Friday, April 15, 2011

10. Stitched back up broken heart card

My latest card design is this stitched back up broken heart. Want to make one? The full tutorial is posted here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

9. How to make a faux Polaroid greeting card

Today I have a triptych of greeting cards featuring a faux Polaroid on the cover. These were super easy to make.

First you may be wondering what the photos are of, well that's my confirmation back in 1983. I made these cards because my niece and nephew got confirmed this past weekend. I was lucky enough to get a new photo with the Bishop that confirmed them.

I think I will print out another copy of my confirmation day and the Bishop from then and the new one and use them in a journal page.

So now onto how I made the faux Polaroid. I sized the photo down to 3.5 inches and my photos from back then were already square but if you are working with a rectangle you will want to crop it to a square.

Then print it on photo paper and trim the top edge down to the same width as the sides and the bottom just a bit off to give it the Polaroid look.

I used modern gold photo corners to attach the faux Polaroid to the cover of the greeting card. I did this at an angle so it would look a bit casual like Polaroids tend to.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

8. Cute little stamped girls with recycled bunny ears Easter Card

These little girl stamps from Judikins available through Stamp, Stamp, Stamp are just about my favorite rubber stamp right now. And what better way to embellish them at Easter than to give them bunny ears!
First I punched out bunny ears out of a recycled scrapbook paper catalog using a Martha Stewart punch. One of the great things about using a catalog is the scale of the prints on the paper is tiny which is perfect for little detail punches like the bunny ear one I was using.
Then I stamped a row of the cute little Judikins hug girls and then I used my favorite Bunny Hug for a little card.
Then all that was left to so was color them in old school style like we used to do with our coloring books and glue the punched ears on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

7. Knot Nice Greeting Card

The phrase "Knot Nice" spelled that way and using the knot image is one of my all time favorites. So I whipped up this card inspired by the book Alphabeasties. See how I made this greeting card here.