Wednesday, March 21, 2012

my first little tutorial.


Hello.
Today i was feeling minimally crafty. Here's the thing. I love to craft. But I hate messes even more than I love to craft. So as I'm crafting I get a little stressed knowing that I'm making a mess. I need to figure something out to fix that. First step, organizing my craft box into a more accessible organization system. Stay tuned on that one. :)

I decided to make...


BUNTING CARDS!!

Materials: a piece of scrapbook paper (mine is from a book of half sized papers purchased at good old Hobby Lobby), note cards of some kind (again, from Hobby Lobby), scissors, a paper clip, hot glue gun or some other kind of strong glue, some cute and THIN string (mine was from Anthropologie's collection of Christmas gift wrap).

NOTE: PLEASE DON'T JUDGE MY RHINESTONE STAPLER. HIGH SCHOOL = INTERESTING STYLE CHOICES.

Find these little babies near all of the greeting cards at your local Hob-Lob!
I have a mild obsession with this string. It was really fun to find yet another use for it! 

First, take a paper clip and use the end to poke a little hole in one side of your note card. Ideally, I would own an extremely miniature hole punch. But I don't know if those even exist. So this is what we're working with here. :) After poking your first hole, fold the card back together and punch through it again to make a hole in the same spot on the other side.

Thread some of your string through...

Tie a knot at one end, figure our how low you want your mini- bunting to hang, and tie your second knot on the other side of the card.

Cut your little baby bunting diamonds, then fold them all over into triangles!

And with a little bit of hot glue, tucking those flags over the string...

 TA-DA!!

A little time consuming for daily use, but kind of fun I thought. If I could go back, I would have written in the card before threading the string through. It's fine though. You can learn from my little mistake. :) 

I think that sending words of encouragement to people is an extremely important part of life. Challenge yourself to write to someone this week! :) 

ALSO, check out this dandy little way to comment on my blog posts via facebook! I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and feedback.. even if it's like "your little flags look janky!" :)




3 comments:

  1. That's really cute! What a cheerful way to spread encouragement...now I want to make a few to send out. ;)

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  2. Love this, Victoria! Looks fun!
    As soon as I get some free time, I want to try making some of these and send them out as random happy day cards. :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. I'm totally inspired to do this next week! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial...absolutely precious!

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