Everyone loves a handmade card right?
Gluing shapes and layering lettering onto a card can sometimes be really fiddly and messy but what if you could cut out the shapes and just iron them on?
With a range of vinyl colours and textures ready to craft with, we couldn’t resist trying them onto card and paper. Finding out what effects you can create with a smooth and mess free finish instantly got our creative juices flowing.
All you need is an iron, scissors, pen, greaseproof paper and the heat transfer vinyl and you will be creating personalised cards in no time!
Here are our top cards for different occasions using a variety of vinyl…
1. Here we have a super sparkly Christmas card created by Jaymie with stand out stars and bubbly lettering. She downloaded the star pattern for FREE on our website. You could print this to use as a stencil to draw around or use the digital file for machine cutting.
2. Saying a big thank you to a teacher can be expressed through a monochrome, silhouette effect. Our crafter Marnie created this card and we think it has the perfect masculine touch. She used HappyFlex layered up creating a smooth sleek finish. Why not add their name for an even more personalised touch?
3. A keepsake card to celebrate an engagement with a simple hand-cut slogan has a modern twist. Our crafter Hayley created this card using HappyFlex and added glitter for the diamond. She wanted to create a card, which could also be displayed in a frame as a print too.
4. Know someone who is feeling under the weather and could do with a bear hug? This bear design is exclusive to HappyFabric and can be downloaded on our website for FREE. Hayley drew this design in her sketchbook with the idea of the arms reaching out allowing the message to reach both paws.
We hope this has inspired you with some new craft ideas for card making. Many of these ideas could also be transferred to textiles too! For example the bear card could be used popping out of a pocket or the stars could be used to up-cycle a dress. Make sure you tag us in your creations as we love to see your ideas and inspirations.