Handmade Wedding/Anniversary Card

Greetings Card Crafters!

I’m back to share a handmade card I made for a wedding anniversary.  I got the inspiration from here and here!  There is nothing more heart warming than handing a card to someone (that you paper crafted yourself) and for them to turn the card over to see where you bought it.  Priceless.


I used the below tools and supplies for this greeting card:

  • Black and white cardstock for the card and hearts
  • A heart shaped stencil (I used a 6cm stencil – but you could easily download a template online)
  • Polka dot folder and die cutting machine
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Various shaped stamps (see above picture for inspiration) to make the design around the paper heart bride and groom
  • Stamp ink
  • A few beads and small ribbon bows (I got these from the Dollar Store)


I think it turned out great and the person that received it was so thrilled to learn that it was a handmade card!  This card is memorable for me because it was the first wedding card I created.

I think another fun idea for this type of card would be to switch up the colour schemes.  If you know the colours of the wedding that the couple has chosen one could incorporate these colours into the tuxedo heart, beads/bows, and background stamps.

I seem to be drawn towards white backgrounds.  I just like how the stamps and punched cardstock sit on the page.  I am hoping to break out into more fun patterns this year in 2016 and get a little more wild.


I hope you enjoyed this handmade wedding card.  I would love to see what you have come up with too, so leave me a comment so I can check it out!




Hello Cupcake Handmade Card!

Hey there card crafters!

I crafted this handmade birthday card quite a bit for loved ones in 2015.  It’s simple yet colourful.  You can check out the inspiration for this design here (thanks to the one and only Martha Stewart).  See below for more inspiration and a list of items I used to make this greeting card.


For this cupcake greeting card you will need:

  • Cardstock for the card
  • Colourful (include some glitter please) cardstock pieces (this is a great way to use up smaller pieces of leftover cardstock)
  • 1.25 inch Cupcake punch
  • Teeny tiny heart punch
  • Glue (I love the Martha Stewart glue pen – it’s a Tiffany blue colour but dries clear!)
  • Happy birthday embossing folder (for the variation below)
  • Die cutting machine (for the variation below)


Now punch, arrange, and glue!


Aren’t cupcakes the best?  Well aren’t handmade birthday cards the best?





Handmade Card Zero

Card zero?  No, not at all.  More like the start of something wonderful and the first of many.  This card came about because I just couldn’t justify spending an arm and a leg on another retail greeting card.  There are some cards that I purchased that were close to $15!!  So starting in January of 2015 I set out to make my own personal handmade cards to give to friends and my loved ones.  Since this very first card, I’ve never looked back (…at retail store bought cards).


My 2015 journey was one of finding inspiration and ideas (hello Pinterest!).  I will be sharing a few of my favourite card creations throughout 2015 on this blog before moving onto my new stuff for 2016.

I hope to share with you my new and favourite tools and some card crafters that inspired me.  Overall, my intent is to inspire you!  Gifting something hand-made is the most amazing feeling in the world because it’s completely personal and it comes from the heart.

I hope that you will join me on my cardstock, glitter and glue journey of handmade cards.