Handmade Cards In 3 Steps {David Tutera Celebrate} -

Tap tap tap… is this thing on?

Holy moly what a month it has been. Unfortunately not all of it good. I for one have been veeeeeeery sick. Like seeing lots and lots of doctors and daily phone calls and threats of hospital visits, etc. To say the least this pregnancy has been no cake walk.

BUT! In the midst of all my misery I decided to try my hand with a new product line for handmade cards by David Tutera Paper Crafts! It’s about the only thing I can do from bed when the world is spinning and I’m about to fall asleep at any moment. It really is that easy!

 I think the best thing about this new product line is that it’s a 3 step system. So even for a person like me who has never made a card in her life I can be sure I’m not forgetting anything.

Here are the 3 simple steps!

Step 1: Pick a card style. Now there are a ton to choose from, large, small, bookmark, bag tag. You name it, there is something for everything.

I think in my package I got like 6 different card styles. I really loved the cardboard/natural colored cards so I’ll use that as my example card.

Step 2: Choose a layer. I had a TON of layers to play with. Some were really intricate and delicate for wedding cards or just to make a plain card a little more formal and some were simple yet bold.

For my example card I used 2 layers to get the desired look.

Step 3: Add embellishments! This is the most fun part! There are a million (and I’m probably not that far off on the exaggeration scale when I say that) different embellishments to give your card the perfect spark to a.) really define what the card is for and b.) make it pretty!

Just look at all the pretties :)

Yes, I worked in bed (mostly). It’s become the bane of my existence but you really don’t need anything crazy special to whip up some beautiful and totally unique cards.

So since I’m kind of the type of person who likes to see something before she commits I didn’t stick everything together until the end. Mostly because indecisive me was winning the argument hands down. Options overload! Once you’ve picked your card, chosen a layer, and added embellishments there are a few different types of adhesives to choose from.

I like to keep things simple. So I just used a MonoAdhesive brand stick strip handle thinger. I’m sorry, I don’t really know what you would technically call this contraption but it has a roll of sticky tape inside and you drag it over the surface you want to be sticky and it applies sticky. Did I use the word sticky enough times?  ;)

The other option I had was glue dots, which are just like they sound. Little dots of sticky glue you just peel and stick. I liked my ‘too simple for a technical term’ thingy best.

Once you’ve put it all together… write something nice inside and give it to a loved one :)

Then make 10 more because making 1 was so easy and super fun!

In case you were wondering, we are still a ways away from knowing if it’s actually a boy(s) ;)

 But wait, there’s more!

You can win one of your own David Tutera Celebrate prize packs!

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.

Enter here for your chance to win: http://pages.exacttarget.com/tutera-optin-blog

For more way to learn more about the Celebrate line and Core’dinations, visit:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DavidTuteraCelebrate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuteraCelebrate
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CoredinationsPaper/videos

My disclosure 

Here are the other ladies who were chosen to try out this amazing product line!


  1. Thrilled to hear from you. Enjoy every bit of morning sickness and nausea it is all part of the plan! Please rest and do exactly what the Drs. and Mr. Hubs say. The cards are really cute but I’ll have to go back and read the post again…skipped through it to the comments…you need to know that we miss you but are all cheering you on!

  2. I was thinking about you yesterday as I was finishing up a dresser that I have been working on. It has lots of curves and is really girly looking, which reminded me of you, as you seem to be really girly. I said a prayer for you and your hubs and the new baby(ies), and asked God to keep you all safe through this process.

    Hang in there sistah!

  3. Paula Lusk says:

    I look everyday to see if you are up to blogging. I’m so sorry you have been so sick. I hope you will feel better for awhile. I honestly thought the doctors would have you on complete bedrest. I know the idea makes you sick, haha. But seriously, I know you have to take it easy. Take care of yourself and your little ones. Blessings Paula

  4. Cheryl Thornton says:

    so glad to see this post this morning…I’ve really been missing your talent in my blog roll – however, I know that you are in the midst of your biggest project ever and I am praying all is going well…thought of you last week as I bought an antique dining room set to repaint…it will be my first try with chalk paint – and I’m working on a blog of my own now…you are such an inspiration!

    love the cards by the way…I think its a good creative outlet for you while you are getting your bed rest – can’t wait for your next post – be well!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hey girl! Thrilled to see a post this morning and know that things are…going! :) Morning sickness was very harsh with 1…can’t imagine hormones x3! But, you are extremely blessed (I know you know that), and better days are ahead! Been praying for you + babies! Hope you’re feeling better sooooon!

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