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Pin by Kendra Cardoza on DIY Gift inspiration. STITCH YOUR OWN STATIONERY! I have a confession to make. I'm a paper addict! It's true. Journals, stationery, books...I hoard them like crazy. Yet at the same time, I'm incredibly stingy and I never want to shell out my tiny bit of money for packs of generic stationery. Instead, I prefer fancying up regular paper with my own little details!

It's really very simple to do. Here's what you'll need: 1. 2. 3. 4. First off, trace out your design very lightly with a pencil. Thread your needle and get sewing! Continue stitching through until your design is complete! It happened like this... Card Ideas. New fabrics/colors added! Use code BLOGREADER for 10% off until 9/28! Punched Paint Chip Cards. I love playing with paint chips. I did a previous article using paint chips that were stamped with black ink.

This time around, I’m punching them with some of the many flower punches I have, because if I’m going to pay a bazillion dollars for a punch, I probably don’t have any money leftover to buy fun papers! Here’s how I made the cards shown above and below: I started with one of the large Behr paint chips from Home Depot. I removed the print from the card using a white Staedtler Mars plastic eraser.

Punch shapes from each colored section. Fold a piece od cardstock in half to create a card. Apply glue to the back side of the punched paint chip, and press it onto the folded cardstock, applying the edge of the chip along the fold. Trim around the unfolded sides to remove the extra cardstock. Apply dots of glue to the backs of the punched shapes, and arrange them on the card front. I glued a tiny acrylic rhinestone to the center of each flower.

Here’s the result: Paint Sample Cards. Diy Card using Paint sample cards Getting crafty? Make a simple DIY “just for you card” using paint sample cards. I simply love sample paint cards they are great for small crafts and i sometimes use them in my inspiration board. I made this card using a orange sample card. Supply List: * White Texture cardstock (8.4 x 5.2 inches ) * 1 Paint sample – Cut a 5.5 x 2 inches rectangle * 1 scalloped rectangle 5.5 x 3.5 in light grey *1 1.75 white circle die cut * 1 turquoise little flower 1.25 *Glue / double side tape *ruler *Pencil. Herb Garden Seed Card. Handmade Valentine Cards. Je T'aime Mini Card Sets. I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes, for those in need of a (very) last minute gift for a loved one!

:) Download and print onto thick card stock. Use a rounded corner craft punch on each corner and write your message on the back. The polka dot envelope liner is in the PDF with the card design and you have a choice of red or aqua. You can create your own envelope with the template below. Enjoy! The downloadable pdfs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. . { all images by Amy Moss } Something Special Card + Envelope. We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique! Mix things up, and personalize your card to make it the perfect something for your special someone.

Create your personalized fabric card or Valentine with Jennifer’s tutorial by February 12th, share it in the forum and you might win one of these fantastic prizes. From Jennifer: Our lives are overrun by email, texting, and virtual hellos-– With this simple fabric card + envelope project, I encourage you to take a step back from the everyday and make something memorable, something as one-of-a-kind as your special someone.

Finished Measurements Envelope = 5.25” x 7.75” Card = 4.75“ x 7” What you need 2. 6. 9. 2. Crayon Valentine's Card. We’re planning ahead for Valentine’s Day. Since it was a gloomy weekend, the kids and I made some melted heart crayons for my first-grader’s Valentine’s Day cards. If you haven’t ever tried this project, it’s simple with great results and is a nice way to recycle broken crayons. We followed the directions from Marie at Make and Takes. The only advice I have is that the brighter colors look much better, so hide the browns, blacks and dark blues from your kids.

I made two versions of this card. My daughter is going to send the crayons with her own drawing below, which we scanned in and will print out. Geeky Valentine's Card. Valentine's Card Ideas. Valentines when we were little, valentine-making was a serious annual tradition. we would gather all of the tools and materials and papers that we had gathered throughout the past year, and our mom would set up the dining room table for us to work. so many years later, we still keep the tradition and send our cards to each other, friends and family!

Anna my new sewing machine has a gazillion different stitches, and this seemed like a fun way to play around with them. [top image above is from anna] amy i needed my cards to be simple this year as i don’t have much time. a little candy and my typewriter–each one take just minutes! Sarah i wanted to do white cards this year, with a touch of black. i used ripped muslin, the backs of old cards, and a little black thread for accent! CLICK HERE for more papercraft ideas from bbb craft after the jump! Stationery gift embossed cards inspiration boards. Teacup Valentine's Day Card. Father's Day Shirt Card. Materials: Decorative paper for shirt (8-1/2 x 11-inch cardstock was used here)Decorative paper for accessoriesScissorsGlue or double-sided craft tape Optional Materials: Bone folderHole punchDecorative wrapping paperInstructions for DIY Father’s Day shirt card Throughout the craft, it's important to create crisp folds. A bone folder can help make this easier.

Step 1: Create vertical folds If using decorative paper, turn the paper over so the right side is facing down. Lay the paper flat and fold each side up into the center fold. Need a gift idea? Step 2: Fold bottom corners Take the bottom left-hand corner and fold it in to the first fold line. Close the folds back up so the outside sides align with the center fold. Is dad a gadget guy? Step 3: Create sleeves Take the bottom side of the paper and fold it up just beyond the upside-down V. Open bottom fold out again. Where the paper joins in the middle of the center V, take the inside point and fold it out to the left side edge of paper. iDad Father's Day Card. Step 2: Use template 2 to cut out the inside of the card (using the white card stock/paper). Step 3: Glue the white piece to one of the black pieces and set it aside. Step 4: Locate images to use as your icons on the iDad card.

We bought these on iStockphoto.com. You could also do a Google image search for icons — look for medium-sized images for better quality. Step 5: If you are going to put photos underneath your flaps, assemble them in a Word doc, the same way and the same size as the icons. Step 6: Cut out the icons and the photos. Step 7: Spread out some newspapers to protect your work surface. Step 8: With a cutting mat underneath, cut around the two sides and the bottom of each icon with an X-Acto knife, creating lift-up flaps with the icons. Step 9: Line up the top and the bottom pieces of the card (without gluing them) and trace around the inside of the flap to mark where you will glue the photos that will appear underneath the flaps. Instructions: Envelope More Father's Day gifts. DIY Scratch-Off Cards. Watercolor Cards. If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today!

She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It is even more awesome because this technique can be applied to so many elements in your wedding (hello, fabulous escort cards and favor tags!) It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! This time I have a super “artsy” project for you! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Share: Tunnel Vision Card.

I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. I like to frame it in a shadow box and give it to the married couple. You might even get away with not having to buy one of those expensive items on their gift registry. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one.

Cut-Out Thank You Note.