Adele: “Hello, it’s me….”
Lionel Ritchie: “… is it me you’re looking for?”
Regardless of which song you love (both!), there’s something about sending a homemade card just because you want to let the other person know you are thinking of them. In fact, sometimes we design a card for someone on a whim without deciding on the greeting or sentiment. As a result, “hello” has become a go-to sentiment for these type of cards.
This card is an example of what happens when you need to stretch your supplies and use up some paper scraps.
For instance, we realized we could make petals out of a heart shape. That thought led to a decision to make a flower out of cardstock. To do this we did the following:
- Choose cardstock for the petals
- Cut out some hearts. In our case, we used a heart paper punch for clean and consistent shapes hearts.
- Round out the pointed ends of the hearts and the top of each side of the heart. We did this by using the punch board on the We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board. You can use scissors to achieve the same effect.
Next, we layered the paper and added a gem to add some sparkle and visual interest.
We cut a shiny green stem from paper that teachers normally use to decorate bulletin boards. We had previously bought this paper from a discount dollar store years ago.
Using a large circle paper punch, we cut out a sun from a brightly yellow embossed paper. We found an old hummingbird sticker in our craft stash and attached it to the card.
We stamped “hello” on some white cardstock and framed the sentiment with some triangle ends from a polka-dot patterned paper. Overall, this helped frame the sentiment and also add more balance to the card.
Overall, we were happy with this card. We got the chance to use up some scrap paper and be creative using paper punches.
Now we need to figure out who to send this “hello” card to!