Cardstock and Profile

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I made this with intent of making greeting cards.   I liked it so much I use it as my profile for several of my sites. I am sorry I don’t have step by step instructions.

Greeting cards made from card stock, ribbons, and beads.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • textured cardstock
  • craft ribbons
  • stretch bracelet or any stretch bracelet you have on hand
  • light weight cardstock
  • Tacky Glue
  • cutouts from magazine

Instructions:

    1. Fold an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of textured cardstock to make a greeting card.
    2. Choose a shape from a old magazine, book, or copy one from any “free” clip art sites.
    3. Once you have your image (I cut mine out from an old magazine), glue the entire page on to a piece of lightweight cardstock (easier to cut).
    4. Cut out your shape. Now I have my template to be used over again. (Keeping the original picture on the template also reminds me what the shape is). You now use template to make shapes from other papers, cardstock, or chip board.
    5. For my head wrap, I cut different ribbons, making sure that left a inch border on both sides. Each ribbon overlaps to make a seamless look.

Once dry, I turned over the shape and cut off the excess ribbon.

  • Before gluing the shape to the cardstock, I added embellishments. (I had a stretched out the bracelet which I doubled to look like a necklace.) You can add other embellishments to suit your taste.

 

There you have it. A unique handmade greeting to present to family or friends. The only purchase was the textured cardstock. I had all the other materials on hand.

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