Maggie here with a look at some semi-handmade cards I’ve created using pieces from Heidi’s new Stationery Collection…yayayay!
Now, if you know anything at all about my crafting, it’s most-likely the fact that I am NOT a card-maker.
I mean…at all.
So having a jumping-off point for creating handmade cards is sooo awesome!
Here are some of the cards, envelopes & liners I used to create my projects…
And here is the embellishment kit that took center stage while I was creating…
The brand new Stationery Embellishment Kits are so awesome…and they contain every single little thing you need to take your cards – whether handmade, semi-handmade or straight-out-of-the-package – from meh to WOO HOO!
Each kit (there are 6 in all) contains color coordinated note cards, address labels, icon stickers, confetti & alphabet stickers.
These are my favorite pieces from the Mint kit…the note cards & the confetti.
Just. So. Good!
And here are the cards I created with just a little tweaking & adding…
Let’s take a look at each of them.
I love love LOVE the smaller little 3×4 pieces in the collection…they are the perfect size for a quick note…or gift cards!
For my first project, I decided to create a “gift card book.”
I picked up a few gift cards for my daughter’s graduation…and typed a few quotes (using my WeR Memory Keepers Typecast machine) on some of the Embellishment Kit note cards that I cut down to 3×4.
I layered the note cards with a few of the collection’s envelopes…and then wrapped the stack with a little piece cut from one of the 3×4 envelope liners.
Then I simply ran a stitch down the side of the stack to hold everything together…
I love that each layer contains its own little gift!
My next card is a Thank You card I created using one of my favorite cards in the Stationery Collection…
I sewed the card up on 3 sides…creating a pocket…
…and then added the “thanks” sentiment from one of the new Buzz Words packs.
Tucked inside my new little pouch are 2 of the banner cards from the Embellishment Kit & one of the 3×4 cards from the collection (I cut the back from the card so that it is only a single layer). I layered them up, punched a hole in the tops and ran a length of seam binding through them to hold them together.
A few of the pieces of yellow confetti (again from the Embellishment Kit) folded over the top of the little card and adhered with a line of stitching add some visual interest…
My final card is one that I created for my son’s 12th birthday later this month.
He will be away on a mission trip during his birthday, so I wanted him to have something special to open while he is gone.
I started with the “Happy B-Day!” card…and attached a couple little flags I cut from 2 different envelope liners.
And here’s my favorite part…the inside.
When you open the card, you’ll see the number “12,” hand-cut from one of the collection’s envelope liners…plus a star sticker from the Embellishment Kit.
The rest of the card contains some of the note cards & accessories from the Embellishment Kit…folded and sewn into the middle of the original card to create pages where I can write to him and add a few thoughts and birthday wishes.
I staggered the placement of each of the inside elements…to kind of even things out a bit.
For this page I simply cut the back off the “Hey You” 3×4 card and adhered the front to the banner note card…I love the combo of the yellow & navy blue!
Here’s something a fun…I added another card (the “DYNOMITE” card…shown a few photos below this one) to the back of the navy banner note card…adhering it on just 3 sides to create a pocket.
Then I tucked in the front part (again, removing the back) of the “SO GLAD YOU EXIST” card.
I folded over a piece of the confetti from the Embellishment Kit to create little handle and added the word “PULL.”
I love this little hidden sentiment.
On the back of that navy banner note card is part of the “DYNOMITE” card (this is the back part of the pocket I created above…).
I cut this card down as well, and punched a circle from one of the card’s layers to fit over the top of the word.
I added a little envelope as well (which I’ll add money or gift card to)…with the instruction to “OPEN.”
The inside back cover of the card is a little shaker pocket I created with another piece from the “DYNOMITE” card and piece of acrylic. I added some confetti to the inside and the word “celebrate” (from one of the packs of BUZZ WORDS stickers)…and done!
I LOVE THAT CARD!
Actually I love them all…and I can’t wait to give them away!
And the best part is that I was able to create some sorta handmade cards without too much work!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Check out all of the amazing designs in Heidi’s new Stationery Collection HERE…
SUPPLIES: Various cards, liners, embellishments from the HS Stationery Collection, Stationery Embellishment Kit – Mint … all items now available at Michael’s stores