10 DIY Thank You Cards That You Can Make

Here are 10 DIY Thank You Cards that are fun to make! These are all simple and colorful ideas that I’m sure will inspire you!

My all-time favorite card to make is a thank you card. And here I have DIY Thank you cards today and I love how they all turned out! For more ideas also check out these ideas- 4 Free Printable Thank You Cards, 6 FREE Thank you Teacher Printable cards! and 2 Thanksgiving Card Ideas for the Hostess

10 Easy DIY Thank You Cards

1. Use paper scraps: For this card, I picked up all the paper leftovers of my Studio Calico kit and then arranged them on the card front. Finished the card off with a bold sentiment that I adhered to a cute little tag. This is the best way to kill a kit 🙂

Diy Thank You Cards

2. Add doilies: This is a quick way to add dainty prettiness to your card. Cut a doily or two in half and adhere to your card. Add a sentiment to finish it off. Doilies are a great inexpensive craft supply, check out –Paper Doily Crafts: How to make a doily flower in 4 easy steps

ty jar web

3. Pull out your embossing powders and have fun! For this card I used a fun debossing technique that uses stickers for masking. This is a fun way to use that heat gun you might own!

thankyou debossed
thankyou debossed 2

4. Punch Paper shapes: You can easily make DIY Thank You Cards but punching shapes and adhering it. This is a great way to reduce waste of paper. Whenever I have a small corner of patterned paper left over, I like to punch out simple shapes from it and place them into a small bowl on my desk. I like shapes like petals, circles, teardrops, and leaves. Full tutorial here

DIY thank you card
DIY thank you card

5. Add drama with ribbon! A ribbon can make a card look grand so easily! Add a bow, pleat a ribbon or as I did here create a ribbon focal point. The ribbon I used here is transparent and the layering looks so beautiful, but if you use a satin ribbon that would be so gorgeous too!

thanks card

6. Mix and Match pretty patterned papers! Create a grid and add different patterned papers to make a colorful and interesting card front! This is a great card to use up small leftover pretty paper bits, and has a patchwork quilt vibe that is classic!


7. Make a large flower! Flowers are so pretty and easy to make! I also added a little interest to the background with a cut out patterned paper. Check out my previous tutorial 5 easy Flowers Make with paper!


8. Use Flower Die Cuts: This Card looks so special and easily customizable with paint. Layer multiple thick papers that you can customize with soft colors of your choice. The dimension on this card is so beautiful in real life and the recipient will definitely want to put this on display!

floral die cut card

Conclusion: making thank you card ideas

I hope you are inspired by these making thank you card ideas I shared with you all today. These DIY Thank you cards are great to have on hand to gift to teachers, friends and family members. Check out these previous posts for more ideas- 4 Free Printable Thank You Cards, 6 FREE Thank you Teacher Printable cards! and DIY Gift Card Envelope

Thanks for stopping by today! If you learnt something from this tutorial, do share this post with a friend or on social media! Tag me @smithakatti #smithakatti I’d love to see what you create!


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  1. Hey Smitha! Thanks again for linking up to the Jars of Joy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! And happy World Card Making Day! 🙂

  2. Beautiful work, Smitha!! Love your pink card with the jar! Just darling! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Gorgeous cards! I love the doilies with the jar, so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Oh my goodness – your work is so beautiful! The details are stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays – we’re so glad you did!

  5. Lovely cards!! Love the doilies! Thanks so much for joining the challenge this week and sharing your creative loveliness:)!!

  6. Both designs are fabulous, Smitha! Your layering is always SO perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays 🙂

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