Card Making Crafts-Transform a Standard Greeting Card in to Classic Memorabilia

 

With a little bit of creativity and just a few simple steps, you can easily convert any card with a special meaning to you in to an unforgettable card making craft and keepsake for you or your loved ones.  Here is how you do it.

Recently, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with all the fanfare and memories that should be afforded a couple that make it to that point in their loving relationship.  They also loved what I was able to do with the announcement I kept from the happy event when I transformed it in to a crafty keepsake and a marvelous card making craft.

You will need the following supplies:  Please keep in mind that you will need extra rub-on lettering in case you make a mistake and have to redo any of the lettering.  You will also want to pick colors that coordinate with your greeting card as noted below.

Greeting card:  For this project I used my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary announcement. 1 clear acetate sheet:  Must be durable enough that when folded, it can stand up on its own. 1 sheet of decorative scrapbooking paper:  We chose a sheer background with a cream colored floral design. 1 package of letter rub-ons (190 count):  We chose brown to coordinate with the gold anniversary card and cream colored scrapbooking paper. Satin ribbon ½ yard:  We chose a brownish gold color. 1 package of decorative jewelry used for jewelry making:  We chose a gold colored heart shaped pendant with a rhinestone.  The pendant has two openings, which will make it easier to insert the ribbon. Gold cording 1/8  yard Glue adhesive stick 1 package of crafters adhesive foam stickers Scissors Hole puncher 1 card envelope or gift box to protect your card design

Step 1:  Fold plastic acetate sheet in half creating a card base.  Next, center greeting card under your plastic sheet to determine how much of the plastic you want seen once the greeting card is secured in place.  Be sure to leave enough space at the top so that a hole can be punched through the plastic without touching the card underneath.  Remove greeting card and set aside.

Step 2:  Measure and cut scrapbooking paper to cover one side of the plastic.  Next, apply glue adhesive to the back of your decorative scrapbooking paper and position on to the clear plastic acetate in the bottom inside half only.

Step 3:  Apply clear foam stickers to the back of your greeting card, attaching one to each corner of the card.  Once adhesive stickers are secure, carefully insert and attach greeting card to the center of your decorative paper, leaving enough space for a punched hole to be made at the top of the plastic.

Step 4:  Remove and apply rub-on lettering according to package instructions to the top outside area of the clear plastic acetate.  Note: Having your greeting card underneath will help to guide you in placing your rub-on letters.

Step 5:  Using your hole puncher, punch out one hole at the top middle of your clear plastic. Punch a second hole right next to the first one.  Next, fold ribbon in half and loop through the back side of each hole pulling the ribbon up until both ends are even.  Secure with a loose knot.

Step 6:  Thread cording through the heart pendant openings and secure around the ribbon knot.  You are now ready to make a decorative bow, tying the ribbon and allowing the heart pendant to hang loosely as a focal point.  Once your card making project is completed, place your decorative keepsake in a pretty gift box or envelope.  Another idea would be to display your design on a wooden or metal easel.

Linda Johnson is a degreed and experienced crafter and interior/exterior decorating specialist, with years of experience helping friends, family, and clients solve their decorating and craft needs. Linda and her contributing writers invite you to submit your own great ideas for free, and also find tons more craft ideas and decorating projects like this with photos

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Scrap Booking and Card Making are Fun and they Spread Good Karma!

My name is Father Time and I have been writing greeting card verses for many years! I have had many card verses published, and then there were those that my publisher rejected, for whatever the reason. My editor once told me that some of my verses were too “overboard.” Anyway, here is a wonderful friendship verse that you can use!

Good for you, I say, to those who are into scrap booking and making greeting cards! This is a wonderfully therapeutic hobby, both for the hobbyist, and also for those who receive these paper creations as gifts! You make their day, and you spread good karma! Bravo!

IF any of you card making experts, ever create a handful of the same card using one of my fantastic verses, and you feel like spreading some good karma, you can mail me a gift of just one of those cards, for my own edification and satisfaction! This article contains my website information, and through my site you can send a message, and obtain a mailing address, where you can mail the card, and I thank you, in advance, if you end up doing this! You will be likely to receive a gift from me in return!

Here is another gift for you scrap booking and card making hobbyists, and I am happy to announce that I just completed and released an e-book…full of awesome card verses that I have written, as well as awesome quotes from famous people, that folks such as you, can use to put inside (and outside) your own homemade cards!

Friendship:

Cover:

We have been friends for a very long time,

And I just wanted you to know that your friendship…

Means more to me than just about…

Anything!

 

Inside:

Not too many people are fortunate enough

To have an awesome friend like you!

 

Thanks for all of your caring and thoughtful ways,

And for always being there for me!

I appreciate you as a friend, and am glad to have you as one!

In fact, you’re “one in a million!”

My fabulous website http://www.FatherTimePublishing.com is an awesome women-friendly site that has free recipes, free card verses, free quotes from famous people, and free lottery and lucky numbers that just may help you win something! While we’re at it, you can have a 15% discount with the code: SaveNow

My fabulous Online SuperStore also has tarot cards, good luck charms, amulets, love potions, gift items, books about interesting things such as; astrology, and the “meanings” of dreams! You can even get an over-the-phone tarot reading or a reading via e-mail!

There is even a huge home-study course that you can use to learn how to read tarot cards, and then you can use your new found skills to earn extra cash…but that is another article! Greeting cards…Tarot cards…my mind wanders…(sorry)

Well, here are a couple of great friendship quotes from historic people:

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.”

-Evelyn Waugh

So, that is what I wanted to say to you today and Thank You for reading this awesome website where you found this posting! They really know their stuff around here! Please be sure to read some of the other fantastic materials here!

Best Wishes and Many Blessings,

Father Time

Father Time has been a published writer for thirty years and particularly focuses on motivational and self-help writing and speaking! He also has many years of sales experience and writes sales & marketing training and materials. His first love was poetry and card verses, and remains so.

He currently does a lot of writing for hire, especially article marketing pieces for folks who have their own websites to promote.

Father Time has a great Online SuperStore at www.FatherTimePublishing.com and he invites YOU to visit and find something that you like!

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