A friendly note is always welcome — by itself, as a thank you or with a small gift. I know that I always love receiving them. Cards don’t have to be store-bought though. Some of the greatest cards I’ve ever received are hand-drawn by kids or uniquely handmade by artists.
When I set out to make my own, I channeled what I liked about many of the cards I’ve received, and took the kraft paper card stock down a route of simplicity with some delightful stamps. I shrunk the proportion of the cards and envelopes to further differentiate them from the store-bought cards, and to make them more appropriate for smaller gestures – like when accompanying a hostess gift, an impromptu surprise for mom, or to serve double purpose as a gift tag.
The stock I worked with was from a pack of 50 3″ x 5″ cards with coordinating envelopes, a bundle that I bought at the local craft store for $5. See how I made this mini greeting card using existing card stock!