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For today's projects, I thought I'd create some beautiful (yet simple!) handmade cards that display the beauty of the patterned papers in this month's kit:
For this card, I used three of the patterned papers in the kit and hand-cut two funky little mittens out of the most rustic-looking of the bunch. Once everything was distressed with coordinating ink, I added twine and buttons and popped the mittens up with foam dots. A simple rub-on saying and rub-on flourish (both from the American Crafts rub-ons included with this month's kit) quickly finished the card.
Total time - including creating design concept & detailing:
About 15 minutes. Not too shabby!
This second card is actually one of my favorite all-time projects I've created. I love the look of these sweet vintage girls from the Bo Bunny paper, and actually cut them out of the paper first before using any other portions for other projects. I salvaged the NOEL word from the Making Memories paper - it just happened to be one of the parts I had left. And the ribbon - that's just a tiny 2" piece. So really, besides the base, this card only uses scraps.
I altered all of the papers (again), then adhered them to the card base. I slipped the end of the ribbon behind the red matted cardstock, then added a dimensional glaze to my words and to the berries in the music note base paper. Before the word NOEL was completely dry, I added white Martha Stewart marble glitter to the word - the effect in person is kind of like snow. A tiny American Crafts flower (so fun!) and K&Co. blingage finishes off this card with vintage charm.
Total creative time, including detailing:
About 15 minutes
Total time to wait for the card to dry before pictures:
Another 30 or so... beware of playing with dimensional glaze before it's dry! Brought to you by another "Do as I say, not what I do" moment. LOL!
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