As much as I love making stuff, I often find myself pressed for time when it comes to doing so. Its safe to say that I’ve made my fair share of birthday cards whilst rushing around in the last five minutes before leaving home for said birthday event. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds themselves in this little predicament so I thought I would share some of my favourite five-minute cards to make for those emergency (or not-so-emergency) times.
You will need:
Cardboard (brown or white)
Paper (preferably white)
Scrapbook paper / any patterned paper scraps
Stamps, stickers and washi
Pens (just black is good too)
Glue / double-sided tape
Extra bits (dried flowers/stickers/etc.)
01. / Girly
Use two papers that have the same colours in them. Stick them onto the card and stamp/write the appropriate greeting in the spaces. I added a sprig of dried flowers too with washi tape.
02. / Ombre
I’ve made this card so many times. I usually use paint chips but any paper with colour steps will work. Simply cut strips of the paper in the same size and stick it on. I used pop-up sticky dots to add some interest, but glue or tape would work just as well.
03. / Washi
For this card, pick a few washi tapes in similar colours. Stick them along one side of the card, and add writing or stamps with the appropriate greeting.
Miss Artsy-Crafty was started on a whim of spontaneity, as a blog, in early 2015. I wanted a place to share my thoughts, creations and everything I find beautiful with the world. Due to my love of writing and photography, my blog became the perfect place to do so. Over the past two years or so, I’ve prided myself on curating a blog with original content and it has grown beyond what I ever dreamed for my little corner of the internet, thanks to the continuous support I’ve received from my family, friends and readers alike.
I’ve always been a lover of paper goods and stationery, so when I started thinking that it would be lovely to start creating some products, naturally, stationery felt right.
I’ve spent the past while creating, designing, negotiating, number-crunching and emailing my little business into existence. I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the creative community around me.
The Botanicals Greeting Card Range is inspired by foliage, modern typography (in particular, my own brush-lettering), as well as lovely peach and pink tones. I’ve poured my heart and soul into the creation of these cards, and I’m thrilled to finally be able to share them with you.
It’s been a rollercoaster so far and the ride has just begun.
So, friends, I present you with my greeting card range. I hope you love them as much as I do.
If you’d like to order some, please me an email and I’ll be in touch.