Saturday, May 12, 2012

Greeting Card Dollhouse Miniature Gift Part 2

You can see Part 1 of this Tutorial by clicking HERE

The Next Step is to get some of your favorite pictures and scan them in and shrink them to fit your miniature card scene. Then print them out on card stock and cut them out. Take your ModPodge and add it to the back of your picture and to a contrasting color of card stock then add the picture centered and then smooth out and add more ModPodge on top like this:

when that dries, cut and fold your contrasting color card stock so that it will be the frame and look like this:

 back side

Fold it and Glue it. This is a side view.

front view:

I took several of my favorite pictures. One of my two brothers and I when we were little and a recent one of my Mom and added ModPodge and cut them out.  I then  glued them directly to the greeting card.

I Then added my iron fencing and more flowers around it like this:

I then added leaves to the back of the card around the base:

Here are pictures of other greeting card scenes I have done in the past so don't forget to be imaginative!!

I used that card twice but did the settings different with each one pictured below. The cloths are Jean Day's designs:

This was a Thank you card I gave to my fitness instructor back in the day when I still worked out at the gym and not at home:

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know if you liked this tutorial and want more in the future!

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Greeting Card Dollhouse Miniature Gift Part 1

I always look for creative ways to share my love of minis with my friends and family that are not really "into" the dollhouse mini thing. Back in 2008, I decided to start making Greeting card gifts. I had two friends who were pregnant and thought of a great idea. I showed photos of it to others and they began to make them for their family and friends too. A few months ago, I wanted to let my Mom know how much she means to me and I thought the Greeting card gift would be perfect for her. I took pictures this time to share it with you! This is a picture of the finished product you will be making:

Supplies Needed are:
1. scissors
2. hot glue gun & glue sticks
3. card board
4. contact paper
5. sheet moss
6. miniature flowers and leaves
7. Cake pillar
8. Greeting card
9. Plastic fencing
10. printer & scanner (so you can scan pictures in and print them off)
11. Modge Podge

Take your cardboard and your greeting card and cut the cardboard a little bit bigger than the card. This will become your base.

 Now, put your card aside and take your cardboard and contact paper. Trace around your cardboard base about 1/2" away and around your cardboard base like this:

Now, cut along your traced line. Peel off the backing of your contact paper and center your cardboard on it. Press down hard so it will adhere to your base. Now, cut at your corners like this (I drew a line so you can see where I made these cuts) :

 Now, fold it over like this:

Then this:

Cut off these extra edges carefully so that none of the cardboard show. You are only cutting off the excess contact paper so that the ends will look like this:

and the back will look like this:

Now, get your card and hot glue gun. Glue your card on the base like this. Please note that the cardboard should be showing on this side!! Leave some of the base out behind the card. Do not glue it flush to the edge of the base.

Now, take your Hot Glue Gun and add glue to the base like this:

Now add some Moss like this and press down hard so that it will adhere to the glue and base:

Continue that step until your entire base is covered like this:

Now take your fence (You can also choose not to use fence or you can use a wood picket fence). I had already painted and aged mine but they come in black or white. You want to take some sharp scissors and cut them like this:

I used only these parts:

Now Take Your Cake Pillar and add a piece of card stock to cover the opening at the top:

Now take your glue gun and add your leaves or flowers around the bottom of your pillar:

Now glue the pillar to the moss base and press down:

You can find Part 2 HERE . I'll add the link in this post as soon as I am finished adding the pictures.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment so I'll know if you are interested in more tutorials by me.

Wishing You a Wonderful Day!!


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