Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Handmade Card, Paper Crafting and a *GIVEAWAY!*

Welcome to this week's card making project! Remember you can use any kind of paper, ribbon, rubber stamp or stickers.

Card supplies
You will need:
-Blank 5 1/2" x 4" notecard
-5 1/4" x 3 3/4" rectangle of scrapbook paper
-Approx. 3" x 2 1/2" oval of scrapbook paper
-Slightly smaller scrapbook oval with stamp or sticker added
-6" ribbon
-Additional ribbon for bow, or tiny flower

Glue rectangle to front of card.

Glue smaller stamped oval to front of larger oval. Shade the edges with a foam inkpad, if desired.

Trim both ends of ribbon as shown.

Place ribbon on card, and secure by gluing oval in place.

Add a bow, using hot glue.

Or a tiny flower.

Send to a friend!

Paris card
Paris variation.

~More Handmade Cards and Instructions~

Here are a few more things I've made this week...


Silhouette Petite Notecards.

Items can be found in my Etsy Shop!

Weekly Giveaway: Leave a comment between now and next Tuesday (8:00pm EST) and I will use random.org to pick a winner, who can choose *any* item from my Etsy Shop! You don't have to have a blog to join in, just leave an email address. International participants are welcome. Good luck and thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Paper Crafting Fun: Post any kind of paper project on your blog within the upcoming week, then add your link to Mr. Linky. Feel free to use one of the buttons on your blog. Next Wednesday, I will draw *two* names and they will receive a card making kit: blank card, envelope, paper, stickers (or stamped image), and ribbon. Link back here in your post, so that others will know where to join in the fun, too!


Muthering Heights said...

What a GORGEOUS Mother's Day card!

Clare said...

A stunning mothers day card and I just love the stamped images.

Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli - As usual, your cards are gorgeous! It would be an honor to receive one from you. I only wish I could slow life a bit and enjoy the craft you do so well. Until then I'll enjoy the beauty of your talents. ~Adrienne~

Nadja said...

I love the silhouette cards--so charming!

Mrs. H. said...

I always enjoy looking at your lovely cards, Kelli. I made a paper garland for springtime this week so I decided to link up! Have a wonderful day! :-)

The Old Parsonage said...


I'm always excited to see what you've made ~ you never dissapoint!

Heather said...

those are great! i think that is the prettiest mothers day card i've ever seen!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Beautiful card. I have always loved the way you show us how to bring more beauty into our life. :)

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL, Kelli! I am anxious to make some Mother's Day cards and this one will probably be my choice. Love, Debbi

Janice said...

Hi Kelli,
The mother's day card is just gorgeous! The floral paper looks like fabric! Again, I'm inspired, thank you. And....wow! I am one of the winners for the paper craft drawing!:o) How fun! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Wow gorgeous cards.

Val said...

oh I would love to be in your give away. I am just studying all this card making so I have not started a project yet but maybe one day I will be joining you.

Angie said...

As always your cards are so wonderful and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your how-to's!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I am just amazed at how lovely all of the cards you make are. The Mother's day card is stunning. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Karen said...

Hello Kelli!
I am over from Christine at Wash, fold, put away, repeat. ANd just discovered your blog. I wish I had an entire morning to sit down and red through all of your postings. I think I am going to have a wonderful time here. You do a beautiful job.
Have a wonderful day! Karen

Katie said...

This is such a fun weekly linky party, and I love how you aren't limited to scrapbook pages but anything made with paper. I plan on participating a lot, thanks for hosting the fun! You make beautiful cards and the example you shared today is elegant but looks like it'd be easy enough to make multiple copies all at once.

Linda said...

I'm absolutely going to use that mother's day card idea.... VERY lovely!

Greetings! :)

The Raggedy Girl said...

You cards are so lovely.

Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

Kathy said...

Your cards are so pretty. I will have to give that a try. It looks easy, but I'll have to see if I can pull it off. LOL

Unknown said...

I love your mother's day card!

Life with the Warrens said...

the birdie card is soooo cute! the others are great but the birdies oh my goodness!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always!

~ Tisha ~ said...

Awesome Mothers day card.. It will be here before we know it.. I'm a little behind on getting my mothers day crafting gifts done.. crossing my fingers that I'll win this week.. have a great week!!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I've made cards in the past similar to your Paris card. Your things are always so beautiful! I appreciate the new ideas for Mother's Day cards.

TJ said...

I really should do some nice cards for our mom's this Mother's Day. Thanks for the inspiration! Your's are lovely as always. I love the layers of it.

I posted my belly pic today. I decided to just take it myself.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

marie said...

Hi Kelli,
I love the thank you birds and the Silhouette notecards. You have such a knack for putting just the right things together!

lady m said...

This is one craft that I have not tried. It looks so easy when you do it :)

Thanks for sharing!

Lady M

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful cards, Kelli.
Mama Bear

Linda said...

Kelli, the cards are lovely, I especially like the Mother's Day one.
I had a bit of catching up to do. Your front porch is so welcoming, I love the way you fashioned the wreath and your fairy garden is just wonderful...I'm going to borrow some of your ideas and try my hand at creating one....hugs, Linda

Barbara Jean said...

Didn't get any cards done this week, but please enter me in the drawing. Would love any of your wonderful things.

Barbara Jean

Tami said...

Beautiful....love the little chicks!!


Lisa said...

Oh what a great blog! I found you through a friends Blog! I love your card! Thanks for having a giveaway! I just invested in paper from JoAnn Fabrics yesterday (6 sheets for 0.96!) SO I'm ready for a new project! Thanks!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Dear Kelli,
Your cards are so beautiful! You have such a gift!
I am still looking over your spring porch ideas and past posts all the time. I am going to make your Lemon Pudding Cake this weekend. It looks delicious!

Rhonda said...

Your cards are so pretty!

do you used a particular brand of rubber stamps or do just pick them up at a craft store? whatever you do, you have very good taste.

Deb said...

Kelli ~ I especially like the friendship silhouette cards at the end of your post. All your cards are very pretty.

Jackie said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card Kelli. I love the colours and print style you chose.

God bless.

mommyofmany said...

Your cards are always beautiful, and you make it look so easy!!! Thank you for sharing your talents. Your blog is full of inspiration!

Donnie said...

Your cards are really beautiful and original. I made the tea cup one and sent to a friend who was going through some health issues and I know it made her day.

Barbara Jean said...

What is the secret to your smooth edging on your cards?
Mine are always a bit uneven.
Thank you, and will try to get cards done next week.
I really appreciate you hosting this nice event and so love the cards you do.

Barbara Jean

The Liberty Belle said...

What a lovely Mother's Day card! Thanks for sharing your "know how." I often feel inspired from visits to your blog.

Sharon said...


You cards are just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

YayaOrchid said...

I love ALL your paper crafting projects! You have such a good eye for color and texture and pattern in papper.

Meg @ A Dash of Nutmeg said...

I love these cards! I'm no good at making bows so I was glad to see how cute the flower looks in its place.

I've been reading your blog for a while, and now that I have my own blog I added a link to yours from mine!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Cards! We've been making Garden Journals like there's no tomorrow. Come see!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com said...

WOW you make BEAUTIFUL Cards.

Are the Silhouette cards made with stamps? Could you tall me what stamps the are I would so much appreciate it.