My grandma likes being crafty, but is limited to what she can do, and the tools she has. She is also from the generation that still sends cards, I love that! I tried to find her a simple kit that she could make easy DIY cards with, one that she could put together as a craft but I couldn’t find one, so I made my own!
I am going to show you how to make one yourself, to give as a gift for someone kind-of crafty in your life, or just for you! Follow these simple directions and in no time at all, you will have a pretty little set of 12 easy DIY cards, ready to assemble and send.
Supplies needed to create your own easy DIY cards:
- Jewelry Gift Boxes
- Crinkle Cut Paper Shred
- Textured Cardstock
- Cardstock- White Polka
- White Cards and Envelopes
- Darice Jute Cord
- Darice Happy Birthday Tags
- Felties Cupcake Stickers
- Scallop Circle Punch
- 2″ Circle Punch
Begin by preparing all of the elements for the card kit, the Felties stickers come in a pack of 12, so I chose to make my gift set a pack of 12 cards.
Then, count out 12 cards and envelopes for the kit.
Next punch 12 scalloped circles from pink cardstock.
And 12 circles from polka dot kraft cardstock.
I use nesting circle punches a lot in my craft projects, especially with cards! They add a simple frame for any card element. This project can be adapted to fit any of the many Feltie stickers, with any color combination of cardstock that you choose.
Cut twine into 12″ sections, and attach to the “Happy Birthday” tags using the pre-set eyelets on the tags. (No stamping involved here!) Make 12 tags per kit.
Add some shred to the bottom of a 6 x 8″ jewelry box.
Place all of your prepared elements into the gift box.
Add a glue stick, a nice pen, or even a book of stamps to the box.
You could choose to assemble one of the cards as a visual example.
To assemble the cards:
Step 1. Adhere the kraft circle to the scalloped pink circle.
Step 2. Adhere the nested circles to an A2 card base.
Step 3. Lay the jute-tied tag across the center of the circle with the tag on the right hand side.
Step 4. Remove the sticker backing from the Feltie cupcake. Place the cupcake over the jute, next to the knot in the tag, centering the cupcake in the circle.
Step 5. Tie a knot in the jute on the left hand side of the cupcake, and trim excess jute.
That’s it for these easy DIY cards!
I think this is a fun little assembly-only project, perfect for a crafter of any age or level.
Or, you can just follow the card directions and make these easy DIY cards for yourself! I’ll never tell.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).