Card Making is as easy as 1-2-3!

card making is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Each Saturday, I showcase a hand made card. Card making has been a hobby of mine for quite some time now. I think it was how I really got into making so many other crafts. I’m glad that I decided to finally to start showcasing the cards I make on a weekly basis.

Friends and family always are impressed and think that card making can be so incredibly difficult. It’s not. Well, it can be as complex or simple as you make it. That’s why I love the new David Tutera Paper Crafts line.  It is as easy as 1-2-3. 

David Tutera Paper Crafts

Last week, I posted my haul video showing you all the new Core’dinations David Tutera paper line that will be exclusively sold at Jo-Ann stores. Still wondering what is so special about this new paper line? I said it was easy as 1-2-3…. well, it is.

David Tutera Celebrate Line

(Step 1) You start by picking your card base

(Step 2) Add layers of paper that are pre-embossed and die-cut.

(Step 3) Embellish. Tons of stickers and shapes to suit any occasion.

So let’s get started on creating a stunning Birthday card that requires just a few supplies from this lovely paper line.

david tutera card line


David Tutera Celebrate Step 1: A2 Card/Env Decor Edge Asst White 48 Pk

David Tutera Celebrate Step 2 Layer: A7 Emboss Large Dot Asst 12 Pack

David Tutera Celebrate Step 2 Layer: A2 Floral Pattern 12 Pack

David Tutera Celebrate Step 2 Layer: A2 Die-Cut Words 12 Pack

David Tutera Celebrate Step 3 Sentiments: Happy Birthday 1

David Tutera Celebrate Step 3 Shapes: A7 Border Strips


sand it set First we will get started by placing pieces of sand paper on the Sand It block.

Now sand your step 2 embossed dot paper with the sand it block.

You’ll notice it starts to reveal a lighter color on the embossed section.

The sand it set comes with a cleaning cloth to remove all the loose pieces of paper. Lightly clean your paper and work surface area.

Next, you’ll want to take the die-cut word “Happy Birthday” and place adhesive on the back of it.

Place the die-cut word on top of the embossed sanded dotted paper.

Next up, sand the patterned embossed paper. Once your done lightly sanding the entire piece of paper you’ll want to clean up your work surface and piece of paper with the cleaning cloth (from the Sand It kit). Then, trim about a 1/4 inch off the length of the paper (so it will fit nicely on the card).

 david tutera card system Then, using an adhesive runner you will run it around the back of the paper.

 david tutera card system Place the green embossed paper on to the lacey card.

 david tutera card system

Next up, run the adhesive runner over the back of the embossed/die-cut papers that we worked on a few steps ago. Once the adhesive is on the back of the blue embossed paper. Place it on to the top left hand side of the card.

 david tutera card system

Using scissors, trim off the excess paper once the “Happy Birthday” has been placed on the card.

david tutera card system

Next up, place adhesive on a silver A7 border strip.

david tutera card system

Then, place the silver A7 border strip on the card followed by the “Make A Wish” birthday embellishment.

david tutera card system

We are almost done. I always like to finish a card off with a little detail inside the card where your recipient will read the message. I cut a 1-inch strip from the embossed blue dot paper and ran some adhesive on the back of the paper.

david tutera card system

Place the embossed paper strip inside the card, and cut the excess paper off.

david tutera card system

And this is what your final card will look like!

david tutera card system

Take a look at the inside of the card! No details missed!

david tutera card system

david tutera card system

David Tutera Card System

I love this new card line and the designer cards you can make! Your recipients will think you spent a ton of time on this detailed card.

Do you love this new product? Three lucky winners will receive a $300 grand prize pack of supplies from
David Tutera’s Celebrate cardmaking line AND a personally signed book from David!
20 additional winners will receive a $50 Celebrate prize pack.
Sign up here for a chance to win:

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  1. Super cute! I really love those papers!

  2. Such a fun card. Love the colors , textures and details.

  3. SO SO CUTE! I love what you have done!

  4. That sanding block is very cool! I am going to have to find one of those and try it out. I love what it did to your paper!

  5. What a beautiful card!!! I love all those great layers!

  6. Love how your card turned out!

  7. There’s just something special about a handmade card. Love the color combination and all the layering.

    • I agree, Sandra! I’ve been making handmade cards for years now and can’t tell you the last time I actually bought a card (other than a box of Christmas cards because I don’t have that much time on my hands)!

  8. Wow..This new card kits looks amazing…Your card is so awesome,And looks so easy to do..Somthing that ..Me,And my son can do…He has AutismAnd whom is Non Verble…And we make cards for other people..This would be so much easier for him to do…1….2…3 Thank To see him smile..Is a blessing,And Priceless..Thank you

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