This week, we're chatting all about cards. More specifically, we're chatting about Christmas cards...and today we've got a few treats for you.
First, we have Stacey Michaud to show you how you can take the scraps from your next layout and put them to good use in a card...First, here's the adorable layout:
We LOVE Stacey's Clean and Simple style and love the way she captured the magic of Christmas using our Royal Christmas collection.
Stacey says: "I worked along the diagonal to create this page. I started with the cluster in the top, left hand corner. I love the light colored background, but wanted to add some interest. I cut some of the oval artisan shapes and incorporated them around the page. The circle trim and forest green papers add pops of dark color.
Now, Stacey was left with some scraps on her table, so she gave herself a challenge to create the card using only those scraps. We think she did a pretty good job!
The great part is that the card was fairly simple to create. Here are Stacey's easy step-by-step instructions:
Step ONE: Cut a 6 x 9" rectangle from the Sugar Plums paper and add a 4.5 X 2" purple rectangle along the top of the card using the Starry Night paper.
Step TWO: Place a piece of the scalloped lace trim around the card, so the scallop lays about 4" from the top.
Step THREE: Beginning about 3" from the top of the card layer 1/2" strips of leftovers, working upwards and place the Happy card cut from the Greeting Cards sheet of paper to the left of the card, about a 1/2" from the top.
Step FOUR: Use the leftover circle trim on the middle strip to add depth and add the cut off strip along the top of the card, cut at 4.5 by 1/4".
Step FIVE: Place a Perfect Accent along the side of the Happy card, then layer a natural material like hemp to tie a bow.
Step SIX: Add final touches like the cut out star from the Starry Nights paper and the circle from the trim.
Gorgeous, right? This card makes your leftover scraps look so good!
Designer Jamie Harder is also here with a fun little trick today...glitter snowflakes. First, look at the quick and easy card she created:
Creating your own is simple if you follow Jamie's four easy steps.
What a fun idea! So...about those Christmas cards...are you ready to start creating? Don't forget our Botanical Christmas collection is 50% off this week only...and our brand new Royal Christmas collection makes beautiful holiday greeting!