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Handmade Cards

Snowman Card Three Different Ways

Three black cards, two different stamps, three die cut snowmen, lengths of lilac hemp twine*, blue and pink bakers twine*, a few colored pens and Stickles or glitter of your choice are the materials required for this card.

The pine forest was stamped first  in light grey ink on a square of white card, slightly smaller than the black card, and lightly covered with sparkly Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped in the left hand corner.  Twine was wrapped round the square and secured, then the snowmen were fixed in place with sticky pads.  The snowmen’s’ hats were colored to match the twine and, finally, a squiggly border in grey was added before the white square was secured to the black card.  

Because the card used was black, a white page was inserted inside so the greeting could be hand written.  

These cards can be made in any size and shape, depending on the materials to hand.

*Twines available from Hemp Beadery.

Reindeer Merry Christmas Card

handmade reindeer Christmas card
This is a quick and easy card to make if you are pushed for time or wish to make a batch all the same.

Stamp the pine forest in the centre of the card, lightly cover with Stickles or glitter of your own choice.  Die cut two reindeer and fix in front of the forest.  Draw a red line round the edge of the card.  Die cut a white tag and stamp Merry Christmas or another  suitable greeting on it, thread through a short length of red hemp twine* and fix to card with sticky pad.

*Red hemp twine available from Hemp Beadery.

Red and White Merry Christmas Card

handmade merry Christmas card The red die cut Merry Christmas on white card says it all!  We just added tiny stamped holly leaves in two corners, a little glitter on the red berries, and a silver border before fixing the white square to a black card. 

Red and white bakers twine* wrapped around the card and tied added the final touch.

*Available from Hemp Beadery.

Any Occasion Twine Wrapped Card

handmade card with flowers for mothers day
Bakers twine  is ideal for use on greetings cards, being soft to handle and pink and white is a favorite of ours.  

Flowers were stamped on a square of white card, then colored in with watercolor pens.  A little sparkle was added to each flower and the pink and white twine wrapped round the base, before the square was fixed with sticky pads to a white card.

No sentiment was added so the card could be used for a variety of occasions.

*Bakers twine available in several colors from Hemp Beadery.

Hemp Wedding Card

 

The instructions were to make a rustic, country feel wedding card, using teal hemp twine – and by
the end of the month, please! This gate fold card is the result.
The papers used have a sheen on them and are in shades of cream and light beige, with one
paper having a small damask pattern to compliment the other one, which is striped. The edges
were shaded in brown ink to give a rustic look. The hearts were die cut in shiny embossed teal
colored paper and thin craft cork, while the cream bunting was also die cut. The horseshoes and
cacti were stamped in brown.

 

The damask patterned paper was used for the centre inside panel and brown craft card stamped
with horseshoes and tiny sprays of flowers was used for the side panels. Teal colored hemp twine
was used for tying the card together. A die cut shape was included for writing a personal message
of congratulations inside the card.
The card was tied together with two lengths of teal hemp twine, which were attached to a punched
hole each side of the gate fold. The twine was long enough to wrap loosely around the card and
tie in a bow at the back, still allowing the card to stand up, or tied at the front in a longer flowing
bow.

 

 

 

 

Doodled and Watercolored Flower Card

The flowers on this card are created by using a very wet paint brush to pick up watercolor and literally blob it in three places on a white card. When dry, draw a wiggly line from each flower head using a waterproof black pen. Draw in fun shaped leaves, paint lightly in green. Doodle centres and outlines. Tie a bow in a length of hemp twine and attach to a stem, then doodle a line around the edge of the card to finish.

With Love to You Bunny Card

The female rabbit watering her garden was stamped in brown on a square piece of card and then painted with a variety of different makes of watercolour pens. The card was backed with bright yellow paper and fixed to a slightly larger square card. The sentiment ‘with love to you’ was stamped on a small tag with a small length of bakers twine attached. The tag and card were outlined with in brown faux stitches.

handmade rabbit card, bakers twine

Too Much of a Good Thing Card

The background pattern for this card was made by randomly stamping small flowers and leaves in pastel colours onto a piece of white card, then cutting it into two triangles and fixing to the top and bottom corners of a rectangular card.  The words were stamped in pink, the card trimmed to size and the corners rounded with a corner punch.  A piece of hemp twine was wrapped round the card and tied in a bow before attaching it to the centre of the card with sticky pads to give the card depth.  A deep pink pen was used for the faux running stitches.

Experiment with any small stamps you may have of your own, you will be amazed at what you create!

handmade card, craft ideas

Peace Card

If you enjoy stamping, doodling and coloring, then this card is for you!

You will require:

Zendoodles Peace stamp
Black ink pad
Coloring pens of your choice
Large rectangular pre-scored white card
Piece of white card just a little bigger than the stamp
Co-ordinating backing paper.
Bakers twine
Black fine liner pen
Double sided tape

doodle card, peace

To make:
Stamp Peace in black ink onto the smaller piece of white card.
With the fine black pen doodle a variety of patterns in each letter.  Choose two or three different colored pens and color in the letters, leaving plenty of white showing. Attach this card to the backing paper with double sided tape, then wrap a length of bakers twine several times around the lower part and tie securely. Attach to the pre-scored card and with the black pen draw running stitches around the edge of the card. Finish by stamping  a seasonal greeting inside the card.

Although our card is a Christmas one, ‘peace’ is a greeting that can be used all through the year.  It would look great in Rasta colors, too.

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Mothers Day Card

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We raided our craft box for materials to make this last minute geometrical style Mother’s Day card, although it could be used any time during the year when you want to send hugs and kisses to your mom!

Materials required:  One 8 inch (20cm) square white card, two squares of colored card, a white doily, a large circle, large stamped flower for the centre, a brad, stick on pearls, three colors of hemp twine, die cut letters and double sided tape.

The flower was stamped in pastel colors on water color paper and teamed with a die cut doily and a die cut circle, then fixed together with a dark maroon brad.  A dark pink square was layered onto a slightly larger turquoise green square with double side tape. Three different types of twine* were then wrapped around each corner and fixed in place with tape, before being attached to the card front.  The circle design was then attached, die cut letters were used for the simple message and the design was finished with some stick on pearls and some doodling with a pen.

*Twines used were pale pink and white 1mm bakers twine, Cotton Candy 1mm hemp metallic bakers twine and 1mm teal hemp cord.

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