Best Friends cards tutorial


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05 July 2022
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Let us provide you with inspiration for making handmade cards to send to your best friends!

This tutorial will provide all the inspiration you need to make your own handmade cards to send to your best friends! The card project examples use the Best Friends Stamp Set that can be coloured using your preferred medium. Whether you're a fan of alcohol markers, watercolours or coloured pencils, these designs are bound to bring a smile to the recipient’s face!

Buy the Best Friends Stamp Set 

What's more - we're even throwing in a digital Craft Paper Collection - Best Friends, to use alongside your stamp set absolutely free! Simply click on the link below to download your craft papers and save to print out and use as many times as you wish!

Download your free Best Friends Digital Craft Paper Collection 

How can I use the stamp set?

 

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What do I need?
For all cards:

Friends are the family you choose 

You will need

The items listed above plus:

  • Black card 
  • Stitched Circle dies by M&C
  • Scallop Circle dies Die-namics 
  • Die-cutting machine 
  • Black Candi
  • Clear adhesive gems

Method

1 Create an 11x14.5cm white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut wine glass paper to measure 10x13.5cm, mount on slightly larger black and fix to the card front.

2 Cut a 10x3cm strip red dotted paper. Mount on black card and stick across the card front.

3 Stamp and colour the image using alcohol marker pens. Die-cut using a stitched circle die. Die-cut a scalloped circle from black card, layer together and fix to the strip with foam pads. 

4 Stamp the sentiment on white card, trim to size and mount on black card. Fix to the bottom of the card front with foam pads.

5 Add Candi to each corner of the card front and gems to the stamped panels to finish.

 

Processco 

You will need

The items listed above plus:

  • Black & pink card 
  • Stitched Circle dies by M&C
  • Scallop Circle dies Die-namics 
  • Die-cutting machine 
  • Pink paper flowers
  • Large clear adhesive gems

Method

1 Create a 14.5x9.5cm white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut heart paper to 13.5x8.5cm. Mount on black card and fix to the card front.  
2 Cut red dotted paper to 13.5x4.5cm and mount on black card, leaving a thin border along the top and bottom only. Fix to the card front just below centre. 
3 Stamp and colour the image, then die-cut image using a stitched circle die. Die-cut a scalloped circle from black card and layer the two together. Fix to the right of the card front with foam pads, overlapping the top edge. 
4 Stamp the sentiment on pink card, trim to size and mount on black card. Attach to the left of the card front with foam pads. 
 

Good friends

You will need

The items listed above plus: 

  • 6x6 scallop card blank by Craft UK
  • Black card 
  • Paper doily
  • Black ribbon 
  • White lace
  • Large clear adhesive gems

Method 

1 Position your scalloped card blank with the fold at the top. Cut heart paper to 13.5cm square and mount on black card measuring 14cm square. 
2 Trim wine glass paper to 7.5x9cm. Mount on black card and fix to the bottom left of the panel. Cut striped paper to 4.5x13.5cm, mount on black card and fix to the right of the card panel.
3 Wrap a strip of lace layered with black ribbon around the bottom of the panel, securing the ends at the back. Attach the panel to the card front and fix a doily to the top left of the card front. 
4 Stamp and colour the image. Trim to 8.5x10cm and round the corners. Mount on black card and round the corners to match. Add a large gem to each corner and attach to the card front with foam pads.
5 Make a black bow, attach a gem to the knot and stick to the right of the first ribbon. 
6 Stamp the sentiment on white card, trim to size and mount on black card. Attach to the left of the card front with foam pads. 
 

My best friends 

You will need

The items listed above plus:

  • Red & black card 
  • Black adhesive gems 

Method 

1 Create an 11.5x14.5cm white card blank. Cut red dotted paper to 10.5x13.5cm, mount on black card and fix to the card front. 
2 Cut striped paper to 4x12cm, mount on black card and stick to the left side of the card front.
3 Stamp and colour the image, then trim to 7.5x8.5cm. Double mount on red card followed by black card, leaving a tin border each time. Fic to the centre top of the card front with foam pads. 
4 Stamp the sentiment on white card, trim to size and mount on black card. Attach across the bottom of the card front with foam pads.
5 Add a black gem to each corner of the card front to finish.
 

Bestie 

You will need 

The items listed above plus; 

  • Lilac card 
  • Adhesive pearls

Method 

1 Create a 14.5x13cm white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut blue dotted paper to 13.5x12cm. Mount on lilac card and fix to the card front.
2 Cut three different pieces of paper to 5x10cm and mount them on lilac card. Arrange them on the card front overlapping one another and stick in place.
3 Cut a 12x2cm strip of stripe paper and mount on lilac card leaving a thin border along the top and bottom only. Fix across the middle of the card front. 
4 Stamp and colour the image using then trim to size. Mount on lilac card and attach to the card front with foam pads. Add a pearl to each corner.
5 Stamp the sentiment on lilac card, trim to size and attach to the bottom left of the card front with foam pads.
 

If you've enjoyed using these digital craft papers, take a look at the rest of our selection of craft papers that are free to download here.