It’s safe to say that I’m a “cute-stuff” addict. Whatever it is – random, useless, items or just the thing I need for a project, if it’s cute, there’s a 100% chance I’m going to say “Look honey, how cute is this?!” Nothing is off-limits, especially if it involves anything with dogs, chevron, hearts, glitter, coffee, etc. I just can’t help myself!
This is even more true with paper packs. Even if there are only 5 or 6 prints that I will actually use, if I like the color scheme and it it’s on sale, it’s going in the cart. For this project, I needed something neutral but festive and happy, so I went with a wood-patterned background sheet and mostly neutral grey and black additions from there. I also did a lot of piecing-together on this card. Sometimes I like a shape that’s in the design of a print, so I’ll just cut it out with an X-acto knife and glue it somewhere.
Here are just some of the products I used:
- American Crafts paper pack
- Stickers from Teresa Collins You Are My Happy paper pack
- Chalkboard sticker labels
- Black chevron washi tape
- X-acto knife
- Smashbook paper patterns
When I make cards, I typically start with a basic, blank folded card and envelope. From here, I choose my materials and begin by cutting out a piece of paper that’s big enough to cover the entire front surface of the card, plus a half inch extra in length to fold over the back of the card. So secure the paper, I glue the corners and edges of it to the card. Then, fold the card and fold the paper over it. Tape or glue it in the back. When the card lays flat, there will be a bit of a bump.
Next, I just added some stickers from my favorite new paper pack, and did some hand-lettering onto the front. I also cut a heart shape out of one of the printed papers and added that to the front. I should mention that this card is going to my Mother- and Father-in-Law who are just beginning to build their dream home!
On the inside of the card, I used a calendar print from a Smashbook page, which I cut out. I glued this onto the card, then hand-drew the border around it and marked the date that the house is being started!
For the envelope, I attached a sticker from the Teresa Collins paper pack and used a chalkboard sticker label. My in-laws loved it, and I have to say, Cody and I are pretty darn excited for their dream home to come to life!