Monday, October 4, 2010

Rainy Day Note Cards

 Sometimes I sit down at my crafting table and I want to make something, but I don't know what.  That is usually when I decide to make a set of note cards.  Making note cards is quick, easy and satisfying!  I like my cards really simple, so I'm always able to come up with something I like with little more than a stamp and a some glue.  I always start with these:

 This is a great set of note cards I picked up at Target sometime last year.  Two-hundred cards for $10.00!  It's just a box of colored cards with a matching envelopes.  I mean, the colored envelopes alone make it worth it for me.  The cards themselves are a little too plain to use on their own, especially the darker colored ones, so I started adding to them a little.  For this set, I decided to cut into my supply of security paper.  I thought to myself, "What is something that can use exclusively the colors blue and black."  First I came up with bruises of course, but that doesn't make a very nice card, so next I thought of a raincloud.  Perfect!

  I start all my cards by gluing a white panel on top of the colored card.  I just use a glue stick, or double sided tape, or whatever I have lying close at hand.  Then for each card I cut out a cloud out of the black paper and glued that on too.

 Next I cut out a whole mess of little raindrops.  This was a major pain in the butt.  Enough so that I decided to buy a raindrop shaped whole punch.  The next set of rain cloud cards will go much faster I'm sure...

 Then I glued 6 drops onto each card, wherever I thought they looked good.  Then Voila - done!

 I think they turned out really cute. Maybe to you rain clouds are a little gloomy for a note card, but I don't think so.  What do you think?  Too dreary?


Sam Harvey said...

a rain cloud here in the arizona desert is the best thing next to grape jello. it is so awesome that you saw this project through! i am going to make a boat out of a milk jug for my daughter today to float down a stream.

Laura Maurer Storms said...

I like them, and they are very appropriate with my family name! Maybe I should make some!

crystal said...

They're very cute! Anything with a nature theme is nice - clouds, sunshine, snow, kites in the wind. :-)

Good for you for getting the paper punch for next time, though! I can imagine that just gluing each raindrop would be time consuming!

Mom said...

Hmmm, I agree with Laura about the name thing - she needs some of these.