Hi and Happy New Year to everyone.

Today I thought I would share an easy Thank You card.

I have been spending my holiday week coloring my little heart away.  Santa was very good to me this year and gave me my dream gift of the Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  I was very lucky and got the 132 set.  So many colors, so much fun!

I also got lucky enough to discover a great website.  Jennifer McGuire Ink.  I just love her site with so many simple and easy ideas.  If you haven't found her yet, please do.  You will learn a ton from her.

I wish I could just spend 1 day looking at all her wonderful supplies.

Anyway, I decided to create some thank you notes for my daughter to use for her parents that gave her wonderful Christmas gifts. My inspiration came from a card that Jennifer created.

I loved the way the text is on the front bottom of this card.  Jennifer McGuire created this idea with greeting stamps. Sadly, I'm not her and didn't actually have enough stamps that would make this work.  So I decided I could create this idea in my Silhouette Software.  

I designed the text and placed it on an A2 card.

To get the grey text to look like fading text, I filled the letters with a gray gradient coloring and adjusted it the direction I wanted.

I then printed these out on the computer and either cut them by hand or using my cameo.

I then choose the design to put on the front.  On this one, I printed these out also on the computer. I then began coloring using my "new favorite pencils".  I am actually making 20 of these and it only took me about 2 hours to color all of them.

I then die cut the picture and a mat so place on top of the card. 

I didn't like the plain white edges on the design, so I took my Ranger blending tool and Memento Dew Drop Summer Sky ink and lightly shaded the edges of the white around the boy.
It just gave it a softer look.

Now we are ready to assemble...

Mount the colored piece onto your mat.  Then add a brad at the top and bottom through both pieces of cardstock.  

Now place your ribbon on the front of the card on a diagonal and glue down. I have used both liquid glue or even my tape runner.  Trim the ribbon to fit the width of the card.

Add 2 foam pads to the back of the matted picture and attach to the front of the card. 

That's it, you are all done.  If you were making just one of these cards.  It probably wouldn't take you more that 15 minutes to go from start of finish.  It is just a very simple card.

I've created simple birthday, get well cards and a whole lot more.  They are just so easy and fun to do.

I hope you found this a fun idea!

Below is listed all the products I used and they can all be found a Amazon at reasonable prices.