5 super quick handmade card ideas
Hi it’s Christine here today with some super quick handmade card ideas for you.
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
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
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
Unicorn Fairground hot air balloon 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
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.
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.
How to make
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.
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.