Saturday, 23 May 2009

Tutorial - How To Make A Simple Note Card

I have been thinking of recording a video of me making my cards. For the time being, I hope this simple card tutorial will get you motivated to make your first card. This makes a 10.5 x 15 cm card.
You will need:

A base card (half of an A4 card stock, folded in half)
A pattern paper (cut into 10.5 x 15 cm)
A ribbon (I'm using a 3/8" satin ribbon, about 17.5 cm in length)
Some flowers
A brad
A sentiment of your choice (mine is "Hello" stamped in pink ink on cream coloured paper)
Double-sided tape

Step 1: Stick your double sided tape onto the back of your ribbon.

Step 2: Peel the white paper off the tape and stick the ribbon onto your pattern paper. Fold off the ribbon extras and make sure it sticks onto the back of your pattern paper.

Step 3: Put your brad with its prongs through the flowers.

Step 4: Hold the brad through the flowers and then through the pattern paper.
You might want to use a cutter to cut a small slit on the pattern paper, where the flowers will be.

Step 5: Split the prongs of the brad open until it is flat.
It should secure the flowers onto the pattern paper.

Step 6: Use the double sided tape to stick your pattern paper that has been adorned with the ribbon and flowers onto the front of your base card.

Step 7: Stick the sentiment "Hello" next to the flowers. And you're done!

You can also use stickers, vellum sentiments or printed sentiments if you don't have any stamping materials. This card is blank on the inside, but you can also decorate it if you want.

You can also use inexpensive wrapping paper or any kind of colourful paper you can find to replace the pattern paper. I used an origami paper for this one. :)

Happy crafting!

Congrats to the first commenter! :)

Shemah - Just Press Play


  1. That really is a great tutorial debbs!! :) If video pun mesti best!! :)

  2. that's a simple yet awesome greeting card, debbs!! I want to try also lah!! :)

  3. Hehehe Shem! You chopped! :)

  4. Thank you, Shem! It's difficult to make a tutorial and having to limit the pics. :)

  5. Hehehe...yay! If you think it's simple, that means I've achieved my main objective! :)

  6. Yakan debbs.. kalau limit pics payah sikit.. but your tutorial is still
    really easy to follow for beginners..

  7. I hope Ane can follow too! :) Okay la tu if you think it's easy. :):)

  8. that looks simple, I want to try.. but what is a card stock? :-P *DONT_KNOW*

  9. Ane! :) Card stock is just a fancier name for the regular thick paper. The kind you use as the cover for your college assignment should be fine. :)

  10. Oh okay.. hehe.. Thanks Debbs! :-D LOL card stock is a fancier name than
    regular thick paper.. :-P

  11. No problem, Ane. :)

  12. :* :* :* :* Debbs! :)

  13. :* :* Hi Ane! :) It's pretty quiet tonight.

  14. Hey Debbs, replying to my old comments, don't mind me.. :) am still thinking
    about making a card Debbs, and now that I know what a card stock is, I have
    to buy me some and make an awesome card based on your tutorial! :)

  15. Oh yay Ane! :) I hope you'll make some cards and show us. :)

  16. Haha, I'll show it off if it looks good! if not, then never mind.. LOL

  17. I believe in you, Ane! All you have to do is make sure the colours match. :)


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