Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 17: Hand Decorated Greeting Card
Lunch Box Note
Decorative Name Tag
Thinking Of You Card
Need a quick greeting card? All you need is a blank card (or some cardstock), a couple of cookie cutters, and craft supplies that you probably have lying around the house!
Make one unique card to send to a special person or make a set of matching cards as a gift.
This is a great idea for any holiday: Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day cards especially, lunch box notes or just any time you want to add a little something extra special to a note.
Easy for kids to make too! Making a set of unique greeting cards for grandma or a special aunt or creating a set of can’t be purchased Christmas cards would be a great way to pass a rainy day.
- Blank card/s or cardstock
- Small piece decorative material: glitter, dried floral, decorative sand, tiny shells, tiny confetti, etc.
- Scrapbook paper, fabric, felt, etc.
- Embellishments: beads, buttons, rhinestones, etc.
- Ribbon and trim
- White glue
- Cookie cutters or cookie cutter die cuts
- Cotton swab or paint brush
- White craft glue
- Markers, glitter glue, etc.
- Cards: $1 a package of eight at Dollar Tree or cardstock at about 22 cents and up per sheet.
- Decorative material: on-hand or $1 and up.
- Scrapbook paper: on-hand or 22 cents and up per sheet.
- Embellishments and trims: on-hand or $1 and up.
- Die Cut Embellished: Glue cookie cutter die-cuts (cut from scrapbook paper, felt, fabric, tissue paper, used Christmas cards, etc.) to the front of the card. Then embellish with an outline of dots or dashes around the die cut with glitter glue or markers. Add ribbon, trim, etc. as desired.
- Stenciled: Or simply use the cutter as a stencil and trace the shape of the cutter on the front. Then color in with markers, glitter glue, etc.
- Post Card: You can also use an un-ruled index card to create a decorative name tag.
- Attach a Small Gift: Instead of using buttons & bows to decorate the front of the card, use a small gift: decorative erasers, necklace, earrings, etc. as the embellishment. Cut out a cookie cutter die cut in a shape coordinating with the small gift to be attached (ex: heart shaped locket – use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create a die cut).
- Stamped: Another method of using cutters to decorate cards is to make a potato stamp. You can also make a stamp from Styrofoam or a sponge. Find the instructions at the link listed below:
- Stationary: Glue mini die cuts around the edges or in the corners of a sheet of blank paper to create a border for your own unique stationary.
- Window: Trace a shape on the front of the card and then cut it out with a craft knife to make a window. Place a photo or a 3D sticker on the inside of the card where it shows through the window.
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