Four Minute Handmade Cards

Would you like to learn how to make cute and simple four minute handmade cards? Sounds interesting right? What about THREE four minute hand made cards? I can’t tell you how often I wish I had more cards on hand. Wish no more! With this fast and easy design, you will have plenty of time to have a stash of them! You can use this card idea as a base idea for your creation or you can re-create it exactly as it is shown. Let’s get started with the projects!

Here are the supplies you will need:

supply list w text

I like to create my four minute handmade cards in an assembly line so I create all of the card components and then put them all together. I think this makes it more time effective and if you choose to make more than the three shown, you can just add to your supplies and you are set!

Take out your paper to stamp on, stamp block, stamps and ink. Place your sentiment on the block.

place stamp on block

Ink the sentiment.

ink stamp

Stamp the sentiment on your paper. Repeat inking and stamping process for each one of the cards you plan on creating ensuring you have enough sentiments for each one of your cards.

stamp sentiment

Once you are done with your sentiment, wipe off block and stamp. You can use baby wipes, a damp cloth or a stamp cleaning pad.

Clean off stamp and block

Take out your punch. Punch out your sentiments. Repeat this process for each one of your cards.

punch out sentiment

Take out your twine. Wrap the twine around the punched out tag.  Tie in a knot or you can do a bow for your design. Trim excess twine. Repeat this process for each one of your cards.

wrap twine

Take out your foam squares. Place your foam squares on the back of your tags. Repeat this process for each one of your cards. Set aside.

add foam squares

Take out your card bases, adhesive and decorative paper. Add adhesive to the back of the decorative paper. Place the paper on the card base. Repeat this process for each one of your cards.

add adhesive to back

Take your tags and remove the adhesive backing from the foam squares. Repeat this process for each one of your cards.

remove foam square backing

Place your tags onto the cards. Repeat this process for each one of your cards.

put tag on card

Your cards are complete!

Three cards

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you will use this fast and easy four minute handmade cards guide in your future card creating. Please be sure to share and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.


Quick Thank You Note with Washi, Twine, Stamps and Die Cut!

My son’s birthday was last week and I wanted to create some quick thank you notes for him to send to those who generously sent him gifts. I know that most of the time people don’t keep handmade cards but even still, I like to create so I thought I would create this quick card and share it with you. This design is really simple and the possibilities are ENDLESS! If you would like to create a quick thank you note and a really cute one, this project is for YOU! Whether you like to learn by video or by pictorial, we have you covered so LETS BEGIN!

Here are the items you will need to create this exact quick thank you note. Remember, you can mix and match options and design ideas to your liking. This is YOUR creation so make it the way YOU want to! We used our Outside and In stamp set for the outside sentiment. If you would like to check it out, you can find it hereSupplies

First, you will need to take out your manual die cutting machine, die cut, appropriate platforms and the paper you are cutting. Roll the die through the machine and remove the die cut you need for your creation. Set aside.

die cut shape

Take out your card base, ink, stamp and stamp block. Place your stamp on the block and ink it. Stamp your sentiment on your card base. Set aside.

stamp sentiment

Take your die cut shape, twine and foam squares out. Wrap your twine around the die cut shape and tie in a knot. Cut off excess string. Place your foam squares on the back of your die cut. You can take off the backing of the foam squares at this time or wait until you are going to place it on your creation. Either way is fine. Set aside.

put twine on die

put on foam squares

Take your stamped card base along with your washi tape. Place a piece of washi tape on your card where you would like it to be for your design.

apply washi tape

Take your die cut and place it on your card on top of the washi tape. Be sure the foam squares are placed firmly on your card base.

Apply die cut to card base

Your creation is complete!


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Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards

Here is a great tutorial on how to use up your scraps as well as give a little texture to your creation! Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards is a quick video to give those visual learners (I am one too) a short and sweet tutorial that can help you use up your stash. I learned this technique from one of my best friends Sharon. She is amazingly creative and always inspires me! She taught this in a class a number of years ago but I have always loved the result and wanted to share it with you. The video has more detail or you are welcome to check out the instructions below. You are also getting a sneak peek at ONE of the FOUR stamp sets that we will be releasing on Wednesday-Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set.


Coordinating color/designed craps

Your favorite punches

Card Bases



Foam squares

Manual die cut machine and appropriate platforms

Embossing folder

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set (Coming out this WEDNESDAY!)



Pick out the card base you would like to use for this creation.

Decide what color mat you would like for your design on your card base.

Cut out a size that will look good on the card base you have chosen. I used an A2 card base and cut my paper mat at 3.5 x 4″ Some were varied a little due to the size of the scrap.

Punch out your favorite shapes.

Arrange and adhere your punched shapes on your selected color base piece of paper.

Place your colored mat piece of paper with the adhered shapes inside your embossing folder. DO NOT EMBOSS THE CARD BASE.

Emboss it with your manual die cut machine.

Take out your creation and adhere it to the card base.

Stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap paper that will coordinate nicely with your creation.

Cut or punch out your sentiment using a complimentary cut or shape to the creation. I used a dog tag punch and cut out a rectangle with my trimmer for mine.

Use your 3-D foam squares to adhere the sentiment to your card.

Your creation is complete! Now you have created some Quick and Easy Cards using your scraps!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial featured on Mondays with Melissa. Please be sure to check back for our new releases on Wednesday and for more projects!