Friday, May 17, 2013

i ♥ cards : three easy cards

I want to make this a weekly feature where I showcase how to make cards.  This week, I made three happy birthday cards with just a few supplies and less than an hour:
- (3) A2 sized cards (these are from the Pebbles card pack)
-  scrap strips of paper
-  happy birthday stamp
-  pink ink pad
-  washi tape
-  brads
-  twine
-  adhesive tape gun and foam tape
-  extra small hole punch
 Card ♥ #1 - Banner Card
- Cut strips of paper in varying widths and lengths.
- Make the banner shape by cutting a small triangle from one end of the strip.
- Layer the banners against the left edge of the card overlapping some.
- Add stamped "happy birthday".
- Add brads and twine.

Card ♥ #2 - Pennant Card
- Cut small triangles from patterned paper.(I used Dear Lizzy Neopalitan collection from American Crafts) and mat triangles with a coordinating paper.
- Attach pennants to card base using foam tape for dimension.
- Add washi tape to the bottom edge of the card.
-  Stamp happy birthday and attach to a strip of paper cut into a banner.
- Tie twine and add a brad.

Card ♥ #3 - Pinwheel Card
- Stamp "happy birthday" and attach to a paper strip cut in a banner shape.
- Add washi tape to the bottom edge of the card.
- Tie twine to the top of the card.
- Add pinwheels to card using foam tape.

Making Pinwheels

- Cut (2) 2"x2" squares for the pinwheels.
Make sure to use double sided paper for the pinwheels. Both sides of the paper will show.

- Cut from the corners towards the center (be careful not to cut all the way through and leave enough space to make a hole punch).

- Using an extra small hole punch, punch a hole on the same side of each triangle you have created and a hole in the center.

- Fold down the corners to match the hole in the center.

- Add a brad through the holes and you have an easy peasy pinwheel.

You can win this birthday card set (it includes matching envelopes) by becoming a follower of ihearthello or by simply commenting on this post.  Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to make some cards this weekend.

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