July 2, 2012
Crafts, Holidays, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Summer
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
Ordering blank single side Fourth of July cards can be expensive, but when you make them yourself, it’s less expensive and you can tailor them the way you want. It’s also much more enjoyable to make the cards at home. They’re super-easy to make, require very few materials and are much prettier than many store-bought items.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Cut the white cardstock to the size you want the card to be.
Step 2. Adhere firework paper to each piece of cardstock, then trim off the excess.
Step 3. Measure out another piece of white cardstock that is slightly smaller than your base card.
Step 4. Center the second piece of cardstock, then using Mod Podge, adhere it on top of the first piece.
Step 5. Use a bit of Mod Podge to attach red, white and blue embellishments along the bottom of the card. I used a section from Fourth of July garland.
The great thing about these cards is that you can use them as invites, menu cards, ingredient cards or place cards. The possibilities are endless!
July 2, 2012
Contests, Free Stuff Friday!!
Congratulations to RobinM & Barb Adams who were randomly selected as our Free Stuff Friday winners and will receive Mod Podge Rocks! Decoupage Your World Book and a Mod Podge Starter 5pc Pack.
Mod Podge is the original all-in-one sealer, glue and finish. Perfect for wood, paper, fabric and other porous surfaces, such as terra cotta, plastic foam, and candles, it’s quick and easy to use. As a glue, it dries clear and holds tight. Non-toxic with a soap and water clean up makes it great for kids. As a sealer it protects acrylic paints, stains, decoupage and fabric. Leaves a soft finish. The Mod Podge Starter Set 5 pc has Sparkle, Original Gloss, Original Matte, Outdoor, and Paper Matte. Have fun trying your hand in a number of projects. From paper to fabric, your’re sure to enjoy them all.
The winning answers to “Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? What was it?” were…
“Yes, when I was very young and it had to do with the Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz and Wonder Woman saving me in her invisible airplane…haha” – RobinM
”I often dream about a big house with lots of really nice bathrooms, but I can’t use any of them because there are always other people in there–just hanging around. Then I wake up because I really have to use the bathroom!” – Barb Adams
July 2, 2012
Baking & Treats, Cardmaking, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Summer
By Guest Blogger Suzanne.
Hey everyone! I’d like to share a gift & party idea project that came together fairly quick. It’s a Fourth of July themed treat bag and coordinating card. The card was really quick and easy to create.
The base is a piece of kraft carstock that I’ve rounded (all edges) with a corner rounder tool. The center of the card is actually a manila shipping tag that is covered with canvas fabric and cotton batting. I glued the tag to the batting and sewed the canvas fabric on top.
I must admit, the fabric tag isn’t my original idea. The very talented Tammy Tutterow posted a tutorial giving step by step detail on how to dye muslin fabric (this step was included) and I was inspired to give this portion a go! I’m so glad I did because the fabric tag adds so much texture to the card! The star was cut from a piece of Fourth of July themed Reminsce paper that I had to “grunge” up a bit with Colorbox Cat’s Eye Chalk inks (Chestunut Roan and Creamy Brown) so that it would match the other papers. All rosettes were created using coordinating printed papers and the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. To finish, I added a coordinating button, Ideaology for Tim Holtz memo pin, date stamp at the bottom and that’s it!
I cut the bag with the Tags Bags and more Cricut cartridge using the window option. The clear window is simply a piece of transparency cut to size and taped on the inside. The “banner” is simply a strip of printed paper that I’ve backed with a piece of canvas fabric to add texture.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this project and been inspired to make some gift-giving/party items as well!