Welcome! My teenager recently needed a couple of thank you notes for birthday gifts. (That "Mama says that you can't spend the money until after a note is sent" rule is a great motivator!) He wanted thank you notes that were youthful but sufficiently masculine that he wouldn't be embarrassed to send--at least I think that's what I think "cool" means. And trust me, fourteen-year-olds are easy to inadvertently embarrass. . . I thought that if I started with Kraft cardstock (and scrupulously avoided PINK), I'd be headed in the right direction. I had a little Spellbinders Typewriter die template that I hadn't used yet and thought that it would be great to pair with a sheet of paper stamped with a sentiment. The thank you sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Sentiment Signs stamp set worked perfectly.
Besides the Kraft cardstock base, I used PTI's Classic Kraft Pattern Pack for the polka-dotted paper, cut with a Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A die template. I used another die from that set for the piece of typing "paper," really Vintage Cream cardstock. I used a scrap of dark gray cardstock behind the typewriter keys so that they would show up better, and mounted the whole focal image with foam tape.
For this one, I used the Spellbinders Numbers and Letters M-Bossabilities folder on Kraft cardstock for the background, then the thank you sentiment from the Celebration die template set for the sentiment, with Vanilla cardstock inset into a hand-cut Enchanted Evening banner. I added a sheet of vanilla cardstock inside the card for him to write on. Well, that's it for today--no more "But, Mom--I don't have any thank you notes!" Thanks for visiting,