This is a simple but pleasing craft made of the subscription cards, which are fairly good quality paper, from the inside of the Tea Time magazine. I've gone through my older copies and found some very pretty cards to use, as you see here.
Scissors and glue are the only tools really needed. I wanted to try making a few other things so I included a hole puncher and some ribbon. Gather some scraps of paper of different textures and colors, and you ready to start.
First, cut out the pictures, leaving some white around the edges if possible. Then, mix and match, by laying pictures on papers until you find the backgrounds that tend to make the picture look the best. Change them around until you find what you like, and then, glue the pictures to the backgrounds.
Since there is advertising on the back of the card, cut some white paper the same size and glue together.
I wanted to see what it would look like as a napkin ring for a tea party, by pasting a strip of paper to it and taping it together to make a ring, as you see below. It probably would look much better on a cloth napkin.
Here is one made for a pink napkin. Wouldn't these look nice set around a tea table?
It could be used on a large blank card, like this, with the invitation or greeting stamped or hand written inside:
It might also be used as a tag by punching a hole at the top and inserting ribbon,
and penning the invitation on the blank side:
It might work as a place card, by placing the fold on top, and adding a piece of paper shaped like a banner ribbon, to form a space for the recipient's name:
The place card style could be glued on three sides and made to hold a tea bag, as a guest favor.
More tag style cards here:
After making a few things with these cards, I found that this one was my favorite:
with the invitation written inside:
They look like tiny little magazines, and I liked this style the best, and I liked the white construction paper as a background.
Children's construction paper or scrapbook papers work well with this craft. Look for other subscription cards, such as those inside of Southern Lady or Victoria, which are, more often than not, very nice pictures.