Making handmade cards is fun – and yes, time consuming! One thing you can do, if you are already working on a “baby layout”, pull out the rest of the supplies and make the card bases up, for use later on! This way, you don’t have to pull the supplies out AGAIN! Decide how many baby cards you will need soon, or how many you want to keep on hand! With baby cards, I usually have 1 pink and blue, and 2 each of yellow and green!
Same thing with the die cuts you select, learn to use them with different “things” such as the die cuts used in the green card above – and the pink baby card here! Balloons can be used for not just “birthdays”!!!
For the green card above – the baby stockings were made from my Sizzix Machine’s Christmas sock die cut!
Step one: Die cut 2 solid socks, and 2 patterned socks.
Step two: Trim the top, heel, and toe of the patterned socks – throw away the leftovers.
Step three: Glue on the pieces from the patterned paper, to the solid socks.
Step four: Trim the top cuff off the two creations, and the leg part of the socks. Step five: Add the cuffs to each of the socks, add to your card or creation!
**Tip – make sure when you die cut your socks, you are going in the same direction when you cut them! This is especially important if you only have a small bit of paper left to use!
Tomorrow we will be talking about birthday cards, with more examples of fun cards! Hope to see you back – with even more card examples the rest of the week and next!