Handmade Card, Paper Play, Thank You Card

Paper 14 Play

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day. Do you have any special plans today &/or February 14th traditions?

Yesterday afternoon the tween put together her valentines for her classmates; she tells told me last Friday that she got the class list from her teacher and that she wanted to pass out something. I took her to Target Sunday afternoon and the shelves of course were practically wiped out; however we found two boxes of mini packs of Nerds that also came with cards.

Yesterday evening the teenager made a batch of Nestle’s chocolate chip cookies while listening to Hamilton, An American Musical. Most are for her close friends and even a couple will be going to a teacher. I had asked her before if her school was doing candy grams and she told me yes, but they’re $5 for a small card and a few pieces of candy, something my daughter didn’t think was worth it at all.

For dinner tonight I will be making one of my husband’s favorite meals, pan-fried pork chops. I prep and cook them like Pioneer Woman: seasoned with salt and pepper, dipped in seasoned flour, and placed in nonstick pans that have been warmed up with butta. Organic potatoes will be baking in the oven and we’ll have a diy salad mix. I’ve been buying salad mixes from Costco; most come with thinly chopped, mixed greens + some kind of crunch + a dried fruit + optional  cheese + dressing. I thought this time I’d make my own mix.

Thank You Cards

After getting birthday cards done, last Sunday I worked on creating a couple of thank you cards:

These cards are for family members who gave gifts to the dames. I was running late on getting these out and had debated on whether or not to make them or to have the girls write on their own stationery. You see what won out, LOL.


I was inspired by a set of clear, heart stamps besides February itself.


  • Recollections cardstock in Cream
  • 3″ tall x 4″ wide
  • edges distressed with Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • adhered to main card via foam tape
  • stamped Inkadinkado DH Script Background in Versamark
  • embossed in Ranger Ink white embossing powder
  • blended Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Pickled Raspberry, & Worn Lipstick
  • spritzed with water + dried
  • used Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
  • Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Reflections CMS111, the numbers stamp
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Doily
  • stenciled in places with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon


Lace Tape
  • adhered directly onto the cardstock
  • side edges folded to the back
  • Darice Baker’s Twine in black & white
  • wrapped around twice three times
  • knotted in back
  • Inkadinkado Hearts set
  • stamped in MEMEMTO Rhubarb Stalk
  • each fussy-cut out
  • each mounted with foam tape
  • Inkadinkado Happy Everything set
  • stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Permanent Mixed Media Ink Palette
  • edges distressed in Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • adhered with foam tape

Main Card

  • Recollections cardstock, Pink Buttons pack
  • cut 8.25″ long (folds to 4 and 1/8″) x 3.25″ tall

While I was finishing up these during the weekend, I found I was a bit tired of making envelopes. I may buy some on Prime for A1 cards which are around the size of these thank you cards. I can’t decide upon a color yet though. Hmmm…decisions, decisions…

Anywho, I hope you have a nice Thursday and it makes you smile. Enjoy the rest of your day. TTYS.

21 thoughts on “Paper 14 Play”

  1. Love the cards…as usual…your daughters sound as thoughtful as you are. We sometimes go out for V Day…sometimes we stay in…today we are staying in and having roasted salmon, baby roasted potatoes and peas. I almost always need peas with salmon and potatoes. Den is picking up a Crumbled Topping Apple Pie For Two from Nomadic…he wants vanilla ice cream on his! We might even pop a bottle of bubbly!

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  2. Your thank you cards are so pretty! And your Valentine meal sounds perfect. I have some pork chops in the freezer, so I may just copy you! ;^)

    Oooh… and there’s cheesecake in the freezer, too. I’m ready, girlfriend! 🙂

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  3. The cards are lovely! We picked up Valentine’s at Target last week and I was surprised with how small the selection was. I always mean to buy them earlier but always forget. He’s getting to the age where they’re getting away from Valentine’s Day though at school. This year they’re still passing out Valentines but not having a party and I have a feeling that’s the way it’ll be. I think it’s so sweet that your daughters are making an effort to give something to their friends. Dinner sounds delicious and you can never go wrong with a PW recipe!

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  4. Your daughter is thoughtful and a planner!!! Where did she get that? My survey is now working. SO sorry . I was rushing to the barn today and should have checked it out. Ya’ll come back now ya hear?

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  5. Hi Stefanie!
    Wow those are gorgeous thank you cards. I am not surprised to read that so much goes into making each card 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more crafts!!


  6. The thank you cards are so pretty and it sounds like a lovely Valentine’s Day. That’s sweet the girls make cookies and Valentine’s.
    My husband buys me chocolate and brings home my favorite Thai food from the restaurant I like every Valentine’s Day. (pineapple fried rice) It’s tradition. We eat at home together since the restaurants are so crowded the day of.
    Enjoy your week!

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