Hey everyone, hope you’re all doing well.
Do you remember all those scrap pieces I had left over from my money organisation craft? Fear not if you have, here’s a picture to remind you of all those quite large pieces of card I had left over from having to cut into my 12×12 sheets:
It was quite a lot of left over card that I knew I wanted to use up fairly quickly or else I’d just leave it sitting around for ages before getting bored of looking at the patterns on tossing them in the bin, so I did the wise thing and did actually use the card. I used the card to make cards. A shocker, I know! Yeah, it’s nothing too creative but it’s always satisfying using things up, isn’t? None of the cards I made are particularly clever or complicated but they look good – admittedly that’s not to do with me and more related to just how gorgeous the Wanderlust card pack is.
So, I ended up making 6 cards from what I had. It doesn’t sound like much. I’m sure I could have made a lot more cards if I’d come up with some designs that use pattern card more sparingly but that’s not what I was going for. I was making cards from scraps and just having fun so I didn’t feel the need to be thoughtful about making things last as much as I could.
Four of the cards are that same sunburst design that I wanted to try out (makes for a really nice card and great way to use patterned paper!) while two of them were just me looking at some of the pieces of card I had left over and playing with the square and rectangle shapes. Those two were made from leftovers of leftovers but even so, they still look quite good (thank you gorgeous paper!).
As I said, I probably could have made more cards but instead of making more cards, I decided to decorate the envelopes instead because it’s something I haven’t done in a while. I need to show more love for my envelopes!
But yeah, I really enjoyed making these cards – it was just a nice, relaxing day in the craft room cutting a load of card and then taking my time to pick out patterns and rearrange things. These were nice and easy cards to make, especially making multiple cards so I do believe the sunburst idea might go on my shortlist for card design for Christmas…we’ll see! I just like how it’s a good design for mixing several patterns and colours. There’s a lot going on with all those patterns and colours but they work with the design (also, using designs from the same pad so they are meant to go with each other I guess).