Making cards is one of my very favorite crafts. Not only does it provide a quick and easy creative outlet, handmade cards are sure to brighten the recipient’s day! Let’s get started making these cute bunting cards.
- Scrapbook Paper
- Blank Cards
- EK Tools Paper Craft Punch: 2 Point Flag Shape (this thing is awesome!)
- Sew Easy Paper Stitching Piercing Tool
- Sew Easy Needles
- Piercing Mat (Any type of foam craft mat is a huge help in making this work!)
- Baker’s Twine
- Double Sided Tape
Step 2: Use the Sew Easy piercing tool and a crafting mat to create perforations along the top of each flag. After doing this project a couple of times, I think it is easier to put the piercing tool down where you want the holes to start (so you won’t have extra perforations).
Step 3: Using a needle and baker’s twine, begin ‘sewing’ along the perforations. I started with my needle under the flag and came up through the first perforation. You should be able to create two stitches using four perforations.
Step 4: Again, bring the needle under the next flag and up through the first perforation on that flag. Do this for all the remaining flags. As you are adding flags to your bunting, think about how you would like them to lay. Regardless which flag is over or under the next, just make sure your middle flag is on top so it is the focal point.
Step 5: You can make the background of your card however you’d like, but I have some tips! I start with pre-made cards in a neutral color because it saves me so much time and you can’t beat the price. Then I adhere a piece of pretty paper to the front of the card and use a paper trimmer to trim it down to size. This process really speeds up my card-making and let’s me get to the fun stuff more quickly.
Step 6: Speaking of fun stuff, now you get to embellish! I just added a cardstock sticker to the front of my card, but I would really love to see one of you use some fun glitter on these handmade cards!
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Katie is the creative mind behind lemonjitters.com, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.