Monday, November 8, 2010
The birthday card was for my sister Libby, and the other one is for whatever I need a card for in the near future. Usually when I find I need a special card I don't have time to make one. I'm starting to realize the value of making extras.
Super easy for you to do if you have a huge scrap drawer like me:
1) Cut a white 8.5 x 11 in. piece of cardstock into two 8.5 x 5.5 in. pieces.
2) Fold those over to make two blank cards.
3) Glue a darker piece of 4 x 5.25 in. card stock to the front of the cards. I use Fabri-Tac. Dries quickly, doesn't wrinkle the paper.
4) Then start cutting leaves from your scraps with pinking shears. I just do this freehand, but you could make a card stock pattern to cut around if you like. After you are happy with the colors, glue them on. I used Elmer's gel glue for that, but the key is SMALL dots of glue. You don't want glue seeping through the fabric.
5) Greetings are written on the front in white gel pen. Voila!
This would be an easy gift idea for Christmas too. Make 8 or so scrap cards, with no messages or generic messages on the fronts, and use coordinating ribbon to tie them up with 8 invitation sized envelopes.