A Simple Card Tutorial Every Creator Should Try
Hello, American Crafts fans! Its Snail Mail week on the blog and I created two cards inspired by the theme. When was the last time you received a handmade card in the mail? If you're like me, you probably can't even remember the last time you received something handmade in the mail. For this card tutorial, I used the new and ah-mazing It’s All Good collection by Dear Lizzy. I have embraced the fun playful theme of the collection and tried to create a bright and fun card-duo to match.
My snail mail cards required only a few simple steps.
First, create the base of the card. The base of the cards is an 8.5×5.5” sized patterned paper, which I folded in half to get a vertical base. Now, decorate the inside of your card however you please! For mine, I machine stitched a small pocket to the inner left side of the card. This pocket is perfect for holding little presents and goodies. I also attached a bunch of tags to the right side of the card using a decorative brad.
Next, I created a paper strip to slide over my card in order to keep it shut. To do this, I trimmed and 3×11.5” paper piece and folded it so that it would slide right over my card. Be sure to adhere the ends of the strip together! I embellished the paper strip using layered stickers and ephemera pieces from the collection.
Of course, the last part of my snail mail card is the envelope. Thanks for my WRMK envelope punch board, I had envelopes in a minute that coordinated beautifully and fit the cards perfectly.
Let’s take a closer look at the cards! My first card is based around the ‘You’ patterned paper with the colorful stripes. I added a pink paper ring to keep it closed, and adhered the ‘You’re my main squeeze’ sticker to the center. I fussy cut flowers from the gold foiled vellum and layered under the title. To finish my card I placed the beautiful rosette stickers to the bottom of my card. And how adorable is the lil hedgehog? These cards were honestly so much fun to put together!
For the second card, I used mint patterned paper as my base and embellished with more masculine themed elements. I placed a red car ephemera piece to the bottom of the card, and added the layered balloon stickers above. The gold alphabet stickers look so pretty on the balloons! I placed a vellum flower behind them and added a decorative paper clip to finish.
Here are the cards together, what a perfect little card to send to a friend as a gift. You don't even need a special occasion. It’s always nice to let someone know we care and are thinking of them. I hope you enjoyed my bright and fun card duo using the It's All Good Collection! I dare you to send something tangible to one of your loved ones! Until next time, happy crafting!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy | It’s All Good collection | You (348195), Bloomed (348200), Easy as Pie (348198), Live Simply (348197), Be You (348190), Cardstock Stickers (348174), Layered Stickers (348178), Paper Clips (348177), Ephemera (348175), Vellum (348207)