David Tutera cards

I know you just read that post title and thought, “What do DIY cards have to do with DOLLS?”  Stick with me on this one and you will see.

From time to time I am given the opportunity to work with companies in different capacities and I was recently introduced to a new line of do it yourself cards from David Tutera Paper Crafts now available at Jo-Ann stores. David’s three step process makes it so easy (I’d even call it habit-forming 😉 ) to make a special handmade card that is guaranteed to be treasured by the recipient. I’ll show you.

David Tutera Celebrate card line

To get me started on my new love of card making, the team at David Tutera sent me a HUGE box of products. In this box are cards, cards, and more cards (everyone is getting handmade cards from me from now on), decorative layers that add dimension and a bunch of cool embellishments. Stop and think for a moment, not only can these embellishments put the special something on a card, there are some pretty neat ideas for doll decor and crafts in there, too. 

David Tutera cards

Everything from itty bitty tags to balloons, little butterflies and sea shells… guaranteed to inspire.

Since the primary focus of this campaign is to show you how easy it is to make a stunning handmade card in minutes – literally minutes – let’s start.

David Tutera cards

So, technically you start by picking a card, but what I found myself doing was picking an embellishment first then figuring out which card and goodies would work best with it. Once you have your card, pick one of the layers to add extra interest. I just loved these little flowers and originally I thought I might use them both – side by side – like I did in another card, but ultimately chose to stick with the pink one.

David Tutera cards

Next I took my inspiration piece – the Wish embellishment – and started stacking different pieces to get the look I wanted. I cut the flower layer down so it made a frame of sorts. I just love how all the colors and layers work together to create such a stunning finished piece. Once I was happy with the placement of all the pieces, I used double sided adhesive and stuck it all into place.

David Tutera cards

Didn’t that turn out adorable? Since it is Breast Cancer awareness month and a dear friend of mine is battling hard right now, I think this card will be going off to her along with one of the True Hope Moxie dolls I picked up earlier this summer. True Hope Avery is our model and I just love how this photo turned out. 

David Tutera cards

But, that’s not all you can make! I decided to make a little canvas wall hanging for the dolls’ room using the mini tags and the sea shell embellishments. The mini canvas is one of a few I picked up for another project I will be sharing with you in a few weeks.

David Tutera cards

One of the cool things about the David Tutera cardstock is that the core is a different color than the outside. Using a neat little sanding block I was able to remove part of the outer layer to give even more dimension to my finished project.

David Tutera cards

I just LOVE how the little buttons and the sanded layer really make this pop!

David Tutera cards

Hearts for Hearts Girls Lauryce and AG Calista just love the new artwork and can’t wait to find the perfect spot in the doll space for it. These would be perfect projects for a sleepover or doll party!

David Tutera cards

Of course, you can make matching girl size and doll size cards in just minutes. To make the doll sized cards, I just cut the card down to about 2″ x 1.5″ to get the scale right.

David Tutera cards

McKenna is showing off a few of the other doll sized cards I made. Honestly, I could spend the whole day making these little cards. So much fun to let the creativity just go thanks to the head start the David Tutera card line pieces give you.

Do you want to give it a try? Enter to win!

 

Three lucky winners will receive a $300 grand prize pack of supplies from David Tutera’s Celebrate cardmaking line AND a personally signed book from David! Twenty (20) additional winners will receive a $50 Celebrate prize pack.

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Disclosure: I did this post is part of a paid campaign with David Tutera and The Blueprint Social. However, all opinions (and the new card making obsession) are 100% my own.