Hello hello and happy Friday! It’s been a cold week over here, but that’s what we get when the groundhog decides he’s not ready for spring. Can we please get a second opinion?
I ended up running after work yesterday and it’s amazing the difference that some coffee can make before a workout. Instant pep without even thinking about it. Highly recommend it. I’m not talking about a super huge caramel dulce de leche with extra syrup, more like an 8oz cup with a little bit of milk.
I also worked some more on my greeting cards. It’s the same basic card/envelope design, but using a different technique: stacked paper. It uses two different colors of cardstock and a simple design to create the graphic.
Here’s what you need:
- heavy white cardstock
- colored lighter cardstock
- glue, stick or white
- X-acto knife or cutting tool
- permanent fine marker/pen
- round embossing tool, optional
Cut white cardstock in half making two cards, which will be 5.5×4.25 each when folded in half.
The designs for these were squares and hearts in different sizes to be overlaid over each other.
For the square, cut a 2.75×2.75″ square from two different colored cardstock.
Cut these diagonally and save a half of each color.
Cut the other halves to 1.75″ sides and cut the diagonal.
Finally, cut a triangle from the remnants with 0.75″ sides.
Mark where the design will be 0.75″ from the sides and top. Glue one of the big triangles along these marks. Glue the second color along the diagonal edge to make a square.
Mark the diagonal to guide the next layer. Glue the middle sized triangle along this line and centered. Do the same with the other color.
Finally, glue the smallest pieces. You can play with orientation to find the most appealing design for you. Place under a heavy object until completely dry.
For the heart, the design consists of four different sized hearts.
Fold the design in half, and cut out the heart shapes to make stencils.
Cut two hearts out of each colored cardstock.
Mark the center of your card where the hearts will be placed.
Glue each heart in the middle and let dry.
Add the colored insert by gluing a piece of 5.25×4″ colored cardstock inside.
Once everything is dry, write optional message on the front of the card. Fold in half using an embossing tool if desired.
For the envelope, cut out the cardstock to the envelope template.
Fold and glue sides and bottom together. See Confetti Cards for a step-by-step guide.
And there you have it, two more greeting cards to keep handy.
If you missed the first one, here it is Greeting Card Series: Confetti Cards
Now get out there and enjoy the weekend! Or stay inside if it’s cold and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate… you know which one I’ll be doing