14 Handmade Thank You Cards and Thank You Card Messages

Last Updated: June 7, 2022

Making your own thank you cards is not only easy, it's also a great way to show your appreciation and gratitude to someone. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than store-bought cards! This blog post will show you how to make easy homemade thank you cards using supplies that you probably already have in your craft stash. Also, if you’re having a hard time thinking of what to say in a thank you card, we’ve got you covered! We’ve got a handful of thank you card messages, quotes, sayings, and more right here.

Easy homemade thank you card with ink blended bellaroma hybrid tea rose

Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose Layering Stamp & Die Set

What to Write in a Thank You Card

Are you wondering what to say in a thank you card? A handwritten thank you note card is always the best way to go when it comes to saying thank you. But what do you write in a handmade thank you card? How can you express your gratitude in a way that feels personal and meaningful? 

Cute thank you card with stamped "thank you" in different styles and fonts

Thank You Builder Stamp Set

Check out Altenew’s Greeting Card Messages page, where we share some ideas for what to write in a thank you card - so you can show gratitude with style! So, whether you’re thanking a teacher, a neighbor, a friend, a spouse, or a family member or thanking someone for a gift, a job opportunity, or an invitation - we’ve got something for everyone.

Here are a few thank you card messages and quotes that you can use on your next handmade thank you cards.

  • I appreciate everything you've done for me. Please know that I'm here for you, too, and I'll drop everything in a second just to help you out. 
  • Thank you for being my best friend, my biggest supporter, and my partner in crime. You are truly a blessing, and I can't thank you enough for simply being there.  
  • Our laughs? Limitless. Our memories? Countless. Our friendship? Endless. I'm glad we're friends for so many reasons! Thank you! (Friends Forever Stamp Set)
  • You are such a gift! Your presence in the office makes everything better, and I can't thank you enough for all the help you've given me.

Green and gold DIY thank you card with hot foiled eucalyptus wreath and gold embossed sentiment

Eucalyptus Wreath Hot Foil Plate & Stencil Bundle

  • A million thanks for the wedding invitation! I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, I have prior commitments and won't make it. I wish you all the best, and let's catch up soon! (Rejecting an invitation)
  • To the world's best teacher... Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty! (Educators Rule Stamp Set)
  • Thank you for this awesome gift! I couldn't have picked out a better gift for myself, and believe me, I tried! 
  • "For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for -- Thank you." - Cecelia Ahern
  • I'm so grateful for this job opportunity! Thank you for the offer. I cannot wait to meet the rest of the team and start contributing to the company. (Accepting a job offer)

Need more thank you card quotes and messages? Browse more Thank You Card Messages!

DIY Thank you card with vintage roses and woodgrain cardstock

Monochromatic Thank You Card with Coffee Break Colors

How Do You Write a Good Thank You Note?

In a world of texts, direct messages, emails, and tweets, a handwritten thank you note can seem like a thing of the past. But, when done well, there's nothing quite like receiving a personalized letter conveying your appreciation and gratitude. So, how do you write a good thank you note? It starts with taking the time to craft something that comes from your heart and being thoughtful in your selection of words. You can mention how much their help, gift, job offer, friendship, attendance at your wedding or party, etc. meant to you. Be honest and express your gratitude in your own unique way.   

Follow these simple tips, and you'll be on your way to sending out heartfelt thank you note cards that will be much appreciated.

Easy homemade thank you card with white heat-embossed florals and leaves

Homemade Thank You Card with Frosted Garden Stamp Set

14 Easy Homemade Thank You Cards

Are you ready to whip up your own thank you cards? Do you need some inspiration to get started? There's something for everyone here, from cute thank you cards to watercolor thank you cards. Happy crafting!

Handmade thank you card with 3D embossed pink flowers

Thank You Card with Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

1. 3D embossing on a handmade thank you card is always a brilliant idea! Not only do you save time, but you also don’t need too many supplies! Erum’s 3D embossed thank you card by stenciling and using a Fine Liner Pen to draw the stamens and a rough outline around the image for a hand-drawn look.

Cute thank you card with bouquet basket and Deck Planks 3D embossed background

Cute Thank You Card with Bouquet Basket Stamp Set

2. If you can’t send a bouquet or basket of flowers to thank someone, why not send them a thank you note card WITH an image of a basket of flowers? Norine took it up a notch by 3D embossing the background with the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

Homemade thank you card with a large blue flower and silver die-cut thanks word

Heartfelt Thank You Card

3. When crafting the perfect thank you card design, go big or go home! Erum definitely went BIG by stenciling the stunning, large floral image from our Golden Days Simple Coloring Stencil Set.

Sparkly and shimmery DIY thank you card with die-cut Carolina allspice flowers

Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set

4. If you want your handmade thank you cards to sparkle and shine, our Glitter Cardstock Sets are for you! In her thank you card, Svitlana took her die-cuts to the next level by using glitter cardstock paper. They’re quick and easy to use and free of loose glitter mess!

Cute thank you card with a blue bird perched on a branch

Cute Bird-Themed Thank You Card

5. Bird of the Woods is one of the many Altenew stamp sets that lets you look like a legit artist, and with a few clever tips and tricks from Norine, you can whip up your own cute thank you cards using this set too!

Watercolor thank you card with huge statement watercolor flowers

Statement Flowers Stamp Set on a Watercolor Thank You Card

6. If you’re into watercolor thank you cards, then Lydia’s gorgeous card will spark your creativity. Find out how she used three types of watercolor to create the bright and vibrant flowers in her card.

Easy homemade thank you card with stenciled anemone flowers on a blue background

DIY Stencil with Floral Layering Dies

7. It’s always great to stretch your crafting supplies, especially if you’re pressed for time and can’t come up with a thank you card design in minutes. Who would’ve thought you could use the negative spaces from the Craft-A-Flower: Anemone Layering Die Set masks as a stencil? Let Lydia inspire you and teach you how to create a DIY stencil using layering dies!

Handmade thank you card with alcohol marker-colored flowers and dovetail butterfly

DIY Thank You Card with Dovetail Butterfly

8. Who doesn’t love butterflies and dainty little florals? Aga’s CAS handmade thank you card is a total knockout, and your recipient will definitely adore it as much as we do!

Shimmery watercolor thank you card with 3D embossed mandala  image

Charming Mandala on a Watercolor Thank You Card

9. Black cardstock, metallic watercolors, and a Charming Mandala - what more could you ask for?! Virginia’s unique and shiny DIY thank you card is definitely a must-try!

Handmade thank you card with white heat-embossed floral bouquet

White Heat Embossing on Colored Cardstock

10. Say thank you with a delicate and super detailed Majestic Bouquet! We love how Emily simply white-embossed the bouquet on her homemade thank you card and used a white pencil to add shading to some of the petals and leaves. This extra step adds more depth and detail to the images and helps them stand out even further from the pretty blue background.

Mini slimline thank you card with colorful floral die-cuts

 Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set

11. Inspired by Laurie’s CAS style, Norine decided to create a mini slimline thank you card using simple color blocking. How refreshing! 

 DIY thank you card for mothers with 3D embossed geometric background and floral clusters

 Floral Thanks Stamp Set

12. What’s the recipe for a standout handmade thank you card layout? A dry embossed background, a floral cluster, and a sentiment that pops! You can find all of these in Lydia’s beautiful and simple thank you card.

Easy homemade rainbow thank you card with stamped halftone square images

Quick and Easy One-Layer Thank You Card

13. Sometimes we all need a good and quick layout and thank you card design that would be easy to stamp and mass produce. Here’s Laurie to the rescue! You’ll need the Halftone Squares Stamp Set, Many Thanks Stamp Set, and rainbow ink colors, and you’re all set.

CAS monochromatic handmade thank you card with 3D snowdrops and floral lace die-cuts

CAS Monochromatic Thank You Card with Snowdrops

14. Die cutting is such a wonderful card making technique. It’s not only quick and precise, but it also allows you to cut out any intricate or detailed shape with crisp creases and clean edges. Aga has a super CAS monochromatic thank you card that only requires die-cutting! No stamps were harmed in the creation of this lovely card!

Cute thank you card with "thank you" in Korean and leafy frame

Start Creating DIY Thank You Cards Today!

Whether you’re looking for a few last-minute thank you cards or want to start stockpiling some heartfelt thank you notes for the future, we’ve got you covered. These 14 easy homemade thank you cards will show your appreciation in style, and with a little bit of effort on your part, you can also customize them to fit any occasion. Ready to get started? Try these simple steps and see how easy it is to say “thank you” with a handmade card!

Don’t forget to drop by our Thank You Card Messages page for more ideas on what to say in a thank you card!


  • Altenew

    Thanks for stopping by, Anne and Ginger! Glad you found these projects inspiring. We can’t wait to see YOUR projects. Make sure to tag us when you post them on social media. :)

  • Anne

    Thank you. These cards are stunning and filled with ideas that I can do successfully.

  • Ginger

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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