Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Handcrafted Greeting Cards

I have a profound love for stationary, both collecting it and sending it. In today's world that seems to move a mile a minute with tweets, texts and emails flying back and forth, it is nice to slow down and relish in a handwritten letter. The only thing better than buying beautiful paper is making your own and it is so simple and the results are limitless.  Here I fastened pretty buttons to scalloped card stock and wrapped them in velvet ribbon.  This could also make a great gift or could serve as an invite to your next soirée.   

Elements Needed
Various Buttons (I purchased mine from M & J Trimmings)
Heavy Card Stock (I purchased mine from Paper Presentation)
Heavy Duty Sewing Needle
Thread, color of your choice
Greeting Stamps (I used my favorite French stamps)

Place button where you would like it to be fastened on card stock.  Carefully pierce the paper with the sewing needle and continue to thread until the button is completely fastened.  
 (Threading the needle through the paper)
(Make sure that you fasten the button tightly when threading)

*Photographs by Alison 


  1. How adorable Alison! You are so good with this kind of things! Kisses! xoxo

  2. I absolutely LOVE sending hand written cards! I miss it so much, seeing as Dubai doesn't actually have a postal service!

    Beautiful cards!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  3. love it! so beautiful and inspired. What lucky friends to get a note like that!! xx

  4. These are so sweet! Snail mail is fabulous in itself, but homemade snail mail?! You nailed it!

    The Glossy Life

  5. Wow this is so pretty and sweet!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. I will definitely be trying these! You are such an inspiration! xoxo

  7. I must get better about using real pen to paper! These look sooooo good.

  8. this is so beautiful... thank you for the tutorial... I'm such a romantic soul, love these kinds of things... awww :)


  9. LOVE these cards!! So beautiful. I love snail mail. Beats email any day! ;) xo, Julie

  10. so beautiful. you're so creative!


  11. These are so simple, yet so darn cute! I'm going to have to make some of these when I'm feeling especially crafty :)


  12. These are so delicate and beautiful! Love them!~ Great wok, doll!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  13. OMG! You are always so creative! These are beautiful!


  14. Very cute! I like how you added the buttons to this stationary - it's a nice touch that is also personal.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  15. I've been on a huge stationary kick lately... those are so unique and pretty!

    xo Ashley

  16. wow what a fun and easy idea - these turned out so beautifully! i'm a new follower! :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  17. This is such a cute idea! Love it!!

    xo Megan, to: Hello Beautiful

  18. these are so cute and creative! making your own cards is the way to go because they're so unique that way !


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