Why buy a card for less than a dollar when you can spend a ton of money and time making your own?
Because I love handmade gifts and appreciate when someone goes through the effort to make a card.
Card making is something that I have never been able to do well but I am determined to improve.
I used my Cricut but I am sure you could just cut out the shapes if you don’t have one. I made the window frame on Inkscape with basic shapes.
Here’s what I used.
Cardstock – I think it all was 60lb (not sure where they get that weight) but I’m not really sure because it didn’t say on the package. I just guessed.
9″ x 5″ red, plaid or any color. I made a bunch of different colors. The cut out was centered on the right. It measures 2.83″ x 3.41″. The size was determined by the size of the window frame because it had to be the right size for it to be glued over it.
4″ x 3.37 blue for the scene. Again, this could be any blue or even black.
3.37″ x 3.82 White for the window frame.
After I cut the pieces out, I used a rubber stamp and white paint to stamp and then paint the scene.
I let it fry and glued it all together. I always get glue everywhere. No matter how much I try, I cannot keep the glue from making a mess. I have tried glue dots but that was a disaster.
I added some embellishments on front. I bought them at Michael’s.
I printed out a snazzy saying on my printer and cut it to size. It probably would have looked better with a border.
I did a different spin on the card for my daughter and her two boys. They love the Sans and Papyrus characters so I put that as the creepy scene.
I find card making is a lot harder than it looks.