Today’s project goes along with my video tutorial about how to make 3×3 size cards from scraps of cardstock and Designer Series Paper. We as crafters need to make the most of our stash. If your like me and I know that you are you have all the scraps that you just can not bare to part with, well this is a great way to use that pile of scrap that is just cluttering up your craft room. Again, all theses cards were made from scraps so the only cutting that was done was to cut them to the right length for the card bases and I did have to cut the envelope paper since I made matching envelopes using the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.
This project came about after shooting my Shine On Happy Birthday Box video early this week. I kept saying that it would be great for 3×3 cards, well I took my own advice and make some. So far the count is at 8 cards and envelopes and there’s plenty of room for many more. I started out by going through my scraps. I knew that I had a lot of blushing bride cardstock scraps left over from my swaps I made for Joann’s Retreat back in March. So here I go digging and Lord and behold the scraps were the prefect size all I had to do was make one cut and score them all. I was cooking with gas as we say in the south (yes, we have a lot of strange sayings down here.)
Now, I had my bases I just had to find some DSP and the stamp set. The DSP wasn’t a problem I pulled out my pocket of Birthday Blooms Designer Series Paper and went to work. I had some Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper left over from my class this past Saturday that hadn’t made it’s way into the coordinating scrap pocket yet. So I was doing great. Next I pulled out pieces of leftover cardstock that matched both papers and went to work. After the first 8 I thought “Hey, this would make a great video!” So before making the next set of cards because I had plenty of room in my box. I cut and scored the next set of supplies and set up for a video which you will see below.
In no time I had a video recorded for my YouTube channel and eight new cards and envelopes. To make the envelopes I used the Envelope Punch Board that I had (because I don’t have the one from Stampin’ Up! due to the fact I had them before I signed up to be a demo), I haven’t replaced them with the uncontraband versions yet. There have been other things on my must have list and honestly every time I order I forget I need to order them. But, I will in time remember to do so. The Envelope Punch Board is super easy to use all you have to do is follow the paper size that it tells you. Cut your paper to size and score where and how it tells you and within minutes you have a custom envelope for you cards.
Here is the video of the process of making the cards and envelopes. Oh wait did I mention that these all fit nicely into the box from earlier this week. I think I did. I forgot to mention that the stamp set I used was One Big Meaning from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.
I hope that you give this card a try if you find yourself in a pinch. You could easily change it up to meet any occasion. Thanks for dropping by and I will see you tomorrow. Remember, if you need any of the supplies for this card you can pick them up 24/7 from my online store.
You can also find the box tutorial by clicking here!
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