I love sending and receiving real mail. Not just on birthdays, but any occasion I can send someone some sweet snail mail I love the chance to put a smile on someone’s face. Today’s d.i.y. craft tutorial will give you just that chance when you create and send someone this adorable, homemade confetti card.
I have seen fancy confetti filled cards at boutiques and online stores before but I wanted to recreate this idea in a tutorial that could easily (and cheaply) be done with items you can find at home. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to make this one-of-a-kind creation AND a free printable template of the “hooray” card I designed just for Pretty Southern readers. You can print it right at home, in any of three color schemes, and use it for your confetti card today. I think that deserves a HOORAY!
First of all, materials. These are all items you should easily be able to find at home or at your local craft or party shop. You will need to collect:
- A card for the base of the project, you can use an blank greeting card you have already or print the free template I have included here.
- Confetti- you can make your fromscrap paper using a hole punch or simply buy a bag.
- A cutting board to cut your card on, or simply cut with scissors and a ruler
- Tape and a glue stick
- Parchment paper for the “pocket” you will create to hold the confetti. I used this because I already had it at home from baking and it has a nice translucent quality that allows the confetti colors to show through. You could also use tissue paper, vellum, or regular paper.
Now on to creating your card:
- Print and cut out your card. I have included printable templates in blue, gold, and grey. These can be printed at home on a heavy 8.5″x11″ paper or cardstock. Then cut your card out to a standard card size- 8″ high by 5.5″ wide and fold at the 4″ mark. There are cutting guides on the template to make this super easy!
- Next you will create the pocket that will hold the confetti on theinside of your card. I cut my piece of parchment paper to 3″x7″ and then folded slightly off-center (horizontally) to leave a little space at the top for a flap to fold over and close. The end pocket was 3×3 with a top flap of 1″.
- Fold and glue the back of your pocket to the inside of your card. Then put a little glue up each edge to hold the front and back of the pocket together. Make sure you leave a little extra at the top for a flap to hold the confetti in.
- Fill the pocket with confetti.
- Tape the pocket closed and add a personal note to your recipient.
- You are finished! Send this little gem off to someone special!
I hope you enjoyed this crafting lesson and I will be back here posting more d.i.y. tutorials for you to keep your creativity flowing!
**project and templates copyright katjackson 2011 and should only be reproduced for personal use.