getting crafty … home-made cards

we’ve had a lot of celebrations at pb lately… a wedding, a handful of birthdays, an anniversary and a few things to be thankful for. home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

neither sarah nor i are fans of sentiments and sweet nothings penned by a random staffer at hallmark, so recently we got together for a few crafty hours to have a go at creating some home-made cards ourselves.

i love the thoughtfulness of something home-made. and while it may not look as perfect as a professional, i think our cute creations turned out pretty fabulous, and our friends and family have each loved the gesture.home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

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we picked up blank cards from the craft store, as well as some glue, double-sided tape, glitter, and ribbon. from around the house we also added some cupcake cases, gold stars, lollypop sticks, balloons, birthday candles and twine to add to our crafty stash.home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

for my wedding card, i (badly) drew two rings. my less than artistic sketch didn’t matter so much though, as once it is covered in glitter any wobbly bits are covered (besides, how else will they know it’s home-made?) a gold glitter pen created the bands, with some blue glitter for the diamond. home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made christmas card, home-made birthday cards, peanut buttered blog

we cut up hot pink cupcake cases to create a three-dimensional birthday cake. we added lollypop sticks for candles, and gold stars as the flames. so cute, no? i also used a real birthday candle and gold glitter for the flame on another birthday card.

sarah came up with a gorgeous idea for a three-dimensional card by cutting up a balloon to make a mini-balloon covered in gold stars, with a gold ribbon for the string.home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

for something more chic than cute, we cut up the words ‘thank you’ from another card and pasted it on to create a pop-up look, surrounded by twine tied in a bow. so simple and elegant.home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

sarah wrote out all the greetings as my handwriting is pretty embarrassing (read: non-legible). rather than a regular old ‘happy birthday’ or ‘congratulations on your wedding’, we opted for something a little different. for the cards with our little ‘birthday cakes’ we wrote things like ‘make a wish’, ‘three wishes’ and ‘blow out the candle’. for the wedding card we wrote ‘with this ring…’ – an instantly recognisable part of any wedding, and very sentimental.home-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, wax seal, craft, home-made christmas cards, peanut buttered bloghome-made cards, home-made card instructions, home made christmas card, home made birthday card, waxed seal, peanut buttered blog

i sealed mine with a gold initial wax seal i found in the craft shop. such a classic and gorgeous way to finish off your home-made masterpiece. we loved how these cards turned out and they went down a treat with our friends and family, so sarah and i will be getting together for a christmas card-making day very soon. don’t forget to check your mailbox!

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