3-D Mom Card

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This Mother’s Day card will take a little extra time to complete, but it will be worth your time! It has a 3-D effect because you will be adding a little extra to the flower.

You will need:

2 sheets of paper with flowers and leaves ~ they must  have the same design!

Small foam adhesive dots

Double-sided tape

4 gold mini brads

1 mini spiral clip

Sheer gold ribbon

Beige cardstock

Red cardstock

Scissors

Glue stick

Gold Glitter Glue (optional)

Black Pen or Clear “MOM” sticker

 

Directions:

Cut a rose or other flower from patterned scrapbook paper.

Cut out another flower exactly the same from the second sheet. Now pick out 5-6 flower petals and cut them out. Using foam dots, adhere the cut petals right on top of the matching flower petals on your first flower. After they are all put in place, use gold glitter glue around the edges for an elegant touch. Lay the flower aside to dry. (You can see the 3-D effect below on my finished card.)

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Use a beige piece of cardstock or a premade card and have the fold on top.

Cut a red piece of cardstock slightly bigger than your beige card and adhere to the back of the beige card.

Cut a piece of sheer gold ribbon  the width of your card plus 4 extra inches. Using the edges of your card as a guide, fold the ribbon back and hold it in place with 2 gold mini brads on each side. Use double-sided tape to affix the ribbon to the front of your card. (If the prongs or the brads show through the ribbon, carefully cut them back using scissors or a wire cutter.)

Make a tag out of red cardstock, either cutting it by hand or using a die-cut. Place a gold spiral clip at the top and adhere to the left front of the card with foam adhesive tape. Write “MOM” on the tag or use a clear sticker.

After the glitter glue is dried on your flower, adhere it with foam tape to the top right of your card. Now glue the leaves that you cut earler on either side of the rose. You can use a pencil to curl the edges of the rose petals a little if you want.

This card does take a little longer with all the cutting and letting the glitter glue dry, but your mom sure will think it’s extra special!

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Baby Congratulations

Baby Congrats

Baby Congrats

This sweet baby card is just perfect for welcoming a baby! You will need:
 
5 x 5 card
2 silver photo corners
1 baby feet charm
Baby sentiment stamp
2 silk flowers
Button
Small piece of craft thread
Fiskars Threading Water Edge Punch
Orange Ink Pad
Brown Ink Pad
3 types of coordinating peach/teal patterned paper
1 small piece of plain peach paper
Glue Stick, Liquid Craft Glue
 
Instructions:
Cover the front of a 5 x 5 card with striped patterned paper.
 
Cut a dotted piece of patterned paper, 5″ wide x 3″ tall and glue to the front of the card.
 
Cut a peach piece of paper just a tad smaller than the dotted paper, punch the edge that will be on the right side of the front of the card with a Fiskars edge punch. Stamp a baby sentiment on the left side with orange ink and place a photo corner on two of the edges to frame the sentiment. Glue that to the dotted paper.
 
Cut an oblong piece of patterned paper, 1.5″ wide and 5″ long. Glue this piece to the right side of the card, but don’t cover up the decorative edge on the peach paper.
 
Ink along the edges of the card with brown ink.
 
Place several layers of silk flowers together to make a flower. Thread some craft string through the button, place the baby feet charm on the string and tie a small bow. Attach the button to the flowers with glue. Glue the whole flower to the front right of the card.
 
This cute card will be a keepsake for any new mom & dad. Happy Crafting!

 

Stop by my website for more fun & free greeting card patterns! http://www.dinglefoot.com/how-to-make-a-handmade-greeting-card/

Belated Birthday Birdie Card

Birdie Belated Birthday Card

 

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This sweet birdie is wishing a friend a happy be-lated birthday. You will need:

Red Card

Birthday or matching patterned paper

Small piece of blue paper

Small piece of beige paper

2 brads

paper flower

red ink pad

iridescent snowflake embossing powder

gold embossing powder

Double Scroll Stamp

Birdie Stamp

Glaze Embossing Pens (Blue, Green, Yellow)

Red Chalk

Pop Dots & Glue Stick

Red pen to write greeting

Instructions:

Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than card front. Stamp a double scroll in red ink- length ways towards the left side of paper and emboss with iridescent embossing powder.

Adhere a red paper flower with a pop dot.

Stamp Birdie on a beige piece of paper and emboss with gold embossing powder. Color in the birdie’s head & body with blue ink, the wings with green, and the beak with yellow. Cut a rectangle around birdie and chalk the edges with red chalk. Adhere birdie slightly over the flower with a pop dot.

 

birdie-chalkedMake a small greeting tag with the blue & beige paper and place a brad on each end. Adhere greeting to the bottom front of card with pop dots.

For the inside of the card, stamp a birdie in red to one side. Make corners by cutting out triangles from your left over paper and write a greeting “hope you had a “tweet” day” with your red pen.

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