Project Catch up – Many Cards

Hi once again,

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been trying to catch up on projects and art, that have been waiting to be either started … or finished 🙂

So, here is a project using some supplies that had built up, i.e. card bases, extra die cuts plus a smooth, glittered gift bag that I wanted to use for decorative purposes, amongst other items.

Below is an image diary plus how to, of the process I went through:

  • Step One: Gather basic supplies needed:

I picked my essentials and got them ready to use, e.g. ink, stamp blocks, rulers adhesives etc.

Black Staz on ink pad, acrylic blocks and the Stampin' up! stamp set that I used.

Black Memento ink pad, acrylic blocks and the Stampin’ up! stamp set that I used.

  • Step Two: Organise.

Here I organised the specific supplies that I had pre-prepared, such as the die cut words and the deconstructed gift bag that I wanted to use as embellishment strips.

Word die cuts made using various manufacturers dies.

Word die cuts made using a variety of dies.

Once a gift bag - now just a gift!! The glittered gift bag I planned to use for a 'foiled' effect.

Once a gift bag – now just a gift!! The glittered gift bag I planned to use for a ‘foiled’ effect.

  • Step Three: The fun part!

Start by adding the patterned paper strips:

Colourful stripy paper to add interest to the slim-line, coloured card bases.

Colourful stripey paper to add interest to the slim-line, coloured card bases. The card bases were part of the supplies that I had waiting to be used.

Then the thin glitter strips and the die cut words:

I cut thin strips from the gift bag - The glitter is very fine and velvety. Die cuts were added with a glue pen, then held in place with acrylic blocks to ensure a smooth, firm fix.

I cut thin strips from the gift bag – The glitter is very fine and velvety. Die cuts were added with a glue pen, then held in place with acrylic blocks to ensure a smooth, firm fix.

  • Step Four: Stamping.

I wanted each card to be slightly different, so I chose different word dies and stamped a matching, complimentary, phrase:

Stamping and embellishing with sequins.

Stamping and embellishing with sequins.

  • Step Five: The finishing Touches.

Here, I added sequins or buttons, and decorated both the card interior and the envelopes. I always like to go the extra mile and decorate these parts – it makes the card feel finished to me 🙂

The more masculine card interior and envelope.

The more masculine card interior and envelope.

Card interior and envelope for the feminine cards.

Card interior and envelope for the feminine cards.

  • Step Six: The Finished Result…

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I really that you have enjoyed my share today, any questions, please ask 🙂

Thank you for stopping by,

Take care and Happy crafting 🙂

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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8 Responses to Project Catch up – Many Cards

  1. They are beautiful! I love the green hello card most ❤

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  2. Brillant cards, Jennifer. Great ideas.

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  3. Nice Jennifer. It’s good to use up those “bits” lying around. I have a pile myself that I must get around to sometime!!

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    • Thank you Jenny – the problem I’m having though, is that I keep ending up with MORE usable scraps lol!!! It’s quite creative though, limiting myself to a certain selection from my stash- it keeps me thinking outside the box 🙂

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