Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Little cards

Funny how life changes.  My knitting blog seems to have a lot less knitting, probably because to be honest knitting hurts.  Somewhere along the way in life I forgot to check off the box the said prefer left in case of breast cancer.  So I dabble now in crochet and papercrafts.  Ergonomic crochet hooks and paper cutters and the Cricut don't hurt.

Last Friday was my birthday and I have such great friends and family that I needed thank you cards.  One of my gifts was the envelope maker.  What a great tool.  Easy enough for even me to use it.  So I made some mini envelopes, designed some mini cards and had a lot of fun.  So much fun that I decided to share the instructions here.

I pulled out a pack of 6 x 6 paper. (All measurements are in inches) The chart on the envelope maker says 6 x 6 paper makes envelopes that are either for 3-1/2 square cards or 3 x 4 cards.  I choose the 3 x 4. Each card takes 2 pieces of the paper. You make the envelope according to the directions on the maker,  Then with my paper cutter, I cut white paper 6 x 4, scored it at 3 and folded.  I rounded the corners which you can do right on the envelope maker.  I cut the colored paper at 3 x 4, folded it in half and taped it to the card.  I stamped the thanks - one of those clear stamps, stamped a flower to match, although you could really use any stamp you wanted, had dh cut out the flower for me, (lymphedema makes scissors hard) and put the flower on with a pop dot.  I used Stickles for the sparkly accent.

1 comment:

Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable cards Mari. Glad to see you feel up to crafting.