Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quick, Fast And Simple Card Using little treasures you already have


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Here is a really simple yet elegant card I made using items I already had around. I had no plan and just whipped it up, and here is how I did it. :)

When I cut my images to make cards or other fun paper projects, I usually fill up my whole 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and cut out a bunch of extra shapes. I put those aside in a little box or baggie for later use.

I do this for two reasons:

First - I can't stand to throw away paper and I don't like to hang on to all kinds of odd shaped bits of paper. It drives me crazy lol.

Second - I then have all these fun little treasures (shapes) to rummage through when I want to make something. It makes it fun and spontaneous, I love adding things as I go along.

I also keep around some blank cards that are ready to be decorated at a moments notice.

Below you can see a few pieces I picked out of my little paper treasure box and arranged them on the pre-made blank card. I inked the sides of my shapes, for some added dimension, glued it together and sent it off in the mail. :) (See finished card at the top of this post)

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With a few bits of beautifully shaped pieces of paper, a brad, a blank card, some glue and ink you have the makings for a fantastic card.

You will be ready for any occasion at a moments notice. :)

So have some fun, be spontaneous, make something with what you have around you.

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