Friday, January 8, 2010

Handmade Friendship Floral and Ribbon Note Cards

A few weeks ago, I made a set of these quick and easy friendship theme'd note cards for one of my very good friends who loves handmade cards and paper goods. I was able to make a set of 4 note cards in less than 1 hour.

I used standard size white blank cardstock note cards which I purchased at my local craft store with matching envelopes.

I had a piece of 12x12 striped scrapbooking paper in muted tones that I cut down to size to fit my card front. I had a spool of some olive green sheer 1 1/2" wide ribbon and cut it slightly longer than my card width. I then used glue dots to attach the ends behind my striped paper and then used a glue stick to attach the paper to my card front.

I then got into my flower stash and found these pretty olive green flowers that measure 1 1/2" in diameter. I didn't like the center stem so I removed it and attached a tiny faux pearl in the center of the flower. I used glue dots and affixed them to my card front.

Finally, I had some left-over 3-D embellishments from a few friendship pages that I had scrapbooked a month before and used one on the front of each note card. They were self-adhesive embellishments so that saved me time!

I decided to leave the inside of the note cards blank but I did decide to decorate the envelopes with some floral rub-ons that I had left from another project. Once all 4 cards were completed, I put them in a little box along with a little note about how much I appreciated my friend and our friendship.

Now if you wanted to get fancy with them, you could ink your paper edges, stamp on some wording or add other embellishments. I wanted quick and simple for this project.

I just love easy and quick projects that use up my left-over scrapbooking supplies.

~ Happy Crafting ~


The Old Cupboard Door said...

Shelly, your card is awesome. I bet your friend was delighted with it. I enjoyed reading through your blog. Your play food, felt work, felt heart coasters are all wonderful. Great work! I look forward to seeing what you do next.


Shelly said...

Thank you Willa...I just love visiting your blog. I rarely comment but I have been reading your blog posts since I have started following it.

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