Hello friends! It has been like uhmm….3 long months since my last post (loser, i know!). Life lately starts to feel like in momentary suspension because of this major life project (which I mentioned in my last post). Days and months were and are spent overseeing its completion and I can’t wait for it to be done. I have several DIY projects lined up for it but I do not feel like doing anything just yet until it is finally there.
In the meantime, and in the hope of encouraging myself to do something creative every week (to shake off the stress and anxiety and excitement over this major life project), I will be sharing with you DIY project/s every Thursday (*crossing fingers now*).
First up is this easy travel-inspired greeting card.
And all you need are the following:
Plus, a pencil and a pair of scissors.
1. Cut the board paper into desired card size. Mine’s approximately 4 x 5.5 inches.
2. Using a printer, print your favorite quote (I found mine here) or whatever text you want to include on the card. You can also use your favorite pens and put to test your calligraphy skills!
3. If you’re good at drawing/sketching, you can freehand the airplane pattern. Simply draw an airplane on the airmail envelope, stick it on a piece of cardboard and cut.
BUT….if you’re like me whose drawing skills are below negative, you can download this vector image as pattern or you can find other designs online. After downloading, print the vector and cut. Paste a piece of the envelope (I used the back part–the one you use for writing addresses) on the cardboard. Trace your airplane pattern over it and cut. I glued the paper on cardboard so that the objects will not look too “flat”.
4. Paste the envelope stripes (the reds and blues) on the cardboard and cut. These will be used to form the airstream.
5. Assemble the pieces on the card, glue and you’re done!
Easy, right?! Now… here’s another one and all you need are just the following.
– kraft paper
– stamp pad with ink color of your choice
– cutter or hobby knife
1. Cut the kraft paper into desired card size. Mine’s approximately 4.5 x 3.75 inches.
2. Draw a triangle on the eraser then cut it using the cutter or hobby knife.
3. Stamp triangles on your prepared card.
4. Add some text and they’re ready for sending!