Thursday, July 16, 2009

Handmade Card Tutorial

Hello! Thank you for your comments on my kitchen and new candle holder. For those who asked, I found it at Hallmark. Tomorrow is the last day of swim lessons, so I'll be around more next week. In the meantime, I thought I would share a handmade card project!

I made a Happy Birthday card with glittery floral paper, but you can use any kind of paper, rubber stamps, or stickers.

Gather your supplies:
-Blank 5 1/2" x 4" notecard
-Scrapbook paper
-Rubber stamp and ink, or stickers

Cut three 3 7/8" x 1 3/4" rectangles of coordinating scrapbook paper. Glue to front of card, as shown.

Cut a 3" x 1 1/2" rectangle of cardstock. Add stamp or stickers. The exact measurements will depend on the stamp you use. I also shaded the edges with a foam ink pad. Glue to slightly larger rectangle of cardstock.

Glue to front of card, as shown.

Greeting Card
Add a small ribbon bow, using hot glue. Send to a friend!

Christmas card
A Christmas version. Speaking of Christmas, I've been making lots of "Christmas in July" tags and cards!

Christmas tags

Christmas tags

Christmas tags

verything can be found in my Etsy Shop and all my Christmas things are 20% off through the 22nd!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!  I'll be back for Show and Tell Friday.


Barbara H. said...

Lovely, Kelly!

I asked on my blog several days ago for people's craft storage ideas. When my middle son gets married next month, I'm getting his room for a long-awaited craft/sewing/guest room (softens the loss a bit. :-))

But if you feel so inclined some time, I'd love to see how you store and organize your card-making supplies and other craft supplies.

Marie said...

Your cards are always beautiful! Thanks for sharing the directions.

Tasha said...

beautiful!! im a scrapbook addict!! wanting to get into making cards.thanks

Lisa said...

What cute Christmas tags! It IS time to start thinking about that isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Evening, Kelli! OH, what darling cards you make! I've tried and have made a few cards, but yours are truly the prettiest! Love your little Christmas tags.

I scrolled down and saw your lovely kitchen - clean and everything :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful cards...Looking forward to
Christmas tags!!

Bethany Hudson said...

I LOVE the Jesus Christmas tags! I think I will do that this year. Where did you get the stamp?

marie said...

Thanks for sharing some moe beautiful ieas! I especially love the gingerbread tag and the Jesus is....tag. The little bit of sparkle is perfect.

Jackie said...

Kelli, those cards are beautiful! I know I keep saying one of these days I am going to have to start paper crafting. Everytime I see one of your cards I wish my talent lay in that area.

God bless.

joyh82 said...

You make the prettiest cards. I really love the colors of the christmas card you have there.

Anonymous said...

I really like this one I'am 14 and I made this one for my Dad he loved it I will make this one for my bestfriend too !

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly I really like this one I made for my Dad he loved it!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards!! So pretty!