Showing posts with label cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cards. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BLOOM: Flower Pounding on Paper

Flower pounding seems to very trendy right now so I hopped on the trend train and make some cards out of flowers from my garden.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BLOOM: Pressed Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are definitely one of my favorite flowers but I’ve never been able to successfully get mine to bloom in blue. I know it depends on factors in the soil but whatever I do, I get bright pink blooms. They’re still gorgeous but I do love the look of the blue hydrangeas.

Monday, March 10, 2014

INKLING: Ephemera, Origami & Rice Paper {fusion}

Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comIf you’re a scrapbooker or paper crafter, you probably know what ephemera is. They’re bits of paper typically used in paper crafting. The actual definition is: things that are important or useful for only a short time: items that were not meant to have lasting value:  paper items (as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles. I love these pretty little bits of book pages and other tidbits.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Embossing {Valentine Cards}

Lifestyle Crafts Embossed Valentine Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comLast month, I revealed that I’m on the Lifestyle Crafts Home and Organization Studio Design Team. It’s so fun learning to use the Lifestyle Crafts tools and as I mentioned, I’ll be posting my adventures so that you can learn along with me.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebrations: wedding save-the-date announcements

Wedding season is around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be planning a wedding, you may want to consider “Save the Date” cards. You can send a simple card or do something unique like this Save the Date Cracker or Popper announcement.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Inkling: David Tutera Celebrate cards {easy as 1-2-3}

Don’t you love receiving real cards? I always save all the cards that I get and it’s always extra special when somebody hand makes a custom card. Now it’s easier than ever to create beautiful custom cards with the David Tutera Celebrate card line.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Inkling: fall colors {mustard yellow & grey printables}

I’m still transitioning to fall. I haven’t quite embraced deep oranges and browns yet but I’m getting there. And since I’m taking baby steps toward autumn, I thought I’d make something mustard yellow and grey.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Inkling: watercolor valentine cards

I’ve been playing with my watercolors and painted some Valentine cards.
Not a single lesson – can you tell? {ha ha}

My original plan was just plain watercolor cards. I painted them and even took the pictures for this post. I know watercolor is supposed to look “misty” but my cards seemed a little too watered down and plain.

I cut the cards into smaller pieces and played around with different background papers to jazz up the cards a bit. I settled on one of my favorite go-to recycled supplies – security envelopes.

I’ve mentioned before how fascinated I am with the different security envelope patterns. I have quite the stash of these envelopes. I save them from the junk mail and bills and I even have my mom saving them for me. Needless to say, I have quite a few envelopes to choose from.

I love the pink tones of the watercolor against the stark grey and black security envelope paper. 

Even if you don’t paint, watercolor is fun and easy. You can water down the color or make them more vibrant by using less water. To make a free form watercolor like the first photo of this post, wet your paper first and them just dab the paint brush onto the paper. The watercolor bleeds onto the wet paper and makes beautiful designs. 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Etceteras: holiday card holder

One of my favorite things about the holidays is receiving cards. It’s so fun to go to the mailbox and see all those envelopes that are filled with good wishes and happy sentiments. 

There are so many ways to display all the pretty cards. I’ve hung them from ribbon, taped them to walls and propped them on shelves. This year, in a less-is-more effort, I decided to make a little card holder basket for all of the cards.

I started with a silver bread basket and embellished it with natural and faux materials. Since I want to reuse this bread basket, I first used masking tape along the top edge to protect the rim. 

I used my glue gun and added moss, seed pods, twigs and silver berries. A vintage crochet doily lines the basket.

Simple candles add a warm and festive touch.

A handful of candy canes for a little splash of holiday color and sweetness.

The photos and happy greetings really make this the most wonderful time of the year.

Photos like this warm my heart!

May your days be merry and bright…

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inkling: embroidery cards

Have you ever embroidered on paper? I made some new cards embroidering on cardstock.

I’m not sure if I used the proper technique but here’s the process I used.

I found a piece of clip art that I liked and printed it out. I taped the clipart to my cardstock using painter’s tape. I poked holes through the clipart and cardstock with a needle and then removed the clipart and tape. I then stitched using the holes I created.
These make great special occasion cards but I think they would also look nice framed for a child’s room.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Inkling: st. patrick’s day free download

Whether you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or not, hopefully this printable download that I created will bring you luck. 

The original size is 5” x 7”. To make a small card, print out the PDF at 50%.

Irish Blessing
The PDF is under the Goodie Bag tab.
Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inkling: security envelope bird

A while back, I made these security envelope cards.

I still have stacks of junk mail security envelopes and wanted to use some of them up. Since most of the envelopes are blue, I decided to make a bird.

To make a bird like this, draw or trace the outline of your bird onto a piece paper. Cut out feather shapes from your security envelopes and glue them onto the shape.


The more envelope patterns you have, the more interesting your finished design will be.

This is a craft that can also be modified for young children. Use clipart or a coloring book and let them glue the pieces onto the shapes.

The best reason to craft with security envelopes? It gives junk mail a new purpose besides the recycling bin.

This project is linked at the following:

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Inkling: hugs and kisses valentine card – free download

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and I wanted to share a card I made with you.

The PDF is for the full size card or you can print it out at 50% to make cute Valentine tags.

You can find the PDF for this card under the Goodie Bag Tab. Hugs and kisses (and hearts)!

This project is linked at the following:

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