Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Handmade Cards, Paper Crafting and a *GIVEAWAY!*

Welcome to this week's card project! It's a very simple design and works well with large patterned scrapbook paper.

Card supplies
Gather your supplies and tools:
-6 1/2" x 5" blank notecard
-Scrapbook paper
-Rubber stamp or pen

Glue a 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip of scrapbook paper along right edge of card, as shown.

Cut a 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" rectangle of cardstock. Glue a slightly smaller rectangle of matching scrapbook paper to front. Secure to front of card, as shown. These measurements may be slightly different, depending on the paper you use.

Add a rubber stamp image or write a saying with a pen.

Send to a friend!

Happy Birthday version.

~More Handmade Cards and Instructions~

Here are a few more things I've made this week...
"Congratulations" card and gift tag sets for graduations or weddings.

A bookmark and tags made from vintage writing paper that I found at an Estate sale.

Bird tags
Little bird tags.

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...

The bird tags are SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, I wanted to congratulate you on over 800 sales on ETSY! Your little shop just took off! Of course, I wish I could buy one of everything you have.Have a good week!
Blessings, Sarita

Clare said...

Wonderful news on your Itsy shop, your creations are just wonderful.
If anyone is interested I am doing a giveaway on my blog.

Angel said...

I love your stuff!

Terri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelli!

The Old Parsonage said...


Thanks again for hosting this great event! Where do you get most of your vintage stamps? Are they from a certain line?

Have a great day!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your paper crafting projects are so beautiful! I agree with Sarita, your etsy shop is gorgeous, I want one of everything:>)

Cris said...

Your crafts get prettier and prettier each day Kelli, your etsy store rocks!

Niki said...

I love the happy birthday Cherry card! So cheerful :)

Christine said...

Your etsy shop is chocked full of loveliness. Thank you for this giveaway. Many blessings!

Tracy said...

Your cards and crafts are always so gorgeous, Kelli!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

You always do such beautiful work! My question is the same as Leann-where do you get your vintage-look rubber stamps? They are so special and like none I have seen!
Thanks for your beautiful ideas!

Debby said...

Thank you Kelli, you're a great host!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Kelli. Oh my gosh! It sounds like your Etsy shop is doing wonderfully. I am so happy for you.

Have a good day. Love, Debbi

Sarah said...

Oh, I won, how neat! This will be wonderful for helping me learn how to make cards.

Heather said...

very nice. love the cards and tags!

Rhonda said...

I used your mothers day tutorial to make my mothers day cards - they turned out great - thanks so much for your inspiration!

Charity said...

I love the cherry card! :) Congrats on how well your Etsy shop is doing!

Bethanie said...

I love the cherry birthday card.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelli.

I have to say that ALL of your papercrafts are just beautiful! You are so talented and so kind for sharing with us.


Nancy M. said...

I love your little bird tags!
I need to just sit and learn more
of your card making lessons. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Happy Mothers Day!

Life with the Warrens said...

Thanks for the tips. I will be working on cards today with my little one!

A Wonderful Life! said...

I made your Banana Nut Muffins yesterday. THey were all gone in an hour. Yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Kelli,

Your creations are beautiful! I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for this giveaway!


Dianne said...

You are so clever with your card making! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Great about etsy too!

aimee said...

i love those bird tags too!

Anonymous said...

Your congratulations cards are so pretty! Did you spray them with glitter?


Hi Kelli,
Thank you for sharing your cards with us/me! I enjoy seeing your cards and learn new ideas.
The bird tags are sweet!
Deb :)

Anonymous said...

Kelli, Where is the spot to link up wthi Mr. Linky? I wonder if something is wrong with my computer and I cannot see it? Let me know thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love your website! Thanks for the giveaways! I hope that I win someday :) ANd I've made two of your card designs already! I'm loving it!

Your favorite sister said...

I have not had time to make any cards for a long time. I felt awful dropping a pretty penny on MOthers Day cards when I have plenty to make them at home. I love this idea so I think I will use it as a springboard! I love looking at all of your homemade paper crafts!

Hollace said...

The cherry card is so fresh! I wish I could get it on my birthday (might have to send it to myself =)! I love the vintage yellow tags, shall have to order some!

The Liberty Belle said...

What cute cards! I especially like the bird tags.

Sandy M. said...

I love those cards! Do you share where you buy your wonderful stamps? I'm a cherries nut so I loved that card especially. You do beautiful work.

Plano, TX

Anonymous said...

So many lovely things!

Tracy P

Barbara Jean said...

Every week i am amazed at the gorgeous cards you do.

Once again i have nothing ready to offer, but am always hopeful for the next week.

I would like to enter the drawing if it is ok to enter without having a post on cards or paper.

thanks again for hosting.
barbara jean

Briana said...

I would like to enter into your giveaway. I love your stickers that you have on etsy! They are so adorable.

Fabulously French said...

I also would like to enter the giveaway. I recently bought some tags from your etsy shop, which I love.

Merci beaucoup

L x

~~Anne said...

More beautiful creations!! The bookmark and tags from the vintage paper are so pretty.

Congratulations on the success of your Etsy shop.


Meg @ A Dash of Nutmeg said...

Lovely cards, as always! I think I might try out this idea for Mother's day. (Yes, I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I haven't started on my Mother's Day cards yet. I promise I'll do them tonight!)

Sharri said...

Lovely as always Kelli!
I wanted to find out where you get such neat supplies!?
Or is that a trade secret? :)

Angie said...

congradulations! Wow, I have only made one sale on etsy in a year! You have so much talent and glad you are abundantly blessed! Keep up the beautiful work!

teachermomof2 said...

Your congratulations cards are just beautiful!

Thank you for sharing your great ideas!


Miriam said...

Once again Kelli you have come up with some ideas which are stunning but really simple. I always keep them in mind when I have to make a card in a hurry!!

Thanks for your inspiration :-)

Kathy Butryn said...

I enjoy my visits to your blog Kelli. Not only are you creative, but you are very inspiring too. Your love for your family is very evident.

Are you visiting Canada this summer? If you are ever going to be in Toronto, let me know.

Have a great day...thanks for sharing these fresh ideas!


Sara L said...

I would love to enter - thanks!

charles and sara at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I wish I could find the cute rubber stamps like you use. I love your creativity.
comurphy6 at bellsouth.net

Laura said...

I just found your blog tonight. I LOVE it. Can't wait to read more. I would love to win one of your lovely creations.