Monday, May 13, 2013

Scrapbook Paper Cards plus Discount Code!

Somehow, I came to own a bag full of scrapbook paper.  I don't exactly remember the chain of custody, but I am the final owner and honestly, don't scrapbook a whole lot.  But, there it sits among my other unused craft supplies, so I figured I would dig into it this week and see what I could make.  An obvious choice was a pair of Mother's Day cards, for mom and mom-in-law.  While I used these for Mother's Day, they would make lovely cards for any occasion!

You will need:
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Elmer's glue
  • Extras: felt, ribbon, washi tape, whatever is pretty that you have lying around!
First, take a full sheet of scrapbook paper and fold it in half.  Draw your design on and cut it out, making sure you keep the two halves connected on the seam!

Next, it's all about layers.  First, cut out colored pieces of scrapbook paper to create interest, and glue them on.
Some green ground for the house to sit on, a colored roof and base, an entry hole, and some foliage

Then, add some ribbon for texture.
I added a bow and two strips of purple ribbon at the top of the bird house
Finally, add your felt for your last layer.  You can use the felt flower tutorial from my wreath post if you want to add a flower.
I decided to add an extra bow, too :)

If you use slightly different materials, the general principle here is that you go from lightest to heaviest material as you build your layers.
The rose on the tea cup is actually made from 7 layers of colored paper!

Ta da!  I made a tea cup and a bird house for Mother's Day, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out!  Any other shapes or ideas you would make?

PS, remember that bow t-shirt I made?  Well, the lovely Les Femmes Velours whose t-shirt inspired the post are offering a 50% presale discount through Friday!  Just use the code PRESALES50 :)


  1. Amazing DIY!
    Hi, you have a very nice blog!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Have a great day!

  2. This is so cute! I have a ton of scrap book paper but I do scrap book. Just not often. I'm way behind in documenting my son's lives in their scrap books!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  3. These are SO adorable! I bet your "moms" loved them! :)
    I find myself with so much scrapbook paper and stickers I'm not sure how I accumulated them. It just happens! haha. I'm finding it to be a great use for cards. And saves so much money since we already have scrapbook paper handy! :)



  5. They are both so lovely, but the cup one is my favorite: it's the most adorable thing ever :) You should scrapbook more often :)

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

  6. Those came out SO cute! Love the little bird :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. The birdhouse is so fun!! Love little birdies!

  8. wow, I adore this work!!!! Amazing, seriously!!!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra


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