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5 super quick handmade card ideas

Hi it’s Christine here today with some super quick handmade card ideas for you.

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products

I can be a very slow crafter, so thought it would be fun to challenge myself to make a collection of cards with each one taking no more than five minutes. 

To begin with I made all the card blanks at once. They are all 4”x4” mini card blanks with the bottom two corners rounded using a corner punch.

Bee hive birthday card

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products - Bee Garden wooden bees and hive card

The die cut ephemera packs are your best friends when making quick cards. To make this card I just added images from the Bee Garden die cut ephemera pack and finished the card off with the gorgeous wooden bees and a green ribbon bow and adhesive pearl.

Bee wreath birthday card

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products - Bee Garden wooden bees and stamped wreath card

Another card made using the Bee Garden die cut ephemera pack. The wreath and sentiment are from the pack and I added the wooden bees, this time with glitter, and a ribbon bow and adhesive pearl to finish.

Mermaid birthday card

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products - Mermaid Treasures mermaid and starfish card

I used the sentiment and mermaid from the Mermaid Treasures die cut ephemera pack. I then added wooden starfish with added glitter and pearls and sequins to finish.

Unicorn Fairground hot air balloon card

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products - Unicorn Fairground wooden hot air balloon and cloud card

I used the Unicorn Fairground die cut ephemera pack here for the background and large hot air balloon. I stamped the “celebrate” sentiment onto the washi tape style banner from the Bee Garden die cut ephemera pack. I added the wooden hot air balloon and cloud and sequins to finish.

Unicorn Fairground carousel card

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products - Unicorn Fairground wooden carousel card

I used a pink doily as the background on this card. I added the wooden carousel as the focal point. As with the previous card I stamped the sentiment onto a washi tape style banner from the Bee Garden die cut ephemera pack. I then added a pink bow and adhesive pearl to finish.

I hope this has given you some quick handmade card ideas. 

Christine x

5 super quick handmade card ideas using StickerKitten products

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with StickerKitten alphabet stamps

Hi crafters, today we have a fabulous tutorial from DT member Sarah Gray showing us how to use the Alpaca Wishes stitched alphabet stamps to create these beautiful Christmas stitched embroidery hoops! Such a lovely idea for putting up round your home at Christmas or making little decorations for the tree, or even making as gifts for family and friends.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - let it snow

How to make

Sarah says:

I have put together these felt stitched hoops using the stitched alphabet and Christmas alpacas stamp sets along with some colourful pieces of felt.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 1

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 2 stamp letters

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 3 put in hoop
 
The words and images were stamped on to the felt to give me a guide for stitching.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 4 stitch over stamped letters

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 5 add  French knots
 
I put the felt in to an embroidery hoop and used white floss to back stitch the design. I added some French knots to add texture.
 
Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 6 paint hoops white

I painted the hoops white and pulled the felt across the back. To give a neat finish I die cut a circle from the felt and attached that to the back of the hoop. 

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - snowflakes

Aren’t these just the sweetest? I love the bright colours of felt Sarah has used and how the French knots look like snow. If, like me, you’re not so good at sewing then following these stamped designs is a great way to achieve a neat finish! Judging by Sarah’s beautiful stitching I don’t think she needed any help here though :) I also love that Sarah has added a neat little line of star sequins to the red one, from the Alpaca Wishes sequin pack.

Let us know how your projects come out with these stamp sets – I love seeing all your makes! You can post to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. Happy crafting!