DIY: 1-2-3 Card Making

Today I've partnered up with David Tutera Paper Crafts to show you a really easy way to make handmade cards. And of course I couldn't resist adding a matching gift bag!

I got to play with Celebrate Card System. The whole idea behind this line is ease-of-use. You just have to pick three things and glue them together. The system is marked with each step (1/2/3) and size (A/B/C) so you can easily pick out exactly what you need to make a card. (Does that make anyone else think of this song?)

Step 1: I chose a white card base, the grey embossed chevron overlay and a grey crosshatched overlay. All of these pieces were from Step 1 & Step 2 of the line.
Step 2: A lot of these pieces are made with Core'dinations cardstock so you can sand the embossed edges to show a coordinating color and make the embossing pop. I did that with the chevron - it looks great!
Step 3: Play around with the embellishments from Step 3 of the line until you get the look you want. Glue them and you are done! 

This system can be used by total beginners or more advanced card-makers/crafters. You can make a pretty card just by sticking to the products in this line. Or, you can mix-and-match embellishments you already have because the colors in this line are easy to match.  For example, I added a bit of yellow washi tape to add some length to my embellishments. (Also, I just got that tape in and it was itching to be used. :)).

I also used some of the embellishments to dress up a matching giftbag. Because I cannot resist embellishing a gift bag/box/package. It's one of my favorite things.

This line is available at JoAnns now. Find out more about David Tutera's Paper Crafts here: Facebook // Twitter // YouTube.      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:

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with David Tutera Paper Crafts and Blueprint Social. However, all opinions and content in this post are 100% my own!


  1. I love your DIY!!
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    A big hug!

  2. Very sweet, love the washi and border tape!

  3. Love the colours!

    It is a gorgeous card!

  4. The layering on your card is just gorgeous!


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