Greeting Card Series v2: Cutout 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

Cutter Bee Cutter

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 designs are simple and can be used fo r most occasions.

Cutouts Design

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

Gifts CO design

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

Gifts CO card

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”.

Gifts CO guides

Cut out with an Xacto knife along each guide. Erase all your pencil marks.

Gifts CO cutout

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.

Gifts CO squares

Glue the squares in place using a graph ruler as a guide.

Gifts CO glues

For the final touch, use a fine tip pen to draw a couple of bows.

Gifts CO ink

Finally, glue the white cardstock to the blue card.

Gifts Cutout Card

The other design is the  Balloon Card.

Balloon CO design

Start out by cutting and preparing the card and white cardstock papers.

Balloon CO card

As before, use a light pencil mark to draw a guide for the balloon cutout.

Balloon CO guide

Cut out the balloon shape with an Xacto knife or with a small scissor.

Balloon CO cutout

You can also use the same guide to cut out the orange balloons and then glue in place.

Balloon CO glue

Finish by adding the string detail with a fine tip pen.

Balloon CO ink

Finally, glue the white cardstock to the red card.

Balloon Cutout Cards

Have fun crafting!

Greeting Card Series

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