Card Patterns

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series for a Crochet Heart and Printable #Love Card. Say hello! We don’t make a huge […]

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Didn’t quite get around to holiday cards this year? Don’t feel too bad! How about sending out New Year’s cards instead? I spotted these DIY postcards from Idlewife at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d be perfect!   More New Year’s fun: New Year’s Family Motto New Year’s Eve Poppers Personalized Kid’s Cups […]

We’re now onto the letter C for Candy Canes, in our Holiday ABC series! We’re stitching up a candy cane card with a white pipe cleaner and red thread. I love to hand-stitch cards and have shared a lot of card patterns on the blog. But if you’re never done this before, this is a great […]

I love handmade journals. There’s something about them that calls out… “I’m handmade, write in me”! So to make things super simple, I’ve turned one of my hand-stitched greeting cards into a journal. Now it’s double the handmade! And it fits into a purse or handbag nicely. It’s perfect for Mom, Grandma, or anyone who […]

A few years back, we made really fun giant Valentine puzzles. These were great. Perfect for little hands to help with, cutting and forming the puzzle. I thought this would be fun to do for my children’s friends or classmates, so we made a mini version. This little heart puzzle is simple and fun to […]

I’ve made pop up cards before – these fun Valentine Heart Pop Up Cards. This is a great card for you or your little one to help make for Valentines. Well I’ve got another version of the pop up card. A card that pops out! It’s perfect for creating something different and festive on Valentines. […]

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s how to do it. . . Supplies for Gilding Pumpkins: Gilding liquid (I used Martha […]

Thanks to the folks at Martha Stewart and Plaid, who’ve teamed up to create a power pack of decorative paint and supplies, I received a fun box full of supplies. Right away I headed for these circle sponge stamps, endless possiblitites with these sponges, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more crafts from these. Today I […]

I couldn’t resist stitching up this cute little snowman made of buttons, complete with scarf and orange carrot nose. It’s giving my stitched cards a fun 3D element. Supplies for Snowman Button Card: paper cork board for punching holes punching awl or thumb tack to punch holes embroidery thread cross-stitch needle buttons cardstock paper for […]

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the Woman’s Day special Christmas issue: Best Ideas for Christmas. Here is my set of 3 Christmas hand-stitched greeting cards. Don’t my babies look soooooo pretty?! I even got a fun shout-out and blog mention, squeeee! And they included the instruction for these 3 cards in the back […]

Here’s a few fun projects we’ve crafted in the past for the 4th of July. Have fun celebrating with red, white, and blue! Firework Pom Poms ~~~ American Flag Fruit Jello ~~~ Hand-Stitched American Flag Greeting Card ~~~ 4th of July Fruit Kabobs ~~~ Bubble Wrap Fire Crackers

You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.  It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it.  When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy.  Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper. First, you need to make the paper. Use […]

This Halloween Bat card comes alive with tissue paper wings. He’s making his way to your house to give all a good SCARE! Supplies for 3D Bat Card: cardstock paper cutter black tissue paper – a 3×12 inch piece black art paper white crayon letter stickers 1. Fold your cardstock piece in half to form […]

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a crafting binge – and for my last birthday I asked for a sewing machine. Much […]

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box Greeting Card for you to see just how easy it is. You can follow right […]

I love the beautiful ‘flower girls’ from Elsa Mora, first seen at The Crafty Crow. Ever since I saw them, I couldn’t wait to make one of my own. So we’ve crafted a few of these fancy flower girls onto cards for Mother’s day, inspired by Elsa Mora. Supplies for Fancy Flower Cards: flowers – […]

As Easter is on it’s way, stitch this sweet card to cheer on the Easter Bunny as he hides his eggs! This pattern is fun to stitch and easy to make. It would be great to display in your home or give as an Easter gift to a loved one. Supplies: Everything is available at […]

Sending Your Valentine a Card

by Marie on January 26, 2009

Here’s a few fun Valentine Cards I’ve made in the past for my sweetheart. These would be great to give to your loved ones too, both young and old. Heart Hand-Stitched Card Puzzling Valentine Card Pop-up Heart Card

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom again today. Come on over to Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday to see how I made these fun Snowman Stitched Cards. He’ll keep things frosty this Winter!

Santa Hat Stitched Card

by Marie on November 25, 2008

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s Sleigh is almost on it’s way. Here’s a fun Santa Hat holiday card to hand-stitch for your Season’s Greetings. Or check out the last year’s stitched card of the Christmas Tree. Either would be perfect to create for your family and friends. Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or […]

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