Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Create appealing texture on handmade cards with layered chipboard stickers and a touch of machine sewing.
- Bella Blvd. Finally Fall Collection Papers: Autumn Splendor, Apple Holler, Borders, Cute Cuts, Leaf Pile
- Bella Blvd. Stickers: Finally Fall Collection Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sophisticates Collection Quattrofina Mustard & Apricot Alpha
- Turquoise button
- Sewing machine and threads: bright green, light blue
- Turquoise acrylic paint
- Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots
paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, small paintbrush, non-stick craft sheet, sewing needle, bone folder
Make 5-1/4”x4-1/4” top-fold card from Apple Holler paper; fold with apple side out. Make second card of same size from Autumn Splendor paper; fold with wood grain side in. Set aside Autumn Splendor card until last step.
Cut orange strip from Borders paper; adhere across bottom of apple card. Sew light blue straight stitch along bottom edge of strip.
Paint turquoise border down right edge of card to create look of torn paper; let dry.
Adhere brown journaling sticker to card as shown. Cut smaller Leaf Pile panel; distress edges slightly with scissors blade and adhere to journaling sticker. Adhere green leaf tab sticker to top edge of journaling sticker.
Adhere alphabet sticker sentiment to orange border strip as shown. Adhere Alpha & Bits “give thanks” sentiment above “happy.”
Detail cut cloud from Cute Cuts paper; adhere to layered panel. Adhere tree, pumpkin, and apple chipboard stickers to layered panel.
Sew bright green thread through buttonholes, knotting at back. Adhere button to card with clear dot.
Adhere cards together with apples on outside and wood grain on inside. Firmly crease fold with bone folder.
To make cards that are patterned inside and out, adhere two layers of patterned paper together to approximate the weight of traditional cardstock.
by Michelle Clement for Bella Blvd. (http://www.bellablvd.net/)