You can use stamps, die-cut letters and shapes, paper scraps, pipe cleaners and buttons, among other craft materials, to create unique handmade thank-you cards with an idea on BHG.com. Apartment Therapy suggests making a word garland out of paper as a creative alternative to store-bought cards.
One handmade thank-you card idea from Better Homes and Gardens uses a sheet of colored card stock and the outside piece of a die-cut image in a complementary color. The publication suggests a leaf die cut and fall colors for a seasonal theme. Adhere the die-cut image to the card stock, and stamp or write a thank-you message below it for a simple card.
Another idea from Better Homes and Gardens requires scraps of patterned paper, stamps, a few buttons and card stock. Stamp a message of thanks over and over on the patterned paper, and stamp out a primary message onto a small and decorative piece of card stock. Adhere the stamped strips to a piece of card stock, and then attach two or three buttons to the main message, and center it on the card.
To make Apartment Therapy's word garland thank-you card, cut two sets of large letters from colored card stock and attach the pairs of letters with glue on each side of a colorful string.