Bounce! {add crochet to a card!}

Happy Monday folks! I don’t want to jinx things by saying this out loud (wait, I ‘m typing, this doesn’t count then, ha ha) but this morning went so smoothly.  I taught one of my girls to crochet this weekend , she was inspired by the totally rad poncho I was working up, she was instantly “hooked” (‘scuse the bad pun!)  The kids were all up early and after breakfast the girls sat knitting and crocheting quietly in the living room. What a relaxing way for them to start the day, much better than me nagging them to get up for school! Why am I talking about crochet you ask? Because I crocheted a border for this card:

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This was for a birthday we went to yesterday. To make the crochet border you simply punch holes in a strip of cardstock and pull the yarn though as if the holes are your foundation row. It is the same technique I showed you in the Crochet Heart Video.

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I love to use yarn on cards because then you can use the yarn to tie on a tag to the present or even use in place of ribbon on a gift. Yarn comes in so many textures and colors (remember the comedian Gallager and his bit about “colors only found in yarn” LOL!) and it is pretty cheap. A great use of yarn leftovers!

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Another fun tip is to decorate the envelope if you have the time. All I did here was press 3 small inkpads along the edges of the envie (wow, it would totally rock to use this technique as a border on a scrapbook page!) and stamp 2 of the stamps I used on the card and tag over it. I colored the presents because the pink ink was a bit dark and I wanted them to stand out.

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So, how is your Monday going? If you are feeling stressed might I recommend some yarn therapy? Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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11 Responses

  1. What an awesome use of that neat yarn!

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  2. Your card is so happy and festive and I really like the idea of crocheting onto a card. I cannot wait to share this with the rest of my house mouse list.

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  3. Lovely card. Love the crochet accent.

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  4. amazing ideas and artsy designs always –
    Lindsay is my STAR!

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  5. What a great meece creation! Love your handiwork addition!

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  6. Turned out really cute Lindsay…guess I need to get a crochet hook to give it a try! TFS.

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  7. Great idea, beautiful card and you know I am in love with your envelope! ~Diane

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  8. Wow — I love the crocheted border and the way you did your envelope! So unique and pretty!

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  9. I know it’s “supossed to be “all about the card the work of art w/the yarn
    &the beautiful colors..but how can you leave us all out here “without” the AWESOME SUPER SPETACULAR, “card-HOLDER”..and well I’m sure that YOU-MADE-IT..is it out of Glass, and would you consider making MORE??? I should think that these would be great as Picture holders, much like a paper-weight, but can you see some really just fantastic colors swirled all about in a frosty ice blu or a seafoam, with greens and yellows..wow-za..although the ice gray is nice..but I generally “see-ya-IN” more color-ful colors..I just still love that Tu’tu!!!
    So can you make some to sell them to us, so that wecan place our works up too…they would make NOT only awesome paper-weights well i just can’t say enough!!!

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    • Thanks Lou but it is really a vintage paper weight/letter holder. It was in my husbands family for years. You might find one in an antique shop:) I’m flattered that you think I made it though:)

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  10. omg! so cute cute cute~~ wish there was a tutorial on these cards! 🙂

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