Thursday, August 07, 2008

Homemade Card

Notecard
Good Morning! Today's project uses note cards that you may have purchased or maybe a friend sent you. You can use patterned scrapbook paper instead, though.

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Begin with a 5 1/2 x 4" notecard.

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Glue a 5 1/4 x 2 1/2" rectangle of scrapbook paper to the top part of notecard.

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Trim down your notecard to approximately 5 1/4 x 2 1/2-3"

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Glue ribbon along the paper seam. I used hot glue.

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Cut out a small oval from the leftover notecard and glue to top center of card.

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You can also use a sticker.

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Thank you for looking at this week's homemade card project!

32 comments:

Kelly said...

Thank you for this, dear friend! The girls and I are going to be busy making cards for a dear family who has blessed us immensely and all of your ideas will be such a help!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Kelli, how pretty! I am always looking for ways to 'recycle'. This is an excellent way. Thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

Lovely notecard, Kelli. You always do such a nice job on your projects.

Pattie said...

Very pretty! I have a number of note cards that I know I won't actually use as cards, but the cover designs would be perfect for this project. Thanks for the idea!

Barbara H. said...

This is so pretty, and relatively simple.

Pink Slippers said...

I'm always needing a card to send out. I love the way you explained and showed thank, you. It came out very nice and sweet.

Michelle said...

Nice project! I think I could do this :)

Michelle

JanMary said...

Thia is a lovely quick wee project. I might get my daughters to have a go at it with me.

Thanks.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Very pretty! Great way to use those leftover cards!! Thanks!

Jan

anyscribbles said...

Hey you must be very talented, love the strawberry pot cover and cards! (New to your site via the Lusks) I'm interested to see you homeschool you kids. Will you completely homeschool them or will you send them to school when they are older?

DebbieCalif said...

Wow, I love what you did! You are so talented with gluing the RIGHT things together. Usually I look at my final project and think why did I glue that there? Great job!!!
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Mrs. H. said...

Lovely Kelli! One of these days I'm going to give these homemade cards a try. I'll have to call them "Kelli Cards" or "Kelli Kards"! - hey I think I just started you a business. ;-)

Susan said...

Very pretty cards! I'm really getting into card making and collage. I've been taking classes at Debra's Cottage and it's a lot of fun.

La Tea Dah said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the card tutorial. It's nice to see a 'formula', as sometimes my mind goes blank!!!

Love
LaTeaDah (who still loves her table runner and uses it daily)

dot said...

My favorite day is card day! I made a card like the one you sent me for my mother for her birthday. I used some paper with the writing in the background (similar to what you used on this card) to line the envelope flap. My mother told me over the phone she didn't understand the card. When I got to her house I saw the card and she had torn the paper off of the flap. She thought it was something she was supposed to read and she couldn't read it. LOL

Mrs. M. said...

Kelli,
Beautiful cards! These are really good ideas!

PEA said...

Those are more beautiful than the cards you can buy at the store and a lot cheaper than what you have to pay at the store! lol Very well done, dear Kelli!! xoxo

Carrie said...

Lovely handmade cards. This inspires me to try my hand at making some for my sisters.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelli, how beautiful. Yours is so muc prettier than the 'real' note card. You're fantastic.
Have a beautiful day and remember to be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jen said...

Very nice. I wished I had the patience to sit and do one of these. I buy alot of cards.....yours are always so nice.

janetsjournal said...

Kelli, I have never left a comment, but I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful blog. I love visiting your site regularly. I especially love your homemade cards. My daughters and I enjoy trying them.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Wow Kelli! I have to be the world's largest card saver but I never know what to do with them. Some are sentimental but some would be perfect for your little project! Thank you for this wonderful project :).

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Lovely cards! Do you have a particular scrapbook paper that you use? I've noticed a number of websites online that sell scrapbooking supplies. Do you have a company that you can recommend?

Blessings,

Gina

Julie said...

Another keeper!! Love it--thanks for sharing. Julie

ivoryspring said...

aawwwwww - that's just so pretty!

Laurie Fischer said...

These are beautiful!

Heather said...

I'm going to show this super project to our daughter the Dreamer - I think she will love the idea of recycling some of our old cards in such a special way! We need to have another card making party!

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

These are lovely ideas Kelli. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

What beautiful cards, Kelli! You are just so clever!
Kathy

Katy said...

How cute!!! I always love your ideas!!!

Storybook Woods said...

A wonderful use of a used card !!! Have a lovely weekend. Clarice

Krissie said...

Hi,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful project. I can't wait to try it and send them to family and friends.

Smiles
Krissie