Hello everyone! I enjoy making cards for special events but do not have the ability to do beautiful hand lettering. So, I use cut files to do it for me. I am not a master card maker. I am very much a beginner. This will show you how I “cheat” to create simple and beautiful cards for my special events.
First I created my card base. I am using a 4 ¼ inch x 5 ½ inch base that I created using the 100# Sweet Tooth Cardstock. I cut a piece of paper that was 8 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches and folded it in half.
Next, choose your sentiment. You can use pre-designed ones or create your own using a font on your computer or an alpha die set. This is also a great way to use your stamps if you don’t have a die cutting machine. I created mine in the Silhouette Studio using 2 fonts that I have on my computer. I added in a couple of hearts for some added embellishment.
When I was happy with it, I made sure that I sized it to fit inside my card base and cut it out. I used the gorgeous Anthracite Stardream cardstock. This is a shimmery paper that adds a layer of elegance to a simple card.
I kept the off-cut from my cut file to help me add the letters to my card straight. I used the Zig 2 Way Glue from the shop to get adhesive onto all of the tiny letters. Then I pressed them through the off-cut and then removed my template to have perfectly aligned letters.
Then I decorated the card. I used watered down black acrylic paint and a fine paint brush to create tiny splatters of paint all over the base. Once that dried, I added some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins for added sparkle.
I finished the project off by creating an envelope to go with my card. I started with a piece of the 65# Sweet Tooth cardstock cut to 9 ½ inches by 6 ⅞ inches. I measured 1 ¾ inches from the top and added a line using a scoreboard. Then I measured 4 ⅜ inches from that line and made another score. On the long side of the paper I measured in ⅝ inch and added a score line. Then I folded along all of the lines.
Next, I trimmed the ⅝ inch piece from the top and bottom flaps. You need to leave the center flaps to adhere the envelope together. I cut down a piece of pattern paper to fit into the inside of the envelope and the inside of the flap just for added fun. Then I adhered the edges together using some tape runner.
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