Hi! Now that we’re drowning in snow, I kinda have to do my running workouts indoors, which means traveling before work to the rec center to use the track. This makes running so much harder for some reason. My 35 minutes yesterday felt like an eternity. But we got to keep on keeping on.
Anywho, it’s already February and I’m sort of behind on some things I like to get ready each year. One of them is restocking my supply of greeting cards. I love spending hours looking at greeting cards in the store, but I also love to make them. Every year I make myself a stack of cards to use throughout the year. To start off, I made some birthday and congratulations card with confetti. Yep, confetti.
Here’s what you need:
- heavy white cardstock
- colored lighter cardstock
- glue, stick or white
- clear sheet protectors
- X-acto knife
- permanent fine marker/pen
- round embossing tool, optional
Cut two pieces of white cardstock in half making four cards, which will be 5.5×4.25 each when folded in half.
Come up with a design for your cards. I made four: a present, a balloon, a circle and a star. Make a stencil and trace to backside of cards.
Cut out the shapes with an X-acto knife.
Cut a piece of sheet protector to a size a little bit bigger than the design and glue to the back.
For the present design, instead of a clear piece, I glued blue cardstock on the ribbon side to make it stand out from the actual present.
If desired, cut colored cardstock to 5×3.75 pieces and glue on the right side of inside to write desired message in.
Cut white cardstock to make four 5×3.75 pieces.
Place confetti on the back of card and glue white cardstock to cover. To make sure it glues flat, place under a heavy object (ie book) while it dries.
Once everything is dry, write message on the front of card. I did it freehand, but you can definitely trace it. Once dry, erase any pencil marks.
To fold the card a little easier. press along the middle with an embossing tool.
For the envelope, center a greeting card on a piece of cardstock. Trace the edges with a quarter inch allowance on each side.
Cut in a diagonal line to each of the four corners from each side and press with the embossing tool along the edges to fold.
Glue the bottom to the sides and let dry under a heavy object.
Now you’ve got the start to a set of homemade greeting cards.
It’s always nice to have a back up stash of greeting cards because life happens and we kinda tend to forget things.
Have a great middle of the week!