Thursday, May 5, 2011

Craft: Scrapbook Anniversary Card

Okay so with my husband & I's anniversary 2 days ago, I decided to make him a card. He said we wouldn't spend the money on cards, but I knew he would get me one and I had to have one for him too. So here's what I did.

12x12 scrapbook paper [1 sheet]
8.5x11 scrapbook paper [5-6 sheets]
Spray Adhesive
Tacky Glue

So I started by getting my 12x12 scrapbook paper and the 8.5x11. I put the smaller paper on the back of the big paper to measure and see where to cut the 12x12. As you can see I found the place to cut, and luckily that included the price and label area :P

So I cut like 1.5 inches off of the 12x12? I'm not good at measuring and I usually don't do it, unless it's necessary

Okay so you see the lettering on the8.5x11? I centered both papers, and then folded then. I measured the top fold on the 8.5x11 and then got on Photoshop. I made a new document with those measurements, and found a poem and cute font. I printed it out on my paper, and there you go!

I re centered the papers and got my spray adhesive. I sprayed the back of the 8.5x11 to the back of the 12x12 paper and set it aside to dry.

I got another 8.5x11 paper, a darker brown this time. I cut an inch off, but really I had to cut this later, so only .5 inch is all you need. I started folding it accordion style.

My second love, gorilla glue, this is where you come in! So, after I finished all the folding I glued the ends together with the Gorilla Glue and let it dry. Do you see my night time super power juice? Yup, the pepsi, it give me super crafting strength.

I'm sure you have no idea what you're looking at, but you see that weird looking thing there? Well that's the thing we just folded and glued. Here's where I had to cut it in half because of my measuring. So, after figuring out how to flip it down to make the corners meet, I used that spray adhesive again and glued the corners together. There's also a picture towards the bottom of the picture. I used another 8.5x11 card stock and printed a picture of my husband & I on it. I cut it out with funky scissors in a circle to sit on top of the folded thing. [nope, I don't know what it's called]

I used the same color paper for the inside of the card and printed out "Happy Anniversary" in Photoshop again by measuring. I used my funky scissors again to cut it out to size.

So I glued my folded thing, text I just printed, and 2 little bows to the front of the card. It's still a little bare though.

What am I doing with these ugly shaped circles you ask? Well it's going to be pretty, I promise. I used Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible tutorial {here} for her pink flower. She's awesome, if you're not following her.. go do it now! lol, you don't know what you're missing!

. Told ya it'd be pretty. I added a button to the center of the flower. Here's my finished card. The front anyways. My husband though the folded thing with the picture looked like a Reese's cup, so that's what it is now.

The inside of the card. I wrote a little message on the bottom part. He loved it! He also loved that I made it all. Guess how much I spent on it? Less than $5 and that was for mostly for the $3.99 pack of 8.5x11 cardstock. The big paper I used, I bought 3 and they were $.17!

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  1. That turned out so nice! I just love the flowers that you put on the front. Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday! :)

  2. Hello! Very nice card. Visiting from the Homemaker on a Dime Crafty Blog Hop. I've added your button to My Button Collection page. I'm also a new facebook follower.

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  3. Thank you Kelly! I'm originally from Indiana :o)


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