|Merry Little Kit by creashens|
Here's how I make them:
- In Photoshop I make a simple illustrated 4x6 inch card design with a white background. It usually has a little picture and a simple message.
- I flatten all the layers and put a thin inner stroke on it. (I use the stroke lines as a cutting guide.)
- When I print, I make sure that the image isn't centered on the paper, but instead is placed toward one end of the paper. That way, I can use the extra to cut a blank page to place in the inside of the card.
- I use my paper cutter to cut out the card cover, cutting inside the black lines so that the paper is a little under 4x6 inches. That leaves a little border around it when you glue it to the cardstock.
- With the leftover white paper, I use my paper cutter to cut another plain white piece of paper that is a little smaller than 4x6 inches.
- Using colored cardstock from my paper scrapbooking stash, I cut a 6x8 inch piece and score it down the center so it folds to 4x6 inches.
- Then I use a glue stick to glue down the paper pieces to the cardstock. For the cover, I glue it down all across the paper. For the inner sheet, I just put a stripe of glue across the top.
- I usually flatten it down really well and sometimes place it under a heavy book for a while.
- I found 4.75 x 6.5 inch envelopes at Michaels, and my homemade cards fit with room to spare.
Here is a card I made over a year ago, that I happened to photograph.
|For The Record by Valorie Wibbens|
And these next two I have the digital files, but didn't photograph the actual cards.
|Daydream Scrapflower collab (Sabee's Creative World element)|
|Piece of Cake by Wish Bliss Studio|
These simple cards are really fun to make, and I'm always pleased to have a handmade card with little effort. And I'm always glad to find use for the paper supplies that I've kept around. Happy card making. And thanks for stopping by!