Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall Homemade Card

Thank you for your comments on my glittery acorns! Be sure to let me know if you make some too, so I can come take a look. The winners of last week's card making meme are Susan and Melinda. Please email me your addresses and I'll get your prizes in the mail!

Homemade card
Welcome to this week's homemade card project! Remember that you can use any kind of cardstock, scrapbook paper, stickers, stamps or embellishments.

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

Homemade card
Cut a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" rectangle of scrapbook paper and glue to front of card.

Scrapbook paper
Cut a 3 1/4" square from scrapbook paper and tear along the edges.

Scrapbook paper
Cut out 4- 1 1/4" squares from scrapbook paper.

Scrapbook paper
Glue squares to torn paper, as shown.

Scrapbook paper
Add stickers or stamps that spell out "fall." You could also write with a pen.

Scrapbook paper
Hot glue lace along bottom edge.

Homemade card
Glue to front of card.

Homemade card
Add additional embellishments, if desired. Send to a friend!

Here are a two other cards I made this week...


~More Homemade Cards~

Paper Craft Fun: Post any kind of paper craft (card, bookmark, tag, banner, journal, etc.) on your blog between now and next week and come sign Mr. Linky. Next Thursday, I will draw two of the names and the winners will receive supplies for a homemade card: blank notecard, envelope, and an assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers (or stamped images), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!

Thank you for stopping by!


Krissie said...

kelli youre cards are wonderful, so meticulously made. The colours of them remind me of cider and its warm colours of autumn apples.
I'm, glad you do tutorials on how you achieve the result, as its good to see how they are made step by step!

splummer said...

I have been lurking! Yes, I have. I have been looking at your beautiful cards! So decided to join in this week. Keep in mind I am a beginner here. You can see mine here:

Just click on Sherrie's Stuff and you'll go right there. Take Care!!


Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your cards are just lovely. Perhaps I should dig out some of my scrapbooking and rubber stamping "things" and attempt to make a card. You certainly make it look easy (but I know it's not).

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I love them all--makes me wish I had more time to make some more cards or do some scrapbooking! But it's time for me to seriously work on Christmas things. I especially like the last card with the music and pumpkins!
Have a great day!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Tori said...

Those are so nice, I love the FALL one with the rake.

You're so talented!!

Oh yea and congrats to the winners!

Kathy said...

Love the cards, you are very talented.

miss m said...

I like the colors of your cards.

Kelly said...

You have the BEST ideas!!! And the glittery acorns are the sweetest things!

have a great day Kelli!!!!

AnnaSam said...

Your cards are beautiful! I am going to have to try my hand at making some.I enjoy your site very much and thank you for sharing. have a blessed day.

Linda C said...

Your cards are beautiful, Kelli. What a special way to send friends a greeting! I'm always amazed with your creative talent. Very inspiring!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Again, another beautiful card! I've used the stickers you used for your card on wooden boxes and aged them with stain, etc. I have them on top of my cabinets in the kitchen. Never thought to use them for cards! Great idea!

Nancy M. said...

I love making cards when possible.
These are beautiful ideas! I so enjoy
your simple crafts! Thank you for sharing.

Barbara H. said...

Your cards are so lovely! I get inspired just looking at them. I wonder if you might show us some time your storage solutions for your card-making "stuff." That's a problem for me now -- I have things stuffed here and there and have experimented with different storage tools but haven;t found anything truly satisfying yet.

Also, do you work on cards on the kitchen table or do you have a work area for crafting?

Rambling Girl said...

Kellie your cards are so neat. I really need to get with it and start making mine. I am trying to figure out how to do a party invitation for my little one. We are having it Halloween Weekend and were going to do a hayride and have a bouncing thing they have at carnivals. Those big ones you get in and jump up and down in. So maybe when I get it finish I can share.

Lori said...

Just stopping by to say hello and catch up on your blog.

I love your homemade cards.

I love to stamp my cards, but haven't found time to do so in a long time. I hope to find time soon.

Hugs, Lori

Carla said...

you make it look so EASY! (I kept waiting for you to post the Show & Tell Mr. Linky last night, and FINALLY I remembered it was JUST Wednesday! lol) See ya tonight;)

Kristy said...

So beautiful. You have such a knack for creating beautiful things.

glorv1 said...

Very uplifting. How crafty you are and it looks like so much fun. Wish I had the time, but with class it is next to impossible. Thank you for sharing.

Missy said...

i love your cards! thanks for sharing :)


Sharon said...

oooohhhhh! I like the one with the musical notes!

Susan said...

I'm so surprised to see my name as a winner! LOL I had forgotten all about your having winners for the week. Thank you so much - I'll be in touch with my address!

I love your fall cards. It's my favorite season, and I've been trying to come up with some fall cards.

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO

Those are lovely cards!

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, my goodness Kelli! Youare such a talented crafter! I haven't gotten into scrapbooks because I know it's another expensive hobby. But oh, when I see the beautiful things that can be made, I drool!

You have an amazing home decor! I ♥♥♥ it!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Kelli, cute cards, oh my goodness. What adorable things you come up with. It makes me want to pull out all my scrabook paper and glue sticks and try something. Love it!
PS Hey I was thrilled at all your pictures on Flickr for the Fall Home Decorating. Those pictures are amazing!!!!!

TJ said...

They are all so beautiful! I love the colors.

Clare said...

I just love your style and colours, your a very talented lady and inspire me to be more creative, thankyou.

I have made cards with mulberry paper toppers as I just love texture on cards.

Carrie said...

Your card designs are so fresh and attractive...I especially enjoyed the lace edge in the window.

Melissa Wertz said...

Kelli, very pretty card tut and lovely baby card.

My Journey said...

Hope you don't mind but you've been tagged!

Earthmommy said...

I'm so excited to be chosen this week! I really love your cards as usual. The baby one is my favorite!

Christine Lynn said...

I will make a card and sign in...I'll try and make one tonight. What a cute card you made, I like all your sweet touches, like the lace...I love the Fall and the beautiful colors! Ok I'll be back maybe tomorrow to enter my little card. Hope you have a fun evening!

ivoryspring said...

Lovely cards, Kelli - I like the third one the best! :) said...

Oh, I love the sheet music with the pumpkin. Very nice work.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Kelli,

I bet people love getting cards from you. They are so cute.:-)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful as always Kelli! I love the baby's always hard to choose one, how perfect to make your own :D

Anonymous said...

HI Kelli! Your cards are beautiful, as usual. I was wondering what you use to write on the inside of your cards when they are a really dark color? I would want to make sure my message would show up good if my basic card was a dark color....for example, a dark green or brown card.


Jean said...

Hi Kelly, I love your cards, especially the fall one. I like the tutorial also. I also like your glittery acorns. I'm going to try that. Thanks for the ideas.

Mrs. U said...

You amaze me, Kelli! These are all so pretty!! My sister is talented with card making, too. When I make a card, I have to get precise instructions from her on how to do it! Such PRETTY cards!!!!

Mrs. U

Overwhelmed! said...

Beautiful cards, Kelli! I love them. :)

Julie said...

Kelli - You are so good at making handmade cards. You should enter my Fire Fancies art challenge and make a card featuring the image. Check out the top three entries in my blog - we extended the deadline until midnight Monday.

Several cool prizes!

Ms. Tee said...

I really like your fall card - I was actually looking for a fall card in the stores, and I couldn't find one. Your's is really pretty - thanks for sharing how you made it. :)

Jules said...

Just found you after a google search for something i have now forgotten,love you so much have already put you on my fav list on my blog.I am going tio try some of your yummy recipes as well lol

Kelli said...

Debbi, I would cut piece of lighter cardstock and glue it to the inside of the card. Hope this helps!

Heather said...


I love these cards!! Your cards are always so cute!!