Today I am here to share something (or things I should say), that I created for this sentimental Thursday theme; cards! I always have the best intentions and proclaim that I will make cards with my leftover supplies, but unfortunately proclaiming it is all I ever usually do.
So I decided to set myself a challenge.
To use my scraps of Glitz papers and my punches to create some cards to give with gifts.
As I am not a cardmaker I did a quick ‘card’ search on Pinterest to see the types of cards people make and to get inspiration then sat down with my collection of offcuts and punches and got to work.
Most of these cards came together quite easily and I was really happy with the end result. And what is better than the satisfaction of using up some of those supplies and papers?
The first card was inspired by the ‘celebrate’ text from the cut out sheet. Perfect to make a for a special occassion and easy to act as the main element on a card. All I needed to do was mat the card and punch out a few butterflies from the Brightside 6×6 to arrange at the bottom. Simple yes, but effective.
Butterflies were my inspiration for the next card. I used the few punches I had to punch a variety of butterfiles from the 6×6 paper pad scraps. I wanted to make them look like they were fluttering off the card so I adhered them to the card by their middles for added dimension. I added the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from a stamp I had in my stash and adhered that with foam dots.
This last card was created by layering a few punched circles and stamping some hearts and the ‘love’ text from the ‘wild & free’ stamp set I had in my stash. I felt the scalloped circles needed to be sitting on something so I backed them with a strip of vellum. This card would be perfect for an anniversary or a ‘just because’ card.
Set of 3 cards supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper – Chevron
Glitz Design “Wild & Free” – Rubber Stamp set
Other: White cardstock, plain vellum, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, butterfly punches, scallop punches, foam tape.
I hope this post has inspired you to use up those scraps! Stay tuned for an awesome ‘sparkle and shine’ focus on embellishments post tomorrow.