DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

For those of you who craft your own holiday cards, it’s already time to get started. It’s always good to give yourself plenty of time to create and address them and the slight lull between Halloween and the week of Thanksgiving is usually when we try to get started. That way, they’re ready to mail out come December. The design in this tutorial features white embossing combined with white hand embellished vine details to create a one of a kind holiday card. You could even add a photo to the back of the card or simply write a note if you have more to say. We hope that this project inspires you to dream up and make your own holiday card this year! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

PeaceCard Final DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

PeaceCard Final 2 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Materials

Peace on Earth Holiday Greetings Stamp

Mod Holly Return Address Stamp

Banner Rubber Stamp

Frost White Stamp Pad or Embossing Stamp Pad

Olive Stamp Pad

White Embossing Powder

Embossing Heat Tool

5.5″ Square Cards,  in Chartreuse

5.75″ Square Envelopes, in Pure White

Calligraphy Starter Kit

Dr. Martin’s White Ink

Vintage Holiday Postage

PeaceCard Step1 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step One: Stamp your holiday message (we used our Peace on Earth Holiday Greetings Stamp) in white ink in the center of a 5.5″ square card.

PeaceCard Step2 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Two: Immediately after step one, before the ink dries, pour white embossing powder over the stamped image. Heat set the powder using a heat embossing tool. For a step by step video on embossing, please watch the tutorial found here.

PeaceCard Step3 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Three: Next, let your imagination go wild! Embellish around the greeting with vines and berries using white ink and a pointed calligraphy pen. While this ink is our favorite for its opacity, you could also use a white gel pen if you prefer.

PeaceCard Step4 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Four: Stamp your return address on the back flap of a 5.75″ square white envelope. We used our Mod Holly Return Address stamp with olive ink to coordinate.

PeaceCard Step5 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Five: As snail mail lovers, addressing the envelope is half the fun for us. When we found this cute banner stamp, we knew exactly how we wanted to use it! We stamped it on the lefthand side of the envelope front and let it dry. Then, we added the addressing in a darker green ink (this was custom mixed from gouache paint) to add dimension and pull the whole design together.

PeaceCard Final 3 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Add vintage postage and any additional photos or messages and send them off to your loved ones!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Seasonal Stationery: Father’s Day Cards, Part 2

As promised, I’m back with a few more favorite Father’s Day cards! It can be a real challenge to find the perfect card for my dad and husband each year. Neither one of them fall into your typical Father’s Day card stereotypes of beer cans, fishing lures, or golf clubs, so instead I often look for a card with a simple greeting or sweet emotional sentiment. But those are often my favorite cards anyway, so it always works out!

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1. Cardtorial; 2. Thimblepress; 3. Moglea; 4. E.Frances Paper; 5. The Paper Cub; 6. Ladyfingers Letterpress

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7. Ferme à Papier; 8. Printerette Press; 9. Fugu Fugu Press; 10. Egg Press; 11. Hennel Paper Co.; 12. Sycamore Street Press

Lots more Father’s Day cards in the Market List right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: Father’s Day Cards, Part 1

Each year, I always find myself scrambling to round up Father’s Day cards in the middle of NSS recaps. Despite my timing issues, Father’s Day is actually incredibly important to me. I was primarily raised by my father, who taught me pretty much everything I know about life, family, and even design, and I’m lucky to be married to an incredible man who also happens to be the most amazing father to our sweet little girl. So today I’m taking a quick break from recaps to bring you two posts full of awesome Father’s Day cards!

2014 Fathers Day Cards Part1 Seasonal Stationery: Fathers Day Cards, Part 1

1. Hello!Lucky; 2. Hammerpress; 3. 9th Letter Press; 4. Dear Hancock; 5. Grey Moggie; 6. Emily McDowell

2014 Fathers Day Cards Part2 Seasonal Stationery: Fathers Day Cards, Part 1

7. McBitterson’s; 8. Idlewild Co.; 9. Betsy Ann Paper; 10. Sugar Paper; 11. Rifle Paper Co.; 12. Banquet Atelier & Workshop

I’ll be back with a few more Father’s Day cards in just a bit – and you can also find lots more in the Market List!

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DIY Tutorial: Mother’s Day Recipe Box

Today, we’re using decoupage – one of the most basic skills in the DIY arsenal – to create a charming recipe box perfect for Mother’s Day (or to give as a lovely hostess gift). This project elevates a simple unfinished recipe box available from most any craft store with beautiful decorative paper and a little hardware. Fill it up with matching tabbed dividers and your favorite recipes, or think outside the box (no pun intended) and load it up with cherished photos. – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 8 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 6 300x450 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe BoxDIY Recipe Box OSBP 7 300x450 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 1 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

Materials
unfinished wooden recipe box
decorative paper or gift wrap
pencil
scissors
decoupage glue
paint brush
craft knife
card holder hardware
screwdriver

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 2 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

Step One: Begin by tracing each side of the box onto the wrong side of the decorative paper. Cut them out.

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 3 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

Step Two: Decoupage each piece of decorative paper onto the recipe box with glue and a paint brush.

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 4 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

Step Three: Once the glue had dried, use a craft knife to carefully cut through the paper to allow the top to open.

DIY Recipe Box OSBP 5 DIY Tutorial: Mothers Day Recipe Box

Step Four: Install the card holder hardware on the center of the front.

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Seasonal Stationery: Mother’s Day, Part 3

It’s almost May – eeek! – which means we have just enough time for one final Mother’s Day card round up! In case you missed them, you can find the previous installments right here, and of course lots more to browse over in the Market List!

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1. Night Owl Paper Goods; 2. Wednesday; 3. Hello Small World; 4. Fine Day Press; 5. The Paper Cub; 6. Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Lots more Mother’s Day cards in the Market List right here!

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