Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY Card Tutorial

Well, I have been crafting for 2 months now, and I am liking it a lot( sorta...)! But aside from crafting, I also love to knit and crochet ( You all probably know that by now... :P). I thought to myself, " Why not  mix crafting and crocheting together?"
 As the solution, I made a card with crocheted hearts on it, and I decided to post a tutorial.(YAY!)

~2 different types of scrap book paper or construction paper
~ Scissors
~ Glue
~Glue gun
~Yarn and hook (for heart on card.)
~Hole Puncher
~Sharpie or Pen.

          ~Step 1~ With scissors, cute out a neat rectangle from one of the different types of scrapbook paper.
          ~Step 2~ With hole puncher, punch out 2 holes about 1 inch apart from each other in the center of the paper.
          ~Step 3~ With yarn, cut a long strand of yarn and thread it through both holes multiple times until there are two strands 1 inch long hanging out of the holes.
         ~Step 4~ Tie a bow with the 2 hanging strands of yarn.
         ~Step 5~ With the other type of scrapbook paper, cut a long strip of paper that is long enough to wrap around the sides of the rectangle that you cut out from the other type of construction paper.
         ~Step 6~ With the glue, glue part of the strip onto the middle of the rectangle card and glue and fold the sticking out ends around the rectangular card.
         ~Step 7~ Let it dry
         ~Step 8~ Crochet a heart with yarn and hook with this pattern.
         ~Step 9~ With the glue gun, glue the heart onto the center of the strip of scrapbook paper on the card.
         ~Step 10~ With the sharpie or pen, write one of the person's name on one side beside the heart and write the other person's name on the other side beside the heart on the card.( OR if you are making the card for one person, you can write the person's first name on the left side beside the heart, and write their last name of the right side beside the heart. )

And voila! You are done! I hope you enjoyed this post. As a wedding gift for the couple, I made them some of my teddy bear keychains!

I also hope that you have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting!