And just like that it is Monday again!
Weekends always seem to fly by, no matter what you do, but especially when you have a busy one. Mine was filled with a couple of self-care appointments, a birthday party for a long-time friend, and of course, some crafting. All in all a mostly good weekend.
I thought I would start a new series called “Multiple Mondays.” The intent will be to share how you can create multiple cards using similar items – whether it be product, a card design, or colors.
One of my favorite things to do is share my love for card making and paper crafting with others. I do this by offering classes in my home once a month, sending out cards on a regular basis, and giving card sets away as gifts for others to send.
One of the biggest kept secret in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are the note cards.
These are 3-1/2 x 5″ cards that come 20 to a pack including envelopes for just $6.50 (USD). When you do the math, that works out to be only about $0.33 per card!!
Add just one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP), a couple sheets of cards stock and a few embellishments and you have all the supplies you need to make a gift set of 12 cards for someone (or to keep for yourself).
You really don’t even need the card stock, if you didn’t want to, but it does add a bit more variety.
I cut the DSP in 3″ strips and then from the strips cut two pieces at 4-1/2″, which leaves you with 3″ squares.
I cut the card stock in 3-1/4″ strips and then cut those at 4-1/2″, leaving a 2″ inch strip down the side and the bottom to use for embellishments. I cut a few pieces even smaller from the bottom strip.
At this point, you just need to decide how you want to embellish your cards and assemble.
Just start playing.
The options are really endless.
You can either leave them blank, or you can add your favorite sentiments.
I didn’t do it this time, but you could even decorate your envelopes to match.
Give it a try. I’m guessing this will be one of the best gifts you give!
Supplies used for today’s cards: