card making, crafts, greeting cards, tutorials

How to make a quick greeting card

Hello!

Blessed Friday y’all!

I recently made a greeting card for a challenge and I wanted to share it with you. It was simple, quick and easy 🙂

The challenge was to use an intricate die to make a card. No shape dies or ornate frame dies were allowed. Here’s what I made…

I took a 5×8 inch card sheet and folded it in half to make a card of 5×4 inches. I used black card stock.

Next I cut out a mat from DCWV’s “everlasting love” .25 inches short in length and width

I then cut out a glitter sheet .25 inches shorter than the mat I cut out earlier. This made 2 layers of the card. See the image below.

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Then I punched out a few flower shapes and leaves out of red and green card sheets.

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They need to be shaped. I used my good old embossing tool for this.

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I also snipped off the leaf punch to make two bunches of leaves.

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I glued the layers of the flowers together to form a flower and added some beads for the centers of these flowers. Then I attached the leaves to either side of the bunch and Ta Da!

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Here’s how it looked once I was done embellishing it.

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And here’s another angle.

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So, what do you think? easy ..right? 🙂 The camera was unable to capture the bling of the glitter sheet and the metallic sheet properly. It is sparkling like crazy I tell you!

Have an awesome weekend!

Sana.

 

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crafts, paper craft, tutorials

How to make the easiest gift card holders

Hey there!

I have been away for a while, seriously focusing on expanding my small business. I have been posting ads online, networking, handling orders and doing loads and loads of discount vouchers for people attending the meetups throughout the country. Hectic eh?

And when I am doing nothing of that, I am writing blog posts (like this one!) and creating more awesome products and making them more and more professional looking.

So, today I am sharing with you, one of the simplest designs I had to whip up in a day for a meetup happening this weekend. I was really stretched for time and I had to get them out or they would have never made it to the meetup.

Here’s what I made…

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I cut out the card sheet into 4 x 3.75 inches. I then embossed all of them with the polka dots folder.

Once that is done, score at .25 inches at the 3.75 width and the 4 inch height.

Score again at 2 inches at the 4 inch side. See the image below.

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Snip off the excess flap of the 2 inch part like shown below. Mitre off the corner for easy folding.

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Apply adhesive of your choice on the extra flaps, fold and stick them to make a pocket. It should look like this. (see below)

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Using a circle punch, punch out semi circles from the open side to make tabs. This makes it easy to take the cards out.

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The base is ready. All you have to do now is to decorate them just the way you like them. I used all my scrap punches and die cuts to decorate thirty of these. Here are a few…


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What do you think?

I shall be sharing more ideas for gift card holders in the coming days. Stay tuned for more.

Have an awesome day!

Sana.