Greeting Card Series v2: Cutouts and Text 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

A combination of cutouts, glued pieces and text make these Cutouts and Text designs eye-catching and fun.

Cutouts and Text Design

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

Hugs COT design

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

Hugs COT card

With a very light pencil mark and a ruler, mark all your guide lines for the text.

Hugs COT guides

Carefully, stamp text with black ink and an alphabet stamp set. Let dry completely before erasing any guide lines.

Hugs COT text

With a one-hole punch and the design as your guide, cut out various holes in the white cardstock. Also, cut out holes of various colors (orange, yellow and the same lime green in this case).

Hugs COT punches

With a small drop of white glue, randomly glue the circles to the card.

Hugs COT glue

Finally, glue the white cardstock to the green card.

Hugs Cutout and Text Card

The other design is the Heart Card.

Hearts COT design

Once again, start out by cutting and preparing the card and white cardstock papers.

Hearts COT card

On the back of the card, use a small heart cutout to stencil three hearts on the bottom left corner.

Hearts COT stencil

Cut these out with an Xacto knife. The pencil marks will be hidden once the card is turned right side up.

Hearts COT cutouts

Use a light pencil mark to draw a guide for the text and stamp with red ink.

Hearts COT text

Cut out heart shapes, using the same stencil, in various tones of red and pink.

Hearts COT hearts

Glue these in a vertical line along the right edge of the card.

Hearts COT glue

Glue the white cardstock to the pink card and you’re done.

Hearts Cuouts Card

Have fun crafting!

Greeting Card Series

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  1. I love how sweet and simple these are, So effective but not lots of fancy equipment required.

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