Howdy, friends and crafters, alike!
Linking up with my sweet bloggin’ buddy, the very crafty Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom for today’s post.
My little DIM (did it myself) project is something I found on Pinterest, here, and first made a few years ago.
Guardian angel cards.
I had forgotten about them until we went home to Kentucky and Ohio at Thanksgiving. My sister-in-law Greta had the guardian angel card on display that I had sent her several Christmases ago. I almost complimented her on the card until I realized I made it!
I really had forgotten all about them, huh?
It touched me that she had kept it and so I decided to make a few over the holidays this year and share them with you!
Here are the ingredients.
- Print out of the guardian angel poem.
- Blank white note cards with envelopes at Hobby Lobby, 12 in a package for $3.99.
- Several sheets of heavenly looking scrapbook paper in different colors and patterns.
- White feathers – I ordered mine online and have a gazillion – I can give you some! You can also buy them at the Hobbiest of Lobbies or Miguels/Michaels, maybe even Wally World.
- Craft glue.
- Adhesive photo squares.
And here is the recipe.
- Print out the guardian angel poem. Available here in PDF.
- Cut it into a smaller size for the note cards.
- Cut the scrapbook paper so that it is just slightly smaller than the note card it will be glued to. Cut it so that it allows for an even border of around the card.
- Use the glue stick adhesive to paste the poem onto the scrapbook paper. You can glue it anywhere on the paper but I put mine on the bottom left side. Again I left a bit of a margin about the same width as the margin between the scrapbook paper and the note card.
- Place the adhesive photo squares around the edge of the scrapbook paper to adhere it to the note card. Now your poem is glued to the scrapbook paper and the scrapbook paper is glued to the note card.
- Now you can add your feather. I kind of set mine to the right of the poem and from my bag of many feathers, I looked for some wispy, longer feathers to fill in the blank space. You can see my bag of many feathers in this picture. I bought two bags of these feathers (will be making cards forever!) for less than $10.00. Had no idea the bags would have THIS many feathers in them. I used the glue stick to place my feather on the card but added a couple of dots of good ole Elmer’s to make sure it stayed put.
Whose hand is that? Goodness, get that person a manicure.
- And this is what we have now.
- On the ones I made years ago, I cut the edges of the card with those fun craft scissors that allow you edge with scallops or like you would get with pinking shears. I also added glitter paint in dots around the edges, just for a little sparkle. But I haven’t done that with this year’s crop…YET.
- Here is a picture of one of the cards from my first go-round. I am kinda likin’ that glitter. Might have to do tomorrow.
But that edging with those fancy scissors is kind of tricksies as my daughter Lauren would say.
Didn’t get that cut too straight!
Well, I hope maybe this little project will inspire you to try it or a note card-making project of your own.
Be sure to stop by The Creative Corner on Carrie’s blog to see the great projects she and her buddies have created. And if you do try to make these cards, and need white feathers, I am your girl!
Hugs and kisses,