Thursday, September 25, 2008

Homemade Card

Homemade cards
Welcome to this week's homemade card project!

Homemade card
It is a simple design, but you can get lots of different looks by changing the paper.

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

Homemade card
Glue a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of scrapbook paper to front of card.

Scrapbook paper
Cut out a 2 1/2" square from coordinating scrapbook paper. Cut out the center, leaving a 1/4" border.

Homemade card
Glue to front of card.

Homemade card
Tie a ribbon bow along left side of card.

Homemade card

Homemade card
Add stickers, if desired.

Homemade card

Homemade cards
Send to a friend!

~More Homemade Cards~

New Weekly Feature: 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 one of the names and the winner will receive supplies for a homemade card: blank notecard, envelope, and an assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers (or stamped images), and ribbon.

I hope you will join in the fun and thank you for looking at this week's project!

Links are now closed. Please join us next week!


Mindy said...

This is just the sort of thing I need to jump start my creativity and get me going on holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I've seen your URL @ Sonia's and thought to come and say hello. Adorable cards, wow! :) Have a nice day! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I love getting card ideas from your blog! Not much time for me to make many but I get a moment or two occasionally. My Grandfather is in my care a lot and he's been under the weather a bit here lately. Soon to move in with us I think. We're also expecting our first grandbaby next May! is my daughters blog with baby news. We found out this past Sunday. YIPPEE!
Keep up the good card making!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards especially the one with the roses! I'll have to see what I an come up with regarding the crafty linky :-)


Grandma Faith said...

This is a new world for me. In the past, teaching used up all my craftiness. Now that I'm retired, maybe I'll give homemade cards a go. You have inspired me! Thank you and have a great day!

Charree said...

Your cards are beautiful. I am not very good with paper crafts; but you do a great job.

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! I really need to have more confidence in myself and actually try to make them, not just sit and stare longingly at yours! I am new to homemaking - I was not raised by my mother to view it as an art, but rather something you paid someone else (nanny, housekeeper, chef) to do while you worked 12 hour days to climb the corporate ladder.

Slowly but surely, I am learning my way. :) Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Needled Mom said...

You are such an inspiration for all of us. Thanks for posting yet another gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous! I love it!

Carrie said...

Dear Kelli,
Please go here for an award to you:
Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

These are beautiful! You could sell these...

Many blessings...

Lindsay-ann said...

Beautiful stylish cards Kelli. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I gave you an "I love your blog" award.

The Proverbs Wife said...

This is a great idea Kelli. I will come back to post a link once I prepare my post. You know how much I envy...umm I mean adore your cardmaking abilities;0)

The cards that you made are so beautiful. I actullay made a little gift card for two crochet dish clothes that I made for a friend. You were my main inspiration. I almost gave up a purchased some gift cards, but I stuck with it and I was pleased. I didn't take any pictures thouhg. O.K. I've already took up way to much space. I'll be back later to add my link. Have a great day Kelli.

Tori Leslie said...

What a lovely card, how talented you are.
Thanks for the instructions!

Pattie said...

Oooh, Kelli - once again, this design is beautiful! You've given me so many great ideas.

My cousin is a scarp-booker, and makes homemade cards. While she was visiting, we sat down and I showed her your blog - and all the darling cards you create. She's trying to convince me to try my hand at it.

Thank you again for sharing your creativity with us!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly! Wish I had a blog so I could participate in the fun. I will have fun looking at the beautiful, creative things that other talented people make.

I made some of your fall cards to send out. What I like most about your cards is that you don't use a lot of expensive things like stamps, ink, etc. So making the cards you design is affordable for me. Thanks, Debbi

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I tried my hand one time at card making and I wasn't that great. :( I love yours though!


Clare said...

I love your blog and it has given me some fresh idea's for card making.

cryssi said...

What a neat idea!


Katy said...

It's beautiful Kelli!!! Great job!!! :)

Kelli said...

Hi Kelli, I like both these ideas, especially the paisley pattern with the autumn leaf!

Kelly said...

Hi Kel!!!!
I have been in a rush everyday and not reading my current blog list but yours I have stopped by everyday, made the card last week, copied the recipe for the pear honey ( making it tomorrow )so sorry I did not have the time to comment!! I needed to check on you during the bad weather to make sure you guys were ok, glad your sister is ok too! Thanks for making your blog so welcoming and informative!!!

love ya!!

ps all your Fall decorations are wonderful, I bought those dollar store candles... the pecan, aren't they smelling delicious! the mini glass pumpkins are next!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your cards are always amazing! I will have to get busy this week. :)

Julie said...

You are right, Kelli, this is a very simple design. But with the choice of perfect materials, you have made such exquisite cards.

I am going to be having an art challenge beginning around Oct. 1. I hope you participate (there are prizes!).

GranthamLynn said...

What cute cards and I love your linky idea. Thanks for offering. Maybe it will encourage me to get some made. I have been wanting to!

Farrah said...

That's a neat idea for a meme, Kelli! :-)

ROXY said...

Hi Kelli! Love those cards. Just wondering, do you have an ETSY site or storefront that you sell from? Thanks for visiting:)

Anonymous said...

Fall puts me in such a wonderful mood. Thanks for inspiring me w/ cardmaking...I love to write but have neglected keeping in touch in this way w/ friends. Btw, how do you collect the right sized envelopes?

nancy said...

Oooooh, Kelli! I love this feature! You have used some gorgeous papers in yours and I'm just wild about them. You will inspire me to make "greeting" cards, yet!

Tammy said...

I love creating cards and tags and scrapbook pages, and have enjoyed your card tutorials. It's great to have some inspiration when I get stuck and need a little help!

Kelli said...

Angela, Michaels sells packages of 4 1/2"x 5" and 5"x7" envelopes, so I usually make cards this size to make things easy.

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

I love your card posts and look forward to them! What a great Mr. Linky idea. I hope to have time to participate!

Praying a wonderful week for you, missy!

Heather said...


Thanks for the motivation!! I almost missed this post,I am not quite sure how!! ;o) I love the cards that you made. I will have to try that layout soon.