Handmade Greeting Card

May 26, 2020

Anita works at Gadsbys by day and makes things like handmade greetings cards when not at work. This is one example, of a recently made card.

Advanced level

This card is for the advanced level card maker. It features a hexagon with iris folded rainbow coloured strips of paper.

How to make it…

Cut a hexagon aperture out from card. This can be die cut or any aperture card can be used that are ready made.

Obtain an iris folded pattern from the internet. There are quite a few shapes to choose from.

Cut strips of paper 2 or 3 cm width. Fold over one third at the length to create a nice folded edge.

Lay the strips down following the template and secure with invisible tape. You will be working from the back so tape will not show at front. Finish off with gem stone in the middle. Holographic card could be used as an alternative.

Handmade Card

Inside the card…

The inside of the card can be decorated also.

This one features a pop out decorated with matching papers and die cut bees for embellishments.

handmade card inside

Gadsby’s sell all of the art & craft materials and supplies necessary for creating craft pieces like those created by Anita.

You have to supply the craft skills, the artistic eye and the dedication to make the pieces you love. It takes time but is great fun and the people who receive the cards etc know that they have received a unique piece made for them alone.

Anita is a member of the Gadsby’s team. She has a wide knowledge of the crafts products and materials sold by Gadsby’s both from the perspective of an advisor in the shop and, for many of the products, from personal use too.

Please note that this is not a service that Gadsbys offer to clients – just an example of the private work done by one of the highly skilled and knowledgable Gadsby’s team shown for your interest.

 

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