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 floral and use a variety of techniques to make them.
I drew out my design to scale on a grid paper to help with card assembly. The first one is the Thank You 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 the guide lines where the text will go.
With and ink and alphabet stamp set, carefully stamp the words ‘Thank You’ from the U to the T to make sure you have enough space for the whole phrase.
Next, cut out all the flower parts. I made guides with white cardstock to cut out the petals and labeled the order on the backside. The blue pollen pieces were cut with a one-hole punch.
Glue the petals and pollen with a glue stick. Finally, add a stem and leave with a fine tip pen.
Finally, glue the white cardstock to the card.
The other design is the Thinking of You Card.
Start out by cutting and preparing the card and white cardstock papers.
To add the text, first draw light lines with a pencil to act as your guides.
Carefully, stamp the words with black ink and an alphabet stamp set.
The second part of the design in this one is comprised of a series of gradating blocks with cutouts that make up a flower.
Cut the necessary rectangles for the green blocks. Each one is 1.5” wide. The bottom one and top one are 1” tall, the middle one is 3/4” tall and the other two are 7/8” tall.
Make a stencil and trace the flower outline to each corresponding piece. Then carefully cut out with a scissor or Xacto knife.
Glue each piece to the white cardstock using a ruler as a guide so they’re all straight.
Finally, glue the white cardstock to the purple card.
Have fun crafting!
Greeting Card Series v1: