Friday, October 23, 2009

Handmade Card Tutorial and a *GIVEAWAY!*



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Hello! I am enjoying this Autumn season, so I'm sharing another acorn themed card, but you can use any kind of paper, rubber stamps, stickers, etc. that you have.

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Gather your supplies. My 10 Top Card Making Essentials list is HERE.

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Cut a 5 3/8" x 3 7/8" rectangle of scrapbook paper or cardstock. Glue to front of 5 1/2" x 4" blank notecard.

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Cut a 5" x 2 1/2" rectangle of scrapbook paper. Cut an approx. 3" x 2" rectangle of cardstock. The exact size will depend on the rubber stamped image or stickers that you use.

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Glue cardstock to front of scrapbook rectangle. Tie a length of ribbon around bottom, tie a knot, and trim ends.

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Add a rubber stamped quote or write with a pen along edge of card, as shown. Glue scrapbook paper to front of card.

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Send to a friend! You can see more card tutorials HERE.

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Christmas version.

A few more things I've made recently...
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Snowman gift tags.

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Thanksgiving gift tags.

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Christmas gift tags.

Everything can be found in my Etsy Shop. Today is my 1 year Etsy anniversary and I'm having a giveaway to celebrate!

Leave a comment between now and Sunday evening (Oct. 25, 10:00pm EST) and I will use random.org to pick a winner. The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop! You don't have to have a blog to join in, just leave an email address. International participants are welcome.   Also, any orders placed this weekend will receive free shipping; just mention this giveaway!

Good luck and thank you for stopping by for a visit!

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there Kelli!

I've been making some cards myself and it's a lot of fun. You always do such a great job. I'm glad to see you are still posting. I recently went back through my fall Seasonal Delights to remind me of some ideas and recipes. Love it! Have a great day.

Theresa in TX
jasonandtheresa@sbcglobal.net

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful prize! I'd love to be entered.

SarahF said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and I'm sure they give a lot of joy to those who receive them.

Sarah
saharamads@hotmail.com

Tara said...

I love your cards and tags. Just beautiful! The do not open till 25th ones are such a cute idea.

MyJourneyBack said...

Always love your creations. Glad to see your posting. I was sad when you decided to take a break.
Have a Blessed Weekend.
BTW took my Daisy to the park today. How is your Daisy?

Heather said...

These cards and tags are beautiful. I will definitely try them for Christmas. You are very talented!

Danielle said...

I just won a blogging contest today, and I am so excited that I am trying my luck with yours. I would love a gift card to your store! It would help with the Holidays.

Beth said...

I really enjoy your blog. You share alot of creative inspiration. Hope to win some of your goodies. Thanks- Beth from NC

eaglesnest.mcn@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thank you for all of the fun ideas! We love your blog

tara
designsbytara@aol.com

marie said...

The fall cards are beautiful - I love the long one!
You always make such pretty things!

Thanks for a chance to won your great giveaway!

glorv1 said...

Hi Kelli. I always love your cards. Congratulations on your one year anniversary with Etsy. Sounds like you are doing great over there. Sure I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

I love that card, Kelli! Happy Etsy Anniversary. You have done very well with your shop, and I pray you have continued success. I still peek in there quite often, because I love your style! :)

Rosalyn said...

Thanks for the great inspiration. I've bought some cards from you and my friends who received them loved them:) Take care and many blessings to you.

Dana said...

You were the inspiration for me to begin creating cards--still working on making them look as professional as yours!! Happy Anniversary!

Michelle said...

Oh, I would love to enter, as I love your creations! The snowman tags are wonderful! Happy one year anniv. I have thought about opening an ETSY shop too, but haven't had time yet!

Nancy M. said...

You have such a great talent with those beautiful cards and tags.
Thank you for sharing...-nancy

I would enjoy being entered.

caednkat said...

Such cute ideas and a great reminder to be thinking about Christmas Tags! I would love to win!!

Beth said...

I love your work!

pippirose said...

What beautiful cards!
I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Hi! Great job on the card! You are so creative. Congrats on the anniversary! I love my Etsy purchase from you!

LadySnow said...

I always love your cards, but the autumn one is really beautiful. Maybe because it's my favorite season. :-) Please enter my name....it would be a great thing to win as I wait on my little one...that was due this past Wendesday...why oh why does this child want to be late? ;-)

Lura said...

I love all of your things! Please enter me into the contest.
Lwshells@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli...I looked through all the cards etc...in your Etsy shop...everything is so pretty...I just love anything that someone takes the time to make themselves...would love to be entered into your giveaway...Thanks, Robyn
gobigblue36@hotmail.com

sugar plum fairy said...

Hi Kelli,

Your blog has brought me so much inspiration! You have actually inspired me to do a weekly "Home Blessing". I am doing mine today actually, to be fresh for the weekend & coming week ahead. So happy to have found your blog!

Lara

Heather said...

Beautiful card, Kelli! Thanks for the tutorial! Congratulations on one year with Etsy, too. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. :o)

Just Mom said...

Beautiful cards, as always, and a very generous giveaway to boot!

Mrs. Michele B said...

Oh yay, sign me up! (o:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hi Kelli!
What beautiful cards and tags!!
Can you BELIEVE it is this time of year already??
I love your beautiful creations and would love to enter this sweet Giveaway!

Stop by and enter my very 1st Giveaway,,it started yesterday;)

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Nana Moon said...

Hi Kelli! I just love your cards! Your use of sepia color and the way you age your art is fantastic!Do you have a favorite Stamp company that you shop? Your stamps are so unique.
Danylle
nanamoonshop.blogspot.com
nanamoon1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,
I LOVE your autumn card! It is so very pretty; I am going to try to make one this evening. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
Blessings and love,
Eliza
XO
e.m.anne.bailie@ntlworld.com

Pennysue said...

Kelli,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your great card tutorials. Several years ago my husband and I brought four more children into our home through adoption. Because their needs were so great I was unable to make any cards for almost two years. Now that things are better for them and us, I am finally able to take some time to make cards again. It is truly a blessing to use your instructions as I don't have time to create my own designs right now. Thank you very much. I just wanted you to know that you have blessed me with your talents.

BECKY said...

Lovely as usual Kelli! How sweet of you to offer a gift certificate to your shop! What a great prize!!

Please put my name in the hat!!
Blessings,
Becky

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! I just found your blog from someone else's blogroll. I can't wait to check out the rest of your ideas. Congrats on your etsy anniversary!

ssovrnej(@)gmail.com

Linda C said...

Another pretty card, Kelli! Thanks again for sharing how to make it!

You inspire to me get back into making cards:)

Linda C

Denise Marie said...

great fun Kelli. I love to make handmade paper crafts too. You did a great job on the cards and tags.

I'd love to win $25 from your Etsy shop...happy anniversary.

DeniseMarie-Bloomin'

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Hi!
CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary!
I LOVE your tags and designs so much and WOW~ I would so love to win this giveaway!
Thanks for offering it

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! I love the card tutorial. Your Etsy shop was on my mind earlier today. I was thinking I should look for some tags that are "fallish". Then when I get online I I see you are having that wonderful giveaway. Please enter my name.

Now, I am going to go to your store and look for those tags. ttyl Love, Debbi faustx2@yahoo.com

Lady Farmer said...

I wouldn't miss this! What a terrific giveaway, Kelli!
Please enter me, but I know there will be a whole lotta people in this one! ;~}
Blessings!

Kimmie said...

Kelli

You are so creative and your cards and such come out so beautiful. I am amazed, as long ago I tried my hand at it and it was one smudge after another, sigh.

Please enter me too.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

teachermomof2 said...

Hi Kelli!

Nice cards! I love the do not open tags...will be checking out the etsy shop tonight!

Blessings,
Lisa

horse loving lineman's wife said...

I love the acron card and the snowman tags. I wish wish wish I had the time and talent to make cards like you!! Have an awesome day!

Terri said...

Everything is beautiful, Kelli. I just made some cards myself this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!
Once again, your cards are truly beautiful. I would love to be entered into the drawing! Your blog is so incredibly inspiring and welcoming. Have a great weekend!
God Bless,
Hillary
hks7110@yahoo.com

xinex said...

Very creative! Congrats on your
1st year Etsy anniversary, Kelli!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Kelli, your Etsy shop is my favorite, hands down! Congrats on your anniversary!
Blessings, Sarita
sboyette@tx.rr.com

moreofhim said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I love seeing all your beautiful creations! Thank you for entering me into your give-away!

God bless you - Julie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I need some new motivation for my card making past time and I this give away would be just the thing!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Kelli, Congrats. What a generous giveaway and I love your tags. Hope I win so I can buy them. That would be so great! I really enjoy uyour tutorials and your blog. Thanks. Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

Life with the Warrens said...

wow a whole year already? congrats on your etsy shop and hope you are successful with it! your stuff is always super cute and classy!

Diana said...

Hi Kelli,

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love the cards you do and I especially love the tags. You do such a wonderful job and are so inspirational. I have to say that the thing I love best about your blog and the reason I come to check almost every day is the family values that your blog shows in every single post. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and your life with us.

Diana in CO
dianainco@gmail.com

Marie said...

Oh I would so love to win!! Please enter me. I am really glad that your "bloggy break" didn't last too long. I love your site and looking at how you decorate for the holidays!

imaeko said...

Lovely card tutorial, and congratulations on your 1 year at Etsy! :-D

Sharon said...

I love your card ideas and have used several! Thank you for sharing them with us continually.

tsjjcoy@yahoo.com

Queen B. said...

YOU ARE AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Kelli~

WOW! Not only do we get homemade card directions, but an entry in a giveaway? SWEET! :> )

Beautiful card, as always!

Blessings~
Laura

Kaye Prince said...

Oh yes please! I would love to win a gift certificate to your Etsy shop, and thanks for the awesome card tutorial!

Jo said...

I love your cards - I especially like the snowman tags! Thanks for the giveaway

being molded said...

Oh Kelly, imagine how many bookmarks I could buy with 25.oo :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings~Cindy

Marie said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You always make the most beautiful items. I love your Fall decorations and dishes.

Sherry Marie said...

Lovely, beautiful cards! I wish I had that kind of talent.

smhunter@utah.usa.com

liz said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to win. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelli. Another beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing. Please enter me in the drawing.

Sam

threefrogsandi@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Has it been a year already? Wow!

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful cards, I have my fingers crossed xoxoxo Clarice

Valerie said...

Oh how fun! I would love to be entered in your give away. I love your goodies in the post above. I am working on a work space so I can learn how to do this one day.

Bell said...

Your cards are so lovely. They make me want to drag out the supplies and make some....if only I had the time right now...

Ruby said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards!

Vera said...

Please enter me in the drawing, I am a follower.

NICHOLLS NOOK said...

‘Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

John Howard Payne

Pastor Tim said...

I love your style!:) I have admired you from far away and never spoken a word until now! My family and I live in North Carolina and I just love all of your pictures, posts and ideas...you inspire me so very much!:) Thank you - you are a true blessing!:) Corey

Anne@BackyardTreasures said...

As always, your work is beautiful! I love all the ideas and inspirations that you share.

~~Anne
diligntmom@gmail.com

mustard seeds said...

Please sign me up for the giveaway. I love those Thanksgiving turkey tags.
Sheila

Quilting Melodies said...

Kelli,

Happy anniversary! Would love to have you enter me in your giveaway. Have a great weelkend!

Angie

Anonymous said...

Please register me for the giveaway. My wife adores your Etsy shop.

Blessings,

Tim N.
tpnicholls@vwc.edu

Divamom said...

I love the cards and especially the tags! You are really gifted!

Be Blessed!
~Chondra

Sandy M. said...

You do such a beautiful job on your cards. How do you get the stamp design on the card so nicely? You never have excess around the edges of the design or blotches of heavy ink in the design. Happy Etsy anniversary!
Sandy M.
Plano, TX
sjmtex@sbcglobal.net

GingerB said...

Happy Anniversary Kelli!

:)


ginrob@ mail.com

linda said...

I would looovveee to win your giveaway! I've purchased things from your Etsy shop before and have loved them all. You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an awesome prize!
I love all of your creations, and you inspired me to try my hand at making cards. I used your list and have just begun collecting card making supplies. Your cards and tags are beautiful.
Jen
kinghenry559@bellsouth.net

giulia said...

I already told you I love your blog and I'd like live there in Texas as you.
Your cards are beautiful!!
Ciao!
Giulia

Nancy M. said...

You have done quit alot of work for your new shed. It looks so nice.
It makes me want to tackle the garage. take care - nancy

Marie said...

Kelli-
I have never made cards but would like to learn how. I have been watching your blog and working up the nerve to give it a try. I'd like to be entered into the giveaway - maybe it would be just the inspiration to get me started! Good luck with the storage shed project!
Marie in MN

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Kelli. Everything in your Etsy shop is beautiful. So glad you're back, I missed you!

xxoo

Shanna said...

What beautiful cards!!!!

Randa said...

I love your tutorials! One of these days I'm hoping to try my hand at one of the cards, but in the meantime, I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!!

Tobins said...

Thanks for being so generous in sharing your tutorials AND for the giveaway!

Faythe said...

I love love love those snowman gift tags & everything elsr..LOL

faythinhim54@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Love your etsy store, would love a chance to win!

Arlene said...

I love that autumn card -- fall is definitely my favorite season! Thanks for a great giveaway... it would be great to win as I've never ordered through Etsy before, and I've love to get something from you for my first order :o)

unmistakable1 AT yahoo DOT com

Mrs. U said...

Happy anniversary!!!! May I enter, please, Kelli???

Let me just say, I haven't been to your Etsy site in a few months and HOLY COW do you have a LOT of beautiful things there!! You are TALENTED!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Sarah-Anne said...

enter me, enter me!!
thanks...
sarah-anne @ pianogirl619(at)earthlink(dot)net

Donna said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!
Your new shed is looking good!

Dan and Debbie said...

Kelli - i just found your etsy shop. Your items are adorable! I'm enjoying your blog - especially for ideas & homeschooling inspiration. You're a great example!

Jen said...

OOhhh!! I'd love to win a gift card to your Etsy! I love your gift tags :)

Madison said...

Oh Kelli your things are amazing! I would die to be able to create like you! I would LOVE to have the chance to win your giveaway! It would be so hard to pick the things that I want out of your shop cuz I love them all! Thanks Kelli! And my email is madcrafts67@gmail.com

Love, {Madison}

Mary said...

How generous! :) I would love to enter!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! What a nice give away you have planned! I'll be checking back to see who won!! ~Kelly in MN