DIY Congratulations on New Home card

DIY Congratulations on New Home cardMaterials: 

  • Recollections Value Pack cards and envelopes in “Kraft” [Michaels]
  • Printer with black ink
  • Recollections Basic Bold 12″x12″ paper pad [Michaels]
  • Black fine point pen (chimney smoke and doorknob)
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • Black fine point pen (chimney smoke and doorknob)
  • pencil, eraser, scissors, ruler

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • When I design a new card in Microsoft Word, I always print on regular paper first before the actual card stock – to check if everything is centered and I am feeding the paper in the right way (trim paper to the size of the card you’re making)
  • I also make the shapes first on regular paper (not decorative) then trace onto backs of decorative paper with pencil before cutting out. For this card I traced the roof and body of the house (triangle and square.) I winged it with the chimney and door
  • If I made this card again, I would leave the doorknob off. I don’t like it a much as I thought I might

Caption Ideas:

  • Because there are already words on the front of the card, outer captions are not necessary
  • Inside notes:
    • So proud of you
    • Congratulations again
    • Enjoy your space
    • Can’t wait to visit

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!

Want it?

  • This card is available for purchase on my etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/254909189/congratulations-on-your-new-home-card

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DIY Halloween Card

DIY Halloween card

Materials: 

  • The Paper Studio Simply Solids box of cards (black card with envelope included) [Michaels]
  • Recollections “Halloween Boo” ribbon (pack of 5 – 3 shown) [Michaels]
  • Pumpkin / letter stickers
  • Fine silver Metallic Sharpie
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue 4 fl oz
  • Halloween stickers (see Pro Tips*)

OrganizationLove Pro Tips:

  • Make sure you use plenty of glue on the ribbon. It’s heavier!
  • I don’t know where to find the pumpkin/letter stickers, they were a gift to me
  • The Happy Halloween ribbon says it repeatedly – I just used a little ribbon so it would only say “Happy Halloween” one time and include one jack-o-lantern
  • Metallic Sharpies are a great idea for dark paper or card stock! I used silver metallic Sharpie on the black card stock and it showed up great.
  • *I included Halloween stickers (on their backing) inside the card because I am delivering my cards to kids who love stickers

Caption Ideas:

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Enjoy your treats!
  • Trick or Treat!
  • I also included notes inside about “can’t wait to see pictures of your costumes” “enjoy the candy you receive” etc.

Inspired?

  • If my post inspires you, and you blog about it, I ask that you credit me! Also, I’d love to see it!