How To Make Thank You Cards in Bulk

Friday, June 5, 2020

Hey friends! I have a new project to share with you today: thank you cards in bulk using the pretty pastels of my Bloom Street collection and Pie Chart Heart cut file!

Here is a process video to show you how this idea started off as a layout and then evolved into cards:

First, I designed a new cut file called Pie Chart Heart. I shrunk the heart down to 2.5", made 16 of them, arranged them in a 4x4 grid in Cricut Design Space, and cut (16) 3" squares of patterned papers to add onto a Cricut cutting mat. One pass and all the hearts were cut!

Then I cut 16 solid hearts from white cardstock on which to build my patterned paper pieced hearts. I placed a positive pie chart heart onto a solid heart with a temporary adhesive then carefully grabbed one inner slice from the first patterned heart and used liquid glue to attach it into its coordinating section. Then I grabbed the next inner slice from the next patterned paper - repeated 16 times until the first heart was filled.

I carefully peeled off the positive heart and was left with a beautiful rainbow heart. I repeated this process 15 more times to complete all of the hearts. It took about 3 hours to piece all the tiny patterns. I totally love a good project though and it kept me occupied instead of dwelling on Coronavirus.

To add more character and texture, I machine stitched across all of the hearts using my Brother sewing machine and white thread by Coats & Clark. I don't have a special needle or anything, it's just the standard kind the comes in a pack and I never (okay, never say never, but RARELY) stitch on fabric, only paper. I've had my sewing machine for over a decade and I love it. It was the cheapest sewing machine I could find at Wal-Mart so many years ago. I stitched across all of the white dividing lines through the hearts to create a fun and funky sunburst pattern on the background then I used scissors to trim the excess thread ends.
The last step was to add a sentiment. I typed (using my favorite font Remington Noiseless) and printed out 16 "thank you so much" sentiments, trimmed them out, then adhered them with liquid glue across the middle of each heart. All done!
Even though this project went a completely different direction than I had originally planned, I'm SO happy that I have a fresh batch of handmade thank you cards that I can quickly & easily send out when needed! Thank you so much for stopping by today, let me know if you have any questions about anything!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: BLOOM STREETSewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clarkwhite cardstock; Cut file: Pie Chart Heart by Paige Evans


  1. Soooooooooo love love love these! LOVING those hearts and the stitching is PERFECT!!!!!

  2. Love this project. And I particularly love anything with stitching, so this is right up my alley. Thank you for the tutorial and fabulous project.


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