I wanted to send my grandma a card just to let her know that I am thinking about her so I decided to try my hand at making one. There was some coloured paper that has been sitting in my craft supplies for quite some time so I thought what better time to use it than now.

I started by gathering everything I thought I would need to make an awesome card.

Materials

  • Craft paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Stickers
  • Pencils
  • Glue
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I folded four layers of coloured paper and bound them together with pink yarn. Using another card that I had laying around I traced the exact size so that it would fit in an envelope.

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Liking simplistic designs I decided to use simple shapes. I cut out squares and circles from the same coloured paper as the card. I then pasted these to the front of the card.

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Once the flowers were pasted I added a hint of metallic paper for interest.

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On the inside I added tissue paper hearts and a hand written note. It definitely doesn't look like a store bought card and could of benefited from different materials but I know it will be appreciated.

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Tips

  • Use thicker card stock. It stands up to glue and it feels better in the hand. My paper was quite thin so the glue caused it to wrinkle.
  • Only use a glue stick. White glue is wet which can make the paper soggy and wrinkle easily.
  • Combine different materials for an interesting and fun card.

Word of the Day: Archival paper

Paper which has long standing qualities. It is acid free, lignin free and usually has good colour retention.

Happy Crafting!

Posted
AuthorCamille Pacori