Get Well Flowers Card

Homemade Get Well Card of Flowers

My father-in-law had hip surgery and wouldn’t you know it, recovery from the hospital is worse than the actual surgery. He had some sort of pnemonia or something which bothered him worse than the surgery. So, I made him a card of flowers to let him know I was thinking of him.

Nothing says Get Well Soon like flowers.

Nothing says Get Well Soon like flowers.

I wanted to create a card using my Copics and Distress Inkpads since he send me some birthday money to purchase them. So, I stamped the flowers on the background paper and the foreground and colored them with copics and distressed the paper. I added dots to try to dress up the card frame and I added the dots to the “Get Well Soon” stamp as well.

It’s a pretty straight forward card. I did use puffy tape to layer the center piece and the words. I used more pastelish colors on the background so that it would be more faint. And I used more bold colors for the center piece flowers so they would stand out. I also distressed the background paper so that it wouldn’t be as vibrant…hoping it would cause the center piece to stand out more.

Stamps: Stampabilities D1075 Get Well Soon 03
Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps #2502 Flowers 0706

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Grocery Bag Double Slider FREE Tutorial

FREE Tutorial for Grocery Bag Double Slider Card also known as Plastic Bag Double Slider Card

Call me a glutten for punishment, but I just had to create this FREE one page tutorial for the grocery bag double slider card (also known as the plastic bag double slider card). I had jotted down the measurements from Dawn’s video on a post it note and I couldn’t bear to see my space overcome with post it’s. So I created this Double Slider Card Tutorial. It’s free.

Birthday Card for my dad

Birthday Card for my dad

Here’s a reminder of the card I created. See my previous post for the various versions of the same card. If you have any questions about the tutorial, leave me a comment.

Enjoy.

Wedding Invitation Pocket Card

Wedding Invitation Pocket Card

It just hit me that I haven’t shown you the homemade wedding invitation pocket card I created for my nephew. Oops. I’ve shown you the:

The Wedding Invitation Pocket Card – The Unveiling

But alas, I have not shown you the wedding invitation. So without further delay, the invitation! Click for a larger view.

Front of Invitation. Blue is the pocket

Front of Invitation. Blue is the pocket

The invitation is printed on vellum. We discussed lots of options for attaching vellum, but decided to use my new corner punch to tuck each corner into the black cardstock. The cardstock is cut short on the right hand side to reveal the blue pocket inside. Not all of the pocket is revealed…but enough to bring the color to the front.

I actually stuggle designing with teal blue. So I was pleased with the end result. A special thank you to the bride, my mom and my sister for helping mass produce these invitatations. I think we made approximately 50 of them….I can’t remember.

Save the Date Card, Parking Pass and Map in the pocket.

Save the Date Card, Parking Pass and Map in the pocket.

I designed a parking pass, a save the date card and a map to the wedding and reception. They all fit into the interior pocket. My neice took pictures of the soon to be bride and groom for the save the date card. I use InDesign for my layout software.

A note on printing on vellum: I have a toner based printer, not an inkjet and it turns out great. I have had people tell me they have problems with the ink smudging with their ink jet printers. If you don’t have a toner based printer, you may want to consider having your vellum invitations printed at a copy center.

Note for reference: It would probably have been cheaper (but not nearly as fun) to have these printed! I think we ended up spending $2 per card for everything except labor. It was a labor of love, but not necessarily a savings to the pocket book! =)

Wedding Invitation Pocket Card Supply List:

  • Corner punch – Making Memories
  • vellum – Hobby Lobby
  • black paper – reem purchased at Xpedx
  • Blue Sparkle Paper – Jo-Ann
  • Copy Paper
  • P from QuicKutz Soph Alpha set
  • decorative edge scissors
  • Silver Paper
  • Brads
  • ribbon
  • printer for invitation

Masculine Birthday Elephant

Large Masculine Birthday Elephant

My sister and I were creating cards the other day. She created this massive card for our dad’s birthday. I say massive because the card is practically 6 x 9! Good heavens. Good thing it was hand delivered!

The scale of this card says happy birthday in a big way

The scale of this card says happy birthday in a big way

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but this card is massive. My sister created this card with paper from DCWV paper pack. I think I would have trimmed it down quite a bit…but it looks nice. If bigger is better, than her card will definitely be the birthday boy’s favorite.

She used distress ink on the background paper behind the elephant. She used brown paper as the main card purchased in a reem from Xpedx. She added rafia and used puffy tape for some depth.

Some color inside as well.

Some color inside as well.

She threw in a little color inside by bringing the patterned leaf paper inside.

Plastic Grocery Bag Slider Card

Plastic Grocery Bag Slider Card

I am sooo in love with interactive homemade greeting cards these days. I’m not sure why. I love static cards, too. But there’s something fun about an interactive card. With my brother’s anniversary and his wife’s birthday falling on the same day, I decided to make them a double slider card. I saw this technique in a video a while back and knew it would be the perfect type card.

Earth tones since it's a card for my brother and his wife

Earth tones since it's a card for my brother and his wife

Nothing says happy anniversary and happy birthday like flowers. I thought the earth tones on this card would make a nice blend of masculine meets feminine. I stamped the flower with Momento black ink and colored it in with copic markers. I distressed the edge with Distress ink. Paper is scrap I had on hand from 10 years ago!

Greeting above and below!

Greeting above and below!

When my brother and his wife pull the slider on the top, a slider card will come out below at the same time. The upper card says happy birthday and the bottom slider says happy anniversary.

Now, imagine how excited I was to send them this card. I couldn’t wait to hear back from them. Well, come to find out, I didn’t put enough postage on the card…and they had to go to the post office and pay postage due just to get the card. I imagine they weren’t too thrilled with me for that mishap! =)

I needed some masculine birthday cards for my dad and a get well card for my father-in-law…so I recreated the cards for them. See my slight modifications below.

Card for my father-in-law

Card for my father-in-law

This card looks similar to the original, but I forgot to add faint sunflowers in the background. So I added my own little hash marks to dress it up.

Birthday Card for my dad

Birthday Card for my dad

This card I created for my dad’s birthday. I accidently cut the yellow too small, so I opted to make it smaller and more horizontal. I added my own hash marks again to dress it up.

Enjoy!

Copic Blog Candy

Color Me Stunned – Copic Marker Blog Candy

I’m stunned at the blog candy I just learned about. It’s Copic markers! These cost over $200 US dollars! And there is a drawing for it. Check out Crafty Goings On. Wowza! Who wouldn’t love this set. I can’t think of anyone!

Blog Candy

Birthday Blog Candy

Jodi, with Inked Inspirations is celebrating her birthday with blog candy. So, take time to leave a comment wishing her a fabulous birthday and then browse her site. She has some gorgeous cards. And, she’s a fantastic coloror (is that how you spell that?). Good luck!

Free Post It Note Holder Tutorial

Free Post It Note Holder Tutorial

It’s getting a little late, but I wanted to be sure to post the free tutorial on how to make the Post It Note Holder. The document is only one page, which means there are no pictures. But there are several diagrams! =) I think it’s pretty straight forward. If you any questions, please leave a comment. And if you make a post it note holder of your own…leave me a link. I’d love to see it.

Here’s a reminder of what it looks like:

post it note holder

post it note holder

Here ya go, the one page FREE PDF  Sticky Note Tutorial.

Homemade Post It Note Holders Galore

Homemade Post It Note Holders – A Family Affair

My aunt, uncle and cousin did indeed come to CO to visit. The girls came over and we spent a day crafting. I taught my aunt and cousin how to make 3D homemade post it note holders via bookbinding and box making methods. Today I will show you what everyone made. Just a note: everyone selected their own paper and embellishments for their projects. This added a suprising amount of time to the project! I simply instructed on how to create the holder.
Come back tomorrow for a free PDF of the tutorial/instructions on how to make the post it note holder! And stay tuned for pictures of the magic box we made as well.

Because someone has to go first, I’ll showcase the post it note holders in alphabetical order.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Becky

Becky chose to incorporate a family broach into her homemade post it note holder.

The top of Becky's Post It Note Holder - Note a Family Broach

The top of Becky's Post It Note Holder - Note a Family Broach

Side view showcases the lovely paper she wrapped around the box.

Side view showcases the lovely paper she wrapped around the box.

A view of the Post It Note Holder open

A view of the Post It Note Holder open

Becky did a fantastic job…and won the award for the cleanest work station. Even her trash was stacked neatly in a pile! =) Paper is DCWV. Notes alph is QuicKutz Soph. Ribbon is sheer. And, the chipboard used is a cereal box.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Carole

Carole, affectionately known as mom, decided to make her own topper! Kudos to her. She had made a post it note holder previously with a family broach, see this post,  therefore opted to try making a 3D topper. And it turned out beautifully!

Homemade Rose for a Homemade Post It Note Holder

Homemade Rose for a Homemade Post It Note Holder

Side view of the post it note holder

Side view of the post it note holder

Inside view of the post it note holder

Inside view of the post it note holder

Carole wins the award for stick to it-ness. The flower punch she used for the rose was giving her some grief, but she hung in there and made it work. Paper and ribbon is a mix of stuff we had on hand. Rose was a combination of rose printed paper and stamped tissue paper. Chipboard is a cereal box. Notes alpha is QuicKutz Soph.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Deborah

Deborah also opted to not use a family broach on her post it note holder. Instead, she created a masculine post it note holder for her hubby’s home office. Oh, to be young and in love! =) Can you tell she’s newly married?! =)

Giraffe atop the safari themed paper

Giraffe atop the safari themed paper

Note the tie back on the front "V"

Note the tie back on the front "V"

Safari animals line the inside of the post it note holder

Safari animals line the inside of the post it note holder

Deborah wins the right hand man award. I lead the group in the making of the boxes, and she was there to answer questions and give advice when I was busy. Paper is DCWV. Chipboard is cereal boxes. Raffia we had on hand.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Tammy

Tammy opted to use a family broach as well. She chose a petite heart with pearls.

A petite heart broach

A petite heart broach

Side view showcases the striped paper and flourish

Side view showcases the striped paper and flourish

Inside has a pretty bird

Inside has a pretty bird

Tammy wins the award for patience under fire. Everyone encouraged her mulitple times, in seriousness and in jest, to add the word “notes” to the top of her post it note holder. She didn’t want it and was a good sport about the teasing! Paper is DCWV. Did you notice the gems on the bird inside? Too cute! Chipboard is cereal boxes.

Homemade Post It Note Holder – Stamping With Princess

I created yet one more post it note holder. A masculine one for my husband’s work space. We’re not young and in love nor newly married. This is one of those “just because” things. =)

Beaver Notes

Beaver Notes

I added twigs and leaves

I added twigs and leaves

Paper is DCWV. Twigs and leaves are Jolee stickers. My husband suggested that I add a clear gem to the beavers tooth, but unfortunately I didn’t have one small enough.

Note for Next Time: We used the chipboard for the cover of the post it note holder (top, bottom and back spine). The inside box which actually holds the post it notes did not have any chipboard. Everyone used cardstock paper for the box except Carole and their boxes are sturdy enough. However, Carole’s box was made with regular paper and it was a bit flimsy. So, next time, I would insist everyone use cardstock. You could use chipboard in the box…but that would take up additional space and the entire project would need to be 1/8″ bigger all around! And recalculating all the measurements is more than I care to tackle…so suggest you stick with cardstock! =)

So, there you have it. A day o’ fun! Which do you like best and why?! =)