My You’re a Lifesaver Thank You card was an idea born out of a VBS decoration that I had made.  The theme last year was “Under the Sea” and our classroom was the inside of the submarine.  I made life rings out of paper plates, red construction paper, and twine.  I thought it would make a great Thank You card, so I set about creating one to enter into the fair.  Here is what I came up with – a simple to make, nautical themed thank you card that is perfect for everyone!       

You're a Lifesaver Thank You Card | Mini Van Dreams

You’re a Lifesaver Thank You Card


11.5″ x 4.25″ white card stock

4″ x 6.25″ blue and white striped paper

4″ x 4″ white pearl paper

Scraps, red card stock

8″- 10″ jute twine

Scrap, narrow white ribbon

1 anchor embellishment (I used a pendant from the jewelry section)

Scrap, white card stock OR 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock

6 pop dots


Circle dies and cutting machine, optional




  1.  Fold 11.5″ x 4.25″ card stock in half to form card, crease well.
  2. Adhere blue and white striped paper to the center front.
  3. Using circle dies or scissors, cut life preserver from white pearl card stock.
  4. Lay red scraps on life preserver and trim to fit for stripes.  Adhere evenly around circle.
  5. Attach one end of twine to back of life preserver.  Wrap loosely around circle.  Adhere other end and trim, if needed.
  6. Using 4 pop dots, attach life preserver to top of card as shown.
  7. Loop or tie narrow ribbon around hole in embellishment.  Attach to bottom left of card.
  8. Hand print “You’re a lifesaver… Thank you!” on the white card stock scrap or type in a word document program and print on the 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock.
  9. Trim sentiment, if needed.  Attach to bottom right of card with remaining 2 pop dots.

You're a Lifesaver Thank You Card | Mini Van Dreams


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