Saturday, February 26, 2011

Meaningful Creations

I am a huge fan of getting cards and letters--nothing makes me feel better than to find a note on my desk at school, or to get a card in the mail.  It doesn't matter what its for...birthday, Christmas, valentine's, weddings, babies, or encouragement.  I love it!

There have been many times that I have spent forever looking for the perfect card for a certain occasion and didn't find what I wanted.  So most of the time I try to make my own card.  Its fun, cheap, AND more meaningful (for the one receiving and the one making!).

Here's how I create a meaningful card:

You will need:

Blank Greeting cards (found at any craft store)
Modge Podge (Glossy or Matte)
Paint Brush (fat and skinny)
Black or Brown Paint (for antiquing)

1. Cut out different colors and textures that stand out to you--then organize based on color.

2. Arrange colors and textures on front of the card and start Modge Podging!  Put a layer of Modge Podge on the card first and then add the picture.  Then paint another layer on top.

3. Let the Modge Podge dry and then come back with your skinny brush and some black/brown paint to outline or smear around edges for an antique finish.

And that's it!  Simple. Fun. Meaningful.

Here are a few examples I came up with:

Everyone loves a hand-made card!  Make one today:-)

Happy Saturday!

Today I'm linking up to:

Saturday Spotlight at Sas Interiors

Show and Tell at Be Different Act Normal

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Newbie Party at Debbie Doo's

Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle


  1. these are so cute! i just spent all afternoon making cards too using fabric but i love this idea!

  2. After spending the past three days staring at photoshop I'm thinking my next project is going to have to be hands on like this, these are too precious!

  3. these are so creative. they look so professional!


  4. Those are super cute. I love Mod podge, so many uses. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  5. So pretty and thoughtful! GReat idea, Michelle!

  6. im so glad i came across your blog :) you have wonderful things on here! seriously- your inspiring! can't wait to read/see more! xo

  7. really cute cards! Thanks for linking with Saturday Spotlight

  8. This is amazing! You have a beautiful blog ;)

  9. love this love this love this!! I'm going to do some of my own. You inspire me!

  10. i want to be in a crafting class under your guidance. love. it.!

    stacey b