Thursday, July 24, 2008

Homemade Card

This is the card I made for this week's project. Remember that you can use any kind of paper, stamps or stickers.

You will need a 5 1/2 x 4" notecard. I used thick scrapbook paper.

Cut out the center of a small paper doily. Cut out a circle of scrapbook paper. Make it slightly larger than the center of doily.

Glue doily onto front of card. Glue scrapbook circle in the center.

Print out saying or poem of your choice on regular printing paper.

Cut into strips with decorative scissors. Dab edges with ink pad.

Add a stamp or sticker to center of doily.

Glue paper strips to card and add additional stamps and a bow at the top. Let me know if you make one too!


Missy Wertz said...

Beautiful card Kelli! I need to make a graduate card as all the stores are sold out. (I was very very busy in May and June!) I have photographed this child since she was knee high to a grasshopper. (And she was also my youth assistant in VBS/Camp several years, my right hand...She was on her Sr. trip and I missed her so much this year!) I am thinking of creating a card, print out scanned old photos, etc, but you know how a mind gets too cluttered? Then I look at your card and think, "This is beautiful!" I am going to use one photo I probably have in the file, somewhere... But then, keep the card simple and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The card is so sweet and with your tutorial it looks easy enough to make one. I love the words with the ink-dabbed antique-y look.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, Kelli! You always have the neatest ideas! Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity with all of us!
Have a blessed and delightful day!

Unknown said...

Hmmm...that last comment was from me...Amy O....picketfencemom. I keep forgetting that my Blogger username just says Amy...and you know a lot of Amys! LOL
Amy O.

Lila Rostenberg said...

What a fun summertime card!

Trixi said...

That is a beautiful card.

Nancy M. said...

Thank you for so many ideas! Your cards are so pretty!

DeNiece Barnes said...

That is a beautiful card Kelli, and I am going to try to make it because my brother-n-law has a birthday coming up in about 3 weeks and I will make this card for him. You are brillant, you are very creative, and I love visting your site everday. God Bless.

Katy said...

I love that!!! It looks fantastic Kelli!!!

Unknown said...

That is so pretty! Your tutorial are inspirational indeed! I may have to try one.

The puppy photos below are adorable.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its really cute you did a good job!

Pattie said...

That's so pretty, Kelli! I especially like the way you "aged" the strips of words with the ink on the edges. Nice touch, you creative person, you! :-)

Simply Heart And Home said...


That card is precious! Thank you for showing us how to make such lovely cards.

Thank you so much for praying for my family and me. My daughter is fine but stranded in southern Texas (near Padre Island) due to the hurricane. She called and she sounds pretty sad. She was due to come home today. They have no electricity and some food but they have begun rationing it. I'm trying to not worry as she is in the Lord's hands.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, I especially love the yellow colors in it. Yellow is such a wonderful summery color. It makes you feel all warm inside, and I'm sure the recipient of your card will feel loved, and wanting to get into her garden.

Nanna said...

LOL Kelli, Ihad to look at the calendar twice to see if I slept through Friday LOL but I see where you're having to post early whew! great show-n-tell makes me want to make one too! can't wait to see all the show-n-tells I ahve mine figured out, just have to post it!

LadySnow said...

That is such a pretty card! I love all the cards you come up with. :D

Julie said...

That is a beautiful design. I have tried to make cards and honestly all except for 1 I have been disappointed with the ones I have created. You obviously have the gift!

TJ said...

That paper is amazing! I've done just a few cards in my lifetime. My favorite is the "diaper" that holds an invite or birth announcement. Another was when I purchased clear vellum cards, and inserted a bright and colorful piece of paper, and then used a hole punch for a bow. None of mine though are as polished as yours. Great work, and thanks for the inspiration.

Quinne said...

So pretty, Kelli! I love those bees :) Love, Q

Dawn said...

Very pretty and unique!

I used to make cards too...not as lovely as yours though. I just used rubber stamps, stencils, and stickers. The recipeints like them nonetheless though. :-)

Once things get settled here in Texas I plan on doing some card making. :-)

Hope the Lord is truly blessing your week!


GranthamLynn said...

Oh Kelli what a cute card. How I wish I had time to do all your suggestions! Maybe someday!
BTW I just loved the doggy day photos and I want to share them Sat. on Daisy Bloggie Friends.
What is her name?
I am sure it was a fun time watching all that yesterday.
I guess by the last one she wasn't supposed to get into the pond.
Very cute. I hope you had a great day. I have the day off tomorrow and hopefully I won't leave the house!
Have a great Show and Tell.

Autumn said...

Very pretty!

Kelli said...

'The hum of bee's is the voice of the garden' - I hadn't thought of that. How lovely. And true! I like bees.

This is a very pretty card. I like your colours - they coordinate beautifully. Thanks for the tutorial Kelli!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love it! your beautiful card makes me want to get busy and make some of my own. Thank you for sharing Kelli.

Love Bears All Things said...

That is just beautiful!
Mama Bear

Fairyluver said...

I hope you don't mind but I tagged you on my blog!! Have fun!!