New home card

CardKeys and wallpaper are two things that any new home owner will have to contend with, so why not combine the two? Send congratulations with this dual-purpose card or send an announcement to friends and family, giving your new address.

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new home card

Materials

  • Grey card
  • Patterned paper
  • Key charm
  • Silver-leafing pen
  • Silver cord
  • Double-sided tape
  • Double-sided foam tape
  • Pencil
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Tweezers
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors

Fold and cut a piece of grey card 13.5 x 10cm (5 3⁄8 x 4in). Make a mark 3.5cm (1 1⁄2in) from the top on both the left and right side edges.
 
Using the craft knife and ruler, cut a line from the top edge to the mark on the left side edge.
Then cut from the mark on the left side edge to the mark on the right side edge.
 
Using the silver-leafing pen, colour both the top and right side edges of the card front.
Cut a panel of grey card measuring 10 x 4.5cm (4 x 1 7⁄8in), then colour the edges with the silver-leafing pen.
 
Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the silver-edged panel. Using double-sided tape, attach the patterned paper to the panel.
Thread the silver cord through the key charm, wrap it around the panel, and tie a knot on the back.
 
Stick two strips of double-sided foam tape onto the bottom two-thirds of the back of the card.
Inside, attach an insert with double-sided tape.
 
Attach the panel to the front of the card so the top third extends beyond the top edge.

 

First Crochet

 

The content on this page is taken from First Card Making, published by Collins & Brown. 

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Last updated: almost 2 years ago