July 4th Patriotic Card

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s almost July already! So time to get out the red, white & blue 🙂 I love July 4th, the parades, picnics and fireworks and the remembrance of all the freedoms we still have in this country. So here’s a card that you can easily make to celebrate the 4th! You can also get the paper, just download it from my website by clicking here on Patriotic Paper.

Watch the video below for instructions for the July 4th card or visit my website for written instructions.


A neat saying for Father’s Day Cards

Well, yesterday I put on a Father’s Day card for you to make, and today, I found a neat saying that you can put inside! Since the card had tools on the outside, for the inside you could write (or pick other words to describe your dad’s wonderful traits):

Dad’s Tools
Dependability, Faith In God
Dedication, Stability,
Fairness, Pride

Another Father’s Day Card

Hi everyone, well Sunday is almost here and you still have a chance to make dad a card! Here’s another easy one that takes just minutes, but looks great for dad. You will need Stemma Greatest Father paper, cardstock for the card, tool brads, screw brads, ribbon and adhesive.

Quick Father’s Day Card!

Wow, I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. On June 20th, it’s Father’s Day already! 35 years ago (& 1 week after Father’s Day), my dad got me for a present 🙂

Here’s an easy Father’s Day card that’s kind of cute, really easy to make and takes no special tools. I don’t know why, but this year seems busier than ever, so for me, easy and quick is the best way to go! You can view the video or read instructions further down, although I was at a little bit of a loss explaining some of the steps in writing lol

You will need:
A4 Card
White Cardstock
Graphic 45 “A Proper Gentleman” Paper
Sakura Glaze Pens
1 Mini Gold Brad
Craft Knife
Scrapbook Adhesive
Father’s Day Greeting (stamped or sticker)

Cut white cardstock to for front of card. Take your craft knife and cut a small slit in the top center, about 1″ down. Fold flaps back to form a collar for the shirt.

Take the Graphic 45 Paper, cut a tie shape (easiest way is to start from the corner of the paper so you have the bottom of the tie, then cut up and slanted a few inches so it looks like a little tie. Cut the top straight across.)

Glue the tie onto the front of the shirt with scrapbook adhesive. Make a hole through the tie and place the gold mini brad through to look like a tie pin.

Make a pocket (actually a half pocket) for the shirt by cutting a rectangle out of the white cardstock and cut off one corner. Glue the pocket onto the side of the shirt and then cut a small triangle of the Graphic 45 paper to make a handkerchief sticking out of the pocket.

Make faux stitches around the collar and pocket with a Sakura Glaze Pen.

Glue a Father’s Day greeting to the lower part of the card. That’s it, a cute & fun Father’s Day Card!

Use a Sakura Pen to make faux stitches on the collar.

A Wedding Card

Wedding Card

Have you ever heard of Iris Folding? Well, I hadn’t until a few years ago. Turns out that it’s so easy but looks fabulous. You can go online and look for free iris folding patterns. You will get a pattern, and all you do is lay out ribbon or papers in order (it’s numbered) and tape them down as you go.

This is a bridal shower card I made recently. In fact, I have the privileged of playing the piano at the wedding this Saturday! I’m sorry that I don’t have permission to give you the pattern. I used satin ribbons to make the bells and bow on top. The corners were punched with my southwest corner punch, and the beautiful silver accents are simply peel-off stickers.