Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Handmade Card, Paper Crafting and a *GIVEAWAY!*

Welcome to this week's card making project!

Card supplies
Gather your supplies. You will need:
-5" x 5" blank notecard
-Scrapbook paper
-Rubber stamps, ink, or stickers

Glue a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square of scrapbook paper to front of blank notecard.

Cut 2 1/2" x 3" and 1 1 4" x 2" rectangles of cardstock. Cut slightly smaller rectangles from coordinating paper and add rubber stamp images or stickers. The exact measurements will depend on the stamps you use.

Glue to front of card, as shown.

Craft knife
Cut a small slit in card crease, approx. 1 1/4" up from the bottom edge of card.

Thread 15" length of ribbon through slit and tie a knot. Trim ends.

Send to a friend!

~More Handmade Cards and Instructions~

Here are a few more things I've made this week...
Cherry Petite Notecards.

Strawberry tags
Sweet Strawberry Tags.

Ladybug bookmark
Ladybug Corner Bookmarks.

Items can be found in my Etsy Shop!

Weekly Giveaway: Leave a comment between now and next Tuesday (8:00pm EST) and I will use random.org to pick a winner, who can choose *any* item from my Etsy Shop! You don't have to have a blog to join in, just leave an email address. International participants are welcome. Good luck and thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Paper Crafting Fun: Post any kind of paper project on your blog within the upcoming week, then add your link to Mr. Linky. Feel free to use one of the buttons on your blog. Next Wednesday, I will draw *two* names and they will receive a card making kit: blank card, envelope, paper, stickers (or stamped image), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!

1. Lisa Ann
2. Clare
3. Marge
4. Leann
5. Katie
6. Tami
7. Barbara H.
8. Melinda
9. Emily
10. Melanie

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Barb said...

All so adorable.
Thanks again for hosting Kelli.

Love the idea of this, just don't seem to be getting much of anything done lately.

Barbara Jean

Clare said...

Stunning! yet again your creations inspire to create more. Thankyou so much for sharing.

Briana said...

I would like to enter your weekly give away. I enjoy looking at all the things you have made. You have a real nack for creating things from paper. Thanks,

Angel said...

me please!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

All of these are lovely. I love the cherry cards!

-Jerri (simplysweethome@hotmail.com)

grammie25 said...

Thank you so much for your tutorials and I would love to enter your giveaway. grammie_25@sbcglobal.net

Leann said...

Good Morning Kelli

I love the idea of the corner book marks. The lady bugs are too cute.

As always, I've enjoyed my visit and love everything that you create!

Enjoy your day!

Judy said...

They're all so nice but I think my favorite is the cherry petite cards

Kathleen Grace said...

Those cherry notecards are just so cute! But there isn't a single thing you make that I don't love:>)

Hollace said...

Thanks, Kelli, for the bundle I ordered. I love it all. My girls think it will be fun to use the tags for their sister's shower. Everything is so carefully done. I especially love the vintage papers.

Lori said...

I am just pea-green with envy!! I would so love to make handmade cards like this!!! They're beautiful. :)
God bless ya and have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog and I have to say that you make some gorgeous things! I love your coffee stained tags and those ladybug bookmarks are just tooo cute.
Deb - debyeo@hotmail.com

Meg said...

I always love your cards! What kind of technique did you use to coffee stain those tags?

Morgan said...

I love the little cherry cards - too cute! And what a great idea with the corner bookmarks - I have never seen those before! As usual - all of your things are beautiful! :)

arkie said...

I love your cards!

Kimberly said...

I voted!
I also left +++++ feedback for the beautiful ribbons I ordered before. I hadn't even looked at etsy since the order. Sorry for the delay! I didn't know!

Needled Mom said...

Lovely card, Kelli. I also think the book corners are adorable.

Anonymous said...

I really like your ladybug bookmarks. And your cherries make me think of Mary Engelbreit. Please enter me in the drawing. Sally Hackney sjhackney@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The cards are wonderful once again. You are such an inspiration!

Thank you for sharing more wonderful card ideas.


PEA said...

Your talents never cease to amaze me:-) Every card you make is gorgeous and no doubt the recipients love them!! xoxo

Katie said...

Hi Kelli:
You have such a good eye for pretty paper, love the roses and the cherries. I posted about my win:

Off to vote for you at Etsy!

Leah said...

I've been a lurker for quite some time and always enjoy reading your blog; you are very talented and make lovely things.

I would love to enter the giveaway!


Thank you! :-)

Tami said...


The cherries are adorable!!

Have a great day!

Mercy said...

Hey, I can be bribed! I don't know if I've ever left a comment before. Yikes! Hopefully that doesn't disqualify me. I love all of your crafty ideas. I'm just storing them in my mind for later in life when I might have time to do fun stuff like this. LOL!

I'll mention too, I love how you rejoice as the seasons change. It helps me to get into the mode that a new season has come.

Anyway, love your blog & would love to get something from your shop.


glorv1 said...

They are all so very nice, but I think I like the cherry ones. You are very good at all the things you do. Take care Kelli.

Helen said...

You are so creative ~ and I absolutely love your cherry petite cards!

amandaslade said...

Love the corner bookmarks! Great idea and very creative! Love you ideas!

YayaOrchid said...

Your creations are amazing! Where doyou find such nice vintage looking stamps?

Barbara H. said...

Those are all so pretty!

Nancy said...

Every Wednesday, I marvel at the beautiful work that you do! Someday, I will just have to try it. But for now I think I will head to your Etsy!

Briana said...

Everything you make looks so perfect! Someday maybe I will try making cards with my girls. Your step by steps make it look so easy.

renee said...

Love those cherry cards. So sweet. I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas with us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Pretty card Kelli! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Simply Heart And Home said...


Your crafts are always so adorable. I enjoy learning about them. :)


Pat said...

I voted for your bookmark and i love your blog.

mama said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing. I think your creations are just lovely.

Melinda said...

Thanks again for hosting! I am headed over right now to vote for you!

Lynns Lovelies said...

HI Kelli~~
I just cast my Etsy vote for you!
A new customer of mine, (Sarita) told me about you and your blog, Etsy shop. She sent me a sweet note written on one of your beautiful notecards. I participated in your Show-n-Tell without realizing you were you~lol!

Love you handmade cards, etc. Beautiful...so please enter me in your giveaway, too!


ivoryspring said...

Love the rose scrapbook paper!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you, Kelli! Hope you get lots of votes. I FELL IN LOVE with the "Thinking of You" card!
Sarita sboyette@tx.rr.com

teachermomof2 said...

All so adorable! I love the petite cherry cards...so sweet!

Valerie said...

Wow! I have not got started yet but hope to soon so one day maybe I can show something that I have done. I love all of your work. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

Thank you for Hostessing Paper Crafting Wednesday. I love seeing what other ladies are making and getting fresh ideas. Your cherry cards are darling!

Carmen said...

Everything you make is adorable!!! :)

Sharri said...

Loved them all, but the ladybugs and the cherries are soooo sweet!

You're so creative! Glad I popped in so that I could see them.

Count me in for the giveaway!

snapzshotz (at) aol (dot) com

Jane said...

I enjoy your blog so much. I voted for you bookmarks. Neat idea for something teachers can use.

Melanie said...

The cherry cards are adorable. Did you make your own patterned paper with the white dots? It looks hand-painted. :)

Bethany Hudson said...

I love the lady bugs and cherries. So summery and cheerful :)

Storybook Woods said...

I voted !!!! I love your cherry cards xoxoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog & I think it's great! I'd like to enter the giveaway. I like the Vintage Style Antiqued Rosed Congratulations Card, Gift Tag and Sticker Seal Set. marysilverberg@yahoo.com Thanks, Rachel S.

Anna said...

I love your cards, especially the Horse Happy Birthday Card.

Anonymous said...

There all soooooooo cute. I especially like the Shabby Chic Corner Bookmark.

Sara L said...

I would love to enter - thanks!

charles and sara at hotmail dot com

DJ said...

I just found your blog...it is so nice. I have enjoyed reading it and love your beautiful paper craft items. Makes me want to jump in and start paper crafting. I should start my blog up again. The little squirrels are so charming. I have a cute little clay squirrel beside my desk that my son made in grade school. It's a little primative, but he passed away in 2002 at age 34 and I'm so glad to have it to remind me of his love every day. Thanks for the warm reminder of what is really important.
Hugs, DJ in SW MI
sewlady003 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Cards! My favorite is Vintage Style Woodland Fawn Gift Tags.


Aimee said...

love your new items!