paper

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue and abiding love."
-George Bernard Shaw

Lovelies, this should have been one hint that I love making cards from scrap paper and little tidbits that I find. If there is something special that gives me a chance to make a homemade card, I'll take it. There are reasons that would be obvious to make something special for someone, but an any day "I love you," "I'm thinking about you," "I appreciate you," goes a far way to give someone something to smile about. Below are two cards that I made for birthdays. Be inspired to make something pretty for someone you love.

Follow these steps...

[start with the basic papers]

[add some great flare]

[make it personal with your message]

[tie the theme together on the envelope]

 Repeat as necessary...




[a happy working space is always a good thing.]

[the best part should always be your authentic and sincere message to the recipient]

10 comments:

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

So fun! I never would have thought to add the tape, but I love it :)

debbiecutieface said...

this is so adorable and sweet! Homemade cards > store bought, any day!

Ambyr said...

These are super cool. I love the colored/printed tapes that you have. I need to go to the craft store!

xoxo
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vanessa (the gal) said...

LOVE this post Chanel!! We need to schedule a arts n crafts day A-SAP!

Xo, Vanessa

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Christine of Fash n Chips said...

Oh I love this <3

Carly said...

I agree with Vanessa. Look at what the last one started. Hey... that was almost exactly 2 years ago. Also, your cards are amazing.

iheartkiwi said...

Ok, that Happy Day card might just be the cutest thing I have ever seen! Who wouldn't love to get that in the mail?

I have an unhealthy obsession with Japanese masking tape. I love how you used it!

Annabel said...

aww these cards are gorgeous!

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Sierra Parke said...

What kind of paper did you use...regular scrapbook paper or something different? These are so cute! Love em!

Jamie said...

I love these!