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9 Ideas for Easy Homemade Thank You Cards

Nothing shows your appreciation quite like a handwritten note inside a lovely thank you card. However, you don’t need to be an expert-level crafter to make your own homemade thank you cards. Draw inspiration from the following easy card making projects to create customized thank you cards in 15 minutes or less.

1. Rainbow Thank You Card

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This colorful card designed by Karolyn Loncon uses a a brushstroke stamp set to create a rainbow background for the sentiment, but a similar effect could be created using acrylic paint and a thick paintbrush. Learn more at Avery Elle.

2. Minimalist Polka Dot Thank You Card

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Use three coordinating colors of polka dot pattern paper to create this minimalist thank you card. This design is easy to mass produce, making it perfect for bridal showers or other occasions where you’re sending out multiple thank you cards at once. Learn more at Clearly Besotted.

3. Watercolor Thank You Cards

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These stunning watercolor thank you cards are so pretty, they’re practically a gift on their own. The technique is fairly easy to master, even if you have minimal painting experience. Head over to Design Sponge to learn more.

4. Rustic Thank You Card

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This unique DIY thank you card includes a souvenir stamped ornament attached to the front. Visit North Story to learn more.

5. Washi Tape Star Card

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Who doesn’t love washi tape? When you need a quick and easy thank you card design, draw inspiration from this star die cut card with colorful washi tape peeking through. Learn more about Lori Greco’s design at Kenarry.

6. Thank You Card with Washi Tape Background Paper

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If you have lots of washi tape patterns to highlight, try using them to make custom background paper that’s the centerpiece of your thank you card design. Northwest Stamper has the details for this clever project.

7. Paper Scraps Thank You Card

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Use up tiny scraps of all your favorite patterned papers by making this cute thank you card. All you need to do is cut each paper pattern into a strip that mimics the look of pretty ribbon. If desired, try inking the edges for a rougher vintage look. Learn more at Inch of Creativity.

8. Origami Thank You Card

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Use a simple origami folding technique to create this elegant looking thank you card from a single sheet of 8 1/2 ” x 11″ paper. Embellish with stickers or rubber stamps once the leaf accent is completed. Get the step-by-step instructions at LoveToKnow Origami.

9. Paint Chip Thank You Card

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Are you obsessed with all the pretty colors on the paint chips from your last home decor project? If so, why not turn your favorites into pretty thank you cards? Split Coast Stampers has the details for this easy upcycling project.