Monday, February 14, 2011

Wallpaper Heart Note Cards

Recycle wallpaper scraps, and wallpaper samples into fun, heart note cards.  Give sets away for gifts, or use them for mailing notes.

Items you will need:
~ card stock in different colors, or thick colored paper
~ scrap wallpaper
~ craft glue stick or glue
~ stencils or templates
~ scissors
~pencil to trace stencils/templates
~ box of envelopes to match card size

Step 1:  Cut a regular size piece of card stock in half, width-wise.  Then fold each piece over width-wise.  You will have 2 cards.

Step 2:  You can create your card as shown in the photo, with the card opening bottom to top or make it open from side to side.  Measure your card, and cut 1 rectangle of colored paper 1/4 inch smaller than the edges of the card, then cut another piece slightly smaller from the scrap wallpaper.  Glue them as shown in the photo.

Step 3:  Now, with a cookie stencil or handmade template (using any heart shape from the Internet that is right for the size of your card), trace one heart with the same, or coordinating colored paper.  Then cut a slightly smaller (1/4 inch smaller) heart from scrap wallpaper.  Glue them onto the card as shown, in layers.

Step 4:  Allow cards to completely dry.

NOTE:  Instead of hearts, use cookie cutters and stencils for other shapes.  These are so versatile for any occasion or any holiday.

Make a set of these homemade cards, and wrap them with recycled ribbon, twine, string or yarn for gift giving.

Here is a display of several colors we created, by using scrap wallpaper samples from wallpaper books.  We used a set of heart shaped cookie cutters that came in different sizes.

1 comment:

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love these. What a great use for wallpaper scraps! ~Val