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:
For the whole series, these are the materials you’ll need:
- cardstock paper in various colors
- white cardstock paper
- ruler, I use a graph ruler
- Xacto knife
- rotary paper trimmer, such as the EK Success one
- glue stick
- alphabet stamps and ink
- fine pen
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.
Today’s designs are simple and can be used fo r most occasions.
I drew out my design to scale on a grid paper to help with card assembly. The first one is the Gifts Card.
First up, the card starts with cutting the card and the white cardstock.
With a very light pencil mark and a ruler, mark all your cut lines. We’ll be cutting the squares for the small package. Each square is 1/2”x1/2”.
Cut out with an Xacto knife along each guide. Erase all your pencil marks.
Cut the squares for the bigger present out of the lighter blue color. These are 5/8”x5/8”, a small cardboard guide is helpful to make quick work out of this.
Glue the squares in place using a graph ruler as a guide.
For the final touch, use a fine tip pen to draw a couple of bows.
Finally, glue the white cardstock to the blue card.
The other design is the Balloon Card.
Start out by cutting and preparing the card and white cardstock papers.
As before, use a light pencil mark to draw a guide for the balloon cutout.
Cut out the balloon shape with an Xacto knife or with a small scissor.
You can also use the same guide to cut out the orange balloons and then glue in place.
Finish by adding the string detail with a fine tip pen.
Finally, glue the white cardstock to the red card.
Have fun crafting!
Greeting Card Series v1: