Jun 10, 2013

How to Make a Greeting Card

A lot of people overlook the importance of a greeting card when they are purchasing gifts for friends or loved ones.  I want to demonstrate how the greeting card can be a particularly significant part of a present.  In some cases, the greeting card can become the actual gift.  A craft artist can make many different types of cards because there are so many styles to create.

Paper bag cards are the best, and I just love them.  There is just so much that can be done with this simple item.  Since paper bags are inexpensive, a craft artist can literally make a masterpiece for just pennies on the dollar.  Paper Bags are also handy and versatile in that tags and letters can be stored in the open end of the bag.  In previous projects, I have decorated my paper bag cards with lace, paper flowers, fancy buttons, and ribbon.  They have always been a big hit with my friends and family.  I often give my paper bag cards away as gifts.

Jun 9, 2013

How to do Crafts and Make a Greeting Card Template

I recently made a double card that has an outer card and an inner card.  It was very easy to make and it is a great alternative to pop cards.  All you need for this project is card stock paper, scrapbook paper, seam binding, and your choice of embellishments.

Seam binding was used to hold the card together with a bow.  To make sure the bow does not work itself part, I stitched a button straight through the bow to secure this item.  I tied the string off and put a little bit of tacky glue on the knot.   In addition, I also dabbed a little bit of tacky glue on the edges of the seam binding.  This will keep it from coming apart in the future.

This greeting card template can be used in so many ways.  The design can be used for birthday wishes cards, personalized cards, Mother's day cards, and Christmas cards. 

Happy Crafting and God bless, Chan

These double cards are a great alternative to pop up cards. 
I added paper roses to the front of the card.

A friend gave me this stamp.  I thought it worked very well in this card. 
Here is the bow that holds the card together.  This is also secured with a button that I threaded thru the bow.
Happy Crafting to You!!

Jun 5, 2013

How to Do Crafts

A while back, someone recommended that I do a trailer video for my Youtube channel. I finally got a chance to produce one today. In the video, I give viewers a general idea of what my channel is about. I think it was a very good suggestion and I want to share this with all my fellow crafters.