I love to do things with my hands other than type and click. In the kitchen, I love to crack eggs, whisk brownie batter, knead bread, etc. When it comes to crafting, I love to cut paper, use rubber stamps, and tape things together.
It would be great to be able to buy fun supplies all of the time and have a well stocked arsenal, but that just can’t happen. I do my best to make do with what I have on hand- some blank kraft paper cards + envelopes, a pack of construction paper from Target, a few rolls of washi tape, some stamps, plenty of Sharpies… things like that.
So, as long as you have a few pieces of construction paper, a pair of scissors, and a roll of tape (or glue), you can make this card!
[Before we get started, I just have to tell you that I jumped into the world of .gifs this week. I hope you like them as much as I do! I made them for you :)]
One blank card* (I like the kraft paper kind)
Three sheets of construction paper
Double-sided tape or glue
*If you don’t happen to have a blank kraft paper card available, you can totally make your own card out of a separate piece of construction paper!
04 | Lightly trace the outline of the card onto the back side of the strips. Set the card aside, then place double-sided tape all along the edges of the construction paper. Alternately, you could use glue if that’s your thing. IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to tape the pink strip to the yellow strip! I forgot initially, and it’s just trickier to try to do it once the card is attached. Set the card back in place over the tape and press firmly to secure. Remember you’re now working on the back side, so the card should be flipped over as well with the side that opens facing left.