Hello crafty friends! Lately I’ve been trying to get my craft room in order and that means trying to cut down on some of my scraps and stretch my supplies. I created these two cards with that in mind. Both cards were quick to make with minimal supplies.
The best way to to get rid of those scraps, and I know you have them(all crafters do!), is simply by using them. The easiest and fastest way is by creating strips. I grabbed some of my favorite warm colors (the warm weather is coming!) and cut thin strips to build on.
I decided early on that I’d use dies for these cards. Alphabet dies are a great solution to many crafting needs when it comes to themes. If you don’t have a stamp, grab those letter dies and start making words (happy, merry, joy, thanks…). You can even personalize cards with names of the recipient (This is a great idea for those people with unusual spellings or names that can’t be found on a key chain at the amusement park. They will love this). Before you know it, you’ll have plenty of cards for every occasion.
I used the word “Love”, which can be used for any season. In the first example, I created a shaker card using the negative panel and placed the colorful stripped pattern in the back. Whether I leave it as is, or use it as a foundation to build on, it creates a nice colorful card with little fuss, yet impactful results.
The second card I created, I used the letter cutouts themselves and built them up with multiple layers to give them dimension. I added a black glitter layer to standout against the colorful stipe.
Over all, these were easy and very practical to make. Their simplicity make them a great choice to create in bulk and their just fun to make.
To see how I created these cards, you can watch the video here: