Bunting Cards Tutorial

Over the weekend I made some cards. I am a lover of stationary. I’m one of those people where paper will never go out of style. Sorry trees. I do recycle. While making these cards, I made a few extra for my kids to mail to their friends who live cross-country. It is Children’s Day on Sunday. What better way to celebrate than to have a little pen pal? Children love getting things in the mail. Heck, I love getting things in the mail. I’m one of those people who listen for the mail carrier to drive by each day then rush out the door to see what’s there.

This card is simple enough that your children can make it by themselves. With supervision, of course, because there are scissors involved. And it doesn’t require a lot of supplies. Only stuff you already have at home. If you make something inspired by Simply Modern Mom, please upload pictures of it to our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.

Supplies:

  • cardstock
  • envelopes
  • string
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • zigzag and scalloped scissors (optional)

1. Cut your cards to fit the envelope. I used squared 5 x 5 inch envelopes. I used scalloped and zigzag craft scissors to make a decorative edge. It also help keep the string up and hold your bunting.

2. Using different colors of cardstock to make the bunting flags. I made my own pattern and it looks like an arrow. There’s the triangle and then a fold tab that goes over the string and for the glue.

3. Cut out the bunting flags and fold the tabs.

4. Put glue on the tab of the bunting flags and glue onto the string.

5. Tape the string ends on the back of the cards. And done!

» Tell me… Do you like getting letters in the mail? Do your children like to write letters to friends and family?

6 Responses to “Bunting Cards Tutorial”

  • Jill

    I live to get snail mail. It makes me SO happy! And creating it is so fun and fulfilling! My kids are still pretty little, but are starting to become interested in writing/drawing and in friends and family who come to visit and then leave again. They draw pictures or write letters (like “A” or “B”) and add some stickers to paper. I’ll write their explanation of their creation. We seal it up and add a stamp (This is a big deal!) and walk it out to the mailbox. They love it. I love it, too, unleess we have to go to the post office to send a package. Then I wish I could go by myself. I’ll have to do the online thing!

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  • Rachel

    Aww, that’s so pretty! Thanks so much for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

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