Thursday, September 04, 2008

Homemade Card

Welcome to this week's card making project! This one is quick and easy to put together.

I made a couple of versions, including this one for Autumn.

You will need a 5 1/2" x 4" notecard.

Cover the front with patterned scrapbook paper.

Cut a 4" x 2 1/2" rectangle of scrapbook paper. Trim the top edge with decorative scissors.

Glue the sides and bottom to front of notecard.

Cut a 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle from cardstock.

Trim top corners with decorative scissors, dab edges with ink pad and add a stamp or sticker. There are plenty of other ways to decorated your gift tag, too.

Punch a hole and tie on some ribbon.

Glue a length of ribbon to top edge of pocket. I used hot glue.

Slip tag inside pocket.

Send to a friend. Thank you for taking a look!


viv said...

Very pretty! I especially like the Autumn one, but I can just see a Christmas card with the tag being an ornament to hang on the tree!

JanMary said...

Beautiful and inspiring cards. Thanks :)

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Thanks for the tutorial! The cards are very stylish. Lovely ideas.

Katy said...

I love them Kelli!!! You always do such a nice job with your cards! ;)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I just love your cards on Thursday :), I always look forward to seeing what you've created, they are all so beautiful.

Have a fantastic Thursday Kelli,
Kathi :)

Terri said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing, Kelli!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely cards.

Lady_MSnow said...

Those are very nice...I really like the autumn one the best. :D

Kansas Crochet Mom said...

very pretty! =)

Michelle said...

The cards are so pretty. Thanks for the applesauce puffs recipe..I'm going to bake those for my family when they visit this fall!


Mish said...

beautiful cards! When my girls are older maybe I'll get back into doing that again.

Christina said...

Beautiful cards Kelli! I really like the Autumn one.

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Deb said...

Hi Kelli,
I love the card! Don't know if I shared or not, but there is another wedding in our future! This one on July 4th, 2009! I'm seeking inspiration again:) I made the applesauce puffs last evening thinking they would be good for an easy breakfast this first week of school.....they're gone! I guess that recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. C said...

Who wouldn't want to receive one of those cards; so pretty! :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Great cards Kelli.
I always love your ideas. You always inspire me to get creative.
Thanks so much.

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi Kelli,
I always love your suggestions. This is a pretty card. I am hoping to sign up soon for our churches card ministry and make some cards for those who need encouragement.
We have gotten so much since Cowboys surgery that I want to pass it on.
I hope to use some of your ideas. I'll take photos!
Have a Blessed Day...see you tomorrow.

Kelly said...


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What pretty cards! You make it look so easy!


Katherinellen said...

Beautiful~ You are so it! Thanks for sharing the ideas... You have a blessed day..~Katherinellen~

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Very creative , really pretty!!
One of these days I will sit down and make some too.
Take care

Simply Heart And Home said...


Do you keep a copy of each card in a little binder or do you mail them all out? They are all so lovely. You should keep a copy and some day write a book featuring your card ideas!


Mrs. Trixi said...

You are so talented. This is so pretty.

Mam said...

these are so beautiful. And so simple! Great work.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kelli, I love to come and see your card creations on Thursday. One of these days I am going to "borrow" one of your ideas! :) The maple pecan rolls below sound delish!!! ~Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing another beautiful card idea. Debbi :-)

Jackie said...

You make this look so simple. I am going to give card making a try.

God bless.

Storybook Woods said...

Love the pocket idea Kelli !!! Clarice

Lori said...

Love your cards. I need to get busy over here and stamp some cards too. I'm about out of my homemade cards.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful card! And you make it seem so much easier to make than I would I have. I'll have to give this a try :)

(your blog is now one of my new favorites!)

flmom said...

I found out about a birthday at the last minute and was so glad I saw this post. I used it as the inspiration for the card I made - thank you!

I have also passed along an award to you.