So far I’ve focused on little projects and ideas for using up left over pieces of pretty paper. If you’re anything like me though, you probably have a pile of paper that you have been saving for a rainy day, because it’s too beautiful to throw out, or because you haven’t quite figured out what to do with it.
Today’s post is a suggestion for a simple card layout that can use up some of that gorgeous paper by turning it into cards. These cards are really easy – if each one takes you 10 minutes I’d be surprised! Probably more like 5 once you get the hang of it!
This Soft Suede card is 14 cm x 14cm. The Pool Party background is 13 cm x 13cm and the DSP (from the free Everyday Enchantment set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2012 Sale-a-bration) was 12.5 x 12.5cm. I added a doily, a Pool Party and Whisper White circle and used the Cupcake punch and matching stamp set to make the centre embellishment.
The great thing about this card layout though is that it can work with pretty much anything in the middle. Here’s another one with a Fancy Flower in the middle.
Pretty much any flower, heart or circle punch would work, as would a butterfly. You could also turn it into an age birthday card by adding some die cut numbers in the middle. The possibilities are endless really!
Thanks for reading. I hope you’ve gotten some ideas to try out in your own card making 🙂