Not leftovers of the dinner variety.
This week in the ScrapGals podcast, we talked about mixing patterned papers....one of my favorite things to do, especially on a card.
As I've mentioned before, anytime I make a project, I like to whip up a card with the leftovers.
The patterns are already coordinated and go perfectly together.
So remember my little "love" mini-album I made back in February? (Click this link if you don't.)
After I made it, I had loads of leftovers! Here are the steps I took to make good use of them.
First I took all the larger pieces and cut them to 4x6. I actually had several leftovers large enough to be 4x6. Score!
They'll be perfect for Project Life title cards and journaling blocks.
One thing about me that's ironic is when I make a layout, I'm Neurotic Nellie but when I make a card, I kind of throw it together!
I've made hundreds and hundreds of cards so the process is easy for me.
I didn't do that this time but that is the best tip I can give for making cards because it makes them look more finished.
Here's a tutorial I did all about printing a sentiment inside a card.
After cutting lots of strips (more than I needed, just in case), I took the card base and completely covered it with glue.
I prefer an adhesive roller but I was running low this day so I used a big fat glue stick and it did okay.
I just start laying them down in the middle and work my way above and below, pushing them hard against each other...
If I use a trimmer, I mess it up every time and do not get a clean cut. Use a big pair of sharp scissors. Trust me!
See how cute??? Easy-peasy!
(Sticker sheet is from Michael's, made by Recollections.)
I made about six cards from the leftovers so I'll be sharing the rest soon with more step-by-step pictures but here's one more.
Sometimes I like to make a horizontal card, just to be different. I do prefer vertical cards.
I started this one with pink doily paper from Maggie Holmes.
Then I just started adding those strips I had already cut until I had the whole card covered.
I took one more of the stickers from the sticker sheet and added a heart using a heart punch and voila.
Quick and easy card to cheer someone up.
I really think it helps to have lots of pre-made card bases on hand. I keep kraft, white and cream and their envelopes.
I buy them in packs of 50 at Hobby Lobby and on sale, I pay $3.49 for the whole pack!
You can imagine, that lasts me a while!!
You'd be amazed how quickly you can make a card if you have your patterns cut to 4x6 & lots of stickers and stamps with sentiments.
Way easier than stopping by a store to buy one and paying $3.99 for it!
Thanks for stopping by! See you again Monday with a new ScrapGals podcast that is my favorite we've ever recorded.
Now GO AND BE CRAFTY!