches.

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

The Story of 3 Greeting Cards: Thank You, Thanks So Much, and You Go Girl via Chrystina Noel

It felt really good to get the creative juices flowing again. It’s so interesting to be able to start with a completely blank slate. The sky is the limit. I can’t wait to keep creating and pushing the limits. Which one is your favorite?

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