By Samantha Klaebe
I really wanted to showcase a few cards using the Stitched Alphabet stamp set that is available in the Alpaca Wishes Collection Box. This stamp set is so cute and quite different to the alpha sets I already own – I’m a firm believer that every stamper needs a few good alphabet stamps in their collection. They’re perfect for creating your own sentiments which I prove in my cards today.
Step 1: Cut out six strips measuring 10.5cm x 2cm of different coloured cardstock.
Step 2: Adhere these strips to a 10.5cm x 21cm card front followed by patter paper (measurements: 10.5cm x 9cm) from Alpaca Wishes paper pack to fill in the remaining white on your card front.
Step 3: Using black dye ink stamp out the sentiment.
Tip: For best results stamp out each letter individually – this allows you to space the letters closely together to fit within the width of the card front.
Step 4: Add machine stitched details. (Optional)
Step 5: Using foam tape adhere Alpaca Wishes ephemera and embellish card with sequins and twine. Step 6: Corner punch the top right corner then adhere the card front to a 21cm x 10.5cm card base.
Here are two more card examples of how to use alphabet stamps to make your own fun sentiments.
Tape Runner/Glue dots/Multi Medium Matte
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.