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Published on April 7th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez


Tutorial: Inside Out Notecards – Part 1

Inside Out NotecardsI am still looking for ways to transform my stash of plain boring notecards. I showed you how to use fabric scraps and stamps to “recover” the card. Now I want to share a fun way to turn an ugly blank-inside card into a lovely postcard or notecard.  In a two part series I will show you how to make inside out notecards using a craft punch (like the oak leaf card) in Part 1 and how to make inside out notecards with your own cut out design (like the “Hi.” card) in Part 2.

Notecard SuppliesSupplies:

  • Card with blank inside
  • Craft punch
  • Scrap of colorful paper (I used Amy Butler Lotus Collection)
  • Glue

Step by Step:

  1. Craft PunchUse a craft punch to make several punches toward the top and center on the front of the card.  You can use one large punch or make several cutouts with a smaller punch.
  2. Apply glue around the cutouts and all over the front of the card.
  3. Decorative Scrap PaperPlace a scrap of colorful paper (large enough to cover the cutouts) over the cutouts on the front of the card.
  4. Finished CardApply more glue to the back of the scrap paper.  Flip the back of the card onto the front and press together.  Let dry.  Use blank backside to write your message.
  5. Optional: Use decorative stamps to add a cute message or saying below the punches.
  6. Notecard as PostcardOptional: Turn the notecard into a postcard.  Using a black permanent marker and ruler, draw a line down the center on the back of the notecard (stopping about 1/4 inch from each edge).  Draw three vertical lines about halfway down on the right side for the address (if your card is small make sure to leave enough room for a stamp – you can draw the Place Stamp Here rectangle if you wish).

These sweet cards are perfect for jotting down a quick message to a loved one.  Try making several and bundling them together with ribbon or twine to give as a gift.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series on how to make inside out notecards with your own cut out design.

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I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.

3 Responses to Tutorial: Inside Out Notecards – Part 1

  1. Wendy says:

    Those are so pretty! This would be even more green if you used paper from pretty catalogs (interior decorating and seed catalogs have especially pretty images). But I do love the Amy Butler paper.

    I once did something like this on the sticky part of an envelope, just a line of stars with a strip of blue paper underneath of it.

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