Donut-themed Thank You Card

Seize the Donut!  (They go quickly around here.)  Show that friend how sweet she is, and how grateful you are, by giving her a donut-themed thank you card. All of the gratitude, none of the calories!

Plus, there’s a fabulous giveaway from JGoode Designs that includes a Cricut Explore Air™!  Details for entering are below the post.

Donut-themed thank you card tutorial.  Super-cute! | Carla Schauer Designs
Donut-Themed Thank You Card | Carla Schauer Designs


To make donut-themed thank you card:

This project can be made using an electronic cutter, or with scissors if you don’t have one (yet!).  Additionally, you will need:

  • cardstock (white, tan, pink)
  • tan and pink ink to match cardstock
  • glitter cardstock scraps, beads, or other small embellishments for sprinkles
  • patterned washi tape or paper strips
  • black pen or printer for text
  • liquid adhesive
Donut Card tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.
Cut out donut and frosting layers.

First, cut donut shapes from pink and tan cardstock (photo 1) For this card, my circles are approximately 4″ in diameter, and the inside holes are approximately 1.25″.  Cut outside of pink circle into wavy shape for frosting (photo 2).  *note: if using an e-cutter, you can cut this pink wavy circle shape directly.

Make a frosted donut card using layered cardstock.  Tutorial at| Carla Schauer Designs
Ink and layer shapes to make frosted donut. | Carla Schauer Designs

Use coordinating ink to edge both shapes and create dimension. Layer pink circle onto tan circle to create frosted donut shape, and glue in place. (photo 3)

Make a sprinkled donut card using layered cardstock.  Tutorial at| Carla Schauer Designs
Glue sprinkles to frosting layer of donut card. |

Sprinkle donuts are the best donuts!  Add sprinkles to the donut using tiny glitter cardstock rectangles, beads, confetti, or other small embellishments. (photo 4)  Glue each sprinkle in place. I use tweezers to help with this step, since I have fumble-y fingers.  Glue finished donut onto front of 5×7″ side fold white card base as shown in main photo.

Sweet thank you greeting inside donut card. Tutorial on | Carla Schauer Designs
Add thank you greeting to donut card. | Carla Schauer Designs

Attach strips of washi tape or patterned paper to front and inside of card.  Print “Carpe Donut” and inside card sentiment onto white cardstock using home printer or hand write using black pen, and cut to desired size.  Trim “Carpe Donut” strip into pennant shape by cutting a triangle from each end, and glue printed phrases on top of patterned strips.

Whether this is your first time at CSD or you’re a regular, thanks for stopping by and checking out my donut-themed thank you card!  You can make sure you don’t miss a tutorial or a freebie by signing up for the Carla Schauer Designs Newsletter and getting an update each month. I’d love to have you join the gang.    –Carla


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  1. Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    Home décor projects

  2. Joann Raso says:

    Thank you for the chance

  3. Wolfgirlhere says:

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