Today’s all about a simple handmade card to make in no time! Let me give you all the steps to make one at home using some pretty patterned paper.
The Flower & Field DSP is fabulous! Not only is it colourful and pretty. And has a super mix of petals and patterns. With some stunning black backgrounds!
It’s also free during Sale-a-bration with a $60 (CDN) order!
Free Patterned Paper During Sale-a-bration!
Anytime I can get patterned paper with a bright pop of colour on a black background, I am IN!
Look how vibrant it is on today’s quick and easy thinking of you card!
My greeting comes from the new Happy Thoughts stamps. It’s the perfect size to fit into this square.
There are so few steps to this card, it definitely qualifies for my Make it in Minutes feature!
Let’s get started.
Simple Handmade Card to Make
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Basic Black card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″
- Basic White inside panel – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Flower & Field DSP – your choice of all the great flowers 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Bumblebee gingham ribbon – about 6-7″, made into a tiny bow
Let’s Make It!
- Glue patterned paper to front of Basic Black card with Stampin’ SEAL.
- Position 2 1/8″ die from the Layering Squares Dies on the right hand side. TIP: secure the die with a piece of washi tape so it doesn’t move. Open up the card so it’s 4 1/4″ x 11″ and zip through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Remove the square piece for another card.
- Adhere the Basic White panel to the inside of the card. Then CLOSE the card, ink your greeting with Bumblebee ink and stamp through the square.
- Attach gingham bow to the left of square with a mini glue dot.
- Add one red rhinestone to end of greeting.
And tadah! You are done!
Now if you do want to fancy it up even more, take another piece of the same designer series paper and glue it to the back flap of your envelope. Here’s a video with 4 other ways to decorate your envelope.
Let’s Do the Math
I always like to get more bang for my crafting buck. And this card is a wonderful way to do that. I figure you can get 6 cards from one 12″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper. So that’s a total of 72 cards if you don’t fancy up the envelope. With all the costs figured out, your card with envelope is ONLY 82 cents each!
Wouldn’t a set of 12 cards like this be a wonderful gift for a friend? Two cards of each design, and a multitude of different greetings so they have lots of options! Pretty great gift for less than $10!
Time to Get Card Making!
If you’ve been holding off during Sale-a-bration, thinking you really don’t need any more paper, the Flower & Field just might be ONE you need to have! It adds such personality to all your cards. Plus when you can create a full-sized card in about 5 minutes, it’s a must-have!
Add it to your own supplies with a $60 order.Supplies You Need
I’m thankful to have so many of you stop by and check out what I’m playing with in my craft studio right now. I hope you enjoy today’s free tutorial and will make up a few to share with friends.
When you open up the card to stand it on a mantle, this is what it looks like.
Have a great paper crafting day! And even if you don’t make all 72 of these cards, be sure to give this simple handmade card to make a try!