Greeting Card Series v2: Weave Design

For the Greeting Card Series this year I made 12 different designs. I concentrated on making these cards with mainly just paper as the design medium.

All installments of the series:

Greeting Card Series vol2

For the whole series, these are the materials you’ll need:

  • cardstock paper in various colors
  • white cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • ruler, I use a graph ruler
  • Xacto knife
  • rotary paper trimmer, such as the EK Success one
  • glue stick
  • alphabet stamps and ink
  • pencil
  • fine pen

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I made my cards in sets of six, so some pictures show more materials than you need, just FYI.

For each design, there’s a few basic cuts you’ll need. The actual card will be 4.25”x5.5” (a 8.5”x5.5” piece folded in half) with the design on a piece of 4”x5.25” white cardstock.

White background

Today’s design concentrates on weaving patterns to create intriguing combinations of color and space.

Weaved Design

I drew out my design to scale on a grid paper to help with card assembly. The first one is the Congratulations Card.

W Congratulations design

First up, the card starts with cutting the card and the white cardstock.

W Congratulations card

Then, I cut out all the necessary paper strips for the design. A nice green and blue color scheme for this one. The smallest ones are 1/4 inch wide, then 3/8”, 1/2” and the blue strip is 1/2” wide as well.

W Congratulations colors

Stamp each blue strip with “congratulations” using alphabet stamps and ink color of choice.

W Congratulations text

While those dry, get ready for weaving. With a very light pencil mark and a ruler, mark all your cut lines. These are going to be weaved thought the back of the white cardstock passing behind the blue strip. Mark all your horizontal guides as well as the vertical ones.

W Congratulations guides

Cut horizontally with an Xacto knife along each guide. You can make them a little bit bigger to better accommodate the strips later. Erase all your pencil marks.

W Congratulations cuts

Carefully, weave each strip through, top to bottom. Align and glue in place.

W Congratulations weave

Glue the blue strip in place and cut out excess paper.

W Congratulations glue

Finally, paste the white cardstock to the yellow card.

Weave Congratulations Card

The other design, the Hello Card, starts out in the same manner, with a draft design. In this one, I darkened where my cut marks would be to better guide myself.

W Hello design

But first, start out by cutting and preparing the card and white cardstock papers.

W Hello card

As before, stamp the text first to allow for dry time. Each of these rectangles are 2”x1.25”.

W Hello text

Cut out the strips for the basket weave. These are all 1/4” thick.

W Hello colors

Using your draft design as a guide, mark your cut lines, cut and erase guides.

W Hello cuts

Weave each strip into place. I did the two lime green ones first, the then light lilac ones and finally the dark purple ones. Align and glue in place.

W Hello weave

Finally, glue the ‘”hello” rectangle to the white cardstock and this to the green card.

Weave Hello Card

Have fun crafting!

Greeting Card Series

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