Hi, all! Has the Pandemic got you staying home and wanting to craft more? Teri here with a couple of “easy to make” handmade cards for essential workers, as well as the essential people in your life!
These cards are a great way to thank those workers out there, who continue helping others. They are also a fun way to make the essential people in your life smile… with a Pandemic twist!
Create the Essential Card Elements
Start by cutting three of the same “Smile” words from cardstock. Use your markers to add a little color to one of them. I wanted an artsy look so I covered it with light blue and then added some darker blue coloring to the bottom.
Stack the words up and adhere them together and then onto the mat. Rather than using a dot over the “i”, use a sequin or gem!
Stamp and die-cut a couple of critters with masks on. Color them in with markers.
Adhere a panel of patterned paper onto a top folded card. Temporarily set the die-cut word onto and stamp an additional sentiment onto the card. Permanently adhere the die-cut to your card with 3D Foam Strips. These are great because you can cut them up to fit your word perfectly.
Add your stamped critters to your card. Use foam to make one of them pop.
Complete the card by adding some adhesive hearts and flock, as well as some additional sequins.
Essential Card Take 2
You can easily change up the design of your card by using different stamped critters. Here I used three different critters as opposed to just frogs.
Remember, if you don’t have a stamp of a critter with a mask, try improvising. Find a critter stamp and then draw a mask onto it with a pen. Simply draw a rectangle and add a few strings to it. The sky is the limit when it comes to creative possibilities!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to make some cards of your own!
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- 3D Foam Strips Large White
- 3D Foam Squares White Mix
- Adhesive Dots Micro
- E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
- E-Z Runner® Hearts Refillable Dispenser and E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Patterned Papers: Echo Park Paper Co. (Note to Self Collection); Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawn (Say What? Masked Critters Stamp Set and Die Set), Photo Play Paper Co. (Smile Word Dies); Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Markers: Copic; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Red Flock: Stampendous