Making Paper Pop
Hi there, Stampin’ Buds! It’s Becca with another installment of Sous Chef Saturday.
Are you frantically trying to finish up Christmas cards…like I am? Oy! I thought I was so on top of things this year, but I need about ten more, and I need them now.
Patterned paper to the rescue. By doing just a few interesting things, you can make cards in a hurry without a lot of fuss.
This card is nothing but a large banner (created by fish-tailing City Sidewalks Patterned Paper with Micro-tip scissors) topped with an interesting shape (snowflake-which I didn’t realize was sold out before starting this post, so there’s no link below. If you don’t have this thin-cut die already, there are lots of snowflakes available on various Cricut cartridges.)
I topped the panel with a knot of White Twine, mounted it with foam tape, and DONE!
If you don’t have any snowflakes or Cricut cartridges, you can easily substitute a circle cut from White Daisy matted on a slightly larger circle in Cranberry cardstock and stamp a sentiment inside.
This next card uses a 2″ x 3″ piece of Oh Deer! Patterned Paper with a few torn strips of White Daisy cardstock glued over top and stamped with a small sentiment in Fern ink mounted on a 2.25″ x 3.25″ piece of White Daisy cardstock mounted over top of a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of White Daisy cardstock that was run through the Wood Slat embossing folder glued to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card.
Lots of layers, but pretty stinkin’ easy!
Only eight more cards…until someone I wasn’t expecting sends me a card, and I have to frantically make another and get it in the mail.
Fun fact: We live twenty minutes from North Pole, Alaska. This year, I’m taking my cards to The Santa Clause House and having all my cards post-marked from there.
Until next time,
Great cards! I love the tree with the textured backgrounds – that looks really simple! (my style right now!). What a great idea to post mark your cards at the North Pole! WOWIE!!