Thursday, November 13, 2008

Homemade Cards~Paper Crafting Thursday!

The winners of last week's paper crafting are Tara and Bugzmommy. Please email me your addresses and I'll get your prizes in the mail!

Christmas card
This week's card is quick and easy to put together and you can get lot of different looks, depending on the paper and stickers you use.

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

Christmas card
When I use dark cardstock, I add a piece of white paper to the inside, for my message.

Paper strips
Cut two strips of paper:
-5 1/2" x 1"
-4" x 1"

Christmas card
Glue to front of card, as shown.

Christmas sticker
I'm using a sticker for my main embellishment.

Card foam
I added a piece of adhesive foam strip to the back.

Christmas card
It slightly raises the image. You can find the strips in the scrapbook section of Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Walmart.

Christmas tag
Cut a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle of cardstock or scrapbook paper. I cut the edges with decorative scissors and dabbed them with an ink pad.

Christmas card
Attach to front of card, as shown.

Christmas card
Finally, I added a gold bow.

Christmas card
Send to a friend!

Birthday card
A Happy Birthday version.

Birthday card
Instead of a sticker, I used a circle of scrapbook paper, with pink ink around the edges.

~More Homemade Cards~

Here are a few other things I made this week...
Gingerbread boy tags
Gingerbread boy tags

Floral tags
Flower tags

Butterfly Tags
Butterfly glitter tags

Items can be found in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you for taking a look!

Paper Craft Fun: 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 two of the names and the winners will receive supplies for a homemade card: blank notecard, envelope, and an assortment of scrapbook paper, stickers (or stamped images), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!

Thank you for stopping by!


Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Kelli, I am fairly new to your blog and to paper crafting. I love your cards and crafts, can I ask where you get the embellishments, stickers and papers that look so vintage? I love that look and I would love to use similar items in my own crafts!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Kelli. Hope you and the kids have the best day ever! Love, Debbi

Elena said...

Such beautiful work. My favorite one is the Christmas card.

Jessica said...

I Love the gift tags!!!!

marie said...

Hi Kelli,
I just love the look of these cards card...the Christmas one is especially striking! Love the tags too!

It's always a treat to visit your blog.

Have a wonderful day!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodies!! I won something :) Squee :)

I am in love with the second card you made here...beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kelli -- those are all so, so pretty! Thanks so much for the great ideas!! Love those little tags, too.

Needled Mom said...

Great cards and tags, Kelli. You are so talented.

GlorV1 said...

Kelli, those are very pretty as usual. I did buy the paper and I will eventually do something with it. I'm just waiting to have a day to myself. Thx for sharing and have a great day.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Love your Christmas card!! I've recently dug out my stamp stuff and started working on my Christmas cards. It's good to get the creative juices flowing again. I haven't stamped much since having kiddos:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli
These cards are beautiful. I haven't tried cards, yet. I may have to try!
Sweet Violets

A Hint of Home said...

All the cards turned out beautifully. You do such great projects.

Ms. Tee said...

What pretty cards - I really like the gingerbread boys - so cute. :)

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

You do such a wonderful job on your cards/tags, Kelli! I've only made tags in the past.

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli,

You always seem to amaze me and you just keep coming up with more and more beautiful cards. I love the pink and green one especially but they are all beautiful!

Michelle said...

Kelli- I've been getting lots of inspiration from your site lately. You are so talented!

Tammy said...

I love this style of card...I really think I'm going to have to try this!
Thank you, Kelli!

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for the lesson.

Being Mrs Miles said...

you ASTOUND me, Kelli, with your amazing talent and desinging eye. I don't know how you do it. I'm in awe.

Thank you for sharing

~ Barb

Heather said...

i love the flower tags! they are so pretty!

Cris said...

Love the gingerbread tags! Looking forward to the Giving thanks week Kelli.

Anonymous said...

How much extra postage does it take to mail a card like the Christmas one? I love the looks of it but our post office is very picky about accepting a bulky envelope for mailing so I usually have to drive to another one, if I have a bulky card to mail.

Sharon said...

I love all the home made cards and I may follow along and sign in. Also like the fall decorations in your beautiful home. Do the children make the cards to?

Julie said...

Loved your cards and especially the tags. Gingerbread men are one of my favorite things about Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Julie

Quinne said...

Just lovely, Kelli :) Thanks for sharing these with us. Love, Q

Anonymous said...


Janet said...

Hi Kelli, your work is gorgeous as usual! Where did you learn to come up with so many creative ideas? I love visiting your blog and have a little something for you on my blog! Congrats!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

kelli! Those are fantastic and so much nicer then store bought. I'm thinking I may step out of my comfort zone and attempt to make cards for Christmas.

Kelli said...

Ann, the strip is only 1/8 of an inch thick and I haven't had to put any extra postage on so far.

Naturegirl said...

kelli: you are so creative..great inspiration!hugs

Anonymous said...

your paper projects are so pretty and inspirational! you are making me want to clear off my dining room table and bust out my stamps and scrapbook paper! lol. keep up the good work!

:) D

emily said...

You are so creative! Beautiful cards you made. I'm hoping to make all of my Christmas cards this year.

Linda said...

Kelli, darling cards and tags. I especially like the Christmas card....I know I would love to receive it...hugs, Linda

BECKY said...

Great cards Kelli! I love looking at what comes out of everyone's imaginations!! God blessed you with a great one!

Have a blessed evening and day tomorrow!

our delightful life said...

I found your blog via Jill @ tons of sons. I love the corners of your home. Very cozy and sweet!

Grandma Faith said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Wow!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the gingerbread card! I want to bake gingerbread cookies with my grands and give out as Christmas Happys. The card would be wonderful on the gifts. First got find a good recipe and a cookie cutter.

Dianna said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to make them.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the sweet little gbread boys...any chance of telling us how you made them Kelli?

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli, I love your paper crafting ideas each week.

Everydaythings said...

Hi Kelli - I wanted to just share my 'giving thanks' board, and since I won a prize last time I dont want to be considered at all...just here to share! Off to view the others.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Kelli, I love your papercrafting! You never disappoint! I always enjoy coming here and seeing what you do for your cards. They are just lovely!
Blessings, Debbie

Pink Princess said...

Hi Kelli, I am SO new to card making lol. But I did it and posted a link to my cards. Come check them out lol.

I always love your cards, so pretty and SO wonderfully made

Hugs from Marian

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your cards and tags are always fun but those gingerbread boys are the best! :)

teachermomof2 said...

I love the cards, Kelli! I don't get to craft or scrap as much as I'd like, but am inspired to make a few of those Christmas cards.

Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

I love all your cards here! You do such nice work Kelli.

Lori said...

I really like all the gift tags and cards. You are very talented.

Anonymous said...

Just found your site. How wonderful to have step by step instructions! So creative. I am new to making cards and have bought many stamps. It got very expensive. You do so much with paper and ribbon and glue and an imagination. Thanks for sharing.