Sometimes, you don't have that much time, and you need to make a card. Fast. This doesn't have to be a Thank You Card, the greeting and colours are interchangeable. I just needed a card to give to my biology teacher, who I would have seen in approximately 3 hours, and I had to leave for school in 10 minutes. 5 minutes to make, 5 minutes to scribble something down in the back....
This is what I came up with.
Supplies: Card of choice in 2 colours; Co-ordinating ribbon and button; Peel-off Lines; Greeting.
Equipment: Glue, Tape, Scissors
~Start by making a card blank from your base colour (this should be the one that co-ordinates with the button and ribbon). I choose for mine to be an A6 card (an A5 piece of card in half horizontally).
~Across the centre of the card, parrallel to the fold, position a line peel-off.
~ Cut a smaller card strip from the alternative card. Make sure there is room for your greeting and your button.
~Cut an inch section off of the ribbon and fold it vertically. Cut an inverted triangle towards the fold to create the pennant shape when opened.
~ Using the tape, adhere to the back of the alternate card, positioned to one side.
~Flip the card so that the rough ribbon is at the back, and attach the button above it. On its other side, place your greeting.
~Glue the alternate card to the centre of the card blank, along the horizontal line.
And, Tada! I know it seems like a lot of steps, but it's very simple, and quite effective. If you ever make a card like this following my instructions, please comment and link to tell me.