Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Handmade Card Tutorial

Greeting card
Welcome to this week's card making project! Remember that you can use any kind of scrapbook paper, stickers, or rubber stamps.

Card tutorial
Gather your supplies. My 10 Top Card Making Essentials list is HERE. You will need:
-5 1/2" x 4" blank note card
-2 coordinating scrapbook papers
-Rubber stamps or stickers

Card tutorial
Cut 2- 5 3/8 x 1" strips of scrapbook paper. Trim long edges with decorative scissors. Glue to front of card, as shown.

Card tutorial
Glue a 5 3/8" x 3 5/8" piece of coordinating scrapbook paper to front of card.

Card tutorial
Cut a 4 1/4" x 2" piece of cardstock. Add a rubber stamp image and shade the edges, if desired. Tie a 11" length of ribbon around cardstock, tie a knot and trim ends.

Card tutorial
Glue to front of card, as shown.

Card tutorial
Cut a 2 3/4" x 2 1/8" oval from scrapbook paper. Cut a slightly smaller oval from cardstock, add a rubber stamp image or sticker. Glue to front of larger oval.

Greeting card
Glue to card, as shown. I also added a small paper rose on the bow. Send to a friend!
More handmade card tutorials HERE.

A few more things I've made...
Autumn Card
We are getting closer to September each day and I'm dreaming of fall. I used a scrap of pretty fabric on this card.

Thanksgiving Card
Another fabric card, this time for Thanksgiving.

Autumn cards
Acorn petite card set.

Everything can be found in my Etsy Shop! Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your comments on our vacation pictures!


LadySnow said...

More gorgeous cards!

Clare said...

Fab cards so elegant. When are paper craft wednesdays/thursdays returuning as I do misss them and have gahthered a few things to share.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelli!

How much do we enjoy looking at your beautiful homemade cards!
Thank you so much to offer to us
such an oustanding work!
Maria Laetitia

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,
Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the Thanksgiving one with the turkey! I am glad I am not the only one "dreaming" of fall. I cannot wait to get out my fall decorations! It is my favorite time of year. Take care!
God Bless,

Kathleen Grace said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Love Bears All Things said...

On the first one, I like that you place the piece of cardstock at an angle on the paper. I also like the idea of using fabric on the cards.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! As usual the cards are beautifully and tastefully done. I am really liking the petite acorn cards. :-)

Looks like you are thinking ahead to fall. I know that is your favorite season. Love, Debbi

Deb said...

Oh I just love the Fall cards! Even though it's approaching 100 degrees outside, I couldn't help myself. I got the box of Autumn decorations down this week, and spent some time today looking at my new Gooseberry Patch Fall cookbook! Thanks for getting the season started!

Tina Leigh said...

My favorite are the Fall cards....I cant wait for Fall! Hate these Dog Days!

Anna said...

I was just thinking about fall today. It is so nice to see your beautiful cards and know I must not be alone.

Jane said...

Your Thanksgiving card is the best I have seen. I really, really, like it. Also, the acorn card is adorable.

Marie said...

Gorgeous!! You should sell kits!
Your work is just beautiful!!!

BECKY said...

Oh My!! You know I love your cards, but these are especially awesome!! I thought the first was my fave until I saw the rest and I simply love them all! You sure do have a great colletion of rubber stamps, which is where I fall short.

Thanks so much for sharing them and for the tutorial!


Nancy M. said...

You are amazing! I love your beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing so many nice things!

MrsMomma said...

More great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Simple yet so beautiful....i just love it.

Millie said...

Such pretty cards! What is the name and brand of the little girl with the bird stamp? Thanks.

ania said...

Piękne prace, ciekawy tutorial - dziękuje:))