Cardboard Cards & Tags

Who says that thank you notes need to be on perfect little note card paper? Not us!!  Especially after we laid eyes on these amazing cards by Crew Member Ilana Polakiewicz.  So simple and so cool these cards definitely say thank you, but they also show how much you really do care when you take the extra time to make them.cardboard thank you cards
This project was made by recycling cardboard boxes to make thank you cards/tags.  You can size them to fit into an envelope and mail them, cut them the size of a postcard then add an address and mail them without an envelope, or add a tag to hang them on gifts, flower bouquets, potted plants, wine bottles, etc.
Materials Used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Sun Sisters, Dijon, Dragonfly, Sapphire
Tattered Angels chalkborad mist – Decadence
Metallic pastes – Prata envelhecida, ouro velho – Goldfix
Bege acryllic paint
Molding paste
Tools Used:
Cardboard box
stamp Cover-a-card – wood grain – Impression Obsession
Letters – Stampendous
Mask – Teresa Collins
Galaxy markers – American Crafts
Pallete knife

cardboard cards

Step 1- Cut the cards. My cards measure 10 cm x 8 cm.
cardboard pieces
Step 2- Paint the back side of each card using a neutral color.
painted cardboard
Step 3- Choose a darker color to cover the printed part of the cardboard.
glimmer mist on cardboard
Step 4- Choose a stamp to create a different texture pattern on the back of the card.
distress ink stamp
Step 5- Now it is time to create the front of the card. Arrange strips of tulle over the cardboard.
Step 6- Use a mask and molding paste to create a layer of texture on the card.
heart stencil to mask
Step 7- Spray the cards using your favorite Glimmer Mist.
neutral glimmer mist
Step 8- Use contrasting colors of Glimmer Mist to add drops to the painted cards.
blue glimmer mist
Step 9- Use metallic pastes to add more interest to the surface.
Goldfix and Glimmer Mist
Step 10- I highlighted a couple of hearts using a white marker.
Galaxy Marker
 Step 11- Use metallic pastes, markers and other details to add more interest to the surface.
favorite white marker
Step 12- For tags, punch a small hole at the top in the center or in one corner.
Step 13- Finish the card/tag by adding a ribbon or raffia to hang it.
cardboard thank you card tags
Add a sentiment like Thank You, Best Wishes, You Are The Best or the name of the recipient of it’s a gift tag.  Making many at one time makes it easy when you wrap you next thank you, birthday or house warming gift.
So next time you receive a package in the mail, unwrap an item from a box or find a stack of unwanted cardboard, grab them to create your next craft project.  You can fold them into books, cards, tags, book covers and more.  To see more of Ilana’s work visit her Blog – FacebookInstagram – Pinterest
Happy Creating!!





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