How to Make a Pop Up Tissue Paper Valentine Heart Card

valentine heart cardA few layers of tissue paper glued together in a honeycomb pattern makes a charming pop-up Valentine heart card. Continue reading

DIY Wedding Invitations with Lace

DIY wedding invitations with laceThese DIY wedding invitations are easy, inexpensive, and fairly quick to make, but the lace and ribbon give them an elegant touch. Continue reading

Rainbow Tissue Paper Card

This little card is made by placing colored paper or cardstock under a printed tissue paper overlay for a muted rainbow effect. Easy for kids. Using recycled paper keeps your cards eco-friendly.

2 Minute Valentine Card

Here’s a simple, kid-friendly Valentine card that’s good to do with younger kids. It’s quick and easy and turns a bunch of hearts into a flower for Valentine’s Day. Regular tacky glue and kid-friendly scissors will help keep the project nice and safe for tiny hands.

Open Door Santa Sleigh Card from Used Christmas Cards

This card is a good way to recycle used Christmas cards from a previous year. You’ll be needing one with a Santa and sleigh, and one with a door. The slight pop up part of this card is on the front, which leaves the interior blank for writing.

How to Make a Christmas Riddle Card

For years I’ve been making up clue games for my siblings and relatives (that usually result in headaches for them as they try for hours to solve the riddles and get to the next clue), so I thought it’d be fun to extend a bit of that cipher-making into some Christmas cards. It’s just kind of a fun way to make your family and friends think for a moment when they open their Christmas cards. However, the riddle on this card is pretty straight forward and easy enough that there shouldn’t be any headaches involved for the recipients. Though if you do want to make it a bit more difficult for them, you can leave out the underscore completely so it takes just a bit longer to figure out what letter is missing.

Cookie Cutter Reversed Image Card

Was just kind of in a cardmaking mood, so here’s another card. This one uses a cookie cutter cut out, and a little piece of cardstock on the inside to make what’s cut out on the top, pop up on the inside.

Feeling Groovy Card

I was just having some fun with this card. I had some really small pieces of incense leftover that were way too small to be of any use to burn, so I figured, why not use ’em on a hippie-themed card. It also let me use up some leftover flowered cardstock that was too small to use for much of anything, but still too cool to throw out.

Dream Catcher Card

This is kind of a fun way to make a dream catcher card, and it’s a lot less time-consuming than making a real dreamcatcher.

Dream catchers are a craft originating with the Ojibway Native American tribe. They were often woven for newborns by grandparents, to protect the children from nightmares. When hung above one’s place of sleep, they are said to protect a person from bad dreams. While the traditional dream catcher is Native American, the concept of objects to protect a sleeper from nightmares is universal. Many cultures throughout the world have their own ways prevent bad dreams.

The Native American dream catcher consists of a hoop, within which is woven a “web,” and feathers dangling off the ends. This dream catcher is hung over one’s bed. Good dreams pass through the center hole in the web, trickling down the feathers into the sleeper’s head. Bad dreams get stuck in the web and disintegrate when they are touched by the first rays of the morning light.

Real dream catchers have a bead to represent the spider. This card utilizes a button. I’m not sure if a card protects from bad dreams, but as dream catchers are beautiful anyway, it works well for a card.

Making a Between a Shamrock and a Hard Place Card

If a bad situation is called being between a rock and a hard place, is a good situation being between a sham-rock and a hard place?

Shamrock Templates

How to Make a Woven Hearts Valentine Card

This card is made out of two scrapbooking paper hearts that have been woven together. For a cutting template for this project, click the image below.