My life has always seemed busy.
Giving birth to two children and adopting a sibling group of three more.
Homeschooling for 19 years with four more to go.
Church ministry and activities, sports and music lessons.
Caregiving for elderly parents.
After years of 24/7 commitment to my family, I am now spending my time juggling between homeschooling our two youngest children, being present for our adult children and pursuing blogging full time.
As much as I love giving homemade cards it just isn’t happening for me in this stage of life.
I ended up with just a few minutes left at the end and I whipped up these cards in a flash.
They are perfect for the crafter yet easy enough for the novice.
Want to give them a try?
First you need to buy some 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. This pack was on sale after Christmas last year at Michael’s and I snatched it up for pennies. You can use solid colors, but I love patterns.
Here are the rest of the supplies you will need.
The ribbon was also purchased after Christmas at various craft stores.
I got the double sided tape at the dollar store. Choose tape based on the width of the ribbon.
The large pop dots were bought with a 50 percent off coupon.
Guess what? The wooden craft doodads were on sale after the holidays, too. Imagine that!
Cut your cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).
Fold or score the paper in half.
Add a strip of double sided tape horizontally across the middle (or vary it and create some that are vertical). I just eyeball this. I don’t measure.
Lay the ribbon on top of the tape.
Trim the ribbon even with the sides.
Add a large pop dot to the back of the wooden embellishment.
Center your snowflake (or other embellishment) and you’re done.
You can use any kind of ribbon you like. I happen to have a rather large ribbon collection.
Be creative with your use of embellishments. Try a sticker backed with cardstock or use buttons or silk flowers.
You can translate this idea to any season or occasion for a homemade card. Change up the ribbon, cardstock and embellishment and you’re ready!
These cards might require a bit more postage because of the weight. Check with the post office to be sure if you are mailing them.