I think these cards would be perfect for cute back to school notes or just sweet hellos to your favorite friends!
First up, I have a shaped card I die-cut on my Silhouette Cameo (using the shape found here). I added a little stitching around the edge, stamped my sentiment and a layered die-cut daisy with a button for its’ center. This came together quickly and yet I think it still has a lot of personality.
Up next I have a card featuring a darling apple print paper from Pebbles Back To School Collection and a handmade apple embellishment which I created from woven paper strips and an apple cutting file found here.
My last card features another die-cut apple from that same woven paper. I was super excited to discover I could create two cards from my one 6×6 sheet as I will share below. I kept the rest of my card design simple using a 5″ circle die-cut for my base and adding a little ribbon with a tag for my sentiment to help dress it up.
So now for the tutorial…
Step 1: Cut approximately four 1/2″ x 12″ strips from three different patterned papers and then cut each in half (I let the pattern of the paper be my guide so some of my strips are slightly wider than 1/2″).
Step 2: Cut a piece of thin standard office paper to 6×6 and add adhesive to one side. Adhere the strips along that side, alternating patterns and let the rest of the strip hang freely. Doing this helps make your piece more stable while you weave it together.
Step 3: Begin weaving the remaining strips perpendicular as shown, making sure to glue under each portion. This becomes a very important step when it comes to die-cutting it into a shape later.
Step 4: After you have woven the entire 6×6 sheet, flip it over and add adhesive to the entire backside and adhere to printer paper for added stability.
Step 5: Die-cut your woven paper with either manual dies or an electronic die-cutting machine. I was concerned about my Silhouette blade getting caught on all the different strips of paper so I put in a brand new blade for this project and it worked beautifully.
I always love finding more ways to use all my favorite patterned papers and this was a super fun technique to experiment with! I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try on your next project.
Pebbles Basics 12×12 Paper Pad-751433
Pebbles Back To School Apples Paper-PBTSP-32420
American Crafts Boutique Ribbon Value Pack-89380
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Flower & Tag Dies