Create Quick and Easy Cards

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Create quick and easy cards
Create quick and easy cards

Hello! Here is my promised second card tutorial to coincide with what would have been the weekend of idea sharing at the Sandown Picture to Page if we were not in lockdown. To see yesterdays tutorial click here.

Todays tutorial gives you a terrific way to make up a stack of cards while at the same time delving into that treasured stash of patterned papers we all squirrel away. Make the papers the hero of your card!

I have done two variations of the same card style for you. One uses only the Designer Series paper and a base card. the other one uses a card mat in a complimentary colour under the paper.

Create quick and easy cards
Create quick and easy cards

For your cards you will require :-

Card base – Half an A4 card sheet cut in portrait – 10.5 x 29.7 cm, folded in half in a colour to match your selected papers

Card mat if desired – 10 x 14.35 cm

Designer Series Paper – if not using a card mat –  10 x 14.35 cm, if using a card mat  9.5x 13.85 cm Papers used here are Sweet Symetry and Sweet Stockings

Strip of neutral card – 2 x 14 cm (this allows for overhang which will be trimmed away)

Matching colour strip of card to base card or other complimentary colour to papers 2.5 x 14 cm

Greeting stamp of choice – Sweet as a Peach and Time of Giving used here

Ink in matching colour to papers

Adhesives – Tombow used here as gives you “slip” ability to move your pieces around

Embellishments of choice

  1. Adhere cardmat to folded card base if using and paper to card mat, otherwise adhere paper to folded card base card front ensuring equal margins all around.
  2. Stamp your chosen greeting centrally on the neutral card strip using your chosen ink colour.
  3. Adhere the neutral card to the coloured card strip aligning the ends with each other.
  4. Apply Tombow to the back of the strip of card and lay at an angle across the front of your card with the greeting sitting centrally. When happy with placement using scissors trim off the overhang of card strip on either side of the card front.
  5. Add embellishments if desired.
 Create quick and easy cards
Create quick and easy cards

Have fun creating these cards and get a pile created so you have a card on hand when you need on in a hurry! Thanks for joining me today!

Happy Stamping!


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