Hugs everyone – Juliana Michaels here! I don’t know about you, but it can be a real challenge for me to make the first cut into a piece of paper. It doesn’t matter the size. There is just something about that beautiful sheet of paper that makes me want to keep it whole! However, once that first cut has been made, I am able to let go and start cutting and creating. The Celebrate scrapbook page that I shared with you last week produced some lovely scraps from cutting papers and I saved them, with the idea of using them to create some cards. I almost always end up making more than one card when I have left over paper scraps and that was the case this time.
When I started working on these cards, I knew I wanted to keep it simple. To help me do this, I copied the design of the first card when I made my second card. I didn’t want the cards to be exactly the same, so I used different papers and a different sentiment on the second card. Today I am sharing the first card I made with you here. When you are finished, I hope you will stop by my blog – 17turtles – to see the other card using the same design with different papers and a different sentiment.
I created my card base from a piece of white cardstock and cut it to a standard A2 size. Next, I took the gray floral pattern scrap from my Celebrate layout and cut it to 4.25″ x 5.5″ to cover the front of my card. To embellish the card I used some metal dies to die cut the polaroid frame and hearts from other scraps.
To create the cluster in the top right corner, I overlapped the die cut hearts and used double sided foam tape to adhere them and give them more dimension. The small flower was hand cut from the gray floral pattern and adhered with the foam tape as well.
I matted the polaroid frame and chipboard sentiment with black cardstock to help them stand out more. For the cluster on the bottom, I adhered the heart die cuts and then layered the matted chipboard sentiment on top of them. The final touches that I added were the jewels to the center of the flower and at the bottom right hand corner and a small twine bow.
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Thank you for stopping by today and remember you can visit my blog – 17turtles – to see a Thank You card that I created using the same design, but with different papers and sentiment.