Hey everyone! Today's post is not fashion or style related, but it's another one of my favourite things. I am a complete art project nerd. I love making crafts :) Here is my fool-proof recipe for making amazing cards for birthdays, holidays and more. Better yet, you can find all of the materials at the dollar store. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 piece of card-stock or heavyweight paper
- 3 pieces of decorative paper
- 4 decorative corners
- 1 piece of ribbon (about 30cm)
- embellishments like sequins, beads, appliques, etc.
- scissors- glue (white glue or glue stick)
Step 1: Cut a base out of card-stock
Use a neutral-coloured heavy paper to create the base for your card. Decide if you want your card to open vertically or horizontally. Choose a couple of pieces of decorative papers from the package for your colour palette.
Step 2: Set the border colour
Choose a paper for the border. This will also be the colour on the back of your card.We'll call this paper #1 to help keep things straight. Open the cardstock so that it lays flat. Cover the back of the card-stock with glue and then lay it onto the reverse side of paper #1.
Step 3: Add your background colour
Step 4: Add the stripe
Cut a thin strip out of paper #3. Trim it so that the edges sit flush with the inside square (paper #2). Add four decorative corners. They come in sticky and non-sticky versions - if they aren't sticky, then add a dab of glue to hold them in place. Once that's done, glue it onto the card.
Step 5: Add the ribbon
Tie a little bow with the remaining ribbon. Stick it onto the middle of the card and seal the rough edges of the ribbon with glue.
Step 6: Add embellishments
Fill out your card and give it to your loved one :) Remember to mix it up and play with formats, colours, textures and more! Here are some of the other cards I've made.