DIY Rustic 'Just Because' Card

You don't need a special holiday or occasion to tell your loved ones that you are thinking of them. We love to celebrate the little moments in every day. Whether it's buying your friend a cup of coffee or shooting your brother a quick e-mail there are so many ways every day to stay connected with friends and family.


 

DIY Rustic Just Because Card

Why not take a few minutes to make your loved one a special handmade card? We crafted up this adorably sweet rustic card that says "I love you" in style! As a base for the card, we used plantable paper. Plantable paper has a very earthy feel and stands true to it's name because it can be replanted! We love that you can actually see the seeds within the paper, giving it a natural and down-to earth vibe. 

We used muted colors found in nature and layered monochromatic yellows to create this sweet and country-inspired card.

Supplies:

1 Piece of plantable paper

3 complementary colored scrapbook paper sheets 

Scissors

12 inches of ribbon

Glue

DIY Rustic DIY Craft Supplies

Directions:

Step 1: Fold your plantable paper in half to create the base of your card.

Step 2: Fold your 2 colored scrapbook paper sheets in half (color side out) to create your hearts. 

DIY Rustic DIY Craft Stencil Hearts

Step 3: Stencil with pencil a 'half heart' where you want to cut

DIY Rustic DIY Craft Hearts

Step 4: Cut out your hearts. Layer them on your card where you want them to be and glue.

DIY Rustic DIY Craft Ribbon

Step 5: Slice a small sliver through your card about 1/4 inch from the outside edge. Slide in your ribbon and tie.

DIY Rustic DIY Craft Detail

Step 6: If you want to add extra detail, add a couple small hearts to the back of your card. You can even write "made with love" above your hearts.

Rustic DIY Card

We love that this card is a little present in itself. By using the ribbon to tie the card shut, it creates the feel of opening a present. What amazing presentation for your recipient! 

Enjoy crafting up this cute card for your loved one!

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