Friday, December 8, 2017

Handmade Card Gifts with Shari Acuff

Hello there everyone, Shari here again. Hope everyone's holiday season is off to a good start.

This year I got an early start on my Christmas shopping! I was almost done but couldn’t figure out what to get a couple people on my list. I decided to give them a box of handmade cards, hoping they might like to have a stash of cards to give out all year long.

Using a stamping tool to help with mass production, I made 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) and decorated the envelopes. Then made an envelope box using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. Wrapped it up with a ribbon and added a stamped tag.

White cardstock
8 Chipboard cards
8 white envelopes
4 - 3mm googly eyes
2 action wobbles
12x12 patterned paper or pre-made gift box
Tag and ribbon

Misc pens and markers-
Signo Uniball white pen
Gellyroll moonlight neon pens
Marvy ColorIn Markers
Zig Millennium black 01 pen
Zig Wink of Stella Clear
Copic Markers


I stamped the chipboard cards, white cardstock and envelopes with the Whimsy Doodle Border. I then stamped out the other images onto the white cardstock inside of the doodle borders, 2 of each design. Once all the stamping was done and the was ink dry, I colored the outer circles on the chipboard cards and colored in the images on the white paper. Then cut out the images from the white cardstock at the edge of the outer border line. Glued them onto the chipboard cards with the coordinating dot colors. I also colored the envelopes to match with the cards.

I put them each in plastic sleeves, not necessary but they look fancier that way! And they’ll stay clean and fresh until used. Loaded them up into a box, added ribbon and a tag.

Thanks for looking, hope this will help inspire you to make handmade gifts.
Happy Stamping!

(P.s. The cat really liked the ribbon I used.)