Saturday, February 22, 2014

DIY Confetti Card

I agreed to participate in a little snail mail project recently, so you know what that means, time to make more cards! Since my last card DIY involved a fair amount of supplies, I paired this one down to just four--simple and easy. In fact, it's so easy I'm not sure I can really even call this a tutorial. But anyway, here's what I did.

What you'll need:
- blank cards. I used Strathmore Stamping Cards, but you can use card stock cut to the size of your envelopes. The most important thing is just that the surface of your paper is smooth, rather than textured (as in watercolor cards or canvas cards).
- circle punch. I used a 5/8" Recollections brand circle punch from Michaels. (To be honest, there are probably better brands out there, but for my purposes, this worked just fine.)
- tissue paper. I used a multi-color pack that I already had. I don't know what brand it is since the packaging is long gone, but it doesn't matter what type you use.
- glue stick. I used Elmer's All-Purpose Glue Stick. You could try liquid glue with this project, but I thought it would be too messy and soak through the tissue paper.

Use your circle punch to cut out a bunch of circles. This part is self-explanatory. The only tip I can give you is to make sure you have several layers of tissue paper stacked up before you try to press down. If your layers are too thin, they will get caught in the punch and tear your paper.

Start gluing your circles in whatever pattern floats your boat. I did rows of overlapping circles, starting about 3/4 of the way down the paper and layering as I worked to the right. After I finished a row, I started on the next row above it, again overlapping. Also, I only glued the top half of each circle. You really don't need a lot of glue and leaving the bottom half unglued gives the overall card more texture.

I finished my card by adding a little "HELLO" to the front, but you can write whatever message you like or leave it blank.

Wouldn't this card brighten your day up a bit if it was waiting for you in your mail box? I love the way the tissue paper looks layered. And I used my favorite Sharpie paint pens again. If anyone's wondering, I'm not getting paid by Sharpie to talk about their markers-haha-I just really like them. Actually, I'd say it's more than like at this point; we've been spending a lot of time together. ;)

If you decide to make this card, let me know! I'd love to see. xo, Mary


  1. Wow I really love your creative cards! So glad to find your space here. FYI--found you through Craft Gawker

  2. That's really nice, love the creative cards going on at the moment!

  3. I love to make a card like yours, but I little bit "love/hate relationship" with a glue:)... So, I have a friendly proposal for you - card exchanges! If you like the idea ... lets collect some more card enthusiasts and doing exchanges! xx

  4. very cute.... I love the paper punches. I especially when they are in odd shapes.

  5. Cute card, someone will be very happy! I like your tutorials and love how you photograph them :-)

  6. What a cheerful design! Love the bright colors and layered look!

  7. This is great! Sometimes the simplest projects can look the best

  8. this is utterly cute! It would be amazing for a birthday invitation too!