Make Mom a Fabric Flower Card!

by DIY Maven

Make Mom a Fabric Flower Card!

Impress your mom or mom equivalent this Mother’s Day with one of these Fabric Flower Cards. They're easy to make, and they require minimal supples. They’re also a great way to use up those fabric scraps.

Props:

Card stock. The maker suggests using soft pastels, cream or even black.
A paper cutter or scissors.
Fabric. For the best effect use subtle prints. Green for the leaves and stems, yellow or orange for the center of the flowers and a various...

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Greeting Card Gift “Pillows”

by DIY Maven

Greeting Card Gift “Pillows”

This is a great and easy way to recycle greeting cards (Christmas or otherwise) into gift card holders or small gift boxes.

 

The Supplies:

Greeting cards

Scissors

Pencil

Straight edge blade

Glue

Ruler

The Procedure:

1. Print out figure below as template, adjusting size to 7 ½" by 6 ½" to fit standard gift card, if necessary.

2. Position template over greeting card, as shown, aligning card’s fold to template’s center fold.

3. Trace around template.

4. Cut out...

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Greeting Card Gift “Pillows”

by DIY Maven

Greeting Card Gift “Pillows”

This is a great and easy way to recycle greeting cards (Christmas or otherwise) into gift card holders or small gift boxes.

 

The Supplies:

Greeting cards

Scissors

Pencil

Straight edge blade

Glue

Ruler

The Procedure:

1. Print out figure below as template, adjusting size to 7 ½" by 6 ½" to fit standard gift card, if necessary.

2. Position template over greeting card, as shown, aligning card’s fold to template’s center fold.

3. Trace around template.

4. Cut out...

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Holiday Card Round-Up

by DIY Maven

I few years ago, I saw Martha Stewart fashion a greeting card wreath using a wooden embroidery hoop, miniature clothes pins, a glue gun and a bit of ribbon. I tried it, and although it looked lovely, as all of Martha’s creations generally do, it didn’t hold up well. The hoop was too big and the little clothes pins kept falling off as they lacked surface area for proper gluing. Plus, it was a little too genteel. So, taking my cue from Her...

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Mantels are overrated: How should I display holiday cards?

by Alicia Lacy

Despite the lack of snow in St. Paul, I am getting in the holiday spirit. I've been listening to Dean Martin's "Marshmallow World" and started to make my way down my holiday gift lists. I turned my car stereo to the "Christmas Superstation" where it's Christmas all day and all night. Sweet Bruno deals with my holiday spirit magnificently. 

We received our first holiday card this weekend, which brings me to my question: Does anyone have a...

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