Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s post shares how to create a customizable card set…
I’ve made several of these card sets as gifts and they are always a hit with the recipient. They really enjoy being able to choose which greeting they will use. Before we get to the card set details, let’s start with the creating of the cards.
You can watch the video on how I created this card set HERE or click on the video below…
I will be using THIS Mini Hearts Party and THIS Mini Stars Party dies from Simon Says Stamp. These are two of my all time favorite dies. I’ve mention them in THIS Five Crafty Products I Love Video. I love to use them to create quick embellishments for my cards but I will be using the whole die on today’s cards.
For the first card, I cut the Mini Hearts Party die from the top of a white cardstock panel and then flipped it upside down and cut it at the bottom of the panel as well. I love stretching my dies and getting a cover panel die look by cutting a smaller die multiple times. I removed all the center white hearts. I placed them in a baggie and will definitely use on future cards. I love that these dies cut so many shapes at one time.
Next, I adhered the die cut panel on to a white A2 sized card base using liquid glue. I made sure to apply glue around the back of each heart opening so it would lay nice and flat and put something heavy on it while it dried. I cut a lots of hearts from pattered paper using that mini hearts party die. I organized them by color in THESE triangle trays.
There are many ways you can do die-cut inlay. I applied liquid glue into each opening and laid the die cut piece in it just like a puzzle. I really enjoy this process and will put on a movie or Netflix and go to town. I find it calms my nerves. However, I realize this isn’t for everyone. Also, you don’t have to inlay the pieces into each opening. You could always adhere a full sheet of pattern papers or strips of colored cardstock on to the card base and adhere the die-cut panel on top, saving lots of time. I just personally like the look of die cut inlay.
So now let’s die cut some sentiments for that space. I cut sentiments from several of the sentiment packs by Simon Says Stamp.
Another option to present this card set is THESE crystal clear boxes. These are very high quality and hold everything comfortable except for the washi tape….there just wasn’t enough room for another item. I usually put directions on the front of these card boxes so the recipient knows what to do. Here’s a picture of the instructions from a previous set I made…
I didn’t do that with today’s set because I’ve made this recipient sets like this in the past so no instructions were needed.
The next card was created with a different, quicker way to adhere down die cut pieces. I cut down one of THESE adhesive sheets slightly smaller than the card base and adhered it down. Next, I adhered down the die cut panel on top. This die cut panel was created with the Mini Stars Party die.