January 12, 2010

Crafty cards

I've been bitten by the craft bug! While looking around for something fun to create, I decided on note cards. Here are two varieties I want to try.

Edge-punched cards by Martha

It looks simple enough. Pick out some card stock, pretty paper, and edge punches and create away. The trick is in the measuring to line it up just right. I would add some kind of embellishment to fancy it up a bit.

Monogrammed stationery by Martha

For this one, you'll need card stock, initial stamps and embossing ink and powder. Stamp the monogram using the embossing ink and while it's still wet, apply the embossing powder and pour off the excess. Set the ink with a heating tool, such as a hairdryer. As it melts, it becomes shiny and sparkly.

I need to get to Michael's!
I am thinking that combining both ideas would be perfect :)

P.S. No snow! Flurries were rumored, but I didn't see any.


Erika said...

Oh, I absolutely adore pretty stationary. The Edge-Punched Cards are my absolute favorite!! :)

Kassie said...

You didn't get any flurries in Orlando? My friends in DeLand got some, and we even got some sleet down here! :)

I'maNolaGirl said...

Oooohhhh!!! I love the first one!

Leah @Thinking Out Loud said...

I love these ideas! I'm going to have to try them too.

Have a great night!

Jules said...

I think that either design would look so nice and fancy! If you decide to do it, you have to take pics. I need to work on my crafting skills.

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***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Embossing is one of the most fun things ever!!! I love the look of that notecard though -- I may have to make some of those!! :)

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Those are all precious! Who wouldn't want to get a cute note like that?

Kate said...

I am a little too obsessed with stationary, haha. Love these!

JMay said...

This looks fun, i love arts & crafts!

Just stumbled across you blog and it's so cute, I love the title :-)


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Barefoot in the Park said...

looks fantastic!

Town and Country said...

Great craft project, I have been wanting to try embossing, and this might be a great way to start.

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