Do you have a slight obsession with collecting paper or card or just shiny objects in general? Is your house overflowing with assortments of glue and glitter? Look, around… are there piles of crafty things you just had to have but haven’t gotten round to using? It’s true, isn’t it, you could probably start your own craft store…
Well if so, fear not.. I’m exactly the same, it’s a terrible affliction. But Spring has sprung up all around and I thought, ‘what better time to start creating’, that and I much prefer making my own everything. So here goes:
My beautiful friend, Janice, became an Aunt for the first time a couple of weeks ago to a very handsome little boy, so instead of buying a card I made one. I always think something handcrafted is going to be appreciated a lot more (well I’d hope). And that’s really how this post came into being..
Below is a step-by-step guide to how I recreated the card above into a Birthday Card. I’ve included a PDF Final Template that you can print out and use. This is what it looks like:
Now to start off you’ll just need a few things:
Of course, if there are things on here that you don’t have, just substitute. Great thing about crafting is that you can use Whatever you have lying around. So if you don’t have a heart punch or paint swatches like I have, just use the ombre hearts I’ve included in the PDF.
Also use any cardstock you have lying around, the pack I have I found in Lidl, cheap and cheerful paper does the trick. With your base card, make sure you’re using something sturdy enough that will hold the weight of whatever you’re applying to the front. The last thing you want is a flimsy card.
The next step is to print your template (PDF above) and follow the steps below:
And there you have it… a fun way to spend an hour on a lazy Sunday… or any day really.. who are we to make crafting a once a week thing.. Happy crafting and have fun x