Sunday, July 8, 2012

Create your own Congratulations card

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I DJ-ed the wedding reception of two of our very dear friends.  It was a wonderful celebration and despite it being the hottest day all summer, it was a very special day that I won't soon forget.  In these situations, it's my personal tradition to always make my own handmade greeting card.  A little bit of handmade always goes a long way!

Here's the Congratulations card I made for my friends.

With only a handful of supplies (that you probably already have laying around), you can create your very own.  When it comes to supplies, I used only the basics to make this card:
  • a few sheets of colorful cardstock (scrapbooking paper)
  • thicker off-white cardstock
  • ribbon
  • Sakura pens
  • Calligraphy pen
  • scallop edge scissors
  • my paper cutter
  • regular scissors
  • a glue stick
  • Tacky glue

I embellished the envelope with a LOVE themed postage stamp, Chartpak permanent maker, glitter gel pen and prima blossom fastened with a brad.

I find that using calligraphy gives every personal greeting, that extra touch of decadence.

I first learned calligraphy in 1st Grade, from my teacher, Mrs. Petersen who seemed ancient then but surprisingly is still alive.  My mom often bumps into her at craft shows and she still asks about me.  She was one of my craftiest teachers and a great inspiration to me growing up. 

When it comes to calligraphy, all I can advise is the tried and true proverb - practice makes perfect.  I haven't stopped practicing calligraphy since I first learned it and believe me, I get plenty of practice as I still use it daily to address packages to my lovely etsy customers.


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    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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