Why, Thank You!

July 17, 2012 | Wedding

It seriously took me about 2 and a half months to get my wedding thank you cards sent off.. what a mission! Instead of just buying some cards I decided to hand make them, and for some reason decided it would be a great idea to use my vinyl cutter to cut each one individually.. you know, to make them more personal and that. Phew. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again! With about 50 cards to send.. you can just call me crazy.

I started out by actually cutting each person’s name out of each card, but then my cutter started giving me grief so I switched to just cutting cards that said ‘thank you’. Apologies to anyone reading this that received a card without their names on it.. it turns out I bit off more than I could chew with that one. Not like me at all HA HA.

Here are a couple of photos of the two versions that got sent out.. we put a photo inside the card as well, so it would be seen through the cutouts.

What do you think??


  1. Woah. Cute cut outs over such special pictures is a PHENOM idea. I love everything about this somewhat time-consuming, but perfectly simple, thank you card project!

  2. oh my gosh I LOVE them!! (and I love your blog) Definitely worth all the work :)

    What kind of cutter do you have?

  3. I love them! I wish I had had the patience to do this also! We just ended up buying cards and posting them out, it was such a good feeling to have everything wedding related done!!!

  4. LOVE! they are personal and fun and seem like “you” (from what i can see on the blog!)

    Guilty admission: It took us 6 months to send out our thank yous…(not that it’s any excuse, but I was working 70-80 hour weeks after i got married). i’ve never been that bad about thank yous in my life, and still feel horrible about it six years later…2 months is great–especially since you made them so personal!


    • ffadmin

      Wow, thanks so much for all the lovely comments! The cards took forever but were worth it in the end!
      Sara, thank you! I use a Black Cat Cutter… It’s fantastic!
      Clare, you’re so right.. It’s nice to finally have it all wrapped up :)
      Kimberly, I think working those hours is definitely a valid reason for taking a while to get the cards sent out! They aren’t something that can really be rushed :)

  5. They are amazing. What a great idea:)

  6. I love this ! What a great work !

  7. very cool! i love this idea, so personal and lovely

  8. I love the idea! It´s nice to have a picture of the wedding. We are not used to do that here in Argentina, the thank you notes. But it´s a nice idea to start doing.

  9. Get outta here, those are brill! Such a lush personal touch. I think people do really appreciate detail like that. It’s also a great idea for baby announcement cards etc (I mean, if you’re sending out a max of 5 cards!)…oooh the possibilities!

  10. That looks like a lot of work to do! But the result is the least impressive and tender! Great work!

  11. coolll. thanks for sharing.

  12. These are great, you have some lucky guests! I am still sending my wedding thank you’s its takes forever!

    Lotts x

  13. Oh these cards are amazing!

  14. You did it again: such a beautiful, classy and thoughtful idea!
    LOVE it!!

  15. So cute! I love them!

    I bit off a bit more than I could handle for my wedding a few years ago as well and hand-made my save the dates, wedding and reception invites as well as my thank you’s. It was worth it in the end because everything was super cute, but it was really frustrating at 1am when I was tracing and cutting out hundreds of hearts, and my husband was patiently erasing any pencil lines and gluing everything. I guess that’s love!

  16. Andyd

    Heeeeeeeeeeey, NICE!

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  18. lafeeclochette

    je tenais à vous féliciter, je trouve vos remerciements magnifiques
    Comment avez vous fait les découpe? avec quels outils?
    qu’est ce qu’un coupe Black Cat???
    Bravo bravo bravo pour ce joli travail!

    • ffadmin

      Hi lafeeclochette, merci! The Black Cat Cutter is a vinyl cutting machine.. it allows me to make cutouts like these :)

  19. Charlie

    Das sieht echt toll aus!
    Du hast den “Black Cat Cutter” verwendet… wie scannt man was ein und überträgt es dann auf das Gerät?
    Ich wusste garnicht, dass das geht. Ich kenne solche Cutter nur mit vorgefertigter Software zum rüberspielen.

    Grüße aus Deutschland!

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  28. lori s

    hi these are so great. what font did you use?

  29. Ani Hollermann

    I love the idea! my question would be, is there anywhere where i could actually order this type of cards instead of making them? :) i don’t have the time i would need for as many as i need :)
    Any ideas?

    • ffadmin

      Hi Ani, I’m afraid I haven’t seen any around like it :( I’m so sorry!

  30. Emily Kaiser

    Hello, I was just wondering if you sell the “thank you” card cutter seperatly.
    Please let me know.

    Thank you

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  32. Hanna

    I love this brilliant idea! Do you mind telling us the name of the font so we can try to emulate this beautiful card for our thank you cards?

    • Inès

      I’m also searching for the name font ! Do you find ? :-)

    • ffadmin

      Hi Ines, I think it’s just a normal font like Helvetica, but I added in the keepers myself to stop the middle of the letters falling out when it was cut. So it’s not actually a specific font. Maybe try a stencil font, that might work!

  33. Kristine

    What did you use for the card itself? Where did you find it?
    I have a silhouette cameo and I’d like to try something like this for Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing!

    • ffadmin

      Hi Kristine, I just used kraft card (I think around 250gsm) and cut it the right size, then cut the letters out before folding them into cards. Hope that helps! :)