Bear with me. Here is my first take on this. (I hope I got it right)
This is the finished product:
The list of supplies you'll need is:
- An 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock
- About 1 foot of ribbon of your choice
- Scrap pieces of paper in coordinating colors
- 1 piece of notebook paper or something similar
- image stamp
- greeting stamp
- ink pad
- embroidery floss
- 2 buttons
First, I started with an 8.5x11 sheet of white cardstock. I cut it down the center of 8.5" side (instead of the usual 11" side) to make it a little different. If you are using a 12x12 piece of cardstock to begin with, you will just need to cut out a 4 1/4" x 11" piece from it.
Fold in half
Then, you need to choose a stamp of your choice. For this card I used my acrylic owl stamp. You can also use any Cricut cut of course, but I chose a stamp, so everyone can participate too.
Stamp it onto cardstock. I like to ink my stamp by laying it down on the table, then just tapping the ink pad on top of it.
Cut image out
I stamped another one onto patterened paper...for another card
I took my solid green cardstock and marked edges in pencil, and cut it just a little smaller than the card, so it would have a visible white border.
Then, I took a small piece of patterned scrap paper in a coordinating color and inked the edges of it and the green cardstock piece.
Next, I stamped my greeting (thanks) onto the piece of receipt paper (took this from my catering receipt book. You can use any type of lined paper you can find around the house)
Cut the greeting out.
Now assemble the card. First, glue the green cardstock onto the card. Then, tie the ribbon around the top third of the small piece of patterned paper. Glue it down on top of the green cardstock, making sure to keep it just a little off center. (I chose to lower it from the center a bit). Next, thread your embroidery floss through the buttons. Glue the stamped image, greeting and buttons down. (Sorry, I forgot to take pics of this process along the way.) If you are having trouble, refer to the finished product picture at top.
Voila! This card is fun and easy and can be used in all different types of ways.
Can't wait to see your takes on this!
Last edited by MommyCB; 02-23-2009 at 11:46 AM.
Here is another take following the same idea:
On this card I didn't ink the edges of the paper. And I tied the emboidery floss to the buttons on the backside, instead of the front.
Okay, I have been into scrapbooks for gift purposes only.. and always thought of cards (I love personal touches), but thought it would be too much.. You make it look so easy!! I would show DH.. but he is in a mood...I will show him later..
I just might have to try your layout!!!
whoo hoo! Charys, you're the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can't do this tonight, but maybe tomorrow if I can get the layout I'm mentally working on done first (don't want to lose my train of thought for it). I have to make a birthday card for a friend, so I think that's what I'll do here. I can't wait!
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Great Erin!! I can't wait to see pics!! Can't wait to see all of your takes actually.
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