Gold Foil Inspired Cards

I've been daydreaming A LOT lately about gold foil and calligraphy; two techniques I wish I was an expert on right about now because both trends are HOT, HOT, HOT.
From time to time, I like to step out of my wanna-a-be graphic design world and make a good ol' fashion handmade card. I ventured out this weekend to the craft stores with not Georgia but gold foil once again on my mind (along with mac 'n cheese) and was super excited when I stumbled across some foil stickers.

Say hello to my crazy-simple gold foil inspired cards.

DIY Gold Foil Inspired Cards

What You Need:
Card stock
bone folder & scoring board (optional)
foil stickers
bakers twine
pretty envelopes
paper trimmer or scissors

The skill level required for this project is as basic as it gets--as in a kindergartner could handle it.
Difficult, time-consuming projects? Ain't no one got time for that.

{1}Trim your card stock down to A2 size (4 1/4 " x 5 1/2) or to what ever appropriate size for the envelopes you are using.

{2} Using your bone folder and scoring board crease and fold your cards in half.
I purchased the Martha Stewart Scoring Board & Envelope Tool set many years ago and I have to say it was a worth while purchase. If you don't own these supplies you can always use a ruler and a pen to fold your cards. 

{3}Apply your stickers and any other embellishments you would like to include 
and then sign, seal, and deliver!

DIY Gold Foil Inspired Card

My brain went to mush not too long ago and I am horrible now on keeping up with birthdays.  I like to have a few handmade cards lying around in case I don't have time to run out to the store and need to mail out a birthday card pronto. So for these gold foil inspired cards I decided to go with classic birthday words like "wish" and "celebrate".

I love how they came out--I'm almost convinced they look like genuine gold foil stamped cards.
Plus, I'm gobbling up this whole aqua, pink, gold combo thing right now. 
To me, they are a trio of colors straight from heaven.

Gold Foil Cards

DIY Gold Foil Crafts


Michelle Paige said...

Pretty! I love making quick cards!

The Olive Tree Blog said...

This is soooooo cute! simple and I am loving the gold foil!!

Unknown said...

So fun and so easy! That is my favorite kind of craft!

I'd love to hear from you!