Thursday, August 21, 2008

Homemade Card

Welcome to this week's card making project! I spotted these butterfly stickers at Michaels last week, but you can use any kind of paper, stickers, or stamps.

You will need a 5 x7" notecard.

Cut a 2" cardstock square with decorative stickers. Cut a slightly smaller square from scrapbook paper.

Glue scrapbook paper onto cardstock.

Cut three 5 1/2 x 1/2" strips from scrapbook paper.

Glue squares onto strips, about 1/2" from top.

Glue top of strip and square onto front of card.

Trim bottom of strip as shown. Glue in place.

Repeat with remaining strips.

Tie three small ribbon bows and hot glue onto each strip. Send to a friend!


Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,

This is such a nice card! I'm planning to take a selection of your card-making ideas use them as an activity at our next church Ladies' meeting. Your instructions are really clear which helps alot. You're a gem!

Wendi said...


I love all the notecards that you make. Your cards are creative and very inspiring!

Carla said...

That is pretty enough to frame-I bet your friends and family love getting cards from you.

Tracy said...

How sweet! Another lovely idea, Kelli! :)

GranthamLynn said...

Oh how pretty. You are just so creative! I have been so wanting to get back into paper crafts like this. You so inspire!
I am enjoying the sun today but I am thankful for the rain!

Cathy said...

Kelli, you are so talented! You could even sell your lovely cards.

And you are very popular too ~ 310 comments for your giveaway! Everything IS very beautiful.


cryssi said...

Pretty as usual! You are so creative and so inspiring...Thank You again.


Christina said...

That is so pretty Kelli! I just love butterflies too!

Mommy said...

Very Pretty! :)

TJ said...

I still don't know how you do it! You have an eye for beauty. This was great.

Hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love the butterfly card. Great idea with the 3 box effect. And wow, you do have a lot of entries for your give-a-way! I think I entered...but too many to check through...Have a great week.

Missy Wertz said...

Kelli, the card is very pretty! I love butterlies!

LadySnow said...

That card is SO pretty!

Amanda said...

Like I said, it's par for the course. I'm kind of used to it by now. *shrugs*

Lovely cards! I know just where to come if I need to figure out how to make homemade cards. Actually, I'd like to start doing that. It's just hard to find the time. :-/

Simply Heart And Home said...


Such cute notecards! I think you need to get your own television show. Your ideas are much better than Martha's, in my opinion! :)


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kelli
The butterfly card is beautiful. It is suitable for many different occasions. You have inspired me to get out my paper crafts and get creative. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

So cute! Love it! My address is ........

I am kidding!

smileymamaT said...

very pretty! I like to make my own cards if possible, I have more fun making cards with my scrapbook supplies than scrapbooking!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for some more creative and cute ideas. I actually made four cards today. Will post pics on my blog. It's such a great way to save money these days, and doesn't take long at all to put them together.


Anonymous said...


Your card ideas never cease to amaze me! This is another winner!

Thanks for your encouraging words on my wholecloth quilt! :)

Anonymous said...

That's darling! How beautiful!! Love it! Thank for sharing it with us. Thank for stopping by and your welcome. I'm much better. Thank you! Hope you had a Terrific Thursday! Smiles and Hugs...Kathy

Anonymous said...

I forgot to are you and your family....hope you all geeling better too! Smiles Take care..Kathy

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I love it! So pretty and seems to be pretty easy too.


Charlotte said...

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love this card! I could just sit and stare at all the wonderful cards you make, who wouldn't cherish one of these cards :)

Love Bears All Things said...

These are beautiful. I always enjoy your tutorial and look forward to it each week. I've given your link to several friends who wanted to see ideas.
Mama Bear

Ms. Tee said...

Your note cards are just beautiful. I plan on making some as soon as I get a little extra time. :)