Thursday, September 11, 2008

Homemade Card

As you know I have Autumn on my mind, so I have a colored leaves card project to share today.

You will need a 5" x 7" notecard.

Cut a slightly smaller rectangle of scrapbook paper and tear all the edges. Glue to front of card.

Make a mini envelope from cardstock or scrapbook paper.

I found these die cut fall leaves at Michaels, but you could use stickers instead.

Or even floral leaves.

Arrange leaves in and on the front of the envelope and glue in place.

Glue the envelope to front of card.

Print or write a saying of your choice on paper. Cut out and dab the edges with ink pad.

Glue to front of card, along with addition leaves, pumpkins, etc.

Send to a friend!


Lisa Ann said...

Beautiful card. I love the fall!

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

This is so creative and the autumn colours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That is so cute and I love how it's seasonal!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelli.

Your cards are beautiful! I make my own cards as well from dried flowers that I dry myself.

I also make cards by pounding flowers unto the paper. Have you ever made a card in this way?

It is really easy. Take a flower(thin ones like pansies work really well) and lay it face down on the card. (for flower pounding you must use watercolor paper as the cardstock). Lay the card on a piece of cardboard and then the cardboard on a cutting board. Lay the flower face down somewhere on the card. Lay a piece of paper tower over the flower and pound gently with a hammer until you see an imprint on the paper towel. You will have to practice first until you can figure out how hard to hammer. Let the cards dry. If any petals remain, brush them off. Any faint areas can be colored in with pencil crayons.

Michelle said...

Love that beautiful card, Kelly! Fall is such a pretty time of year :)

Dawn said...

Pretty card indeed!

So which friend or family member will be the honored one to recieve this blessing? :-)
Do you send your cards out often to family? If so I bet they cherish them. I know I would. Sure beats a Hallmark card any day!

Thursday blessings,

Judy said...

What a pretty Fall card, for my favorite time of year :)

Carolyn said...

Ptetty Card.

Just surfin' the blogs and stopped in for a visit. I wanted to say Hi and nice Blog.


Katy said...

As always....I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us Kelli! Have a wonderful day! xoxo

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I found your site through Kalianne @bygonebeauty...I love your "Homemade Card", it is so pretty.

Tina ♥ said...

I love's so beautiful!

love, Tina :)

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful card that would be to receive in the mail. Autumn is such a wonderful season - the warm colors and the cool weather.

The biscuits look yummy. I will have to give them a try.

Just Mom said...


Simply Heart And Home said...

So cute! Now only if our real leaves would change colors! I am very ready for Autumn!


Susie said...

Dear Kelli,
Seems I'm always "playing catchup" but I've just spent such an enjoyable time reading through your posts getting ready for fall. I love your new look here and the crafts, recipes and home decor all just show your welcoming heart.
Such fun each time I stop by.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Cute card it was such a good idea thanks for sharing it with us.
Recently I bought tons of supplies to make cards ,I want to get into it!

Jennifer said...

this is a beautiful card! i just found your blog and it is very delightful. i look forward to seeing more in the future!

Lindsay-ann said...

Beautiful card kelli. I love the colors and tones of fall. Thanks for sharing.

crystal said...

Pretty as usual! I am so ready for fall..

Elinor Dashwood said...

I just popped in to see your beautiful blog and I think it's very well done! I love all your photos, the crafts, decorating and recipes! I'll be back for another visit again soon!!

Have a wonderful day!

Quinne said...

So pretty, Kelli! Love you, Q

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your card is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love that card, and the how too instructions........

Gill from Southern Ontario, outside of the big T.O.!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Your cards are just darling!!!

M ^..^

Julie said...

SOOOOO creative--I love it!!julie

Mrs. Trixi said...

So pretty and sweet. One day, I am going to have time to do some of these great cards.
Thanks for sharing.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kelli, you are so talented in many areas..your fall card is a treat and makes me think of pumpkin pies....I am going to have to try making your yeast rolls from the post below.. My husband's mom could make them and he would be surprised if I made them for him...wish me luck... hugs, Baba

Danielle said...

Very sweet card, sure to put a smile on someone's face. You are really getting me into the mood for autumn lately when I read your blog ;)

Storybook Woods said...

What a wonderful fall card. xoxoxo Clarice

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

You're so cute! make a mini envelope...:) you always make things look and sound so easy Kelli, thank you for the beauty in you and the cards are always amazing!

MyJourneyBack said...

Very cute card. I just love it.
You are so creative.
Thanks again for sharing.
Piles of smiles to you.

Mam said...

Kelli, This is beautiful. I love the torn paper you used. What lovely texture it adds. You're getting me excited about Autumn!